Eat Whale?

7 March 2008 grant b 0

The Reuters Environment Desk had a doozy of a story recently on how Norwegian lobbyists want us to eat whale to save the planet: The […]

East/West Brain Differences.

6 March 2008 grant b 0

M.I.T. researchers, cited in the Boston Globe, have used brain scanners and simple tasks to map out neurological differences between Westerners and East Asians: In […]

Stoned Moses.

5 March 2008 grant b 0

Ha’aretz reports on a rather unusual theory coming out of Hebrew University – that Moses was tripping his way down Mt. Sinai: “And all the […]

From Weight Into Light.

3 March 2008 grant b 0

PhysOrg brightens our day with a fun new invention that’s actually rather old-fashioned. It’s a gravity-powered lamp. The LED lamp, named Gravia, is an acrylic […]

Chimps are Wired for Words.

29 February 2008 grant b 0

ScienceDaily reports on new findings from the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, who say that chimpanzee brains are really close to human brains as far […]

Red Spot Mystery

25 February 2008 grant b 0

Discovery assures us that space contines to be utterly inexplicable – at least as far as that famous, bizarre, permanent hurricane on the King of […]

Cloned Booger.

22 February 2008 grant b 0

BBC News reports on a new breakthrough from South Korea. A biotech firm named RNL Bio is cloning a pit bull named Booger: RNL Bio […]

A Flying Telescope!

21 February 2008 grant b 0

How I resisted calling this “Eye in the Sky” I don’t know. But yeah, Universe Today is all excited about SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared […]

Making Oil Out of Thin Air.

20 February 2008 grant b 2

That’s what they’re doing at Los Alamos National Laboratory, according to the New York Times. Zap CO2 and H2O from the atmosphere with electricity and […]

Star Wars Practice Run?

19 February 2008 grant b 0

So, Wired’s Danger Room has an interesting take on the Pentagon’s response to that crashing spy satellite we mentioned here not too long ago. See, […]