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Sunday, August 26, 2012

It's a Beautiful Day

Time to relieve the inbox and put up some bits and bobs from the news and such.

Hey, my Dad was 53 when I was born!
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=older-fathers-pass-on-mor

Smart tomatoes
http://news.discovery.com/earth/co2-capture-tomatoes-120821.html

A preacher I'd go listen to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KghqBkxW_ZU

The most expensive couple of inches of skin?
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-08-declining-infant-male-circumcision-billions.html

This should revolutionize real estate
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/9475573/Report-The-way-well-live.html

Great, let's just strip everything out of everything and try to live on a husk
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22201-record-haul-of-uranium-harvested-from-seawater.html

But I don't want a KITT
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2012/08/umtri-michigan-connected-car/

How about a nice iguanaburger?
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444900304577580053253903354.html?mod=WSJ_World_RIGHTTopCarousel_1

Reading is good for you
http://bigthink.com/think-tank/anxious-depressed-literate-try-bibliotherapy?

It's impolite to point
http://www.technologyreview.com/news/428773/augmented-reality-wrapped-around-your-finger/

Yay for the Green Chinese!
http://www.nature.com/news/green-protests-on-the-rise-in-china-1.11168

This is your brain on irony:
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/08/scientists-find-brains-irony-detection-center/260728/

There's more than enough to get the old wheels whirring. I'm going to go play now. Later on I'll have to prepare for the daylong power outage while they hook us up to the Matrix tomorrow. 2 days of no electricity. What shall I do? ;)

2 comments:

The Elephant's Child said...

And of course reading is good for you. Well it is good for me (and indirectly those close to me) because if I can escape into a book I am less tempted by murder and mayhem.
Two electricity free days sounds frightening. Which makes me feel a wimp. How did our ancestors survive?

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

What shall you do? Read, of course. After all, I have it on good authority that reading IS good for you...