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?