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Chem-valentines: a collection of Valentine's Day messages with a chemistry twist.

Best one:

"There’s no HOMO-LUMO gap between us, baby." (@chemjobber)
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From J and BMX:
Anscombe's Quartet

All of these plots have the same mean, standard deviation, variance, correlation, and linear regression equation.

And that's why you have to be careful with statistical measures.
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Ganked from N:

Two bicyclists start twenty miles apart and head toward each other, each going at a steady rate of 10 mph. At the same time a fly that travels at a steady 15 mph starts from the front wheel of the southbound bicycle and flies to the front wheel of the northbound one, then turns around and flies to the front wheel of the southbound one again, and continues in this manner till he is crushed between the two front wheels.

Question: what total distance did the fly cover?

The slow way to find the answer is to calculate what distance the fly covers on the first, northbound, leg of the trip, then on the second, southbound, leg, then on the third, etc., etc., and, finally, to sum the infinite series so obtained.

The quick way is to observe that the bicycles meet exactly one hour after their start, so that the fly had just an hour for his travels; the answer must therefore be 15 miles.

When the question was put to von Neumann, he solved it in an instant, and thereby disappointed the questioner: "Oh, you must have heard the trick before!" "What trick?" asked von Neumann, "All I did was sum the infinite series."
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Big-bang-themed tree. Because it fits the depictions of the big bang quite well, and there can never be enough geekery in the universe.
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We've got a somewhat shorter list this month:

Science Links: )

Weird and Wonderful: )

Food: )
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Quote of the month:
"Human beings must always be on the watch for wonders" -- EB White

Science Links )

Photo Links )

Fluffy Hum Links )

Randomness )

Recipe Links )
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From Cassini:

Because no matter how stressful a day turns out to be, the universe will still be beautiful.
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A brilliant ode to skepticism by Tim Minchin:

dreamcatcher284: (globe trotting)
Saw this while walking home tonight: 

Looks like a very interesting paint job ^_^.
dreamcatcher284: (Science!!)
So apparently, mice can sing to each other:

Development of Social Vocalizations in Mice
The resulting musicals would probably be highly amusing.
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This is just brilliant. It's amazing that the weather balloon can go that high and that the camera was able to capture footage from so high up. Talk about being at the top of the world!

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Feb. 22nd, 2009 10:54 pm
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 There once was a cuticle that went DOING
It was persistent and very annoying
Her clipper taken out
Shuyi went on to shout,
"Begone!" and when it fell it went BOING.

-Words by Rachel Reddick
-Transcribed by Susan Shen
-In honor of a particularly rebellious cuticle belonging to Shuyi Ma

What are friends for?
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Outcast Genius
78 % Nerd, 65% Geek, 60% Dork
For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.

A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.

A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in all three, earning you the title of: Outcast Genius.

Outcast geniuses usually are bright enough to understand what society wants of them, and they just don't care! They are highly intelligent and passionate about the things they know are *truly* important in the world. Typically, this does not include sports, cars or make-up, but it can on occassion (and if it does then they know more than all of their friends combined in that subject).

Outcast geniuses can be very lonely, due to their being outcast from most normal groups and too smart for the room among many other types of dorks and geeks, but they can also be the types to eventually rule the world, ala Bill Gates, the prototypical Outcast Genius.


Also, you might want to check out some of my other tests if you're interested in any of the following:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Professional Wrestling

Love & Sexuality


Thanks Again! -- THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 93% on nerdiness
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 92% on geekosity
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 93% on dork points
Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
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You know how people line up for hours for movie premiers and rock concerts? Here they camp out to listen to Kip Thorne's lecture on black holes, gravity waves, and Einstein's theory of relativity.


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