The Sciences

Fooling with the Literature

Cosmic VarianceBy Julianne DalcantonApr 1, 2010 6:32 AM


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Another year, another round of diverting April Fool's submissions to the ArXiV. Can you spot the astro-ph paper containing the following?

Calculation of the new figure of merit entails calculating elliptic integrals of the second kind, which makes the method more scientific;

If it helps, it's the same paper which refers to:

Lorentz violating Chuck Norris in space, breathing aether and watching galaxies with his naked eyes.

The final line of the orthographic correlations paper was a nice slow burn of a joke as well.

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