Sunday, November 30, 2008

Science Bangers, Part 3

Underground nerd-rap operative Chris has brought this to our attention:

Although not as sciency as the other raps we have posted, this track is definitely a banger, with the tightest production and rapping by far. Peep it and be sure to STACK THAT MEMORY TO THE SKY.

(hit that 'Science Crunk' tag below to see the others, if you haven't already)

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Hello bloggers. If someone mentions the word tryptophan today as being the chemical in turkey that makes you sleepy. give them a courtesy card. L-tryptophan is indeed a precursor to serotonin, which is a regulatory neurotransmitter that may cause drowsiness. EXCEPT, there's way more tryptophan in eggs and soybeans among other foods. Get real turkey! So this thanksgiving, correct your family members with a scoff on me.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A New Hypothesis:

It can (and should) be proven empirically that Praise Science writers comment on Praise Science blog posts with greater frequency and volume than Praise Science readers. (Ed. note: further studies to identify the root cause of this phenomena have yet to allocate funding.)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My Science Poem

Praise Science Praises a Woman through a Poor Attempt at Poetry

Dear woman, you are made from beauty
because you are made from science.
For instance, your hair, a culmination of cascading light
from our yolk-sun, falls onto your accretion disks
like a proto-planet sunset. The mass and density
of your accretion disks logically suggests that gravity
and angular momentum, indeed all the laws of
physics, have cohered into the creation of
you, the equation of my desire.

Oh woman, let me know you like I know science.
Let my sine wave of passion crash against
Your primordial shore, first from above,
Then from below, and then from above,
Endlessly, like the first ocean ravaged Pangaea.
Oh woman, let me show you how the original eruption,
heart blood of a volcanic earth, spun molecules
into the shape and curve of a tectonic rift.
Let me teach you the hypotheses and postulates
of a love that can exist beyond theory. Let me add
you to the derivative of me then take the
anti-derivative eternally fusing us into a singular entity,
perhaps using a trigonometric substitution for your father.
Let me teach you the boundless volume
of my passion through the Einsteinian conception
of space and time.

Alas dear woman, we do not have forever. But in each moment
we are together the graph of our love can take
a j-curve towards infinity before we ever reach life’s limit.
Dear woman, let us prove our love exists and live a life
praising science together.

Monday, November 24, 2008

10th birthday of the International Space Station

I wrote a report on the ISS in 5th grade, before it had even begun to be built. Now it is ten years old. Congratulations to manned space exploration, let's hope it continues on to the cosmos.

Pictures from the ISS

Friday, November 21, 2008

Lol. Quantum Physics. Lol.

It actually sounds like a real experiment.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Who's the tool now, bitches?

NASA just isn't on point like they used to be. Don't get me wrong, we love NASA here at PS, but seriously guys, FIGURE IT OUT! Go back to the Moon or make some more sweet telescopes, but don't keep blowing it! Here is the latest stupid thing that happened in orbit: Some astronauts, while space walking, lost a tool bag which NASA estimated was worth $100,000. And by lost, I mean let float away into the inky void (or more likely into its fiery doom as gravity coerced it back to Earth). The astronauts swear that they will not lose the one remaining tool bag aboard the ISS. Whatever, dudes.

And while we are talking about losing crap in space, here is another dumb thing: they lost a spider. It must be ARACHNOBOT!!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Feds Bust Spam Overlord ISP; In Unrelated News, Pleas For Sex From Horny 18 Year Old Virgins Troublingly Disappear From America's Inboxes

After receiving information gathered during an investigation conducted by the group of B.A. Internet commandos at the Washington Post Security Fix blog, the Feds have shut down a renegade ISP called McColo, which apparently is responsible for routing up to 75% of all spam sent out globally! McColo also hosted numerous child porn distribution sites as well as tons of other vile crap that makes the Internet the most wretched hive of scum and villainy this side of Mos Eisley Cantina.

Almost immediately after the closure, spam traffic across the web plummeted:

I see what you did there.

Although this seems like a great victory in the war on Spam, it is most likely only symbolic at best. As long as the Internet remains a relatively free and unregulated space (which it should), spammers and scammers will find a way to keep doing what they are doing. Still, it is nice to see the government actually action against this sort of exploitative filth.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Cool Nature Resemblances

Isn't that neat? Mice neurons in vitro look like a simulated picture of the universe.
I've taken the liberty of posting a couple more neat nature likenesses I've found. Post some if you have any.

The Grand Teton looks, not like tits as lonely, horny french explorers would have you believe, but prehistoric shark teeth.

Also my roommate's face looks like a butt.

The similarities are everywhere look around. Praise science!

Monday, November 10, 2008

RIP Mars lander Phoenix

The Mars lander Phoenix, which has been shralping the Arctic plains since May, has sent its final transmission. The New York Times describes the machine's spacedust-addled final moments as a harrowing ordeal similar to me trying to use my iPod this morning:

The spacecraft first put itself into a low-energy “safe mode,” then fell silent. It revived itself on Oct. 30, but, with the dust still swirling, was never able to fully recharge its batteries. Each day, the solar panels would generate enough electricity for the spacecraft to wake up, but then the batteries drained again.
The Phoenix mission was a success for NASA. It confirmed the presence of ice on the surface of the planet, tested the soil, and took thousands of photos. It was expected to only last for 3 months but was extended twice. It also made a twitter account and posted 605 updates (the last few are posthumous) which gathered 38,000 followers.

There's a really slim chance that Phoenix will be reincarnated as Zombie Phoenix if it's electronics survive being encased in Martian ice for several months. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Praise Science!

Way to save science everybody! I for one really appreciate it.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Oh There is an Election or Something Happening.

Praise Science's endorsement for the 2008 Election

Wha??! There is an election tomorrow? We had no idea! HAHA JUST KIDDING, it's impossible to look at a single Internet these days without being stabbed in the eye by at least a hundred ALL CAPS comments from semi-literate AOL users re: B. HUSSEIN NOBAMA or having your soul swept away by the torrent of stories about evil cyborg voting machines that feed on poor people's ballots and are hellbent on taking over America/humanity in general. Anyways, here's some Science stuff related to this whole unfortunate disaster:

A couple of U.S. astronauts aboard the ISS get to send their votes across the dark void to participate in what used to be a completely earthbound activity. That is neat. Too bad no President will ever again have the balls to give NASA the funding it needs to actually accomplish anything greater than what it already did in the 60s/70s. That is unless one of these tickets runs next election.

Also, one thousand liberal Internet "news magazines", such as 'Slate', think that this gal from Alaska, Sarah Palin, will wage Christian anti-Jihad against Science, forever, if elected. That would make godless bloggers like us very sad.

Ugh, is anyone else ready for this nonsense to be over?