illusion-optique-rayures-vertes-bleues-20811.jpgimgmax1024

Women are weaklings!

The upshot is that the very strongest female athletes are barely above the median of grip strength for men. The top 75th percentile of female athletes are below the bottom 25th percentile of men. Another way to look at it is cumulative distributions. You can tell looking at this that there is overlap between the two sample distributions. How much? Ten percent of women have stronger grips than the bottom five percent of men. The difference in distributions is big enough that the very strongest non-elite athlete female in the whole data set has a weaker grip than most of the men.

Men are stronger than women (on average)
Every now and then there is a debate on who is more “anti-science”, the Left or the Right. I’m not too interested in the details of that, but, a few years ago I expressed my skepticism to Chris Mooney, author of The Republican War on Science, that liberals were somehow reflexively more “pro-science.” I suggested […]

Animals are scary.

Animals are scary.

7 adorable animals that are also murderous monsters
These polar bear cubs are capable of unspeakable things.

If you find yourself consistently giving too many fucks about trivial shit that bothers…

If you find yourself consistently giving too many fucks about trivial shit that bothers you — your ex-girlfriend’s new Facebook picture, how quickly the batteries die in the TV remote, missing out on yet another 2-for-1 sale on hand sanitizer — chances are you don’t have much going on in your life to give a legitimate fuck about. And that’s your real problem. Not the hand sanitizer.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck
In my life, I have given a fuck about many people and many things. I have also not given a fuck about many people and many things. And those fucks I have not given have made all the difference…

O3swTLR.jpgimgmax1024

Using DNA to detect dark matter.

Using DNA to detect dark matter.

Dark matter can give you cancer — and that may be a good thing.
It may be possible to build a DNA-based detector to measure the “wind” of dark matter blowing through our planet.

I like this poll on the differences between the public and scientists on various…

I like this poll on the differences between the public and scientists on various controversial issues.

The subject on which people disagree with scientists the most isn't evolution, global warming, or vaccines…its GM foods.

I'm always boggled on how people who disagree with science can see things like this and not significantly revise their opinions.

Public and Scientists’ Views on Science and Society
The public and scientists express strikingly different views about science-related issues, yet both groups agree that K-12 STEM education in America falls behind other nations.

This video shows what it would look like from Earth if the Sun were replaced by some…

This video shows what it would look like from Earth if the Sun were replaced by some other stars.

The new finance minister for Greece worked as an economist at Valve, the video game…

The new finance minister for Greece worked as an economist at Valve, the video game company.  I'm not sure why, but that seems kinda cool to me.