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JWST Delays

ב', 07/02/2018 - 06:00
Since delays should get less likely closer to the launch, most astronomers in 2018 believed the expansion of the schedule was slowing, but by early 2020 new measurements indicated that it was actually accelerating.


ו', 06/29/2018 - 06:00
It traveled so far to reach me. I owed it my best.

Thorough Analysis

ד', 06/27/2018 - 06:00
The likely shape of the bells was determined through consultation with several bellringing experts at the Tower of London. Transcripts of those interviews are available in Appendix VII.

Newton's Trajectories

ב', 06/25/2018 - 06:00
With just one extra line, he could have anticipated the 2003 film The Core, but some things are too audacious for even the greatest visionaries.

Update Notes

ו', 06/22/2018 - 06:00
 Hey, if anyone still using this app is headed to the beach, can you stop at 4th and River St and grab the sunscreen from my car? Trunk should be unlocked. Thanks!

Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram

ד', 06/20/2018 - 06:00
The Hertzsprung-Russell diagram is located in its own lower right corner, unless you're viewing it on an unusually big screen.

Irony Definition

ב', 06/18/2018 - 06:00
Can you stop glaring at me like that? It makes me feel really ironic.

Brookhaven RHIC

ו', 06/15/2018 - 06:00
"Buddy, you trying to pull something? I can't buy this gold--all the electrons are missing. I could face serious charges!"

Customer Rewards

ד', 06/13/2018 - 06:00
We'll pay you $1.47 to post on social media about our products, $2.05 to mention it in any group chats you're in, and 11 cents per passenger each time you drive your office carpool past one of our billboards.

Attention Span

ב', 06/11/2018 - 06:00
I didn't even realize they MADE a novelization of "Surf Ninjas." How did you-- Oh my god, it's signed by the author?!

Sun and Earth

ו', 06/08/2018 - 06:00
But we don't need to worry about the boiling masses sandwiching the thin layer in which we live, since we're so fragile and short-lived that it's unlikely to kill us before something else does! Wait, why doesn't that sound reassuring?

Presidential Succession

ד', 06/06/2018 - 06:00
Ties are broken by whoever was closest to the surface of Europa when they were born.

LeBron James and Stephen Curry

ב', 06/04/2018 - 06:00
The 538TR attempts to capture a player's combined skill at basketball (either real-life or NBA 2K18) and election forecasting.

Clickbait-Corrected p-Value

ו', 06/01/2018 - 06:00
When comparing hypotheses with Bayesian methods, the similar 'clickbayes factor' can account for some harder-to-quantify priors.

xkcd Phone 2000

ד', 05/30/2018 - 06:00
Our retina display features hundreds of pixels per inch in the central fovea region.

Selection Effect

ב', 05/28/2018 - 06:00
fMRI testing showed that subjects who don't agree to participate are much more likely to escape from the machine mid-scan.


ו', 05/25/2018 - 06:00
By clicking anywhere, scrolling, or closing this notification, you agree to be legally bound by the witch Sycorax within a cloven pine.

Business Update

ד', 05/23/2018 - 06:00
Our customers keep sending us their personal information, even though we've repeatedly asked them to stop. The EU told me I'm the heir to some ancient European throne that makes me exempt from the GDPR, but we should probably still try to fix that.

Morning News

ב', 05/21/2018 - 06:00
Support your local paper, unless it's just been bought by some sinister hedge fund or something, which it probably has.

MC Hammer Age

ו', 05/18/2018 - 06:00
Wait, sorry, I got mixed up--he's actually almost 50. It's the kid from The Karate Kid who just turned 40.