Wednesday, August 24, 2005


  • Gotta love this:
    Porn makes you blind - Gory and erotic images can affect your vision
    IT'S true. Pornography can make you blind. Look at a smutty picture and, according to research by Steven Most, of Yale University, and his colleagues, you will suffer from a temporary condition known as emotion-induced blindness.

  • And to those of you who didn't know about the Canadian/Danish dispute over a tiny island in the arctic, here's the latest update:
    Canada Sends Navy To Disputed Arctic Island

    The visit by two warships to the area is the latest move to challenge rival claims in the Arctic triggered by the threat of melting ice.

    The move follows a spat between Canada and Denmark, over an uninhabited rock called Hans Island in the eastern Arctic region. A visit there by Canada's defense minister last month angered the Danes.

    Who said nothing interesting ever happens in Canada?
    Wait, it was me...

  • And to more serious things (do I even want to go there?):
    Fetuses May Not Feel Pain in Early Months
    A review of medical evidence has found that fetuses likely don't feel pain until the final months of pregnancy, a powerful challenge to abortion opponents who hope that discussions about fetal pain will make women think twice about ending pregnancies.

  • Science fiction? No, just science:
    Scientists Mess with the Speed of Light
    Using a technique called Stimulated Brillouin Scattering, the researchers were able to slow down or ratchet up the speed of light like the gas pedal on a car. They succeeded in reducing the speed of light by almost a factor of 4 (although thatÂ’s still plenty fast at 46,500 miles per second), but even more dramatically, the team was also able to speed up the speed of light.

  • And finally some spacey stuff:
    Black Hole Surprise: Multiple Eruptions Seconds After Birth
    Black hole creation is crazier than previously thought, new observations reveal. Over the course of just a few minutes, as a massive star dies and a black hole is born, multiple explosions cause the black hole to powerfully eject matter as well as greedily consume it.

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Jean said...


Melly said...

oooh, thanks.
This is the kind of stuff I used to post in my "personal" blog, so it's good to hear that it's working out.