Category Archives: science

NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover has landed. And I’m worried.

Bonus gag: OMG OMG, HERE’S A PHOTO OF THE ROVER, THAT COULD ONLY HAVE COME FROM LIFE ON MARS! #CURIOSITY #MSL img142.imageshack.us/img142/1376/sd… — Dave The Singer (@HappySinger) August 6, 2012

What is herd immunity?

 Why do you care if I don’t vaccinate my children? If your vaccines were really that effective, you shouldn’t care, should you? This is by far the most common argument I hear from anti-vaxxers. If we pretend that I don’t care whether non-vaccinators or their children get ill, then at least I’m ok, because [...]

One for MediaWatch: anti-vaccination nonsense on ABC Science! #StopAVN

Among the many successes of Stop The Australian Vaccination Network, the correction of false balance has been one of the most important. Time was, whenever a big story related to vaccination broke, out would bustle Meryl Dorey of the AVN to offer her opinion in the interests of ‘putting the other side’. But unlike politics, [...]

So, NASA, these arsenic things… aren’t aliens?

NASA: We’re having a press conference! If you’re interested in the search for aliens, you’re going to love this! World: NASA has found aliens! NASA: Hey, calm down. It’s not that, it’s here on Earth but it’s WAY cool. World: NASA has found a totally different kind of life, totally independent of our kind! NASA: [...]