Archives for July, 2011
Photo: Courtesy of the National Library of Medicine. When the leech begins its work – using its 360 minuscule teeth to scissor in – he laughs, “Now we are into business!” (Andrew Plucinski, hirudotherapist.) Could leeches help Rep. Michele Bachmann’s affliction?
Anders Behring Breivik is an admitted mass murderer of the victtims at Oslo, providing some answers. He referred to his own crimes as “atrocious” but “necessary.” More than 92 people are dead because of his actions. Most media coverage has focused on the terrorist, the mass murderer, the anti-Islamist and far right fundamentalist Christian. No…
A horrific update of the impact from this terrible event, from Reuters, far more than the earlier estimate of 17 victims.
Hours after the terrible deaths in Oslo, police arrested a 32 year old man, Anders Behring Breivik, suspected for the crimes, described as “Nationalist, Anti-Islamic, Anti-Multiculturalism, liked and plays World of Warcraft.”
Source. A newsworthy study about a genetic signature of centenarians published in Science has not stood up to scrutiny by the blogosphere and peer scientists and has now been formally retracted by the authors.
Google has announced that it will “wind down” Google Labs. This is disappointing given the power of these tools for teaching and research, not to mention that using these applications is just plain fun.
Source, Vanessa Pike-Russell’s Flickr photostream. No, this is not a bizarre recipe. First, the good news. Extensive testing of seafood from the Gulf shows that “99%” are safe to eat, despite the fact that the fate of some one million barrels of oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig is unknown.
Source. What ever happened to Prof. Al-Singace, a Bahraini enginner who “was taken forcibly from his home on March 17th and imprisoned without charge”?