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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Solomon's Grundy

Much to report, as always. While there's good (my nephew's podcast is gaining popularity, yay!)  http://www.poddammit.com/

We've lost Robin Gibb
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/may/20/robin-gibb

While the spirit of protest lives
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/protesters-swarm-chicago-nato-summit-article-1.1081529

Artistic expression takes a trouncing
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/may/20/lady-gaga-faces-asian-concert-bans

And apart from good and bad, there's innovation
http://io9.com/5910682/a-virus-that-creates-electricity

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21428654.100-braincontrolled-arm-could-beat-paralysis.html

http://www.kurzweilai.net/ultrasensitive-biosensor-promising-for-medical-diagnostics

And there's research
http://www.livescience.com/20423-alzheimers-gene-brain-blood-vessels-leak.html

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/05/eureka-when-a-blow-to-the-head-creates-a-sudden-genius/257282/

Exercise, genetics and your Brain
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120518132812.htm

This why I read so much, they could've just asked me
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=unhurtful-thoughts-preoccupied-brain

And this really intrigues me; it could unlock so much
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/frontal-cortex/

Okay, enough for now. I'm going to go read; it's getting very humid...

4 comments:

Geo. said...

Fascinating collection as usual! Especially struck(groan) by Atlantic article on head injuries. 40 years ago Norma read about a big guy, British lorry driver, who got hit by a boat and afterward preferred to be called Tiffany. Whenever the kids or I bumped our noggins, Norma would ask, "What's your name?" We'd always answer,"Tiffany."

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

Love the idea of a piezeoelectric virus.

CarrieBoo said...

Wow, your nephew is good! He sounds really professional. Great voice and I love the name of his blog. Glad to hear he's taking off!

CarrieBoo said...

Oooh, I like the one on what makes us stick work out, too. It's a constant battle for me!

B was impressed with Derek's voice and pod quality, with the music intro and what-not, too. Too cool.