April 29, 2005

Study claims IQ differences at least 50% genetic "A 60-page review of the scientific evidence, some based on state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of brain size, has concluded that race differences in average IQ are largely genetic." Full article and critical responsess in the June 2005 issue of Psychology, Public Policy and Law, a journal of the American Psychological Association. more inside

February 22, 2005

Curious George: Which new language would you most like to learn if given the chance? Why? ... sort of follow-up to this and this. more inside

February 01, 2005

Medical George: Underweight How many here are underweight? What are your strategies and experiences in dealing with the condition? Please share your favorite resources! Websites, books, diets/supplements, clothing stores, etc. more inside

October 13, 2004

Bush, Kerry and Nader respond to questions posed by youth voters, as part of the Presidential Youth Debate hosted by The New Voters Project. Rebuttals coming soon on October 17. via Slashdot more inside

September 28, 2004

"The size of a piece of snot" is how Taiwan's Minister of Foreign Affairs described Singapore, whose "effort to embrace China's 'balls'" really really pissed him off. more inside

May 12, 2004

Curious, George: English/Writing Reference? I would like to improve my writing skills. Which books on grammar, style, vocabulary or writing would you recommend? more inside

April 07, 2004

War on Pr0n In this field office in Washington, 32 prosecutors, investigators and a handful of FBI agents are spending millions of dollars to bring anti-obscenity cases to courthouses across the country for the first time in 10 years. Nothing is off limits, they warn, even soft-core cable programs such as HBO's long-running Real Sex or the adult movies widely offered in guestrooms of major hotel chains. (via slashdot) more inside

March 19, 2004

MeFi link: Fireworks and Stupid People The video is actually made by the Chiseen label, which recently signed a deal with MTV Networks Asia to produce the "stunt and prank-related content" for the show MTV Whatever Things. "Set in Asia's vast urban landscape, the show exposes the odd, risque, shocking and humorous elements of street and pop culture. By closely examining its intricacies in a deliberately haphazard style, Chiseen's blend of physical stunts, celebrity pranks, provocative journalism and pure-situational randomness will be a new experience for Asian audiences." more inside