DYSPEPSIA GENERATION

We have seen the future, and it sucks.

Archive for the 'News You Can Use.' Category

Spain Finds Don Quixote Writer Cervantes’ Tomb in Madrid

17th March 2015

Read it.

Just in case you were wondering. I know I was.

Posted in News You Can Use. | 2 Comments »

The First Silicene Transistors Promise More Powerful Electronics

17th March 2015

Read it.

If electronics stalwart silicon and futuristic graphene had a child, it would be silicene. And silicene is growing up. A University of Texas-Austin engineer has made the first transistors from silicene, moving the material closer to its potential to create more powerful devices.

Silicene is made of an atom-thick layer of silicon that, like graphene, can move data much faster than the silicon found in current electronics. While it lacks some of graphene’s other impressive qualities and is still extremely difficult to make, researchers are interested in it because of its relationship to silicon. Modern electronics rely on a highly developed silicon-manufacturing industry. Once silicene production is more reliable, it wouldn’t be as complicated or expensive to switch to silicene as it would be to switch to graphene.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on The First Silicene Transistors Promise More Powerful Electronics

First Manganese-based Superconductor Discovered

15th March 2015

Read it.

And about time, too.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on First Manganese-based Superconductor Discovered

USEFUL STUFF SATURDAY

14th March 2015

Suit Up With These 3 Pieces of Bulletproof Businesswear.

Hello Kitty Chainsaw.  I am not making this up.

Pop-Up Cardboard Furniture.

Home-Made HDTV Antenna.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on USEFUL STUFF SATURDAY

Grizzly Defense: Former Marine’s Invention Could Aid Escape From Bears

14th March 2015

Read it.

Just in case you were worried about that. I know I was.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Grizzly Defense: Former Marine’s Invention Could Aid Escape From Bears

Ultrasound Restores Memory To Mice With Alzheimer’s

13th March 2015

Read it.

Great news … if you’re a mouse. (Really, what do mice have to remember? That steamy fling in Paris?)

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Ultrasound Restores Memory To Mice With Alzheimer’s

US Students Are Fleeing Law Schools and Pouring Into Engineering

13th March 2015

Read it.

A good sign. Wish I’d done that myself.

 

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on US Students Are Fleeing Law Schools and Pouring Into Engineering

Breakthrough DNA Editor Borne of Bacteria

10th March 2015

Read it.

It was only in 2012 that Doudna, Charpentier and their colleagues offered the first demonstration of CRISPR’s potential. They crafted molecules that could enter a microbe and precisely snip its DNA at a location of the researchers’ choosing. In January 2013, the scientists went one step further: They cut out a particular piece of DNA in human cells and replaced it with another one.

In the same month, separate teams of scientists at Harvard University and the Broad Institute reported similar success with the gene-editing tool. A scientific stampede commenced, and in just the past two years, researchers have performed hundreds of experiments on CRISPR. Their results hint that the technique may fundamentally change both medicine and agriculture.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Breakthrough DNA Editor Borne of Bacteria

Reading Our Genome Is Tough, But Epigenetics Is Giving Us Valuable Clues

10th March 2015

Read it.

Just about every cell in a human body has the same DNA, packaged into the same chromosomes. But cells differentiate, growing into different tissue types with different functions. The epigenome works through molecules like methyl and acetyl groups that wheedle their way into DNA, exposing different genes to the machinery that reads them and makes proteins. That helps control when or whether those proteins get made at all, and it’s also critical to that process of differentiation. “In each cell type, it unravels just the right genes,” says Brad Bernstein, a biologist at Harvard University. “It unravels just the right switches.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Reading Our Genome Is Tough, But Epigenetics Is Giving Us Valuable Clues

Your Subconscious Is Smarter Than You Might Think

10th March 2015

Read it.

A recent experiment by a team from Israel scores points against this position. Ran Hassin and colleagues used a neat visual trick called Continuous Flash Suppression to put information into participants’ minds without them becoming consciously aware of it. It might sound painful, but in reality it’s actually quite simple. The technique takes advantage of the fact that we have two eyes and our brain usually attempts to fuse the two resulting images into a single coherent view of the world. Continuous Flash Suppression uses light-bending glasses to show people different images in each eye. One eye gets a rapid succession of brightly coloured squares which are so distracting that when genuine information is presented to the other eye, the person is not immediately consciously aware of it. In fact, it can take several seconds for something that is in theory perfectly visible to reach awareness (unless you close one eye to cut out the flashing squares, then you can see the ‘suppressed’ image immediately).

Doesn’t surprise me.

Posted in News You Can Use. | 1 Comment »

Stopping HIV With an Artificial Protein

10th March 2015

Read it.

For 30 years, researchers have struggled to determine which immune responses best foil HIV, information that has guided the design of AIDS vaccines and other prevention approaches. Now, a research team has shown that a lab-made molecule that mimics an antibody from our immune system may have more protective power than anything the body produces, keeping four monkeys free of HIV infection despite injection of large doses of the virus.

Great news if you’re a monkey.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Stopping HIV With an Artificial Protein

Graveyard of Giant Lemurs Discovered Underwater in Madagascar

9th March 2015

Read it.

Not the sort of thing one is accustomed to seeing in National Geographic.

Soon to be a major motion picture, I have no doubt.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Graveyard of Giant Lemurs Discovered Underwater in Madagascar

Arrest Rates: Ferguson v. People’s Republic of Santa Monica, CA

9th March 2015

Steve Sailer runs the numbers.

 

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Arrest Rates: Ferguson v. People’s Republic of Santa Monica, CA

French Thumb Noses at EU Spanking Ruling

8th March 2015

Read it.

The Council of Europe is very unhappy that the French government won’t ban spanking. The BBC reports on a new non-binding ruling by the Council’s European Committee of Social Rights finding that France’s corporal punishment laws were “not sufficiently clear, binding and specific.” The French government was unimpressed.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on French Thumb Noses at EU Spanking Ruling

Man Finds Secret Message in Frosted Flakes Box

8th March 2015

Read it.

The message itself is rather disappointing.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Man Finds Secret Message in Frosted Flakes Box

Little Ellie Born Without Genetic Disease Thanks to Pioneering ‘Designer Baby’ Technique

7th March 2015

Read it.

BABY Ellie Cross was born free of a genetic disease which could have claimed her life, thanks to a pioneering technique.

Her mother, Jess Fenwick, had a 50 per cent chance of passing on neurofibromatosis.

The condition causes tumours to grow along nerve endings.

Over time these can become cancerous and threaten the life of sufferers.

To prevent her much-wanted baby inheriting the disease, Jess underwent embryo selection, or pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).

Doctors found an embryo free from the faulty gene, fertilised it with sperm from Jess’s partner Paul Cross, 39, then implanted it in her womb.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Little Ellie Born Without Genetic Disease Thanks to Pioneering ‘Designer Baby’ Technique

Former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala to Run Clinton Foundation as Hillary Prepares Possible 2016 Run

7th March 2015

Read it.

The Crust take care of their own.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala to Run Clinton Foundation as Hillary Prepares Possible 2016 Run

USEFUL STUFF SATURDAY

7th March 2015

Ear Scope. (Well, I guess you have to be Japanese….)

Glasses that block facial recognition cameras.

Anti-paparazzi clothing.

Laser-sighted blowgun. You know you want one.

Igloo-Dome Pillow.

The Bow-Tie Book.

Pen-Ultimate 7-in-1 Pen.

Paperspace Computer-in-the-Cloud.

Heated Fleece Travel Blanket. Take a look outside.

Cinder Countertop Grill.

Posted in News You Can Use. | 1 Comment »

Lockheed Martin Claims Sustainable Fusion Is Within Its Grasp

6th March 2015

Read it.

Unlike earlier fusion projects, this effort has the results of all that research behind it as well as the Skunk Works’ physics and engineering know-how to create a working prototype. The Lockheed Martin project is designed to take advantage of the practice of rapid prototyping that the Skunk Works pioneered by building relatively small, easily improved incremental projects that lead to a finished product that actually works.- See more at: http://www.eweek.com/news/lockheed-martin-claims-sustainable-fusion-is-within-its-grasp.html#sthash.jW07rqEj.dpuf

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Lockheed Martin Claims Sustainable Fusion Is Within Its Grasp

Goodyear Developing Tires That Generate Electricity, Change Shape

6th March 2015

Read it.

It has a thermo-piezoelectric material built inside of it that turns heat generated when the tire is rolling into electricity that can be used to charge batteries on an electric or hybrid car.

Its tread was also designed to better absorb sunlight, so it can use that heat to generate additional electricity even when the car is parked. Exactly how much, Goodyear hasn’t said, as the tire is only a concept at this time.

In car talk, ‘only a concept’ means ‘you’ll never be able to buy one’.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Goodyear Developing Tires That Generate Electricity, Change Shape

Nano-Coating Makes Self-Cleaning Surfaces That Are Tougher Than Knives

5th March 2015

Read it.

“Commercial hydrophobic surfaces aren’t that robust,” Yao Lu, lead author of the study, tells Popular Science. He says the materials are expensive and don’t last for very long before they become ineffective. As an alternative, Lu’s team worked with titanium dioxide nanoparticles, a material also found in sunscreen. It’s cheap and easily accessible for labs. In a study published today in the journal Science, the researchers tested the coating not only for how well it kept itself clean, but also how it handled contact with oil and damage.

To test it out, the team sprayed the nano coating onto steel, glass, cotton wool, and filter paper, and measured how well those things resisted water compared to untreated materials. Then the researchers assaulted the materials with a battery of tests, covering the surfaces with oil and dirt, even scratching it with sandpaper and knives. But the water-repelling material maintained its self-cleaning properties despite all that. The results were much more promising than most commercial self-cleaning surfaces, which often become impaired when contaminated or damaged.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Nano-Coating Makes Self-Cleaning Surfaces That Are Tougher Than Knives

What Does Shipwrecked 170-Year-Old Beer Taste Like?

5th March 2015

Read it.

Just in case you were wondering. I know I was.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on What Does Shipwrecked 170-Year-Old Beer Taste Like?

Concierge Medicine Grows in Maryland

5th March 2015

Read it.

Three years ago, Dr. Wayne Benjamin — then 67 years old — was considering retirement. He was worn out, frustrated with the daily grind of his family medicine practice and the increasing pressure to see “more and more patients in shorter and shorter” amounts of time.

Then, on a whim, he decided to attend a seminar about an alternative practice model. The event was hosted by some company called MDVIP, and it introduced Benjamin to a new way of practicing medicine — although he and many of his peers prefer to think of it as “the old way.”

It’s called concierge medicine, and it hit the spot for Benjamin. He decided to start a new practice with MDVIP, a national network of concierge doctors. Now, he says, he’s happy he didn’t retire.

It is refreshing to find privately organized alternatives to the increasingly sclerotic government-regulated systems of providing basic social services.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Concierge Medicine Grows in Maryland

Injectable Enzyme Stops Wounds From Bleeding

4th March 2015

Read it.

The researchers, from the University of Washington, created a synthetic material that can be injected when a person is losing a lot of blood. The material, PolySTAT, mimics the body’s enzyme Factor XIII, which helps the fibrin strands cement a blood clot. The researchers tested PolySTAT on a small amount of blood and found that it clotted much more quickly and effectively with PolySTAT; in a separate test on rats that had a major wound in an artery, the researchers found that the rats that didn’t receive an injection of PolySTAT lost 11 times more blood than did the treated rats.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Injectable Enzyme Stops Wounds From Bleeding

Food Freedom Win in Wyoming

4th March 2015

Read it.

“The purpose of the Wyoming Food Freedom Act is to allow for the sale and consumption of homemade foods, and to encourage the expansion of agricultural sales by farmers markets, ranches, farms and home based producers,” the legislation states. It applies to food sales that take place directly between produer and consumer, where products are bought for home consumption, and does not apply to meat except for poulty.

The new law takes “local foods off the black market,” said Lindholm. “It will no longer be illegal to buy a lemon meringue pie from your neighbor or a jar of milk from your local farm.”

A step in the right direction.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Food Freedom Win in Wyoming

More Efficient Photosynthesis Transferred From Corn Into Rice: Could Boost Yields 50 Percent

4th March 2015

Read it.

The Hate-Humanity eco-Nazis, of course, will be up in arms — and Washington.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on More Efficient Photosynthesis Transferred From Corn Into Rice: Could Boost Yields 50 Percent

USEFUL STUFF SATURDAY

28th February 2015

Cool Brick.

The Leatherman Tread. What James Bond would wear if he drove a pickup.

Eight in One Portable Workshop.

D3Co Multi-Mat.

Battery Organizer.

Air Hockey Salt & Pepper Shakers. Relive the golden days of your youth.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on USEFUL STUFF SATURDAY

Sunlight Continues to Damage Skin in the Dark

25th February 2015

Read it.

Exposure to UV light from the sun or from tanning beds can damage the DNA in melanocytes, the cells that make the melanin that gives skin its color. This damage is a major cause of skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the United States. In the past, experts believed that melanin protected the skin by blocking harmful UV light. But there was also evidence from studies suggesting that melanin was associated with skin cell damage.

In the current study, Douglas E. Brash, clinical professor of therapeutic radiology and dermatology at Yale School of Medical, and his co-authors first exposed mouse and human melanocyte cells to radiation from a UV lamp. The radiation caused a type of DNA damage known as a cyclobutane dimer (CPD), in which two DNA “letters” attach and bend the DNA, preventing the information it contains from being read correctly. To the researchers’ surprise, the melanocytes not only generated CPDs immediately but continued to do so hours after UV exposure ended. Cells without melanin generated CPDs only during the UV exposure.

I blame George W Bush.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Sunlight Continues to Damage Skin in the Dark

Essential Oils Might Be the New Antibiotics

22nd February 2015

Read it.

Essential oils often evoke thoughts of scented candles and day spas, but their benefits beyond relaxation are less well-known. Essential oils are ultimately just plant extracts—and those are used in countless cleaning and personal-care products, and are the main ingredient in some pest-control products and some over-the-counter medications, like Vick’s VapoRub and some lice sprays. They’re used in the food industry because of their preservative potency against food-borne pathogens—thanks to their antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Various oils have also been shown to effectively treat a wide range of common health issues such as nausea and migraines, and a rapidly growing body of research is finding that they are powerful enough to kill human cancer cells of the breast, colon, mouth, skin, and more.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Essential Oils Might Be the New Antibiotics

How a Handgun Works: 1911 .45

21st February 2015

Check it out.

These animations are outstanding.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on How a Handgun Works: 1911 .45

An Ingredient in Olive Oil That Appears to Kill Cancer Cells

21st February 2015

Read it.

 

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on An Ingredient in Olive Oil That Appears to Kill Cancer Cells

Fast DNA-Sequencing Machines Are Leading to Simple Blood Tests for Cancer.

21st February 2015

Read it.

In December, I traveled by metro from Shenzhen to Hong Kong. There I had arranged to meet Dennis Lo, a doctor who has worked for nearly 20 years on a technique called the “liquid biopsy,” which is meant to detect liver and other cancers very early—even before symptoms arise—by sequencing the DNA in a few drops of a person’s blood.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Fast DNA-Sequencing Machines Are Leading to Simple Blood Tests for Cancer.

USEFUL STUFF SATURDAY

21st February 2015

Pain Relief Wand.

Snirt Stopper.

Time Locking Kitchen Container.

Pop & Pour Beer Mug.

Windshield Snow Tarp.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on USEFUL STUFF SATURDAY

3D Printing Produces a Perfect Replica of a Sixth-Century Sword

20th February 2015

Read it.

Using photographs of the real sword to gauge the dimensions of the hilt, Anderssen modelled the shape into basic polygons before working on carving out the fine details of the intricate design. Then he sent the finished model to i.materialise to be printed in bronze. When the finished print arrived, he cleaned up the details and had the pieces gilded and fitted with wooden inserts for stability before being attached to the blade.

“The whole project has been very interesting both as a learning experience and also to be able to use processes I already knew, but with more complexity,” Anderssen said. “In contrast to the digital work on screens, this is something you can pick up, look at and use. This is something I find very rewarding.”

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on 3D Printing Produces a Perfect Replica of a Sixth-Century Sword

Scientists Discover a New Way to Block HIV

20th February 2015

Read it.

Scientists, supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, say they have discovered a new compound that produces proteins within the cell that look like normal antibodies, but have Y-shaped heads that act as blockers to the virus that causes AIDS.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Scientists Discover a New Way to Block HIV

New Injectable Hydrogel Delivers Drugs Without Surgery

20th February 2015

Read it.

To treat certain types of medical conditions, such as some forms of vision loss or cancer, patients have to receive drugs through periodic injections. These doctor visits can be time-consuming—sometimes happening once per week—and demoralizing, and the drugs affect the whole body instead of the place where they’re most needed, decreasing their efficacy.

To solve these problems, chemical engineers have been developing different types of hydrogels, squishy 3D substances made of water and chains of synthetic molecules that can release medication slowly over time to a specific part of the body. The problem is that the gels need to be inside the body to release the drugs, and most can tear easily so they have to be delicately placed in the body through surgery.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on New Injectable Hydrogel Delivers Drugs Without Surgery

Rare Earth Metal Balls Found Beneath the Atlantic Ocean

18th February 2015

Read it.

Scientists looking for deep sea organisms on a research cruise last month got a surprise when, instead of deep sea life, they pulled up metal balls the size of softballs. The German researchers stumbled inadvertently onto the discovery of the largest deposit of manganese nodules known to exist in the Atlantic ocean.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Rare Earth Metal Balls Found Beneath the Atlantic Ocean

“Sit Up Straight” Says Technology

18th February 2015

Read it.

Lumo Lift is a small (1.52cm x 1.52cm x .254 cm), magnetic tracker worn on the shoulder or chest. When used in conjunction with an iOS device or Windows PC, Lumo Lift will alert you and track when you slouch, roll your shoulders forward or hunch…all those things our elders scolded us for. Activate a Coaching session, it will gently vibrate when sensing your posture is slacking. Or set up your own Posture Alert and after sitting with poor posture for a time you specify, the device will give a gentle reminder. Otherwise it will simply track your posture through the day. It is not just all about posture too. As with the Lumo Back, its younger sibling will also track your daily steps and calories burned. And of course on the app you can always see summaries of your “performance” and compare to your history. One thing, in addition to posture monitoring, that sets Lumo Lift apart in the market of fitness tracking is their instantaneous suggestions to help you permanently improve your daily steps, calories burned and of course posture.

I have a sticky-note posted on my monitor that says ‘SIT UP STRAIGHT’. For half the price of the Lumo Life, I’ll mail one to you. Free shipping!

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on “Sit Up Straight” Says Technology

How to Build a Roman Catapult in Your Back Yard

18th February 2015

Read it.

You know you want one.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on How to Build a Roman Catapult in Your Back Yard

Largest Trove of Gold Coins in Israel Unearthed From Ancient Harbor

18th February 2015

Read it.

A group of divers in Israel has stumbled upon the largest hoard of gold coins ever discovered in the country. The divers reported the find to the Israel Antiquities Authority, and nearly 2,000 coins dating back to the Fatimid period, or the eleventh century, were salvaged by the authority’s Marine Archaeology Unit. The find was unearthed from the seabed of the ancient harbor in Caesarea National Park, according to a press release from the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Largest Trove of Gold Coins in Israel Unearthed From Ancient Harbor

The Cold Fusion Race Just Heated Up

17th February 2015

Read it.

The Lugano Report details how, for the length of a 32-day continuous run, a 900-watt electrical input produced 2,800 watts of heat from the reactor. The 20-cm long E-Cat was run for an extended period to prove that the energy could not be produced by hidden batteries or other sources:

“The total net energy obtained during the 32 days run was about 1.5 MWh. This amount of energy is far more than can be obtained from any known chemical sources in the small reactor volume.”

Further, the isotopic composition of the nickel powder had changed:

“The isotope composition in Lithium and Nickel was found to agree with the natural composition before the run, while after the run it was found to have changed substantially. Nuclear reactions are therefore indicated to be present in the run process”.

Posted in News You Can Use. | 1 Comment »

Huge Anglo-Saxon Coin Hoard Goes on Display at British Museum

14th February 2015

Read it.

The Lenborough Hoard, which consists of over 5200 coins from Anglo-Saxon times, is now on display at the British Museum. This discovery highlights the ongoing importance of the Portable Antiquities Scheme, which just released its 2012 Treasure Report.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Huge Anglo-Saxon Coin Hoard Goes on Display at British Museum

USEFUL STUFF SATURDAY

14th February 2015

Steamship Silicone Pot Lid. No, the other kind of pot.

Maple Bacon Candle. Sweet dreams are made of this.

Preventing Eye Strain.

Cocoon Smart Home Infrasonic Detector.

Cancer-Detecting Bra.

Paverlight Solar Brick Lights.

Cold Brew Coffee Makers.

Pneumatic Porch Whistle.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on USEFUL STUFF SATURDAY

Driverless Cars Can Be Tested on UK Public Roads as of Now

12th February 2015

Read it.

According to the regulatory review, there are no legal barriers to testing autonomous vehicles on the U.K.’s public roads today, as long as a driver is present and taking responsibility, and the vehicle complies with road traffic laws. Those doing the testing don’t need to get any certificates or permits.

You first.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Driverless Cars Can Be Tested on UK Public Roads as of Now

Artificial Spider Silk Might Be Better, and Easier, Than Milking Spiders

10th February 2015

Read it.

But less in the spirit of the Old West. Does tradition count for nothing these days?

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Artificial Spider Silk Might Be Better, and Easier, Than Milking Spiders

Homeschooling: The New Techie Fad?

10th February 2015

Read it.

Oh, noes! They might become disillusioned with the way governmen runs other aspects of life too! The horror!

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Homeschooling: The New Techie Fad?

Illinois Gov. Rauner Ends the Forced Unionization of Public Employees

10th February 2015

Read it.

Geez,  you’d think he was a Republican or something.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Illinois Gov. Rauner Ends the Forced Unionization of Public Employees

FAT Is the Key to Living Longer: Previous Diet Advice Was WRONG, Say ExpertsI

10th February 2015

Read it.

Hey, it was in a newspaper, so it has to be true, right?

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on FAT Is the Key to Living Longer: Previous Diet Advice Was WRONG, Say ExpertsI

Tool-making May Have Made Language Genes More Useful

10th February 2015

Read it.

It’s widely understood that human genetics can influence culture, but increasingly, the idea that culture can also affect genetics is gaining ground. The theory of gene-culture coevolution suggests that “the cultural practices we adopt change the costs and benefits of having certain genes,” explains Catharine Cross, a researcher at the University of St Andrews. “A gene that is advantageous under one cultural practice is not necessarily advantageous under another.”

For example, yam cultivation in West Africa led to deforestation and an increase in standing water, which creates a breeding ground for mosquitoes and malaria. This meant that yam farmers with a particular genetic resistance to malaria were more likely to survive than farmers with susceptibility to malaria. Yam farmers in the region have been found to have a higher incidence of this genetic trait than nearby groups—even speakers of the same language—who farm other crops.

Oops, sorry, I forgot that the Equality Mandate means that genes don’t count because everybody is just the same. Forget I even mentioned it.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on Tool-making May Have Made Language Genes More Useful

How to Ramen-ize Dried Pasta & Rice

10th February 2015

Read it.

In case you lose your job to an illegal immigrant, somebody imported from Asia under an expanded H1-B visa program, or a Fashionable Minority who fits a quota you didn’t know existed.

Posted in News You Can Use. | Comments Off on How to Ramen-ize Dried Pasta & Rice