– Loans that change lives

i love this idea: We let you loan to the working poor Kiva lets you connect with and loan money to unique small businesses in the developing world. By choosing a business on, you can “sponsor a business” and help the world’s working poor make great strides towards economic independence. Throughout the course of […]

Links for 7/19/07

Call Me Fishmeal.: iPhone’s AJAX SDK: No, thank you. Seed: Loopy Logic: Moebius Strip Riddle Solved at Last Why the disappearance of the honeybees isn’t the end of the world. – By Heather Smith – Slate Magazine Stranger Fruit: Manta birth caught on video The Science of Gaydar – New Research on Everything From Voice […]

Links for 7/14/07

Cliff Pickover’s RealityCarnival The Heavy Stuff » Blog Archive » Do Fruit Flies Have Freewill? Do Humans? Anomalies, ParaNormal, and Mind Perceptions on Squidoo Psychology Today: Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature Anti-DRM T-Shirt Design Contest: The Winners are… | TorrentFreak Boing Boing: Hong Kong: the Flickr’d photo that got blogger Oiwan in trouble […]

mushroom mushroom!!!

British forces have denied rumours that they released a plague of ferocious badgers into the Iraqi city of Basra.Word spread among the populace that UK troops had introduced strange man-eating, bear-like beasts into the area to sow panic. BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | British blamed for Basra badgers Technorati Tags: badger, badgerbadger, […]

frozen baby mammoth found perfectly preserved

A Russian hunter traipsing through Russia’s remote Arctic Yamalo-Nenetsk region in May noticed what he thought was a reindeer carcass sticking out of the damp snow. On closer inspection, the “reindeer” turned out to be a 40,000-year-old baby mammoth, perfectly encased in ice. The six-month-old female mammoth is the most well-preserved example yet found of […]

Potential Nutritional Treatment for ADD/ADHD

…parents who were blind to their child’s treatment status observed significant improvement in their child’s core ADHD symptoms, as well as reductions in cognitive problems and oppositional behavior. By the end of 30 weeks, the magnitude of this improvement was substantial, and not dissimilar from what is often seen in medication treatment studies. As noted […]

A Rare Dodo Comes to Light

The most complete skeleton of an extinct Dodo, Raphus cucullatus, ever found was discovered recently in the highlands of Mauritius, an island located in the Indian Ocean. Because this skeleton was preserved intact and isolated in a cave, it appears that it might provide an excellent DNA source for numerous scientific studies, according to the […]