Monday, February 8th, 2010
Study: Beer is Good for the Bones!

While too much beer might not be good for bonin’ as such, just the right amount can be great for  bones in general (the real ones, not your blood engorged member) .  Someone tell the ladies –  drink more beer for better bone health! From But seriously, a new analysis of 100 commercial beers […]

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
Berkeley Scientist Recommends Pot as Treatment for Alchohol, Drug Abuse

From the Times of India: Putting cannabis in place of more harmful drugs may help in winning the fight against substance abuse, say researchers. Amanda Reiman, University of California, Berkeley, USA, carried out the study at Berkeley Patient’s Group, and found that 40 per cent of the 350 cannabis users quizzed resorted to the drug […]

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009
Fruit Bat Blow Jobs

Fellatio common among fruit bats, says research – Telegraph The study found that more than two-thirds of female short-nosed fruit bats (Cynopterus sphinx) performed fellatio on their sexual partners, and that they were rewarded with longer bouts of intercourse as a result. Previously, the only animals known to carry out oral sex – apart from […]

Monday, October 26th, 2009
Anthropologist Declares, “Modern Man is a Wimp”!

From Reuters: Australian anthropologist Peter McAllister has just released his new book “Manthropology: The Science of the Inadequate Modern Male” in which he makes the case that compared to our tribal ancestors, we modern men are, well, a giant bunch of wimps. “No ifs, no buts — the worst man, period…As a class we are […]

Monday, October 19th, 2009
DARPA Unveils Robotic Blob

The folks that brought you the Internet are still at it. The U.S. Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced the invention of a ‘blob-like’ robot which is able to inflate and deflate it’s body through a process called ‘jamming’, in which the robot’s synthetic (silicone) skin is changed back and forth from solid […]

Friday, October 16th, 2009
Mayan Elder on 2012: Enough with this Shit Already! is reporting that Mayan Elder Apolinario Chile Pixtun is “fed up with this stuff” regarding the frantic inquiries he’s been getting about 2012 – the supposed end date of the Mayan calendar. Mexican archaeologist Guillermo Bernal agrees, saying that both new agers yearning for global enlightenment and rapture minded dooms-dayers are guilty of superimposing […]

Monday, October 5th, 2009
Photos of the Oldest Living Things

The Oldest Living Things in the World Rachel Sussman takes photographs of the oldest living things in the world. Her blog is essentially a travel journal, and worth a read. Apparently, there is a bar in this tree:

Monday, September 14th, 2009
The Nocebo Effect

Most troubling is how nocebo is used on unsuspecting consumers. The nocebo effect is not only well recognized in medicine and science research, it’s well-recognized by marketing professionals. Nocebo is why fear has become the most widely used political and marketing technique, especially when it comes to food and health. Fear sells. This natural human […]

Thursday, September 10th, 2009
NASA Levitates Mice

I say the levitating mice is half way to flying mice and that kicks ass. Mice Levitated in Lab | LiveScience Scientists working on behalf of NASA built a device to simulate variable levels of gravity. It consists of a superconducting magnet that generates a field powerful enough to levitate the water inside living animals, […]

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009
Warm Me Up!

Check out this interesting bit over at New Scientist:THE Eocene ran from 56 million to 34 million years ago. Geological evidence from the early and middle part of this period offers troubling news: the average temperature in the tropics at this time could have been as high as 40°C while the poles were at temperatures […]