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Ask Dr. Science
Dr. Science knows more than you do -- he has a master's degree -- and is ready to take
your questions about subscription cards in magazines, animal magnetism and buffalo wings.
You can even listen to the doctor's RealAudio radio shows.
Bug Club, The
Treats insects with the reverence devoted to cult heroes. Kids, parents and the young at
heart can learn something about creatures who eat leaves and have three eyes, or a
zillion. Pose questions, find pen pals or sign up for the newsletter.
Craig's Scientific Journal
Pseudo-science publication explores real and imaginary phenomenon. Satirical offerings
include such spoofs as handy uses for cats, strange properties of chemistry and other
Ig Nobel Prize Home Page, The
These annual awards honor people whose scientific achievements cannot or should not be
reproduced. Listen to a RealAudio version of the most recent awards ceremony, and read
about the questionable achievements of the winners.
Journal of Irreproducible Results
The Journal's pages are devoted to satirical articles about the scientific and medical
communities, and although the Web edition only includes a small sampling of articles, the
site also provides subscription info and a list of accolades.
Laboratory of Laughter
This science humor index offers plenty of ticklers for physicists, chemists and
biologists, along with pokes at general science and links to other humor sites. Find out
why God lost an NSF grant and how to be a politically correct biologist.
Laws that Never Made It into Your
Twelve natural laws that are not recognized in the official scientific literature include
the law of selective gravity and Jennings' corollary, the nonreciprocal laws of
expectations and the unspeakable law.
If you've never been struck by the hilarity of mushrooms and other fungal life forms, this
short page of jokes will open your eyes. Find out the preferred breakfast food in France
and what to call a mushroom that buys all your drinks.
National Museum of Natural History
Take a tour of the museum or cruise the virtual cultural anthropology museum. Departments,
exhibits, research programs and collections dive into anthropology, biology, entomology,
invertebrate and vertebrate zoology, mineral sciences and paleobiology.
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