Here’s one way to get those juices flowing: Jumper Cables for the Mind – NYTimes.com. We’re already concerned about people enhancing their ability to access and process information using tools like Google Glass, and it’s already well-known that everyday activities like drinking a cup of coffee can enhance mental performance. Now, we’re going to have […]
Researchers have observed never-before-detected brain activity in deep coma states. This has obvious implications for end-of-life decisions, but also (as the article points out) for trauma patients who are placed into comas for medical reasons. Very interesting stuff.
Bill Clinton says, “We just have to slow down our economy” to fight global warming. This is the same guy who swept into office on James Carville’s mantra that it’s “the economy, stupid,” right? Is the Clinton campaign even looking at polls like this one? This one?
According to this report to the California Air Resources Board, total ethanol emissions actual surpass fossil fuel emissions. Hat tip to JunkScience.com Blog.
DDT info on JunkScience.com. See also the Malaria Clock.
Drs. James Tour and Kevin Kelly of Rice University have built the world’s first single-molecule nanocar. This is just cool. Dr. Tour is awesome.
Junk Science – Global Warming Blues on FoxNews.com. For more good and honest evaluation of the evidence for and against various possible climate changes – warmer, colder, whatever – check out JunkScience.com. You might also find Michael Crichton’s State of Fear interesting.
The Kansas Board of Education, voting 6-4, has approved a science curriculum for public schools which incorporates information about the “intelligent design” arguments on human origins and highlights problems with contemporary evolutionary theory. This is bound to create a massive uproar, of course; I won’t dive into any of the issues, here, but I thought […]