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April 1, 2010

About Time

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Science and Nature finally decide to stop beating each other up in chasing after hot papers. The problem with the announcement is that it quotes magazine consultant Rick Rolling, but neglects to link to the video where he explains things in detail.

Comments (13) + TrackBacks (0) | Category: The Scientific Literature


1. sgcox on April 1, 2010 12:02 PM writes...

Good !

April 1st is almost over and I have not heard any good jokes till now.

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2. Marvinthefish on April 1, 2010 12:04 PM writes...

"We also saw an opportunity to create a Web 3.0 basic sciences journal for the next generation of researchers"

Web 3.0! Wow!

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3. RB Woodweird on April 1, 2010 12:12 PM writes...

Science: Never going to give you up.
Nature: Never going to let you down.
Science: Never going to run around and desert you.
Nature: Never going to make you cry.
Science: Never going to say goodbye.
Nature: Never going to tell a lie and hurt you.

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4. Azetidine on April 1, 2010 12:17 PM writes...

And here I was all excited, ready to vote for the name "Natural Science", and hoping there would be a picture of Geddy Lee on the first issue...

"Science, like Nature, must also be tamed - with a view toward its preservation..."

Written in 1979!

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5. Em on April 1, 2010 12:18 PM writes...

Worst joke I've heard today.

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6. Sili on April 1, 2010 12:30 PM writes...

Finally. I've read the last two posts on tenterhooks.

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7. Spectrochimico on April 1, 2010 12:36 PM writes...

That was painful. More evidence that scientists should not even try to be funny.

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8. startup on April 1, 2010 1:24 PM writes...

they shall call it Scature.

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9. anchor on April 1, 2010 1:36 PM writes...

The question is-How long the truce will last?

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10. J-bone on April 1, 2010 1:45 PM writes...

Ha ha! The funniest part of this joke is one of the comments:

"Instead of 2 iPads, why not just buy the souped up, wide screen version of iPad that Apple is going to release next Summer? It is called Max iPad."

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11. Wavefunction on April 1, 2010 4:06 PM writes...

Ah, finally, a real April 1st joke

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12. Sean on April 1, 2010 8:46 PM writes...

Ha, Ha - nice stuff.

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13. Daniel on April 2, 2010 10:16 PM writes...

*groan* leave the jokes to Angewandte

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