Tagged: Xkcd

The reality of cancer - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Feb 09, 2013

Here’s another cartoon from xkcd about the problem of cancer (via xkcd: Lanes). It certainly makes clear what the reality of cancer and its treatment is. See also: Cancer – an emotional rollercoaster) Click image twice to enlarge. Thanks to Cameron … Continue reading → … Read More

Can the ’supernatural’ be of any use? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 22, 2010

This xkcd cartoon is so true (Thanks to xkcd: The Economic Argument). 1: There is a special relationship between scientific knowledge and the real world. Scientific ideas are based on evidence from reality, they get tested and validated against reality. … Continue reading → … Read More

Physicists - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Sep 16, 2010

Stunning timing! xkcd’s newest strip is on the subject of physicists.    Why am I wittering about timing?  Well, given that I’ve just written a post about physicists explaining what’s going on, it’s pretty awesome synchronicity. Oh yes, and we do laughing at them a little, as well 🙂 … Read More

A miscellany: delinkification, engineer duels and email addresses - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jun 01, 2010

I spend a great deal of my time every day reading things.  Not only is it my job, but it might well be a compulsive habit anyway. And I often want to share these things.  For this purpose, I have begun using Twitter frequently, but sometimes it’s nice to share interesting and amusing findings using other … Read More

Stunning science imagery Pt I - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Feb 03, 2010

Presents for your visual systems today… And we’ll be presenting two different people who’re merging science and visuals in new, and quite effective, ways. xkcd: Fourier I know I have a previous post somewhere (probably on my old blog) about engineering photos as well, but I thought I’d start afresh. Read More