CATegories of Floofs

People, Places, and Events

Cakes, Cats, and Stars — Astro April Fools

Astronomers turn their attention to the true puzzles of the universe: cats, Jaffa Cakes, and the coming planet–black hole apocalypse.

illustration of habitability like a cocktail recipe

People, Places, and Events

Astronomers Make It Rain, Search for Gin and Vampires

As is customary on the first day of April, scientists posted research that breaks out of the box peer-review normally keeps it in.

Pi in the Sky

April Fools

April 1st Astronomy Hijinks

In breaking news today, astronomers have discovered Pi in the sky, proposed a revolutionary search for extraterrestrial environmentalism . . . and oh yes, April Fools’!

S&T working for a long time

April Fools

Dragons and Venus Arise to Fool

On April 1st astronomers and other important folk got serious about science jokes in an annual tradition of scientific tomfoolery.

Galaxies

Fooling with the Universe

This year’s April Fools' provides a wealth of alarming results. Catch up on all the scientific shenanigans here.

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