Rats fed a lifetime diet of Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) corn or exposed to its top-selling weedkiller Roundup suffered tumors and multiple organ damage, according to a French study published on Wednesday.
The cats brought home just under a quarter of what they killed, ate 30% and left 49% to rot where they died. When researchers attached kittycams to house cats, they found a secret world of slaughter.
Israel sperm banks find quality is plummeting. Sperm quality is down everywhere, but Israel is worse off than other developed countries. Theories about why vary from cellphones in pockets to estrogen in milk or water.
How do we ignore the obvious grossness of sex for long enough to propagate the species? Maybe, researchers say, by turning off our disgust reflex whenever we get turned on.
Contrary to the prevailing theories that music and language are cognitively separate or that music is a byproduct of language, theorists at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and the University of Maryland, College Park, advocate that music underlies the ability to acquire language.
Diagnosing Skin Cancer via iPhone. [Thanks Tim]
Nanotechnology used in fight against counterfeiters. An invisible tag made of nanoparticles, similar to a ‘quick response’ or QR code, could be used to help thwart banknote forgers and criminals who sell bogus drugs or fake vintage wine.
Self-taught technologists are almost always better hires than those with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a huge student loan. Is a computer science degree worth the paper it’s printed on?
Dumbo is Walt Disney’s myth of modernity, a film in which he uses a story about infant-mother separation as a vehicle for assimilating modern technology and management structure to the evolved mechanisms of the human mind.
I know why Bret Easton Ellis hates David Foster Wallace. I edited both authors when they were starting out and can attest that the enmity between the two goes back decades.
So in April Vorobyev ploughed 400,000 roubles ($12,500) of savings into a self-styled ‘mutual aid fund,’ known as MMM-2011, promoted by Sergei Mavrodi, a guru-like financier, former lawmaker and convicted fraudster.
Although I am not a painter, I think that the subaqueous qualities of the purity of line makes resonant the distinctive formal juxtapositions. The Instant Art Critique Phrase Generator.