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Filed under 'science'

December 19, 2010

Finding the Best Chicago Pizza in San Francisco

Rigorous scientific method applied to researching deep-dish pizza. Will have to try Paxti’s soon.

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September 27, 2010

This is a news website article about a scientific finding

‘“Basically, this is a brief soundbite,” the scientist will say, from a department and university that I will give brief credit to. “The existing science is a bit dodgy, whereas my conclusion seems bang on” she or he will continue.’

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May 9, 2010

Fake Science

“For when the facts are too confusing”. Subscribed!

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February 23, 2010

Homeopathy vs Science - a Metaphor

“Science can’t explain everything, what about the human spirit? The soul?”

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December 1, 2009

BBC Radio 4 - The Infinite Monkey Cage

Oh, BBC Radio, I could kiss you sometimes. A thirty minute show about science and comedy from Robin Ince and Brian Cox? With Dara O’Briain as a guest? And available as a podcast? YES PLEASE!

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March 9, 2009

October 29, 2008

The GOP ticket's appalling contempt for science and learning. - By Christopher Hitchens

“This is what the Republican Party has done to us this year: It has placed within reach of the Oval Office a woman who is a religious fanatic and a proud, boastful ignoramus.” I love Hitchens.

September 5, 2008

How useless is a Chocolate Teapot?

There’s only one way to find out… “So a chocolate teapot is really not very useful, but slightly more so than you would expect, which is an interesting reinterpretation of the old adage!”

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August 3, 2008

Large Hadron Collider nearly ready - The Big Picture

I’m bored of “beauty in nature” — Hurrah for The Big Picture covering beauty in science! Enjoy these photos before they turn the collider on, and we all get sucked into black hole.

June 15, 2008

Bad Science: Money money money money money

Ben Goldacre on the experiments that show that humans are happier with things that cost them more money. I suggest naming this “the Bose effect”.

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March 21, 2008

Will This Judd Apatow Movie Be Any Good? Vulture Does the Math

It’s just simple science. Superbad > Anchorman > Talladega Nights

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November 24, 2007

NOVA | Podcasting | PBS

PBS science show Nova has a Vodcast, sharing clips of recent and upcoming shows. Subscribed.

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May 25, 2007

Bad Science » Wi-Fi Wants To Kill Your Children

Splendid break-down of the bad science in last Monday’s Panorama “Science says Wi-Fi is dangerous” scarefest.

May 23, 2006

Comparison of Eurovision Song Contest Simulation with Actual Results Reveals Shifting Patterns of Collusive Voting Alliances.

Detailed analysis of Eurovision voting, showing that there *are* blocs. Worth reading just for the venn diagrams, and the use of the word ‘eurovisiopsephology’.

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February 19, 2006

BBC - Science & Nature - Climate Change

New distributed computing project “sponsored” by the Beeb. It’s an interesting problem to solve, and they’ve done the smart thing that made SETI so viral: A really attractive screensaver that will attract attention around offices. Now running on a bunch of my PCs.

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This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.