Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Daily Link Splurge

Daily Link Splurge

Socialites and Curmudgeons - Two Brain Types

Posted: 26 May 2009 08:00 PM PDT

Socialites and curmudgeons not only have different party demeanors, they may also have different brain structures, a new study suggests. But what came first — the incentive to charm or the bolstered brain anatomy — is still a matter of debate.

What's Wrong With Our Sun?

Posted: 26 May 2009 07:10 PM PDT

The sun is being really boring. Nearly 18 months after the "official" start of Solar Cycle 24, observers are looking closely at the ball of hot plasma in the sky asking, "What is wrong with the sun?" To be honest, we don't know if there's something wrong or not; it depends on what your opinion of "wrong" is.

From day to night - a lesson in eye evolution with the owl monkey : Not Exactly Rocket Science

Posted: 26 May 2009 07:05 PM PDT

The Morality of Torture by Laurence M. Vance

Posted: 26 May 2009 06:58 PM PDT

BBC iPlayer - The Incredible Human Journey: Europe

Posted: 26 May 2009 06:57 PM PDT

Drag Me To Hell Movie Reviews, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes

Posted: 26 May 2009 04:37 PM PDT

7 Mind-Boggling Uses For Frickin' Laser Beams

Posted: 26 May 2009 04:30 PM PDT

Lasers. From CD players to Blu-ray, our consumer tech lives just wouldn't be the same without them. But out in the real world, these pinpoint rays of light are being put to some fascinating - even scary - uses that simply boggle the mind. Here are seven great examples...

Is NASA Over-the-Hill?

Posted: 26 May 2009 02:20 PM PDT

It has been 40 years since NASA first placed man on the moon. Not only was the space agency still young, but most of its employees were fresh out of college. Today, less than 20 percent of NASA's employees are under the age of 40. This leads to a disturbing question: As the baby boomers retire, who will get astronauts back to the lunar surface?

Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday American Products

Posted: 26 May 2009 02:01 PM PDT

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Amy Goodman speaks to award-winning investigative journalist Mark Schapiro, author of Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and Whats at Stake for American Power.

Farms Downsize With Miniature Cows

Posted: 26 May 2009 11:50 AM PDT

Minicows -- compact miniature Herefords with stocky bodies, smaller frames and relatively tiny appetites, consume about half that of a full-sized cow yet produce 50% to 75% of the rib-eyes and fillets, according to researchers and budget-conscious farmers.