Monday, 17 August 2009

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Facial Expressions Show Language Barriers, Too

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 06:10 PM PDT

People from East Asia tend to have a tougher time than those from European countries telling the difference between a face that looks fearful versus surprised, disgusted versus angry, and now a new report explains why. Rather than scanning evenly across a face as Westerners do, Easterners fixate their attention on the eyes.

The real difference between red and yellow leaves

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Turns out the difference between red and yellow autumn leaves is a difference in processes caused by diminished chlorophyll in the leaves.

Caffeine Causes and Cures Headaches

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 03:00 PM PDT

Those who suffer from occasional headaches might try cutting back on caffeine.

Swine flu jab link to killer nerve disease

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 02:40 PM PDT

Spread like toast.

YouTube - Why Firefox 3 is Awesome and howto make it better

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 02:02 PM PDT

APOD: 2009 August 16 - A Laser Strike at the Galactic Center

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 10:40 AM PDT

Why are these people shooting a powerful laser into the center of our Galaxy? Fortunately, this is not meant to be the first step in a Galactic war. Rather, astronomers at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) site in Chile are trying to measure the distortions of Earth's ever changing atmosphere.

YouTube - atheism as congruence

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 09:41 AM PDT

Carl Sagan in his 20s makes guesses about Venus

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 09:16 AM PDT

(15 votes - 2 comments - 254 views)
Tragic & bizarre editing... but a short glimpse of young Sagan.

The auroras, noctilucent clouds & a meteor streak [PIC]

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 06:30 AM PDT

Robert Postma of Fort Simpson, Canada, went outside on August 12th to see the Perseids and got more than he bargained for. "I was treated to a triple whammy," he says. "The auroras came out, noctilucent clouds lit up the horizon, and a meteor streaked across the sky. It was a perfect night."

6000 year old timber structure unearthed in London

Posted: 16 Aug 2009 06:20 AM PDT

London's oldest timber structure has been unearthed by archaeologists .Radiocarbon dating has shown the structure to be nearly 6,000 years old and it predates Stonehenge by more than 500 years.