• Trimeta… what?

    Kamila Valieva struggling in her free skate at the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games Summary Hard training damages your body Training time at competition-specific intensities [more...]
  • Time Travel and Aliens

    The Question Why haven’t we made contact with an alien civilisation? There may be many reasons, but the far-ranging implications for such a question have encouraged us [more...]
  • The Berlin Marathon Experiment

    A training program lasting 8-weeks was written and followed, subject to the time constraints imposed on the subject with the aim of taking an over-the-hill, middle-aged, untrained male subject to a level of conditioning appropriate to completion of the Berlin marathon. [more...]


Tuesday, April 21, 2015 // 3 Comments

Photo: NASA Every now and then, I find myself in the rather frustrating position of having to defend climate science to people who not only do not understand it, but are [more...]

Pretty Good Privacy

Thursday, September 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

Internet security is a pretty big deal these days. In the age of Wikileaks and Edward Snowden, the scope and scale of surveillance by government agencies is staggering, and [more...]

IFLS Job Application

Monday, March 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

on the 20th of January 2014, I applied for the position of science writer at the “I F*cking Love Science”  website. It has been well over a month, and I’ve [more...]

Sochi Special: The Anatomy of a Race

Monday, February 17, 2014 // 9 Comments

We are now well past the halfway point in the speed skating competition, with only the one individual distance remaining for both ladies and men, then the team pursuits. True [more...]

Explaining the Vortex

Saturday, January 11, 2014 // 3 Comments

Recently, much of North America (and it should be noted: ONLY North America) has experienced a brief period of record low temperatures as a result of the unusual but not [more...]

The Future of Doping in Sport

Monday, February 25, 2013 // 1 Comment

blood doping, inexpensive and still commonly used For the longest time, I thought that it was a losing battle. The dopers would always outfox the anti-dopers. It was simply a [more...]

Fluorinated Compounds

Monday, October 3, 2011 // 0 Comments

Last Friday I was fortunate enough to be present at my girlfriend's Ph.D. thesis defence at the University of Copenhagen. In case anyone is wondering, it went very well, and all the opponents spoke highly of her work, and now we can all call her "Doctor". [more...]

Mid-Life Calculation

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 // 2 Comments

It is a fairly well-known truism that time seems to pass at a slower rate for children than it does for adults. One day, not long ago, I was pondering the unusual behaviour [more...]

Drawing Molecules

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 // 5 Comments

When you were a little kid, you probably came across quick step-by-step guides in children's books on how to draw things. My views on the faults of modern educations systems are perhaps best left to another post, but for now, I present a how-to guide for drawing molecules. [more...]

Population Paradox

Friday, April 9, 2010 // 7 Comments

Let’s say you’re a government minister, and you’ve been tasked with the job of controlling the population. There’s one catch – in the country [more...]
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