Bookmarks (50)

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    Broken Model

    In addition to eating foxes, rabbits can eat grass. The grass also eats foxes. Our equations...

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    Magnet Fishing

    The ten-way tie was judged a ten-way tie, so no one won the grand prize, a...

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    Unsolved Chemistry Problems

    I'm an H⁺ denier, in that I refuse to consider loose protons to be real hydrogen,...

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    Fluid Speech

    Thank you to linguist Gretchen McCulloch for teaching me about phonetic assimilation, and for teaching me...

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    Cell Organelles

    It's believed that Golgi was originally an independent organism who was eventually absorbed into our cells,...

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    Modes of Transportation

    My bold criticism might anger the hot air balloon people, which would be a real concern...

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    Complexity Analysis

    PERPETUALLY OPTIMISTIC CASE: Early in the execution, our research group makes a breakthrough on proving P=NP.

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    Local Group

    Cosmologists estimate the spaghetti strand to be about 200 septillion calories, though it could be higher...

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    Room Code

    Sorry to make you memorize this random string of digits. If it helps, it can also...

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    Exponential Growth

    Karpov's construction of a series of increasingly large rice cookers led to a protracted deadlock, but...

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    Ocean Loop

    I can't believe they wouldn't even let me hold a vote among the passengers about whether...

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    Bloom Filter

    Sometimes, you can tell Bloom filters are the wrong tool for the job, but when they're...

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    Elementary Physics Paths

    ==COSMOLOGY==> 'Uhhh ... how sure are we that everything is made of these?'

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    Driving PSA

    This PSA brought to you by several would-be assassins who tried to wave me in front...

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    Chasing

    Certain hybrid events can only happen in certain locations where all the conditions are present; chasers...

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    Google Solar Cycle

    From Google Trends, it looks like the lag between people Googling cocktail recipes and 'hangover cure'...

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    Good and Bad Ideas

    While it seemed like a fun prank at the time, I realize my prank fire extinguishers...

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    Software Testing Day

    The company tried to document how often employees were celebrating Software Testing Day, but their recordkeeping...

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    Doppler Effect

    The Doppler effect is a mysterious wavelength-shifting phenomenon which seems to primarily affect sirens, which is...

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    Earth Formation Site

    It's not far from the sign marking the exact latitude and longitude of the Earth's core.

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    Pendulum Types

    The creepy fingers that grow from a vibrating cornstarch-water mix can be modeled as a chain...

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    Scary Triangles

    Concealed mostly beneath the surface, sharks are the icebergs of the sea.

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    Pub Trivia

    Bonus question: Where is London located? (a) The British Isles (b) Great Britain and Northern Ireland...

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    Eclipse Path Maps

    Okay, this eclipse will only be visible from the Arctic in February 2063, when the sun...

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    Survey Marker

    Fun fact: The standard North American NAD83 coordinate system is misaligned from the actual Earth, off-center...

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    Sitting in a Tree

    First comes blood / Then we perish / Then comes Death in his Eternity Carriage.

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    Tick Marks

    If you're really savvy, you can hide an entire set of illicit transactions by timing them...

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    Types of Eclipse Photo

    The most rare, top-tier eclipse photo would be the Solar Earth Eclipse, but the Apollo 12...

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    Machine

    The Credible Machine

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    Eclipse Clouds

    The rare compound solar-lunar-nephelogical eclipse

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    Eclipse Coolness

    A partial eclipse is like a cool sunset. A total eclipse is like someone broke the...

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    Periodic Table Regions

    Cesium-133, let it be. Cesium-134, let it be even more.

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    Cursive Letters

    𝓘 𝓽𝓱𝓲𝓷𝓴 𝓬𝓪𝓹𝓲𝓽𝓪𝓵 𝓛 𝓲𝓼 𝓹𝓻𝓸𝓫𝓪𝓫𝓵𝔂 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓶𝓸𝓼𝓽 𝓯𝓾𝓷 𝓽𝓸 𝔀𝓻𝓲𝓽𝓮, 𝓽𝓱𝓸𝓾𝓰𝓱 𝓵𝓸𝔀𝓮𝓻𝓬𝓪𝓼𝓮 𝓺 𝓲𝓼 𝓪𝓵𝓼𝓸...

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    Greenland Size

    The Mercator projection drastically distorts the size of almost every area of land except a small...

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    The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

    You know that asteroid that almost destroyed Earth in the 90s? Turns out the whole thing...

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    Moon Landing Mission Profiles

    If you pick a low enough orbit, it gives you a lot of freedom to use...

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    Moon Armor Index

    Astronomers are a little unsure of the applicability of this index, but NASA's Planetary Protection Officer...

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    Schwa

    Doug's cousin, the one from London, runs a Bumble love cult.

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    Earth

    Just think of all the countless petty squabbles and misunderstandings, of all the fervent hatreds, over...

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    Supergroup

    I love their cover of 1,200 Balloons, Dalmatians, and Miles.

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    Physics vs. Magic

    'At the stroke of midnight, your brother will be hurtling sideways at an altitude of 150...

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    Earth/Venus Venn Diagram

    Actually, the fact that Mars is still orbiting safely over here means that it was technically...

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    Ice Core

    If you find an ash deposition layer from a year in which an eruption destroyed an...

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    Geographic Qualifiers

    'Thank you for the loveliest evening I've ever had...' [normal] '...east of the Mississippi.' [instant intrigue!]

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    Call My Cell

    'Hey, can you call my cell?' '...I'm trying, but it says this number is blocked?' 'Ok,...

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    Goodhart's Law

    [later] I'm pleased to report we're now identifying and replacing hundreds of outdated metrics per hour.

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    Orbital Argument

    "Some people say light is waves, and some say it's particles, so I bet light is...

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    Light Leap Years

    When Pope Gregory XIII briefly shortened the light-year in 1582, it led to navigational chaos and...

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    Crossword Constructors

    Also, we would really appreciate it if you could prominently refer to it as an 'eHit'.