The things you miss out on!

This one is mainly for dr_nic and hawk_eye : there’s a giant squid being dis­sected at the Mel­bourne Museum for the public right now. I’m about 10 minutes away and I think by the time I get there it’ll be over but you can watch it at The...

Ugliness as it relates to home environment

I find this really fas­cin­ating. A couple of UK studies sug­gest women from broken homes are ‘more mas­cu­line’ and hence ‘less attractive’ (pre­sum­ably to het­ero­sexual men).  Even more fas­cin­ating to me is that the ‘ugliest’ girls were those whose...

Tingles down my spine

Having recently read a bit of Neal Stephenson’s Baroque cycle, I got chills reading that a long-lost manu­script of the Royal Society’s minutes in Robert Hookes’ hand­writing has been found in a cup­board in Hamp­shire in the UK. The notes...

Busted

Well, that’s better. Bush’s man in NASA just got sacked due to a false CV. He didn’t get far or do too much damage and the press office has been told off for trying to alter sci­entific find­ings rather than just arrange media access to them. Maybe there is hope...