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November 15, 2007

CG: Things To Do in Denver When You're Dead Bored Gonna be in Greeley, CO on a short-notice business trip Sunday afternoon through Tuesday morning. I need tips on stuff to do in either Denver or Boulder, and if there are monkeys in either city, I would like to offer you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy me alcohol. more inside
New and improved stereotypes to teach your kids. (Via.)
Claus Von Stauffenberg, the man who nearly killed Hitler, is 100 today. With nearly perfect timing, Tom Cruise is to star as Von Stauffenberg in Valkyrie, er, next year. Stauffenberg's son is not pleased.
The Most Terrifying Video You'll Ever See (Youtube) The most terrifying if you're an oil or gas lobby, that is. An ~10 youtube clip on choices that you can make approaching the issue of Climate Change.
Mans fakes mugging with nail gun but clever Plod are on to him. more inside
Throw it in the oven with your cookies
Sister Unity Reveals The Gay Agenda link 2 teh YouTubez.

November 14, 2007

I saw this ad on TV last night. Moving and effective? Sure. But should kids be seeing this, without warning? In a world where we cannot let a little one see the naked human form, how is it okay to let them see horrifying pain and disfigurement? Bad dreams, anyone?
Malcolm Gladwell dissects criminal profiling. His conclusion: It's no more than a parlor trick.
Meet Neville. Neville got a tattoo while on holiday. In Thailand. What could possibly go wrong?
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) hijacks cellular machinery [disturbing pictures and video]. more inside

November 13, 2007

Recently published: "Supercapitalism" by Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor and keeper of an interesting blog.
"Here’s how to understand the Creation Museum: Imagine, if you will, a load of horseshit." John Scazzi reports on the Creation Museum. [Via BB.]
This is my cookie jar . What does yours look like? Is it full of cookies? more inside

November 12, 2007

"I've had this Space Cookie ever since I was a child..."
Monkey World Domination Is At Hand! Researchers at the Oregon National Primate Research Center have published a paper in the science journal Nature documenting their attempt to clone rhesus monkeys. Of 100 embryos, about 20 were successfully implanted (though not gestated to birth). It is the first such success with any primate, and represents a huge leap forward in cloning technology. The team hopes that their success will translate into improved techniques for therapeutic cloning for humans. Of course, this means that any evil genius worth his salt will be stealing this technology immediately to breed his own race of warrior monkeys for total world domination. I, for one, welcome...well, you know the drill.
Ritalin and other drugs used to treat ADHD work in the short term, but after a year or two they cease to have any beneficial effect. They may, however, stunt the growth of children when used long-term. New research is to be reported on the BBC Panorama programme at 8.30 GMT today - some time after that, you'll be able to watch the whole programme online here.

November 11, 2007

Strato Cruiser airship concept by Tino Schaedler and Michael J Brown With its carbon fiber skin, sectional helium chamber design and photovoltaic cells, the Stratocruiser’s construction brings new levels of safety, speed and ecology to travel. An advanced propulsion system more than doubles the cruising speed of conventional blimps.
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