H. Paul Shuch joins LFHCfS

H. Paul Shuch has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists. He says: This photo shows me lecturing (?) this past summer at NRAO Green Bank, West Virginia. My hair speaks for itself. H. Paul Shuch, Ph.D., LFHCfS Executive Director Emeritus, The SETI League, Inc. Cogan Station Pennsylvania, USA

October mini-AIR

The October issue of mini-AIR just went out. Topics include: Ig Nobel winners; Genoa presentation; tongue scraper poets, Delicious Guinea Pigs; Draculaic Disorders; Oddington, Genius, Ghoul; Almond/Dracula; Supersymmetry and Ghosts; etc. (If you would like to have mini-AIR automatically sent to your email box every month, please subscribe to it. It’s free.)

The Cingulate Cortex Does Everything

Here we explain most of the mysteries concerning the brain. We report the “Cingular Theory of Unification,” which postulates that one brain region — the “cingulate cortex” — is the alpha and omega, responsible for all of humankind’s functions. We believe that this theory not only explains the available data, but also prophesizes exponential growth […]

Mark Keusenkothen joins LFHCfS

Mark Keusenkothen has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists. LFHCfS member Joseph J. Luczkovich, who nominated him, says: I would like to nominate my grad student (who enthusiastically agreed to be nominated, or else he does not get a PhD). Mark Keusenkothen, LFHCfS Diving Safety Officer, and biology graduate student East Carolina University […]

When Dan met Francis at the Ig

Dan Ariely, co-winner of the 2008 Ig Nobel Medicine Prize (for discovering that expensive fake medicine is more effective than inexpensive fake medicine) brought a video camera to the ceremony. Later that evening, he interviewed 2006 Ig Nobel Medicine Prize winner Francis Fesmire (who devised a reliable cure for intractable hiccups: digital rectal massage). Here […]

Hairy programming, on the face of it

Investigator Dennis McClain-Furmanski alerts us to two research projects: In “Computer languages and facial hair — take two,” the author examines the correlation between kind and amount of facial hair, and the survival rate of persons who develop computer programming languages. This is a follow up to a previous article from this author, called “Why […]