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
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.
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.
Ip Assignment, Per Capita: “Under IPv4 there are 4,294,967,296 possible IP addresses – each of which may be assigned to a device or computer on the internet. 4 billion addresses equates to slightly less that two thirds of an IP address per person on the planet. As you may imagine the IP addresses are not […]
Tortured Qld toddler critically injured (AAP): “A two-year-old boy is in a critical condition after he was tortured and assaulted at a house south of Brisbane.” Just yesterday our prayer focus was on abused children, and today I find this on the news. It is sad, but this is the second abuse case that reaches […]
Uncharitable adults ‘were greedy kids’ (AAP): “Greedy children who squandered Christmas money on faddish toys are today’s uncharitable adults, a survey shows.”
13 things that do not make sense – space – 19 March 2005 – New Scientist Space: “1 The placebo effect DON’T try this at home. Several times a day, for several days, you induce pain in someone. You control the pain with morphine until the final day of the experiment, when you replace the […]