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Come back ‘Weekly World News’, all is forgiven

I know that a picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes words can be used to paint pictures. In return, therefore, sometimes word-based pictures can end up saying a thousand words. And here’s one of them: I mean seriously. Australia? It kind of reminds me of this: Except,

Why give penguins antidepressants when they don’t even work?

Penguins. Nature’s best dressed flightless birds. Apparently, the UK climate is getting them down, what with all that rain. And contrary to meteorophobic stereotype, penguins actually like it sunny. So what to do? That’s right. Happy pills! Staff at the Scarborough Sea Life Sactuary, in Yorkshire, are putting the ‘happy […]

Fretting about Twitter is eroding this guy’s ability to think for himself

Uh oh. Social media is rotting our brains. Or at least that’s what this particular researcher has discovered. Specifically, his concern is that using social media is undermining our capacity for original thought. So, shall you tell him or shall I? YOUR ANXIETY ABOUT THE EROSION OF ORIGINAL THOUGHT IS […]

Reverse the Earth’s rotation? I’d want to get off

Here is the spinning globe atop the University of São Paulo’s international webpage. Tut, tut, tut: I know what you’re thinking: “That’s the wrong direction of rotation! Why, if the Earth rotated in that direction, we’d all be killed!” Or something. Well, as well as messing up time zones so that […]