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Most scientific papers are probably wrong

Most published scientific research papers are wrong, according to a new analysis. Assuming that the new paper is itself correct, problems with experimental and statistical methods mean that there is less than a 50% chance that the results of any randomly chosen scientific paper are true. –Kurt Kleiner –Most scientific papers are probably wrong (New Scientist)

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The demise of the geek bloggers

[T]he geek bloggers are in decline and there is very little they can do about it. But before the flames start let me explain further because I’ve been tossing up the title of this post for about 24 hours, some of the other titles included: time for the geek bloggers to get a reality check, and 3G the new blogging generation. All 3 titles sum it up. […] Blogging has…

Amazing New Hyperbolic Chamber Greatest Invention In The History Of Mankind Ever

“Hyperbole researchers have arrived at, without possibility of argument or refutation, the single greatest moment in all of creation, now and forevermore,” said the project’s lead scientist, Dr. Lloyd Gustaveson, activating the hyperbolic chamber’s gazillion-ultra-watt semantic resonator at a gala launch party Monday. “The divine flame kindled by our new hyperbolic chamber will cast its light down through the centuries, making the Promethean fire that brought forth life on earth…

Clinton Escapes Through Air Vent

An expression of rage, witnesses reported, came over Starr’s face as the befuddled agents followed the special investigator’s gaze overhead. There, in the middle of the ceiling, a grid panel covering one of the building’s ventilation shafts had been removed and was sitting diagonally askew in its casing, as if it had been hastily replaced. “You fools! He’s in the air vent!” Starr shouted at the agents, slamming his fist…

You Look Like You Could Use An Elizabethan Adventure On The Holodeck

Greetings, fellow citizen of the Federation! I couldn’t help but notice that you seem a bit fatigued. I suspect that the many demands of Starfleet service have worn you down, and you now require recreation to refresh you and restore your spirits to a nominal level of function. I know just the thing–a merry Elizabethan adventure on the holodeck! –You Look Like You Could Use An Elizabethan Adventure On The…

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Google Announces Plan To Destroy All Information It Can't Index

Executives at Google, the rapidly growing online-search company that promises to “organize the world’s information,” announced Monday the latest step in their expansion effort: a far-reaching plan to destroy all the information it is unable to index. –Google Announces Plan To Destroy All Information It Can’t Index (The Onion (Satire)) Hooray! It looks like The Onion’s archives are available online for free now. They’ve also changed the headline, which used to…