Category Archives: Humor

Ten Years of Natural Selections

By Daniel Briskin Continuing on with our salute to the tenth anniversary of Natural Selections, here are two comics republished from 2004.

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Princip of the Thing

By George Barany and Brent Hartzell GB is a Rockefeller alum (1977), BH holds a master’s degree (1994) in public policy from the University of Minnesota. For more puzzles and for the solution to this month’s puzzle, visit http://tinyurl.com/gbpuzzle Click … Continue reading

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Ten Years of Natural Selections

By Daniel Briskin Continuing on with our salute to the tenth anniversary of Natural Selections, here are two comics republished from 2004.

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Ten Years of Natural Selections

By Daniel Briskin Continuing on with our salute to the tenth anniversary of Natural Selections, here is this month’s republished comic from 2004.

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New Science journal to publish exclusively through Twitter

By John Borghi Building on several recent developments in academic publishing and social media, a new publication platform for the distribution of scholarly material was announced this Wednesday by The Society for Concise Science. The new online platform, named after … Continue reading

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Artificial Brain Gains Sentience, People Lose Minds

By John Borghi Though it made a surprisingly small splash on the convention floor, the biggest news coming out of this year’s Society for Neuroscience conference were reports that the computational model of the human brain known as “Robby” has gained … Continue reading

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Classic Classifieds

The classifieds are a great place to borrow, buy, sell, and make announcements. Additionally, they can be a means to infuse humor into the doldrums of campus life. In this column, with the permission of the author, we publish classifieds … Continue reading

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Highly Cited Paper Does Not Actually Exist

By John Borghi Sending ripples through a scientific community still reeling from news that an artisanal science laboratory in Brooklyn, NY has documented the existence of phlogiston, a highly cited paper concerning the discovery of the alleged chemical compound known … Continue reading

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The Comic Strip

Contributed by Daniel Briskin “Understocked” reproduced from xkcd – a web comic of romance, sarcasm, math and language.  xkcd.com My biology grad student friends tell me that different types of alcohol don’t actually have different effects.  I trust their expertise, … Continue reading

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