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THEME: SCI -- Science

June 19, 199469 LAYING DOWN THE LAW Send us some exciting new principles that explain why things happen they way they happen. Pat Scully SCI  66   HTML  
April 2, 1995107 CLUSTERS' LAST STAND Take an actual star cluster, redraw the lines into a different image, and give it a new name. Joseph Romm
David "Stockton" Smith 
SCI  104   HTML 
July 21, 1996175 FOSSIL FOOLS What would aliens mistakenly conclude about us from any of the provided items? Art Grinath SCI  172   HTML 
January 19, 1997201 THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE Come up with a new element and its symbol, and provide a brief description of its chemical or physical properties. Irwin Singer SCI  198   HTML 
March 9, 1997208 SEND IN THE CLONES Suggest questions a commission to investigate the moral, legal and practical question raised by cloning might consider. Joan Schloo POL REL SCI  205   HTML 
May 23, 1999323 THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD INVITATIONAL Come up with not-quite-ready inventions, past or present. Brian Broadus SCI BUS  320   HTML E 
July 2, 2000356
Med Icks Invent a clever name for a new medical product, and specify the condition it would treat. Chester Myslicki SCI  352   HTML  
January 21, 2001385
Proceed Gingerly What is the still-secret invention, code-name "Ginger", that is said to meet the provided criteria? Ervin Stembol SCI  381   HTML 
March 14, 2004549 Show Us Your Best Quantities Come up with novel units of measure, and explain or quantify them. Joseph Anthony SCI  545   HTML 
March 7, 2009807 Pretty Graphic Expressions Express some insight as an equation or other mathematical expression. Phyllis Reinhard SCI  803    
April 11, 2009812 Rx-Related Humor Offer up some entirely false medical or psychological "fact." Stephen Dudzik SCI  808    
May 8, 2010868 Count the ways Give us some musings of a technical wonk. Jeffrey Contompasis SCI  864    html 
July 17, 2010878 Safety in blunders Tell us a way to make the nation more secure. Jon Graft SCI POL  874    html 
June 12, 2011923 Chemical Wordfare Create a new chemical element or other chemical term. Christopher Lamora SCI  919    html 
April 22, 2012968 Take us for grants Come up with a proposal to the National Science Foundation or other research-funding organization for a study based on a stupid hypothesis. Robert Schechter SCI  964    html  E 
May 14, 20171227 Celebrate ortho-diversity! Name and describe a new life form -- and no letter in the term may be used twice. Seth Tucker LET SCI  1223    E 
July 9, 20171235 The Sound of Science Write humorous lyrics on the subject of science or technology, set to a well-known tune. Hildy Zampella POE SCI  1231    E 
November 5, 20171252 It's a med, med, med, med world Invent a clever name for a new medical product, and specify the condition it would treat. William Verkuilen SCI  1248    E 
March 10, 20191322 Back to the drawing board Come up with an idea for an invention that still needs a bug ironed out. Jeffrey Contompasis SCI BUS  1318     E