by Geoff Olson A pill to make you more compassionate and more willing to hand out spare change to the needy? Scientists have taken a big step in that direction, according to UC Berkeley News Centre of a study published in Current Biology. Research subjects were asked to play a simple game of financial sharing. … Continue reading COMPASSION IN A PILL? HARD TO SWALLOW.
It's from the CBC, where apparently all the digital copy editors are 15-year old boys. Men are going nuts over Lululemon's 'anti-ball crushing' pants At last LuLemon addresses that burning question from men: how do I arrange my testicles in such a way they don't get crushed by my chain mail leggings from The Society for Creative … Continue reading NOPE, IT’S NOT AN ONION HEADLINE
by Geoff Olson A French court has barred a couple from naming their daughter Nutella, according to a report in The Guardian Weekly. The court ruled that a girl named after the popular hazelnut chocolate spread would suffer from “mockery or disobliging remarks” by others. In response the parents lopped off the prefix, leaving her … Continue reading OF NUTTY BRANDS AND BABY NAMES
by Geoff Olson The more I examine the barrage of claims and counterclaims about local transit, the less the upcoming plebiscite seems a yes/no option than a lose/lose proposition. Eric Chris is a Australian-born chemical engineer living near UBC. In one of his heavily hyperlinked emails to local media, Chris recalled how smoothly trafficked flowed … Continue reading TRANSIT PLEBISCITE: HOLD YOUR NOSE AND VOTE NO
by Geoff Olson Head transplants should be on the way in just a few years, says an Italian neurosurgeon. The surgery will be available for those suffering from diseased or soon-to-fail bodies, claims Sergio Canavero, a member of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group. He described the proposed procedure in the medical journal, Surgical Neurology International. … Continue reading HOW TO GET AHEAD IN MEDICINE