Thursday, November 29, 2007

How do you view intelligence?

A very intersting article on how to instill the best learning practices in children. A good read even just for self evaluation.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Worried about Diabetes or Alzheimer's?

Perhaps you need to "Retune the Body with a Partial Fast".

This article touches on the potential benefits of "water only" fasting about one day a week. Sounds interesting. If you figure you'd be cutting out the average 2000 calories of one day per week it could have some serious affects on weight. I didn't see a warning on there, but I'd throw in a disclaimer about the potential risks of not eating especially for a pregnant or nursing woman.

If all else fails colonize!

BBC News details the plans for a manned trip to mars in this article. It seems that they are devising means of sustaining life outside of safe atmospheres and plan to use the moon as an R&D lab. Oddly no details for the return trip from Mars to Earth...

The internet is no longer for porn

...It's for terrorism. All I can say is WOW. Found this over on slashdot and looked up the full text of the bill.

I know! I know! Let's trounce our rights to express ourselves to protect ourselves.... wait wasn't that the patriot act?

Goods for Children

This site offers a sharing system that leaves the users paying only shipping for goods they need for their children. I plan on looking into it to see what it's all about. I'll edit this when I do.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Buy One, Get One

This is pretty cool. Buy a laptop for $399 and another one goes to a child in a developing country.

Nirak did.

Monday, November 26, 2007


Could the public health be at risk with the adoption of nanotechnology? The short answer seems to be, we don't know. According to this report it seems the long range effects of nanotech hasn't been tested.

Perhaps it's time that the public, instead of reacting to what's been forced on them by industrial progress, grabbed the bull by the horns as it were and demand that due caution and care be exhibited even on a scale as small as nanotechnology.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The controversial STEM-CELLS

Looks like some scientists have found a potential way to work around the ethical road blocks of using embryonic stem-cells using skin cells and a chemical compound to inject genes into the cells to produce stem-cell like cells.

The unfortunate part is that it looks like viral activity, so there are potential issues that have to be researched before mass adoption.


As someone who was encouraged to eat a low-fat, low carb diet I find this article VERY interesting

In fact it makes me down right mad. I am currently sitting at 206 lbs after having made a decline down to 160 lbs. Yeah the weight loss was there, but the model to maintain apparently wasn't. Perhaps there's some ideas in this. Now to find a glycemic index and see where I might have been going way wrong previously, that may have lent itself to my ravenous appetite.

Edit: 6:01 PM
With a quick Google Search I found this site It appears to have lots of useful information and a searchable database.