One of the reasons why people are so scared of science these days is that technology has become more inexplicable, and somehow more “black box”. Fifty years ago, with a bit of practise and a good grounding in school science, you could fix your car and understand how your radio works. You wouldn’t stand a chance these days, but it was not ever thus: Japanese War Tubas, only a few decades ago, were the very pinnacle of Read the rest of this entry »
Taking it to the next level, this evil genius, deployed several hours of lab time on an NMR machine to find out the precise chemical composition of earwax. Read the rest of this entry »
The Guardian podcasts are excellent, the media one in particular, and of course the science one which is here.
This week also has me shouting down a telephone about Brainiac at the end.
Saturday August 5, 2006
Certain areas of human conduct lend themselves so readily to bad science that you have to wonder if there is a pattern emerging. Last week the parliamentary science and technology committee looked into Read the rest of this entry »
Hello Boingboing visitors, the totally excellent Mole Man story is the Guardian’s, I write about heinous misrepresentations of science in the media like here, but if you liked mole man you might also enjoy this by my ace mate Mink Pelican who wrote this when I wrote this.