Posts Tagged ‘XKCD’

The economic argument against the paranormal

June 16, 2015

Source: xkcd.

Cancer and cell phones

June 15, 2015

Source: XKCD

What’s at stake in global climate change

May 15, 2015

4_5_degreesSource: xkcd.

Science and stamp collecting

May 12, 2015

science and stamp collectingSource: xkcd

The words for winter

February 25, 2015

winterSource: xkcd

We’re not used to really cold winters any more

February 13, 2015

coldSource: xkcd

The complete real estate of the Solar System

July 7, 2014

Randall Munroe shows the surface area of the planets and asteroids in the Solar System that are hard enough to walk on.   Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus don’t count because they don’t have solid surfaces.  If they did, their surfaces would be many times bigger than that whole map.

via xkcd.    Hat tip to kottke.org.

Science and the sense of beauty

February 23, 2014

beauty

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I thought I was the only one like this

November 2, 2013

mess

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-10-day weather forecast

August 28, 2013

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Click on xkcd for more Randall Munroe cartoons.

Conditioning

August 17, 2013

conditioning

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The Saturn V rocket explained in common words

August 3, 2013
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The Saturn V rocket explained in the 1,000 most common words in the English language.

Source: xkcd: Up Goer Five.

If you like this, you might like Short Words to Explain Relativity.

Hat tip for both to kottke.org.

Cases closed

July 11, 2013

settled

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Pay no attention to this flow chart

June 14, 2013

flowchart

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The hierarchies of knowledge

April 11, 2013

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I lifted these two cartoons from the Biology vs. Theoretical Physics post on the Sans Science web log.

The top cartoon is, of course, from Randall Munroe’s xkcd series.


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