Well, it was about time I wrote something about this! As you can see from the title my little brother Josué and Jemma got married on 7 January 2007. We had to go all the way to Perth because they are living in that part of the country. My part in the wedding was to […]
Napping May Be Good for Your Heart: Your boss may balk, but a new study shows that getting some midday shut-eye could be heart-healthy
Snappy start for swimmers at Darwin pool (ABC): “A 1.6 metre saltwater crocodile has been recovered from the Nightcliff swimming pool in Darwin.” Now that is one way to improve your lap times… Now, seriously, this is very scary.
Healthy snacks contain ‘stealthy fat’ (AAP): “Several of Australia’s favourite food brands have been ‘outed’ by the independent consumer watchdog for making children fat.” I like Nestle’s response in the article.
Study: Nicotine Increasing in Cigarettes: “Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health say they have confirmed a study by the state that found nicotine levels in cigarettes increased from 1997 until 2005.” Like my friend Andrew said: “They were just improving their product.” 😮
Cheap, safe drug kills most cancers: “It sounds almost too good to be true: a cheap and simple drug that kills almost all cancers by switching off their ‘immortality’” This certainly puts a new perspective on the cancer and its cure. Two things come of this for me: No human laws are written on stone. […]
Parasite turns women into ‘sex kittens’ – Yahoo!7 News: A common parasite can increase a women’s attractiveness to the opposite sex but also make men more stupid, an Australian researcher says.” Please ignore the title of this news item and read the full article by following the link. I think I’ll start a vegetarian diet…
APOD: 2006 December 18 – Aurora Over Iowa: Last Thursday evening, stars were not the only lights in Iowa skies. Spectacular northern lights also shone from the heavens, extending across the midwestern USA and other locations not often graced with auroral displays. The wide-ranging auroral activity was triggered as a large solar flare – an […]
Science & Technology at Scientific American.com: Humans and Chimps: Close But Not That Close — There’s a bigger genetic jump between humans and chimps than previously believed by JR Minkel: “A lot more genes may separate humans from their chimp relatives than earlier studies let on. Researchers studying changes in the number of copies of […]
TIME: The Best Photos of the Year 2006: “THE YEAR IN PICTURES” So what’s 2006 been like around the world? Have a look at these pictures from TIME Magazine to remind yourself of the world that we live in.