COMPASSION IN A PILL? HARD TO SWALLOW.

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.

TRANSIT PLEBISCITE: HOLD YOUR NOSE AND VOTE NO

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

HOW TO GET AHEAD IN MEDICINE

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