“NCBI ROFL” is now “Seriously, Science?”

By Seriously Science | May 2, 2013 11:50 am

Once upon a time (actually, in March of aught-nine), two biology grad students (that was us) started a little blog called NCBI ROFL that featured real scientific articles with funny subjects from the Pubmed database (run by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, aka NCBI).

A lot has happened since then (including us finally graduating!). At first we just posted the abstract of the paper and added a funny title, and when we moved to Discover Magazine, we added relevant pictures. More recently, we have been trying to make our blog more accessible to non-scientists by adding (we hope) helpful and interesting text.

Now, perhaps our biggest change yet: we want to expand our repertoire by also blogging about interesting, crazy, and weird science that might not be funny (or ROFL-y), per se. So, we are hereby retiring NCBI ROFL. But don’t cry! We’ll still be bringing you your cocktail party science humor, just under a new heading: Seriously, Science?

Stay tuned…

  • Jem

    I have consistently enjoyed your blog and look forward to seeing where your interest goes now.

  • http://twitter.com/oocscience Uriel Klieger

    I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next from you both!

  • http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/ Neuroskeptic

    Keep up the good ROFLwork :)

  • Seriously Science

    Thanks, guys!

  • hukrepus

    Congratulations on the generic re-branding for a non-scientist audience. Did Discover’s marketing dept. not know what NBCI was? Snide marks aside the blog has been hilarious and I appreciate your aggregation of hilarity.


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Seriously, Science?

Seriously, Science?, formerly known as NCBI ROFL, is the brainchild of two prone-to-distraction biologists. We highlight the funniest, oddest, and just plain craziest research from the PubMed research database and beyond. Because nobody said serious science couldn't be silly!
Follow us on Twitter: @srslyscience.
Send us paper suggestions: srslyscience[at]gmail.com.

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