A Bosch painting as a metaphor for theoretical physics

The In The Dark blog presents a metaphor for modern theoretical physics: [This is] the painting that I often use to introduce cosmology talks. I usually use this piece of Hieronymus Bosch Das letzte Gericht (The Last Judgement) to illustrate my feelings about the standard cosmological model: The top part represents the concordance cosmology. It clearly features an eminent cosmologist surrounded […]

Perspectives on Bomby the Bombardier Beetle

The Sept/Oct 2000 issue of the Annals of Improbable Research featured seven perspectives on the curious creationist book Bomby the Bombardier Beetle, which is based screw-loosedly on the curious, real insect called the bombardier beetle: Bomby, Bomby, Bomby (an introduction)* — Sally Shelton Bomby: Thoughts of a Forensic Entomologist* — Mark Benecke Creative Science Serves […]

Updated list of new patents for golfballs (Dec. 2012)

The number of new US golfball patents fell back to disappointingly average levels this December – down almost 28% on November’s figures. • Golf balls having at least two core layers formed from HNP compositions • Low lift golf ball • High performance golf ball having a reduced-distance • Multi-piece golf ball comprising low hardness […]