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I'm throwing down the gauntlet and challenging Buzzers to contribute spring science haikus.

You know the rules: three lines (5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables), and it has to be, in some way, both about science and spring. Other than that, you're on your own.

Lilacs: This is what I'm waiting for...any day now...
Lilacs: This is what I'm waiting for...any day now...Courtesy Adam Kuben

A man with two wives
Lives longer than man with one.
That just makes NO sense.
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Sci-ku ™ -- haiku in the service of science!

Those ten extra pounds
Don’t come from constant munching—
It’s all in your head!
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Sci-ku ™ -- haiku in the service of science!

Live long and prosper
Eat a doughnut ev’ry day
If you’re a cricket.
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Sci-ku ™ -- haiku in the service of science!

Without beer, there would
Be no civilization
Worthy of the name
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Sci-ku ™ -- haiku in the service of science!

Pistons roar to life.
Rice wine burns in the engine.
Go on, drink and drive.
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Sci-ku ™ -- haiku in the service of science!

Dogs have a sense of
right and wrong,
which is more than
some people can say.
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Sci-ku ™ -- haiku in the service of science!

You don’t need to be Thoreau or Emerson to share your love of the natural world through poetry. The National Wildlife Federation wants your nature-themed haikus! Send them in by June 30th. Select haikus will be posted in next month’s Wildlife Online, but you can publish yours immediately by submitting it to Science Buzz, too. Just click on the title of this post, and then leave a comment with your poem.

Jan
08
2007

Emily Dickinson: A scientific mind?
Emily Dickinson: A scientific mind?

I am on vacation and actually have some time to explore the lighter side of scientific thought. Digging through a used bookstore I found this great little poem from Emily Dickinson and thought it bared repeating:


"Faith" is a fine invention
When the Gentlemen can see--
But Microscopes are prudent
In an Emergency.

I wonder what she would say about nanotech today?