Posts Tagged ‘science’

Why Men Can’t Handle Money (Part I)

2009-02-12

Re–blog from the Chronicle.

Here’s just my personal experience. Many women actually seek out this adventurous boys to nurture and foster. I can’t say I have the whole picture even though I can think of many probable reasons. To be honest I’ve kind of taken advantaged of it. I never met or dated so many good looking bright women as when I gambled the most. Not to mention that I often met them in the company of dangerous men…

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The Ancient Marble Statue is a White Lie

2009-02-12

Re–blog from SvD.

Article written in Swedish and published by the Swedish morning newspaper Svenska Dagbladet — The Swedish Daily Paper. Sadly it isn’t possible to translate it via Google Translate.

The main proposition, and according to the author — a Professor of Ancient Culture and Society — known by scientists for centuries, is that ancient marble statues were painted in bright colors! I was totally unaware of this.

Also mentioned in the article is the use of digital technology to simulate the colors originally used by projecting them unto the statues. Very creative and inspiring!

Smoke Screens

2009-02-12

Re–blog from AIGA.

It’s a good article with some interesting thoughts. But I advise everyone, including Angela Riechers, that feel anxiety about how technology is changing our perception and way of living to read up on the worlds leading urban theorist Manuel Castells’ research. Most of us aren’t using technology the way Angela thinks — or even worse, do her self.

Video Games are Good for Children – EU Report

2009-02-12

Re–blog from the Guardian.

Finally some scientific proof of what my intuition told me all along. Most people in my generation – born in the 80’s – has grown up playing video and computer games, and most of us turned out all right. As a matter of fact I think it did us good, or as the paper has it:

Video games can stimulate learning of facts and skills such as strategic thinking, creativity, cooperation and innovative thinking, which are important skills in the information society.

The Primitive Appeal of The Color Red

2009-02-12

Re–blog from the Situationist.

There is more to Valentines Day then finding the right gift. To dress proper is of equal importance, at least if you want to please your desire…

In New Procedure, Artificial Arm Listens to Brain

2009-02-12

Re–blog from the NY Times.

The possibility to communicate directly with the nervous system fascinates me. A couple of years ago I saw myself becoming a researcher of brain machine interfaces. (This podcast presented by Futures in Biotech is a good introduction to the subject.) Sorry to say that didn’t happen…

Anyhow, what grabbed my attention in this article was rather the strong connection between casualties of war and scientific development. The relationship between the two are so strong that one tend to forget them.

Welcome to the Science Book Club

2009-02-09

Re–blog from the Guardian.

Tim Radford launches an online science book club. This is a great initiative. I really look forward to take part of the conversion. I hope you will to.

Bugs Drafted in for Battle to Save Artworks

2009-02-09

Re–blog from the Guardian.

Art and science has always been closely linked, nothing new to that. But I was totally unaware about this type of exchange. Using biotechnology to preserve works of art. Now this is the type of creativity that makes me proud of being human!

Modern Humans are Still Evolving

2009-02-09

Re–blog from LA Times.

Would like to see more work put into this article, but I like the initiative. The subject being worth contemplation.

Having Babies can Sharpen Women’s Minds

2009-02-09

Re–blog from the Guardian.

Yet another urban myth refuted. The problem with urban myths, as with all false beliefs, is that they are self–reinforcing due to our psychosomatic ability.