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Volume 1

EDITORIAL

Introducing the Proceedings of the Natural Institute of Science (PNIS): Come with us!.

 

Guide to understanding scientific writing. I. Abbreviations

 

Guide to understanding scientific writing. II. Common Phrases (Part 1: the Latin ones)


Guide to understanding scientific writing. II. Common Phrases (Part 2: the non-Latin ones)

 

Argument for compatibility in the discourse of cake possession versus cake consumption

 

The many revolutions of the Proceedings of the Natural Institute of Science: A review and prospectus (but not a meta-analysis)

 


SOFD

Assessment of the frequency with which men think of things: chicken wings

 

Searching for the intelligent designer: a laboratory experiment

 

A proposed revision to the Periodic Table of the Elements

 

Effects of climate change, agricultural clearing, and the sun becoming a red giant on an old growth oak-hickory forest in southeastern Iowa


Assisted thermoregulation: a new conservation strategy for mitigating negative effects of global climate change

 

What's all this then about monkeys peeling bananas better than humans?

 

Successful clinical trials of HomeoQuack©, a homeopathic vaccine for autism

 

Characterizing the morphologically distinct regions of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

 

A child’s Christmas in the surveillance state: Cultural critique, Elf on a Shelf

 


HARD

How much damage can a 6 year-old possibly do? An analysis of the cost of raising a child like Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes

 

A Shakespearean translation of the last rap battle in 8 Mile, with a subsequent analysis of its quality

 

Yes We Canities! A quantitative analysis of the graying of Barack Obama's hair

 

If you believe in heaven, then you should be doing everything possible in order to get there

 

Yes, if you poop at work, you are getting paid to poop. But you're also saving money

 

Peak Pumpkin Spice: When will it end?: The indefinite analysis.

 

We are entering an unprecedented age in baby name flux

 

Comparative morphology of popular xkcd characters

 

The truth about Santa’s beer: An experimental test of holiday beer appeal



Volume 2

EDITORIAL

Guide to understanding scientific writing. III. Titles

 


SOFD

Neural correlates of people waiting to get into Heaven

 

Fine-scale movements of a Midwestern Beech-Maple Forest: First Ever Tree Radiotelemetry Study

 

I am in Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium

 

Honey, this χ2 analysis shows that I clean the cat’s litter box significantly more than you do

 

An analysis of some quotes of George W. Bush: Bumbling idiot or master wordsmith?

 

A Statistical Reformulation of the Mass-Energy Equivalence Equation, E=mc2

 

The proof of the pudding: A series of applied tests of the implications of research on embodiment

 

Dynamics and behavior of a local eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) population

 

Exposure to Fox News increases vigilance in tadpoles of the green frog (Rana clamitans)

 


HARD

According to this analysis, the biggest upset in Super Bowl history occurred more recently than you think

 

A quest to find some absurd yet accurate predictors of Super Bowl success

 

Our Super Bowl Prediction: Seattle Seahawks 29.02, New England Patriots 17.98

 

Did the Apollo astronauts retain their Hemingway-esque diction while walking on the moon?

 

How likely are you to encounter snark on Stack Overflow? Part 1: Comparison of statistical software

 

Racial and gender diversity of the characters in The New Yorker cartoons

 

Dispatch from the Obvious Department: The New Yorker cartoons drawn by females contain more female characters

 

The different characters of the cartoons of The New Yorker and the cartoonists who draw them

 

Can you pray your way toward statistical significance? An experimental test

 

The Best and the sneakiest: Minimizing the cost associated with false publication histories

 

The War Between the Barbates: Facial hair of the commanders of the United States Civil War

 

Beards of War: Relationships between facial hair coverage and battle outcome in the U.S. Civil War

 


SPECIAL PAPER

Paper of the Future! What a standard academic paper might look like in five years

 

Scientific Paper Supercut: "More Research is Needed"

 


SCI-NEWS

New ASA membership plans permit members to reject null hypotheses at alpha values > 0.05

Nature Publishing Group to begin publishing personalized journals

Discovery Institute to launch a theistic extension for Microsoft Office

Tim Hunt unsure to which Nobel laureate he’ll pass the bigot baton

Conservatives hoping to use 2015 as a future starting point for short-term cooling trends in temperature

Lab technician issues recall for latest batch of agar plates

Local community not realizing the environmental benefits of cutting down nearby forest, says timber company

Tungsten hires publicist amid image overhaul

Plutonium to be renamed Trans-Neptunian Objectium

Principal Investigator still not pleased with latest iteration of Figure 2

Scientist baffled and upset that a recently published paper did not cite his research

Desperate for funding, scientists try to include graphene in their research

Taiga to be officially renamed as "The Biome Formerly Known as Taiga"

Failed PCR blamed on misplacement of lucky pipette

Laboratory study on predator-induced plasticity in krill already well over budget

Graduate student just realized that yesterday was a holiday

American Psychological Association to republish retraced articles in wake of reproducibility project

Craft reagents becoming a booming scientific business

California's innovation plummets as drought cuts length of scientists' showers

Five-year thought experiment expected to come in well under budget

Thermo Fisher Scientific to release new Pumpkin Spice Agarose

Commentary: Albert Einstein used to be a great scientist, but now it seems like he's just coasting

Department chair would like to remind faculty that tweets do not count as publications for annual review

Students puts science fair project behind a paywall, wins first prize

Students unsure if professor's rant about being an adjunct will be on the final exam

Researcher now claiming that oft-rejected manuscript was actually a performance art piece

Physics student crushed that STEM isn't the sexless, geek paradise promised by the Big Bang Theory




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