New Book of Pranks Pulled by Scientists

Il Pollo di Marconi (English translation: “Marconi’s Chicken”) is a new book that collects and savors pranks pulled by scientists (and/or their ilk). Journalist Vito Tartamella did the collecting and savoring. The book, which includes Tartamella’s own celebrated discovery of the stealthily published scientific papers by Stronzo Bestiale (English translation: “Total Asshole”), is in Italian. […]

Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ announces when it will announce it’s 2017 Woman & Man of the Year

The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS) proudly announced its 2017 Man Of The Year back in January. Now it proudly announces WHEN it will announce the 2017 Woman of the Year. 2017 MAN of The Year – an Experimental Physicist at Case Western Reserve University, researching cosmic rays – was announced on Friday, […]

2016 in Hair (Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™)

Here at close of 2016 The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS), and it’s sibling clubs, have collected the year’s new members into its 2016 Members Gallery. Individual members are first announced as they are inducted throughout the year, in the Improbable Blog’s Hair Club section (with one exception this year**), and then collected […]

Influential imaginary scientists, in this time of influential imaginary facts

Why Fake Data When You Can Fake a Scientist? Making up names and CVs is one of the latest tricks to game scientific metrics That’s the headline on an article in Nautilus magazine, written by Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky. Here’s part of the article: …The fact is that professional advancement for scientists around the […]

The senator whose method is: Make people LAUGH, NOT THINK

U.S. Senator Jeff Flake has appropriated and dismembered our basic goal and method, which is to make people LAUGH, and then THINK. The senator lopped off the “think” part, to produce his own basic goal and method: to make people Laugh, and NOT think. You can see this on display in Senator Flake’s recent colorful press release and booklet, which ridicules scientific research. We […]

We live in the Era of Billionaire-Scientifical-Superheroes

We are fortunate* to live in the Era of Billionaire-Scientifical-Superheroes. Here are recent press reports about a five of them. “Cure Baldness? Heal Arthritis? Erase Wrinkles? An Unknown Billionaire’s Quest To Reverse Aging [reported in Forbes magazine. the photo here is from that report] “$250 million, 300 scientists and 40 labs: Sean Parker’s revolutionary project to ‘solve’ […]

Makeover for the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS) site

Fashion news! We’re giving a makeover to the website for the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS) and its conjoined clubs, The Luxuriant Former Hair Club for Scientists™ and The Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists™. LFHCfS began in 2001 with its first member (psychologist Steven Pinker), and became so popular that it quickly grew beyond the bounds of […]