Monday, 27 July 2009

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Chimney Sweep's Scrotum: 10 Bizarre Job-Related Illnesses |

Posted: 27 Jul 2009 10:35 AM PDT

Requests to the Right Ear Are More Successful Than to the Left | Wired Science |

Posted: 27 Jul 2009 10:17 AM PDT

The Crow Paradox

Posted: 27 Jul 2009 10:11 AM PDT

Here's a surprise: Wild crows can recognize individual people. They can pick a person out of crowd, follow them, and remember them for years. But people - even people who love crows - can't recognize individual crows. Here, two experiments that tell the story.

Is Pluto a planet after all?

Posted: 27 Jul 2009 08:30 AM PDT

Poor Pluto was demoted, to the dismay of its many fans, but it could soon be returned triumphantly to full planet status

Carpool interview - Professor Brian Cox

Posted: 27 Jul 2009 07:14 AM PDT

(18 votes - 6 comments - 193 views)
Duration 30 minutes 31 seconds.

NGC 1097: Spiral Galaxy with a Central Eye

Posted: 27 Jul 2009 06:06 AM PDT

NGC 1097: Spiral Galaxy with a Central Eye What's happening at the center of spiral galaxy NGC 1097? No one is sure, but it likely involves a supermassive black hole. Matter falling in from a bar of stars and gas across the center is likely being heated by an extremely energetic region surrounding the central black hole. From afar, the entire central region appears in the above false-color infrared image as a mysterious eye. Near the left edge and seen in blue, a smaller companion galaxy is wrapped in the spectacular spiral arms of the large spiral, lit in pink by glowing dust. Currently about 40 thousand light-years from the larger galaxy's center, the gravity of the companion galaxy appears to be reshaping the larger galaxy as it is slowly being destroyed itself. NGC 1097 is located about 50 million light years away toward the constellation of the furnace (Fornax).

Scientists Worry Machines May Outsmart Man

Posted: 27 Jul 2009 03:11 AM PDT

Some computer scientists are beginning to talk, and worry, about what the future will look like.

Red Wine Increases Women's Sexual Desire

Posted: 27 Jul 2009 02:10 AM PDT

Researchers concluded that levels of sexual desire were higher in women who were moderate drinkers of red wine than in their counterparts who preferred other alcoholic drinks, or were teetotal.

QI - At What Temperature Does Water Boil?

Posted: 27 Jul 2009 12:56 AM PDT

(27 votes - 5 comments - 470 views)

Endeavour Crew Talks With CBS News

Posted: 26 Jul 2009 09:50 PM PDT

In an interview with CBS News, shuttle skipper Mark Polansky took a moment to defend the space station project, saying the outpost is just now beginning to reach its full potential.