Science Caturday: Watch the Birdies

Today is World Migratory Bird Day!  Kittehs love to watch the birdies. For science, of course!


As for the related subject of bird-assisted coconut migration, it’s a simple question of weight ratios:


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Science Caturday: Dinosaur Edition


Today we have a special Science Caturday to celebrate the publication of My Beloved Brontosaurus, a book by dinosaur expert, cat servant and friend of the Finch & Pea Brian Switek, aka @laelaps.

The Wall Street Journal says that you should “read Mr. Switek’s book to rekindle your love of all things dinosaur: the cheesy movies, the action figures, the many happy hours spent wandering through imaginary Jurassic jungles. But more than that, read it to remind yourself that the dinosaurs’ story is our story and that, as Mr. Switek writes, ‘extinction is the ultimate fate of all species. Nothing so majestically encapsulates these simple, powerful truths of nature quite like a dinosaur.’” We concur!

Brian will be appearing in several cities in the next few weeks to talk about the book – you can catch him this coming Monday, April 29, at Politics & Prose in Washington, DC. Some other upcoming “Brontotour” stops are listed here. If he’s not coming to your town, Brian is always happy to chat about his work on twitter.

In the meantime, enjoy these dinokittehs.



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Science Caturday: Tax Time

It’s the last weekend before tax day, so the science kitties have taken time off from their important research to help you with any last-minute filing issues.


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Science Caturday: Nootrishun Edishun

Looks like some naughty scientists allowed their kitties to test some highly experimental cat food, with regrettable results:


Another tragic case:


Some experiments, while not actually harmful, were also unsuccessful:


Careful what you feed your cats, people.

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Science Caturday: Adventures of Schrodinger’s Cat


What’s better than a science lolcat? (OK, besides two science lolcats)  A blog filled with adorable and informative physics kitty cartoons, that’s what. I recently stumbled upon The Adventures of Schrodinger’s Cat, a webcomic blog by an anonymous physics student from Madrid. Besides the classic dead-or-alive thought experiment, the charming cartoon cats explore a wide range of topics in physics, including quantum mechanics, relativity, optics, and string theory.


Learning stuff with cute kitties is what Science Caturday is all about. You can also get updates at The Adventures of Schrodinger’s Cat Facebook page.

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