Message from the gals of NCBI ROFL: One of us will be reproducing imminently, so NCBI ROFL will be on hiatus for a short while. In the meantime, please procrastinate by exploring our archives, containing over 900 ROFL-worthy posts!
NCBI ROFL categories:
analysis taken too far – things that probably didn’t need to be studied
batman! – an accidental category that became about bats and superheroes!
duh – obvious studies are obvious
eat me – mostly refers to food
ethanol – boozin’ it up…for science!
feelings shmeelings – psychology studies are funny
fun with animals – mostly dogs! in pants!
ha ha poop – if you like reading about the various things people stick up their butts, click here
health issues I wish I didn’t know about – see above
holy correlation – another accidental category that became about when science meets religion! lol!
holy correlation batman! – correlation may not equal causation, but who cares!
how is babby formed? – how girl get pragnent?
old-skool – PubMed goes back to the 40’s and 50’s, and they did some crazy science back then
penis friday – we dedicated one day a week to penis- (and sometimes vagina-) related science. You’re welcome, Discover Magazine!
playing with balls – mostly refers to sports
rated G – SFW and cute studies about kittens and sh*t like that
reinforcing stereotypes – no-one said science has to be politically correct!
ridiculous titles – sometimes scientists have no self control
science or human rights violation? – some studies are just plain wrong
scientist…or perv? – lots of studies about boobs
smell you later – some research just stinks… or at least it’s subject matter does
super powers – science of awesome-ness!
teh interwebs – science of the computer tubes
told you so – turns out that some of those “old-wives tales” are true!
Why Medical Hypotheses should not be a journal – less relevant now that it’s peer-reviewed :/
WTF? – self-explanatory
As our dissertations loom ahead, we find we need more distraction, so we bring you:
Mer and the Brontosaurus
Ladies and gentlemen…we have some exciting news…
NCBI ROFL has been adopted! After a year of cobbling together posts in between begging for beer money (and doing a few experiments here and there), we’re officially being taken under the wing of big daddy Discover Magazine!
As of the new year, we and our archives will be moving to our shiny new digs at Discoblog. Of course, we’ll continue to post in our classic format, though we may have a few surprises up our sleeve(s) as well. So stay tuned — you’ll be automatically redirected to Discover once the move has been made.
In light of this exciting news, we’re having a celebration next Thursday, December 17 at 6 pm at Jupiter in Berkeley. Even more exciting, the first two people to buy us rounds will get a FREE NCBI ROFL beer stein! But even if you don’t win, you’ll get the rare opportunity to party with the ladies of NCBI ROFL!
Hope to see you there!
We love Bruce G. Charlton. His official title at the University of Buckingham is “Professor of Theoretical Medicine.” He’s got 164 articles in PubMed, many of which have awesome titles like “Why are modern scientists so dull? How science selects for perseverance and sociability at the expense of intelligence and creativity.” Of those 164 articles, 62 are in the journal Medical Hypotheses. Oh, did we mention he’s the editor-in-chief of that journal? Yeah, he is.
This guy’s got stuff figured out. So this week is Charlton week on NCBI ROFL, and we’ll be featuring some of his very best work. Enjoy!
~Mer & The Brontosaurus
p.s. Can’t get enough of Charlton? He’s got five–count ’em, FIVE–blogs:
In celebration of our 100th post (+/- ~3), we’re pleased to announce the grand opening of the NCBI ROFL Cafe Press Shoppe! We have beer steins, stickers, t-shirts, mugs, and more, all emblazoned with the new NCBI ROFL coat of arms. All proceeds (about $2 per item) go to poor grad students (i.e., us).
Is there something else you’d like to see (an NCBI ROFL thong, perhaps)? If so, just email us and we’ll make it happen!
In response to the growing number of people reading this blog, we are very excited to announce the debut of our own domain: www.ncbirofl.com! Thanks to all our readers, especially for the positive feedback. Keep spreading the ROFLs!
~ Mer and the Brontosaurus