Academics, Writing and the Real World
indielowercase: skirtonfire: sasquatchmedia: I just read about a phony 1996 study an NYU physics professor submitted to a journal for publication as part of an experiment. Alan Sokal’s study, titled “Transgressing the Boundaries: Toward a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity,” was riddled with academic jargon and intentionally made absolutely no sense. But the author wanted to see...
tracks | beijing-based punk rockers SUBS new... →
Just in case you ever thought “I don’t have enough Beijing based punk rock in my life.” I figured I’d link to this site (which has the whole album embedded on the site to listen to for free). I haven’t listened to it all yet but it seems good so far.
I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don’t know the answer.– Douglas Adams, satirist (1952-2001) (via lyssahumana) (via benbasso)
“A company called The US Copyright Group have started targeting illegal movie downloading, picking up where the RIAA left off in 2008. Ars Technica senior editor Nate Anderson says that these lawsuits could be an attempt to create a new revenue stream for the movie industry rather than to curb piracy.” On The Media: Transcript of “New Lawsuits Target Illegal Movie...
Using iPads to bridge communication gap with... →
This is the coolest article about iPads and one of the coolest things about dolphins.
Island-hopping dinosaur discovered in Europe →
Paleontologists have found a fossil in Europe that comes from a dinosaur species previously thought to live only in North America and Asia. How did the dinosaur get there? Island hopping, of course! Between 100 million and 65 million years ago, researchers think the species was able to migrate off the Asian continent by making its way across an archipelago that now constitutes Europe. This...
Mario Kart Saved My Eyesight →
A British youth overcame what is called “lazy eye syndrome” thanks to a doctor’s prescription of Mario Kart DS, restoring his right eye from “near blindness” to a 250 percent improvement.