Archives for December 5, 2007

Meiosis

Make your own biodiesel!

Go Green! Homemade Diesel – video powered by Metacafe [hat tip: Curiosity]

Sage Advice

Totally Stolen from Spewing Truth

Blood from Stones

Certain ceremonial objects from the Dogon and other cultures of West Africa are known for their dark patina. There is plenty of ethnological evidence that the thick coating on these wood sculptures, which are often in human or animal shapes, contains blood from animals sacrificed as part of the ceremonies. But the presence of blood…

A court on Wednesday awarded $11,000 to a woman who said she woke up during major abdominal surgery but was unable to tell doctors she was in terrible pain. … The 62-year-old retiree in the southern Austrian province of Carinthia had demanded more than $57,000 in compensation for mental and physical suffering during the October…

Science News Tidbits

Hearing Resumes in HIV Misdiagnosis Suit from PhysOrg.com (AP) — Audrey Serrano received HIV treatments for almost nine years before receiving a stunning diagnosis: She never actually had the virus that causes AIDS. [...] Hearing Resumes in HIV Misdiagnosis Suit from PhysOrg.com (AP) — Audrey Serrano received HIV treatments for almost nine years before receiving…

Philippe Starck: Why design?

Legendary designer Philippe Starck — with no pretty slides behind him — spends 18 minutes reaching for the very roots of the question “Why design?” Along the way he drops brilliant insights into the human condition; listen carefully for one perfectly crystallized mantra for all of us, genius or not. Yet all this deep thought,…

Technology Tidbits

A sea change may be underway. Start to learn Finnish! High-tech Japan shocked as children snub science from PhysOrg.com A new survey shows Japanese children sinking in academic scores and coming last internationally in the percentage seeking science careers, shocking a nation long proud of its technological prowess. [...] Study: Finns Are Best Science Students…

Digestion Video

Interesting Commentary on Eugenics

Eugenics in History and the Bible I’m getting sick of the constant shrill coming out of the Discovery Institute trying to link “Darwinism” with eugenics. The creationists love to claim that such an idea could never have existed before Darwin came up with the idea of natural selection, but that is patently false. All animals…