Saturday, March 03, 2007

Scientific research can be so much fun


After writing that depressing post about R&D support for scientific research in Indian universities, I must link to this story about how one researcher has been able to have so much fun with a research grant.

At times, research (with or without a grant) can also be scary.

Beware: both those links are to this wonderful online 'newspaper' called The Onion. Thanks to my colleague Ram and Savage Minds's Oneman for the pointer.

3 Comments:

  1. Kiran said...

    Well if your research grant is measly enough you cannot get chased by demons or afford to go chasing someone yourself :)

  2. Lakshmi said...

    Was the online magazine some sort of a spoof? I can't believe any serious magazine would publish stuff like that. I am not sure if I should laugh or be shocked !

  3. Abi said...

    Kiran: Isn't it great that research grants (measly or otherwise) 'grant' you permission to pursue your interests wherever they lead (and whatever they may be)?

    Lakshmi: Yes, Onion, "America's finest news source" is devoted to parody and spoof. So, just laugh it off.

    But remember, fact *can* be as strange and goofy as -- if not more so than -- fiction! So, some of what you find in the Onion may not be too wacky and unbelievable ...