Lizards That Fell to Earth [podcast 60]

Lizards  — lizards that fall from the sky, more or less — find their way into this week’s Improbable Research podcast. SUBSCRIBE on, iTunes, or Spotify to get a new episode every week, free. This week, Marc Abrahams  —with dramatic readings by Daniel Rosenberg — tells about: Lizards that fall from above (1) — “Arboreal Sprint Failure: Lizardfall in a California Oak Woodland,” William H. Schlesinger, Johannes […]

Remove a Nail, and the Painting Falls Off the Wall

An all-star team of computer scientists has come up with better ways to remove paintings from museum (or any other) walls). The team includes Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS) member Erik Demaine [pictured here] and RSA Security co-founder Ron Rivest. Their study is: “Picture-Hanging Puzzles,” Erik D. Demaine, Martin L. Demaine, Yair N. […]