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Old 02-09-2010, 08:22 AM
bjkeefe bjkeefe is offline
 
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Default Re: Fun Science Thread! (only fun science! no depressing stories!)

Well, science-y news, at least:

The NYT has an article describing analysis that was done on their "Most Emailed" articles list, based on "checking it every 15 minutes for more than six months."

There are some interesting and uplifting observations, not least of which was the surprisingly large percentage of science articles that were, at least fleetingly, thought worth sharing. (By the coastalibrulintelleckshual elite, I mean.)

Nice bit of snark from Tierney, who says well what I'm sure many of us have thought at one time or another:

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The results are surprising — well, to me, anyway. I would have hypothesized that there are two basic strategies for making the most-e-mailed list. One, which I’ve happily employed, is to write anything about sex. The other, which I’m still working on, is to write an article headlined: “How Your Pet’s Diet Threatens Your Marriage, and Why It’s Bush’s Fault.”
Anyway, here it is.
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