The iPhone girl.

29 August 2008 grant b 0

This isn’t research as much as social observation, but have you heard about the iPhone girl? I noticed her story on reddit but she’s popping […]


27 August 2008 grant b 0

So, the BBC is talking about one of Nikola Tesla’s dreams (he of the AC current and the plasma ball) coming true in an Intel […]

Hello, Poindexter.

26 August 2008 grant b 0

You may or may not have noticed a new link in the “fellow travellers” area down there on the right. It’s to Hello, Poindexter!, the […]

SONG: When the Lights Go Out.

23 August 2008 grant b 0

SONG: “When the Lights Go Out.” [Download] (To download: double right-click & “Save As”) ARTIST: grant. SOURCE: “Sleep-deprived brains alternate between normal activity and ‘power […]

Bad choices and birth control.

22 August 2008 grant b 0

LiveScience makes clear that sometimes, contraception isn’t the best decision. Or, well, doesn’t help you make the best decisions… because birth control pills befuddle women’s […]

*More* spouses?

20 August 2008 grant b 2

New Scientist has just given me stress-induced palpitations with their finding that the more wives, the longer-lived the man: After accounting for socioeconomic differences, men […]

Better than Shinola.

18 August 2008 grant b 0 is smiling (or is it just gas?) over the latest trick we’ve gotten E. coli to perform. Geneticists have altered the food-poisoning germ so […]

Spicy bugs.

15 August 2008 grant b 0

If you like your food a little spicy, might whet your appetite in a crawly kind of way… because hot peppers owe everything to […]

I no caveman? Unk!

14 August 2008 grant b 0

Wired burst bubble! Science-head say me no Neanderthal no how: Scientists who sequenced the mitochondrial DNA of a 38,000-year-old Neanderthal returned no evidence of ancestral […]