Respectful Insolence

Archives for August 16, 2006

The wrong reason to get breast implants

I bet that this probably isn’t applicable to too many women: One Israeli woman has received an unexpected boost from her breast implants during the Lebanon war — the silicone embeds saved her life during a Hezbollah rocket attack, a doctor said. “This is an extraordinary case, but it’s a fact that the silicone implants…

The History Carnival

The latest edition of the History Carnival, a blog carnival of writing about–what else?–history has been posted at Mode for Caleb. Enjoy. While I’m hawking carnivals, I won’t forget hawk my own. Be sure to join Interverbal tomorrow for the Skeptics Circle.

Yesterday, on the way home, I was flipping through the AM dial. Yes, as embarrassed as I am to admit it, even now I still occasionally have a soft spot for conservative talk radio. At the risk of being shunned by my fellow ScienceBloggers (most of whom are–shall we say?–a bit to the left) and…

Mentioned in the comments on this post was this story: MIAMI (Reuters) – The man who made the Statue of Liberty appear to vanish may soon claim to do the same for unsightly bags and wrinkles. Master illusionist David Copperfield says he has found the “Fountain of Youth” in the southern Bahamas, amid a cluster…