Archive for the tag "Science"
Astroturfing is a form of advocacy in support of a political, organizational, or corporate agenda, designed to give the appearance of a “grassroots” movement. The goal of such campaigns is to disguise the efforts of a political and/or commercial entity as an independent public reaction to some political entity—a politician, political group, product, service or [...]
Posted: 3 October, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, comedy/humour, Economics, Education, environment, legal, Life, politics and government, Science, values.
Tags: Alan Jones, ARL, astroturf, Astroturfing, Ch 9, Channel 9, Channel Nine, climate, climate change, concerned citizens, corporate, corporate agenda, corporation, denial, denial organizations, Economics, family, family breakdown, gambling, gambling addiction, Peter Fitzsimons, Phil Gould, poker machines, pokies, political agenda, politics, Rabbit Warren, Ray Warren, Rugby League, Science
Should we take the coal industry’s advice and abandon renewable energy immediately? It seems far too dangerous. In The Know: Coal Lobby Warns Wind Farms May Blow Earth Off Orbit
Posted: 29 June, 2011 in comedy/humour, environment, Nature, Science, Technology, Video.
Tags: climate change, coal lobby, comedy, dangers of renewable energy, Earth, environment, global warming, humor, humour, Onion, Onion News, Onion News Network, renewable energy, Science, solar energy, solar power, technology, The Onion, Video, wind farms
Love-sick, that’s Sir Roger’s friend, unfortunately, and Sir Roger needs your help. Sir Roger has a friend – no, really – who is, to put it politely, totally smitten with this girl. Love-sick is what he is; there is no better way to describe it. UPDATE: Sir Roger’s “friend” has responded fiercely to Sir Roger’s [...]
Sir Roger is not one to boast. But he felt it right to congratulate you, his cherished friend, on your taste, intelligence, discrimination and excellent choice
Posted: 12 February, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Blogging, Computing, Culture, environment, Internet, Nature, politics and government, Science, Sport, values.
Tags: australia, Australian Values, Bing, Bob Correll, cetacean, Google, Immigration Department, Japan, Live, microsoft, Science, search engine optimisation, SEO, values, Values Australia, whales, Yahoo
Amazing Penguin discovery and an unseasonal spaghetti harvest in Switzerland. Perhaps this might help to explain the mystery of a penguin colony in Sydney.
Posted: 22 January, 2011 in Australian Values, comedy/humour, fun, Nature, Science, Video.
Tags: bbc, comedy, Dimbleby, European culture, flying penguins, gastro9nomy, humor, humour, nature, penguins, penguins flying, Science, spaghetti, spaghetti harvest, Video
A Sciencey Xmas celebration with Robin Ince, Ben Goldacre and Brian Cox, Weird Placebo Effects, Amazing Universe and Onion News is Back with the Palin Effect!
Posted: 20 January, 2011 in Australian Values, comedy/humour, environment, Nature, politics and government, Religion, Science, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: astronomy, Ben Goldacre, Brian Cox, carols, christmas, comedy, cosmology, cosmos, election, humor, humour, Ince, lessons, Morbid Curiosity, nature, nerdstock, Onion, Onion News, Palin, particle physics, placebo, political values, politics, presidential candidate, Professor Brian Cox, quantum physics, Religion, Robin Ince, Science, science values, The Onion, universe, US election, US presidency, xmas
Influential and surprising people go to bat for dealing with global warming or clean air or both – including a CIA Director and Richard Branson.
Posted: 13 January, 2011 in Australian Values, Economics, Education, environment, movies, politics and government, Science, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: branson, clean air, clean water, climate change, Earth, environment, geothermal, global warming, government, politics, Science, solar, solar power, technology, values, Video, wind, wind power
This dreadful virus attacked Sir Roger’s computer just two nights ago.
Posted: 3 January, 2011 in comedy/humour, Computing, Internet, Life, Media, Technology, values, Video.
Tags: comedy, computer, Computing, credit card, credulous, gullible, humor, humour, Internet, Onion News, Onion News Network, Onion TV, Onion video, placebo, placebo band, power balance, rip-off, rort, scam, Science, scientific values, suckers, technology, technology values, The Onion, trojan, values, virus, web, worm
So here’s a heads-up for the new year about how gullible people can be and how ignorant and stupid celebrities can be (or maybe they’re just greedy).
Posted: 3 January, 2011 in Australian Values, Culture, Life, Science, Technology, values, Video.
Tags: body mind spirit, celebrities, celebrity, confidence trick, Demi Moore, fake science, kinesiology, magic, Naomi Campbell, placebo, placebo effect, power balance, pseudo-science, psychology, Science, scientific values, Sense About Science, skepchick, suggestibility, woo woo
Check out this picture, one of a series taken by Twitter users of yesterday’s total eclipse of the moon, posted on Mashable.
Your heart will pound, your jaw will drop, your tongue will flop to the floor, your brain will expand. You’ll want to be a spaceman or spacewoman all over again
Posted: 12 December, 2010 in History, Life, Science, Technology, values, Video.
Tags: Adventure, America, americans, astronaut, cinematography, Discovery, DVD, film, high-speed film, launch, NASA, pioneering, rocket, rocket launch, rocketry, Science, shuttle, shuttle launch, space, space history, space shuttle, space shuttle footage, spaceman, STS, technology, USA, Video, videography, youtube
Majority Of Male Voters Would Have Elected Naked Woman; Global Warming Issue May Still Be A Problem; Oprah Invites Lucky Fans To Be Buried With Her In Tomb
Posted: 14 November, 2010 in Australian Values, comedy/humour, environment, Life, Media, politics and government, Science, Sex, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: afterlife, american politics, buried alive, catastrophe, celebrity, climate change, comedy, Copenhagen, drought, Earth, ecological, ecology, environment, environmental values, famine, flood, future, global values, global warming, hieroglyphics, humor, humour, Live Earth, male preference, mankind, memorial, men, naked, naked woman, naked woman could win, Naked Woman Could Win: Onion News, nudity, Onion, Onion News, Onion News Network, Onion video, Oprah, planet, political issues, political values, politics, poll finds majority of male voters would have elected naked woman, pyramid, rising temperatures, Science, Sex, starvation, The Onion, Today Now, tomb, US Politics, values, Video, winfrey, woman
Carl Sagan’s birthday present was delivered with a big bang by the Large Hadron Collider this week. Meanwhile a US politician bases science policy on Genesis.
Posted: 10 November, 2010 in Australian Values, comedy/humour, environment, fun, History, movies, mystery, politics and government, Religion, Science, US Politics, values, Video.
Tags: american politics, american religious values, ark, Australian Values, bible, big bang, boson, Carl Sagan, church and state, climate change, comedy, cosmic, cosmos, decline and fall, flood, genesis, global warming, gluon, Higgs Boson, humor, humour, impressions, Large Hadron Collider, lead ion, LHC, Mass, Michael Caine, Noah, politics, quark, rainbow, Religion, religious values, Science, science values, scientific values, universe, US Politics, values
This is about the tightest argument against woo-woo one has seen.
Posted: 22 October, 2010 in comedy/humour, Culture, Economics, mystery, Religion, Science, values.
Tags: astrology, auras, capitalism, chiropractic, comedy, crystals, curses, dowsing, Economics, economy, energy, finance, GPS, health, hexes, homeopathy, humor, humour, Life, military, oil, prayer, profit, quantum, relativity, Science, semiconductor, space travel, tarot, xkcd
Stephen Hawking’s new book says “It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going.” This has enraged vested interests.
Posted: 4 September, 2010 in History, Maths, Religion, Science.
Tags: big bang, Brief History of Time, creation, genesis, gravity, Hawking, Higgs Boson, journalism, Lord Sacks, Lucasian, M-theory, mathematics, Mlodinow, multiple universes, Newton, origin, Religion, religious values, Science, The Grand Design, universe