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Category Archives: science

12/14/09 / Jaquith

On genius and polymaths I wrote something similar before, but it occurred to me while driving that the canons of so many disciplines are comprised of the works of just a few men. How does it come to be like that? It’s like a big bang of sorts: the early minutes of a new discipline [...]

10/29/09 / @id

OMG! We’ve been duped by the Swiss!! From Time.com article: But many consumers are feeling deceived now that the company has been outed for failing to tell the public that its bottles were not BPA-free, at least not the ones that were manufactured before August 2008. Song of the day

8/05/09 / Dark

Finally! Some vindication from the annals fo science for my unpopular view that the best way to save the planet is by not having (too many) kids. A study by statisticians at Oregon State University concluded that in the United States, the carbon legacy and greenhouse gas impact of an extra child is almost 20 [...]

What makes a marriage work

According to the Aussies, the following factors decide whether a marriage works or not: A husband who is nine or more years older than his wife is twice as likely to get divorced, as are husbands who get married before they’re 24 One-fifth of couples that have children before marriage separate, versus 9% of couples [...]

3/27/09 / Dance

12:43 PM New study reveals that crabs feel pain when they are boiled alive. Researchers used wires to shock hermit crabs, who then scampered out of their shells “indicating that the experience is unpleasant for them.” Quoted from the article: “Millions of crustacean are caught or reared in aquaculture for the food industry,” he said. [...]

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