Search Results: possible
Food: cheatgrass, fescue, grains, Poaceae · 2 comments
... Tom Elpel notes that all grasses are edible with the possible exception of ryegrass (Lolium spp.). Ryegrass has distinctive seed ...
Food, Science: Apiaceae, birth control, hormones, peer-reviewed research, poison hemlock, poisonous lookalikes, wild carrot · 5 comments
... the endometrium won't do its thing to prepare for the possible implantation of a blastocyst. If the endometrium isn't ready, the ...
20 Jun 2013: The Not-So-Many Uses of Dehydrated Knotweed
Food: infusions, knotweed, peer-reviewed research, Polygonaceae, resveratrol · 2 comments
... need to drink a completely ridiculous but perhaps not impossible quantity of tea. This health stuff is really just a distraction ...
20 Mar 2013: Why Boner Jokes Aren’t Funny (Even When They Are)
Politics, Science: dick jokes, sexual harassment, women in engineering, women in science · 4 comments
... find plenty of other places to do so. It's certainly possible to talk about sex or make silly lewd puns in a way that allows people ...
17 Feb 2013: Lessons from the Pantry
Food: Adoxaceae, Berberidaceae, Betulaceae, canning, Equisetaceae, Fabaceae, Lamiaceae, Polygonaceae, preserves, Rosaceae, Suillaceae, Urticaceae · 4 comments
... but still ran out in October. I don't think it's actually possible for me to make and store enough of this. Pear sauce - I did some, ...
20 Mar 2009: Are the Tonga Earthquake and Eruption Related?
Science: coincidence, earthquakes, volcanoes · 11 comments
... associated with the volcano, either. So while it's possible that research in the distant future might uncover an explanation for ...
14 Mar 2009: Beer Meringue Pie
Food: beer, Cannabaceae, hops, meringue, pie, recipes · 6 comments
... ice cream that was absolutely fantastic; it should be possible to replicate that experience in a pie. American food shies away ...
8 Mar 2009: Kiwi Lime Pie (with Bonus Cocktail)
Food: Actinidiaceae, cocktails, kiwi, pie, recipes, Rutaceae · 13 comments
... the zest from 7 little round limes. It is theoretically possible to use too much zest, but this is not as great a risk as using ...
29 Jan 2009: Breaking Up with the Richter Scale
Science: earthquakes, Gutenberg, magnitude scales, Mercalli Intensity, richter, sesimology, unfinished drafts · 5 comments
... so forth. Using a modern broadband seismic record, it's possible to determine what an earthquake would have looked like on a ...
28 Jan 2009: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: Links · 4 comments
... Won't Save You This Time -- Mmm, ClF3. Plausibly Impossible: Hirotoshi Itoh's Grinning Stones -- Rocks with zippers! Planet ...
27 Jan 2009: Academic Citation
Aimless: · 1 comment
... of soil at my field site, what is a reasonable range of possible ...
20 Jan 2009: What Does it Mean to “Learn Science”?
Meta, Science, Teaching: edutainment, unfinished drafts · 2 comments
... science with our blogs: My thesis is that it's not yet possible to get a science education from reading science blogs, and a major ... the science blogosphere. That doesn't mean that it is not possible to gain some science education from the continuing efforts of so many ...
7 Jan 2009: Volcano Geodesy 101
Aimless: · 6 comments
... in the ground surface much more quickly than currently possible with GPS. References Mario Mattia, Mimmo Palano, Marco Aloisi, ...
4 Jan 2009: 2009 Blogolutions
Meta: · 4 comments
... engaging, simultaneously broad and detailed, and impossible to complete in a sane or timely manner. Also, my inner censor has been ...
16 Dec 2008: Red Bean Xenoliths Janessa
Food, Science: baked Alaska, desserts, failed experiments, lava, meringue, recipes · 6 comments
... some black sesame seeds Ice cream - as solidly frozen as possible Egg whites and sugar (and cream of tartar, and corn starch and water, ...
15 Dec 2008: Geo-Memeage
Aimless: · 5 comments
... Iceland 4. Visit the Cretaceous/Tertiary (KT) Boundary. Possible locations include Gubbio, Italy, Stevns Klint, Denmark, the Red Deer ...
26 Oct 2008: Introducing Thomas M. Rock
Aimless: · 1 comment
So far, Thomas M. is the only one to take advantage of my Donors Choose fundraising gimmicks. So, this rose quartz cobble, which I picked up while hiking in the hills near Santa Fe, shall henceforth be known as Thomas. When you find something so well-rou ...
20 Oct 2008: Coffee Bean Bridging
Aimless: · 11 comments
... small a height above the top of the growing gravel pack as possible, and hope for the best. In the morning before coffee this can end up ...
10 Oct 2008: What Donors Should Choose
Aimless: · 2 comments
... subjective measure, so I've sorted out the projects by the possible heuristics you might be using to guide your donation. The Most ...
26 Sep 2008: What Planet is my Clafoutis From?
Aimless: · 12 comments
... not a pancake dome pancake, I can think of a few different possible planetary analogs to clafoutis: Mercury, which has contracted as it's ...
24 Sep 2008: Carnival of Feminists #65
Aimless: · 9 comments
... I stole his ball ... actually, both of them. Is it Even Possible to Write a Feminist Post About the U.S. Election Without Discussing ... because her cleavage is so visible. Maybe. But it is also possible that in this communication she is going in a very different direction. ...
Links: · 3 comments
... super-curious to see results from as complete a sample as possible. From my favorite nerdy haute cuisine blog, a recipe for liquid ...
12 Aug 2008: OMG AMNH PONIES!!1!
Aimless: · 9 comments
... things go, but I ran off to see the rocks as quickly as possible. I wish I'd had time to do more than a quick jog through the earth ...
8 Aug 2008: Reminder: NYC Reader Meet-Up (FREE BEER!)
Aimless: · 3 comments
Final details ahoy! Not only will this be a fun time hanging out with your favorite Internet friends you've never met, Seed will buy the first round of booze (or not-booze, if you're into that sort of thing in the middle of the afternoon). 2-4 pm, Saturda ...
15 Jul 2008: Sizzle… fo’ Shizzle?
Aimless: · 1 comment
... Dorkwad Olson earnestly believes that this is the best possible global warming movie ever. The film opens with Dorkwad's search for ...
Aimless: · 6 comments
... - sometimes the geyser starts picking randomly between two possible wait times instead of one, and other times visitors get consistently ...
5 May 2008: Tag Clouds for my Papers
Aimless: · 7 comments
... heat isotope km lapse measurements mw nevada observed possible precipitation probes rademacher rate recharge sagehen shown sierra ...
20 Apr 2008: What to Do with the Universe?
Whimsy: science fiction · 3 comments
... was recently convinced that there are three possible fates for the universe. Sci-fi narrative fates, not bona fide ...
6 Apr 2008: Giving the Lie: Blogs and Scientific Criticism
Aimless: · 10 comments
... all the time, in the wittiest and most forceful manner possible. Many of us want to fight duels - it boosts our hit counts and it's ... strategy, where you throw out as many nutty ideas as possible in the hopes that one or two will pay off. If that's your approach ...
11 Mar 2008: Jello Salad is a Weird Ethnic Food
Aimless: · 21 comments
... geeky-looking, i.e., white and Asian? Hah. I suppose it's possible, but... hah. The End. *Hotdish, for those of you without Minnesota ...
12 Feb 2008: Jim Watson, My Racist Corporate Overlord
Aimless: · 32 comments
... Fire Jim Watson. Fire him as quickly and as thoroughly as possible, and replace him with someone who cares about bringing science to all ...
10 Jan 2008: Saline Injections for Venice?
Science: ground water, subsidence, Venice · 3 comments
... gates and levees. By inflating deep aquifers, it's also possible to lift areas of the city, like the Piazza San Marco, where the ...
20 Oct 2007: The Spinning Dancer and the Brain
Science: debunking, neuroscience, optical illusions · 77 comments
... out your left nostril. You should see a doctor as soon as possible. An Australian tabloid recently republished the dancer with a ...
23 Sep 2007: I Need Idiotproofing
Personal, Science: grad school, software · 3 comments
... mostly been interested in getting the job done as fast as possible, without spending much time learning how to use new software. However, ...
6 Jul 2007: Friday Links and iTunes iChing
Links, Politics, Science, Whimsy: blog carnivals, feminism, Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, poverty · 2 comments
... How unbelievably clean my children's teeth are! Is it possible that they've been taught good dental habits? They brush twice a day? ...
4 Jul 2007: Fourth of July: I’m Doin’ It Wrong
Politics: cat macros, fuck the Enlightenment, patriotism · 11 comments
... the American flag and American exceptionalism. (NB it is possible that by "right wing" here I mean "everyone outside my leftist ...
18 Mar 2007: Iconic Figures: Energy Release by Earthquakes
Science: earthquakes · 10 comments
... and kitchen sinks shinier. Large earthquakes are impossible to replicate in the lab, but we can while away weeks smashing up ...
13 Mar 2007: Science as Culture, and Cultural Depictions Thereof
Politics, Science: science in pop culture, white supremacist capitalist patriarchy · 9 comments
What can we learn about science from the thought processes of t-shirt designers? Let's ask some entrants in the Seed Magazine / Threadless T-shirt competition! First, we learn that science is something that acts on culture, and is important to culture, ...
3 Mar 2007: Earthquake Folksonomy
Science, Teaching: earthquakes, lay science · 14 comments
... side of my work in the most technical language possible when I'm not feeling chatty; usually it makes people stop asking ...
21 Feb 2007: Blocking Mt. Etna
Science: volcanoes, X-treem hazard mitigation · 2 comments
... slip it into the vent. The slide was constructed but was impossible to move to the vent as mountain winds forced it into the path of the ...
30 Jan 2007: What’s the Good News of Geology?
Politics, Science: fund my research or San Francisco gets it, lay science, philosophy of science · 16 comments
... for rare-but-ginormous natural disasters is really impossible without it. People living in at-risk areas should take some basic ...
Meta, Politics: blogular wanking, feminism, role models · 7 comments
... I am obligated to be as decent a human being as possible and watch my smack-talkin' mouth, but attempting to avoid such ...
Politics, Science: earthquakes, nuclear weapons, seismograms · 4 comments
... doesn't stand out very far above the noise at all. It's possible that a someone with really hardcore filter-fu could pull out a ... like MDJ, I might be able to get away with this, but it's possible that some features are amplified or obscured on the seismogram because ...
30 Aug 2006: Block, Writer’s
Personal, Politics: domesticity, sewing, sexism · 7 comments
... handkerchief's worth, and vignetting the cartoons would be possible but rather tricky. What should I ...
Politics, Science: academia, earthquake engineering, gender, Science · 5 comments
... few female faculty in earthquake engineering that it is impossible to draw meaningful conclusions about them without being very, very ...
3 Aug 2006: Truth, Justice, and the Academic Way
Politics, Science: academia, gender, rhetorical tactics, scientific culture · 32 comments
... is (ideally) neutral, but it is difficult, if not impossible, to have a neutral scientific conversation in the midst of a heated ...
15 Jul 2006: Call for Interviewees: Women in STEMM
Politics, Science: women in science · 29 comments
... the studies of gender and intelligence really say about possible genetic influences on scientific and mathematical ability. While ...
Politics: anti-Semitism, Christian hegemony, zombies · 4 comments
... was, "blog this." And then I thought, "what for? The only possible reaction is "those people suck," and it's one of those atypical weird ...
26 May 2006: Friday Cat Blogging: Holy Shit I Have Cats!
Personal: cats, Friday random ten, iTunes iChing · no comments
... smaller, and frankly cuter cat who spends as much time as possible outside and is much less of an attention whore when she's in. My ...
16 Apr 2006: Hello world!
Meta: anonymity, Internet branding, pseudonymity · 12 comments
... all the text and importing it into a new database. It's possible, but it'd be a huge pain in the ass; if it happens at all, it won't be ...
29 Mar 2006: Nerds for the Cause of Justice I: Proof of Concept
Meta: blogtinkery, ideas for plugins, rhetorical tactics · no comments
... small blogs that are infrequently updated, these make it possible for people who might not check for new posts every day to see them ...
20 Feb 2006: Little History, Big History
Science: Big History, Earth history, socks · 15 comments
... extinction. The obvious choice, but it's impossible to omit. The first subducting plate. It's fun to invoke plate ... impact. As cliché as the PT boundary, but again, impossible to omit. So, gentle readers, at whatever scale you feel most ...
26 Nov 2005: My Neighbors Are Penis Zombies
Politics: Berzerkeley, rape, sexism · 4 comments
... From the perspective of the legal system it is possible that sexual arousal should be given more credit as a partially ...
16 Nov 2005: On Co-ops and Community
Human Fuzzies, Politics: co-ops, consensus, intentional community · 4 comments
... don't wish to prioritize your life in a way that makes it possible to meet those obligations, the honorable thing to do is to bow out of ...
23 Oct 2005: Peevishness and Science
Human Fuzzies, Links: pep bands, project management · no comments
... make sure that the stuff we're doing brings us as close as possible to the thing we want. [...] And at the same time, we'll be trying to ...
5 Aug 2005: Friday Miscellany
Human Fuzzies, Politics: Friday random ten, Hans Island, Harry Potter · 2 comments
... Danish flag. We're trying to change the flags as often as possible because they are quickly torn apart by the strong winds,'' Jensen said ... reach the island. But we will try to get as far north as possible,'' he said. Danish navy ships have only been able to visit the island ...
17 Jun 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Beach Balls
Uncategorized: rock blogging · 6 comments
... this you might have noticed that there are actually two possible fault planes on your ping-pong ball, perpendicular to each other. ...
13 May 2005: Further Trivialities
Aimless, Links, Personal: blogular wanking, grad school, telephony · 5 comments
... and spice" and "cinnamon roll". Surely the space of possible delicious oatmeal flavors is vast, if not infinite, and in no way ...
12 May 2005: Friday Random 15
Whimsy: Friday random ten, quizzes, search requests · 7 comments
... that comes out your penis when you have sex IS IT FUCKING POSSIBLE TO SMOKE FUCKING VICODIN PILLS OR NOT PENICILLIN HURTS white clumps ...
18 Mar 2005: Friday Rock Blogging: Bishop Tuff
Science: igneous rocks, rock blogging · 4 comments
... USGS! Falsifying documents related to the safety, or possible lack thereof, of a long-term nuclear waste storage facility! Someone ...
27 Feb 2005: More WordPress Babbling
Meta: quizzes · no comments
... of hard work and try to be self-sufficient as much as possible, and what you do you do well. Unfortunately, no man is an island, and ...
17 Feb 2005: Initiative
Politics: dating, feminism, gender, rape · 3 comments
... the street, and whether or not women should avoid that if possible, and what kinds of dating situations we should seek out and how to ...
14 Feb 2005: Fun with Creationist Plate Tectonics
Science: debunking, plate tectonics, young earthers · 11 comments
... entire mantle. Thus convection in the mantle is indeed possible and prompts geologists to debate some key questions: Is convection an ... or flows. Thus, convection in the mantle is indeed possible and prompts geologists to debate some key questions: Is convection an ...
31 Jan 2005: Romanesco
Human Fuzzies: broccoli, fractals · 3 comments
... it down and made fractal everything? Or at least all the possible varieties of fractal brassica? I understand that it's probably a ...
20 Nov 2004: Abortion Post Alpha
Politics: abortion, ethics, organ donation · 22 comments
... - but I'm also not inclined to pretend that it's possible, or even desireable, to reach consensus. The law isn't built for gray ... that we should extend the benefit of the doubt whenever possible. But here's the second thing: even if we finished the argument ...
15 Sep 2004: California Performance Review for Geologists
Politics: California politics, environmentalism, urban planning · no comments
... as a force to be sidelined and disempowered whenever possible. When did "economic development" become a synonym for "unarguably good ...
Human Fuzzies, Science: · 5 comments
... is another. What I'm stumbling towards is: it oughta be possible to grab a physicist to answer the technical questions, and to provide ...
26 Jul 2004: Bugs Bunny Goes to Washington
Politics: · 2 comments
... specifications must be decided by barroom brawl. One possible brawl outcome is OxBlog's argument, but with explicit acknowledgement ...
Human Fuzzies: · 1 comment
... pretending. So if all y'all would help me out with some possible examples or analogies, and idiot-check what I've got already, I'd be ...
19 Jul 2004: GRE Goodness
Personal: cubicle living, grad school, i hate everything, standardized tests · 3 comments
... At that width, every fourth word is hyphenated and it's impossible to tell where paragraphs start and stop. Slows my reading speed down ...
13 Jul 2004: Memo to the Guy in the Escalade
Human Fuzzies, Personal: cars, driving, etiquette, SUVs · no comments
... benefit if pumps are utilized as efficiently as possible. Many gas stations are configured with three pumps per row. ... are open, you drive to the middle pump. It may be impossible to ensure that the fuel intake of your very large vehicle is directly ...
16 Jun 2004: Up Shit Canyon Without a Creek
Politics: · 2 comments
... months ago and had to pause to think consider all the possible descriptions of current offensively bland residential architecture. ...
13 May 2004: Life of the Mind
Politics: cultural criticism, intellectual elitism, intellectuals, unpaid work · 12 comments
... to the whole concept - some of the things brought up as possible contributions of a non-professional intellectual class are more ...
19 Apr 2004: Crackpot Internet Scientist of the Week
Links: crackpots, electromagnetism · 4 comments
... a power source? A: It can't ... fridge magnets are impossible according to today's science. [...] Endless magnetic energy ...
8 Apr 2004: In the End, I Still Really Like Maps
Personal: · 2 comments
... ways of paying conventional bills. Both paths are possible; both are also tricky, and I'm pretty sure I can't follow them both at ...
16 Mar 2004: Spain, Appeasement and Multilateralism
Politics: · 2 comments
... rejecting a strategy of elevated short-term risks with a possible long-term safety payoff if everything works out as planned, and voting in favor of a strategy with a short-term payoff but a possible long-term increase in terrorist attacks if killing people becomes seen ...
20 Feb 2004: Someone’s Trolling My Bridge
Meta: fan mail · no comments
... to say; I'm not sure an interesting response is even possible. At least not while this blog sticks firmly to its R rating. ... don't care if monkeys only got a one-star rating; it is unpossible to hate monkeys and still be human. But I assume you're just needling ...
25 Jan 2004: Sweet Potato Soup
Food: Convolvulaceae, mushrooms, recipes, soup, sweet potatoes, tomatoes · no comments
... some mushroom thrown in for kicks, but it'll be nigh impossible to improve on the plainer version. De-veganize at will; I certainly ...
11 Dec 2003: Peer Review II
Politics, Science: peer review · no comments
... always be trusted to pick it apart to the fullest extent possible. Which is great if you're a scientist trying to improve your study, ...
12 Aug 2003: Erasing Time
Meta, Politics: California politics, elections · 2 comments
... a weird loophole in California elections law, and all possible outcomes are ruinous. But there's a sense of exuberance about it. The ...
18 Apr 2003: Creeping Paranoia
Personal: anxiety, grades · 2 comments
... graduating at all, at least not from here, that it seems impossible for things to go off without a hitch. Pardon me while I chew my ...
26 Jan 2003: Link Fest Rama Lama Ding Dong
Links: · 3 comments
You've seen it before (most likely via Simon), but now you'll see it again: the advertising slogan generator. It takes a tough man to make a tender Green Gabbro. My new personal motto is "Try Mild!" Tom Tomorrow cites the Iowa City Press-Citizen as a pr ...
9 Dec 2002: 19 down, 30 to go
Personal, Politics: · 11 comments
... two weeks before the term ends. With two finals and one possible homework set left, I'm starting to really look forward to going home ...
18 Nov 2002: Coherence is for Chumps
Personal, Whimsy: · 7 comments
... of the People's Republic of China) span the space of all possible national anthems. I have been searching, off and on as my self-image ...
26 Jul 2002: Someone was Long Overdue
Meta: · no comments
... high fiber content. I swear, I never knew it was possible to poop this much. Volthoom Onomatopoeia. i like sweet corn and ...
9 Jun 2002: Morbid Fascination
Uncategorized: guest posts · no comments
... the most preposterous peanut-butter sandwich combination possible may one day catch up with me, but what a way to go! Well, don't you ...
8 Jun 2002: Two Things Not Math
Uncategorized: dreams · 2 comments
... accident. In maroon Verdana. This, I think, is the surest possible sign that I Need A Break From Internet. Mac'n'cheez always makes me ...
15 Apr 2002: Someone Opines
Meta: · 2 comments
... is like comparing apples to oranges - it's certainly possible, but what's the point? I admit, I've never quite grasped the subtle, ...
7 Apr 2002: Review Time!
Human Fuzzies: reviews of stuff, writing · 5 comments
... sidescroll (IE6/Win98) and the archives were nearly impossible to navigate. There was no date-based archive indexing of any kind, and ...
24 Mar 2002: Domestic Manners of the Americans
Human Fuzzies: · 1 comment
... to mean existing with as few of the comforts of life as possible. We slept soundly however, and rose in the hope of soon changing our ...
6 Mar 2002: Someone’s a Commercial Whore
Meta: · 4 comments
... one raises some interesting metaphysical issues. Is it possible to divide the universe into two categories, so that everything is ...
18 Feb 2002: Guerilla Feminism
Politics: feminism, gender, sexism, stereotypes · no comments
... But now they are often observed in young preschoolers. Possible explanations, child-development experts say, include earlier ...
16 Feb 2002: vapid
Links: · no comments
... pinball, with sound effects. Cogent thought is nearly impossible under these conditions... unless of course that thought is about ...
4 Feb 2002: drool… bid… drool
Links: menstruation, religion, robots · 1 comment
... Natural communication between humans and machines is made possible with the cat type communication robot NeCoRo. As blood-bought ...
24 Jan 2002: Waste of My Time
Whimsy: · no comments
... I work towards some future world where this game is impossible to play. The score is the product of the number of hits produced by ...
8 Jan 2002: Fish-Blooded Bourgeois
Links, Meta, Personal: binders, highlighters, killing brain cells, office supplies, random classes, rollerball pens · 1 comment
... plastic binders are the only possible compensation for having to go to class. Plastic, plastic, plastic, and ...
19 Dec 2001: Jane’s Packing Hints
Aimless: dreams · no comments
... things. Make your books look as much like clothes as possible (I'm not entirely sure what this means, but then, most of my 6 hours ...
10 Dec 2001: tuna fish sculpture
Food, Meta: cooking, groceries · no comments
... bag of red beans The trick is to eat as healthfully as possible, while buying as little as possible and using up everything. ...
9 Dec 2001: side couples square through
Personal: agnosticism, atheism, cookies, dancing, julefrokost, monkeys, religion, religious conversion, religious preferences, square dancing, unitarian church · 1 comment
... should be like: genderless, almost entirely featureless, impossible to alienate. I locate a U.U. establishment with a good choir, or ...
3 Oct 2001: Smelling the Roses
Personal: being present, ducks, playing hooky, roses, swans · no comments
... candy when you're a kid, very sweet and overwhelming and impossible to catch, and also like the kitchen when my mother and I would make ...
6 Jul 2001: corn snobbery
Food: wine · no comments
... dominance over the animal, you snarf it up as quickly as possible, and you don't stop in the middle to thoughtfully analyze what it ...