Terry at Small Pond Science occasionally posts summaries of the bizarre/weird/repeated Google searches that bring people to his site. I did the same last January, and thought it would be good to give an update. So, dear reader, here are the answers to quantitatively frequently asked questions on The Lab and Field in the last half of 2014. Enjoy!
why am i here
Physically, or philosophically? Though I don’t think I should be the one having the “birds and the bees” chat with you (come to think of it, why do we tell teenagers about bee’s sex lives? They’re pretty bizarre and not at all like those of humans)
is my lab gay
If it has a fondness for Judy Garland, consistently dresses better than you, and is systematically oppressed, it just might be.
(oddly enough, this was two separate searches)
where arrows go during winter
are seasonal quivers a thing now?
can birds fly to the moon
nserc ecology and evolution funding bins
What? That’s outrageous. Unless you mean binoculars, in which case, I fully endorse it.
how to get nserc industrial scholarship
The biggest hurdle is identifying an industrial partner. If you can do that first, your chances will be significantly higher.
why does it matter what journal you publish in
Yes. Whether that’s right is an argument for another day, though.
most photography is mediocre
Whoa there – what kind of site do you think this is?
(i) are the phylogenetic trees generated from the haemoglobin alpha subunit identical to that generated from the haemoglobin beta subunit?
That looks suspiciously like an assignment question from an undergraduate class. To aid future students, the answer is: Yes, but one must account for delta mutations along the beta subunit and concatenate likelihood estimates from Bayesian analysis using the Thoreau method in order to do so. You’re welcome.
how do i know if i’ll get nserc
They’ll send you a letter. If it’s for a PGS/CGS or PDF, expect the letter in late March, usually.
great auk behaviour skills
Great auks are generally well behaved, especially these days, as they are all stuffed and in museums. Occasionally they get rowdy and need a time-out in the cabinet, though.
gentleman vs animals sex
The general mechanics are the same, but one usually has a top hat and monocle.
being gay in the academics
Most people are gay all over, not just in the academics, but coming out is a gradual process. There are a few of us out here, and you can check out LGBT STEM or get in touch.
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what is that I don’t even
labrador duck not extinct
odds on winning a banting fellowship
Not great. There are only about 80 a year, and are incredibly competitive. In 2012, I ranked 145/180.
appearance of paper
hipsters can’t science
I’m sure they can, we just have never heard of them.
radio show debate, with hypothisis on the table and vote at the end
Check out the Munk Debates on CBC Radio 1’s Ideas.
why are all academics gay
Not all academics are gay. In fact, some of my best friends in academia are, shockingly, straight.
does nserc cgs-m funding go to student or professor?
Student. This is your salary, and is administered by your school of grad studies (or similar).
june is my birthday month and i’m happy with that
Fantastic. Not that you can change it …
i am a bird.i migrate from arctic to antarctic and back
The Lab and Field: breaking down class barriers in science communication!
Uhhh? I know it’s a hot topic, but I mean honestly, how did three people find my site from searching ebola?