Tag Archives: Physics

Strange Science: Molecular Gastronomy

When you hear the words “molecular gastronomy,” you probably think of something like the picture to the left, where it’s all about weird combinations and fancy plating. Molecular gastronomy is, in reality, the science of investigating the physical and chemical … Continue reading

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Women in Science: Marie Curie

As we lead up to the release of Battling in All Her Finery, we’re featuring a handful of women in science from history. Check back in the coming weeks to learn more about early women scientific leaders, and check out … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Cargo Ships Sink Due to Liquefaction

Liquefaction is the term used when a solid, such as soil, behaves as a liquid. This is most often something that occurs during seismic activity, like an earthquake, but it can also happen any time that a sudden change in … Continue reading

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Last Confessions of a Deranged Physicist

An essay by an anonymous physicist, as provided by Chris Aldridge Art by Ariel Alian Wilson The time came when I had no choice but to go forward by going back, for the sake of both my own sanity and … Continue reading

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Strange Science: A Galaxy with Little Dark Matter

Galaxies typically comprise a mix of ordinary matter and so-called “invisible” dark matter. Dark matter makes up most of the universe, and though it can’t be seen, its impact on ordinary matter shows scientists that it is there. Recently, however, … Continue reading

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What Goes Down Must Come Up

An essay by Professor Caldwell Mook, as provided by Nick Morrish Art by Ariel Alian Wilson As Mithering Professor of General Negativity, I regularly receive requests to peer review outlandish scientific papers. I generally reject most of them out of hand … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Dialects and Physics?

A mathematician has suggested that the distribution of dialects can be linked to the physics of bubbles. Sounds weird? There seems to be something to this idea. Just as small bubbles merge into larger ones in the tub, groups of dialect … Continue reading

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The Fissure of Rolando

An essay by Euphemia Thorniwork, as provided by Judith Field Art by Scarlett O’Hairdye November, 1890 A splash of water in my face brought me round. I opened my eyes and sat up to find myself in the lecture theatre … Continue reading

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Waiting

An essay by Riley, as provided by Eddie Newton Art by America Jones Waiting. Always something difficult for me. I am more of an instant gratification kind of personality. But I learned a long time ago that there are some … Continue reading

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The Physics of Decluttering

Keynote address presented by Doctor Seeya Laterbro Transcription services provided by Lisha E. Goldberg Art by Dawn Vogel Good morning. I am delighted to speak to all of you today at the International Symposium for Highly Frustrated Physicists. It’s been … Continue reading

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