ComPost: science


Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 03/21/2014

It’s a bird! It’s a dinosaur! It’s the Chicken from Hell!

Nightmare dinobird.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:02 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  chicken, hell, Science

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 03/18/2014

The one problem with that Jenny McCarthy Twitter backlash

It makes it seem as though vaccinations are a matter of debate.

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:51 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ack, Science

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Chris Christie and the best traffic safety study ever

Well, I guess we learned something.

By Alexandra Petri  |  08:47 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, bridges, christie, pranks, Science, studies

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Scientists at MIT and Harvard have constructed a light saber! Their skills are complete!

Their skills are complete.

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:03 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Science, Star Wars

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 07/29/2013

MIT scientists implant memory in mouse brain

Mouse inception, and beyond!

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:02 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  If you give a mouse a memory..., inception, memories, mice, ms paint, Science

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 07/17/2013

Three-horned poems for the new dinosaur, nasutoceratops, relative of the triceratops

Welcome to the family!

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:58 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dinosaur, Science

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Mercury has ice, announces NASA

Wake me when there's vodka.

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:13 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Science

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Temporal cloaking, undetectable events, and Rick Santorum

By Alexandra Petri  |  03:08 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  science, Santorum

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Higgs boson: Are you there, God particle? It’s me, CERN!

It’s me, CERN.

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:01 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Science, huzzah

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Jon Huntsman’s climate flop?

Maybe the meaning of “change” changed

By Alexandra Petri  |  05:55 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2012, Huntsman, science?

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 12/06/2011

New habitable planet! The view from Kepler 22b.

Blue. Tranquil. Inhabited?

By Alexandra Petri  |  02:54 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Science, NASA, planets

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Proposed Mississippi ‘personhood’ amendment doesn’t go far enough

About that Mississippi amendment

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:36 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mississippi, laws, science, oy

Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Bisexuals exist! Now what?

The evolving mythology of the dating scene.

By Alexandra Petri  |  07:08 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bisexuality, mythology, sex, science

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 08/24/2011

So you’ve been asked a question about science but you want to be the nominee...

What’s next, for GOP presidential candidates and the rest of us

By Alexandra Petri  |  11:22 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  science, handy charts, GOP 2012, rick perry

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Rick Perry, global warming and those durn scientists

Who’s the heretic?

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:12 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rick Perry, science, Mitt Romney

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Miss USA versus the Scopes — proof of evolution?

Is it science we don’t know? Or history?

By Alexandra Petri  |  09:32 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Science, monkeys, Miss USA

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 02/03/2011

Kepler 10-b? I thought I was an only planet!

A rendering of rocky planet Kepler 10-b. (Agence France-Presse via NASA) I don't know if the Kepler Project is out to make us feel like a small, insignificant speck, but it's doing a good job. I used to look up...

By Alexandra Petri  |  04:45 PM ET, 02/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Big Deals, Big Deals, Big Deals | Tags:  NASA, science, space

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 10/08/2010

Five rejected applications to Obama's MTV town hall

Backstage.com offered the following listing for a town-hall meeting with President Obama. PRESIDENT OBAMA TOWN HALL, MTV MTV, BET and CMT are casting the audience for town hall meeting with President Obama. Shooting Oct. 14, 4 p.m. in Washington, D.C....

By Alexandra Petri  |  12:46 PM ET, 10/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Reality? Television, Reality? Television, Reality? Television | Tags:  Jerry Brown, science