Science

Scientist Discovers Technique for Freezing Time

Photo of Oak Clock from early 1900s.

Physicist Bob Johnson, Ph.D., recently published a new study1 on a technique for freezing time by means of objects commonly available to the public. Dr. Bob, as his friends call him, says he has found “this one neat trick” that could change life as we know it. “In the fast-paced, dog-eat-dog, cat-eat-mouse, tuna-eat-salmon world we […]

Cell Phone Use Increases Literacy Among High School Drama Queens

Clothes on a couch

A new study perpetrated on high school students by the University of South Francisco draws some interesting conclusions about students and cell phone use. First of all, there is a direct correlation between being a high school student and using a cell phone. That is, some, if not many, high school students have and use […]

Kinds of Zombies

Are you an ardent zombie hunter? Or perhaps a zombie aficionado? Even if your interest in zombies is merely passing and casual, you may still want to know a bit more about them. If so, keep reading. Now, once you get past the beginner (or kindergarten) stage of zombie knowledge, the first thing you ought […]

How to Blow Up a Balloon

ducks celebrating the Boston Tea Party

As a prequel to our wildly popular article on How to Re-inflate Tennis Balls, we now look at how to blow up a balloon. This will be especially beneficial for our readers under the age of seven, but it will serve as a good “refresher” for our older readers, who will also learn some of […]

A Scientific Guide to Doughnuts

When you enter your local doughnut shop, what do you feel? Do you experience confusion? Disorientation? A troubling inability to quickly and efficiently choose the absolutely perfect doughnut? A recent poll1 strongly suggests that such symptoms, collectively known as Doughnut Disorientation Syndrome (DDS), occur in approximately 27.500023 %± 8% of the population at large, both […]

New Discovery in Elemental Energy

Heads growing up from the dirt.

Researchers at the Hye Faluten Centre of Energy and Commerce in Glasgow, Scotland, have discovered a novel method of harvesting renewable energy. While their studies hitherto have focused on hydrogen fuel cells and solar panels to collect energy from water and the sun, Dr. Garret Dunne has recently begun studying an old, but mostly forgotten, […]

Some Notes on the Physics of Large Appliance Repair

Given the enthusiastic response of our readers to our recent article on the psychology of large appliance repair, we decided to see if physics has anything interesting to say about the matter. As you no doubt recall, the issue discussed in the earlier story was the statistical correlation between the hours separating midnight and 2:00 […]