Thursday, February 25, 2010

#97 - Rain

#97 in our ongoing project of the 100 most awesome things of all time...

Ah Rain, sweet giver of life. So much better than your no good cousin snow.

...unless you lead to mudslides and flooding. [which we can only assume will be somewhere in the top 100 -ed]

[image via flickr user orangeacid (and we LOVE it) ]

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Good News Wednesday - Beer Good For You!

Is it good for you or is it bad for you?
That's the on going debate about nearly everything. Today beer gets a plus one in the "it's good for you" category.

"Researchers from the Department of Food Science & Technology at the University of California, have found beer is a rich source of silicon and may help prevent osteoporosis, as dietary silicon is a key ingredient for increasing bone mineral density." (reuters)

I can't really remember but I think this is why I ordered a few extra beers over the weekend. Seems like a good enough reason for me.

Monday, February 22, 2010

#97 - Snow

#97 in our ongoing project of the 100 least awesome things of all time...

Fuck Snow.

[eign stock photograph]

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Breaking the Laws of Physics (A Non-LHC Collider Story)

This can't be good. Distorting laws of physics? Yikes.

"Physicists said Monday that they had whacked a tiny region of space with enough energy to briefly distort the laws of physics, providing the first laboratory demonstration of the kind of process that scientists suspect has shaped cosmic history." (nytimes)

"The blow was delivered in the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, or RHIC, at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in [New York]." A second blow was a shot to the pride of the Large Hadron Collider which, to this point, hasn't done shit for anything.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cell Phones Bad For You (again)

A few weeks ago we posted a story about cell phones potentially being good for Alzheimer's patients.

Turns out we were probably wrong. Today's Washington Post Health section has a story about how bad they are for you and how they potentially cause cancerous tumors. Awesome.

Which is it scientists? Are they Good or are they Bad? It's like the egg debate of the 80s and 90s. Good. Bad. Good. Bad. UGH WHO CARES!

[image via here]

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Bees Remember You

via the nytimes...

Bee's remember faces. Don't piss them off.

"A honeybee brain has a million neurons, compared with the 100 billion in a human brain. But, researchers report, bees can recognize faces, and they even do it the same way we do. Bees and humans both use a technique called configural processing, piecing together the components of a face — eyes, ears, nose and mouth — to form a recognizable pattern." (nytimes)

[photo via flickr user kapkap]