By M. FarbmanPosted 02.18.2009 at 10:10 am 9 Comments
A class in creation studies at Liberty University appears to be as strange as one might expect. Best quote on the subject: "If a frog turns into a prince with a kiss then it's a fairy tale. If a frog turns into a prince over millions of years, it's science," says the director of the school's center for creation studies. "It's almost ridiculous."
Also in today's links: cell phone projectors, the next e-reader, and more.
Revulsion comes from more predictable places -- like articles about the disgusting things the FDA allows in your food. For instance, what is the acceptable number of fly eggs that can be found in a glass of tomato juice? (Hint: the answer isn't "zero.")
Also in today's links: trees transform plastics, Google plans to transform the energy sector, and more.
Prosthetic arms improve; narwhal tusks are as neat as ever
By M. FarbmanPosted 02.11.2009 at 11:01 am 0 Comments
This video of narwhals migrating through channels in the Arctic ice does not need the dramatic music to be astounding. These are some very elegant creatures.
Also in today's links: watching for post-partum psychosis, picking apart more fossilized dung, and predicting Amazonian fires.
Wonder animal tastes good, provides milk, lubricates your engine
By M. FarbmanPosted 02.09.2009 at 11:00 am 5 Comments
A company has developed an engine oil made from beef tallow, which is currently sold for two- and four-cycle engines and auto racing, but is pending approval for use in cars. I'm curious, though, how beef tallow is otherwise used or disposed of. If you know, post a comment below.
Also in today's links: communities plot their futures, and how we know your best judgment prompted you to read this. Plus, amazing pictures.
By M. FarbmanPosted 02.05.2009 at 11:01 am 3 Comments
Researchers found that teenagers who watched more television had greater odds of becoming depressed. Interestingly, there was no similar correlation between watching videos or playing computer games and depression. Ironically, I first read this news on a TV screen in an elevator. I felt kind of bad about that afterward.
Also in today's links: a new theory about infertility, solace in God, and sea sponges in Oman.