Archive for the ‘news’ Category

A dark matter: structure of the universe influenced by dark forces?

Friday, January 19th, 2007

The indispensable New Scientist reports that the distribution of dark matter has been mapped in 3D for the first time, revealing how the mysterious substance has evolved over the lifetime of the universe. The results confirm that dark matter provided the scaffolding that allowed ordinary matter to clump together to ...

There is hope for progressive Canadian governance, perhaps even the environment

Monday, December 4th, 2006

St├ęphane Dion, former Canadian environment minister, was elected leader of the Liberal Party at a dramatic convention in Montreal. A darkhorse candidate, Mr. Dion does not come off as a typical politician rather he retains much of the style and demeanor of the university professor he once was. For a Liberal ...

This just in: Get Real for Free

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Obstacles to getting real keep dropping: 37Signals now offers a free online version of their book Getting Real. Cool.

Stewie upstages Osama

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

One of my favorite Family Guy segments from the early days of the series is strangely hard to find on the 'net, perhaps due to its somewhat prescient nature. It was only added to YouTube a week ago let's see how long it will last there! According to Wikipedia: This episode aired ...

Small news, very small news

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

New Scientist reports on DNA Origami: A map of the Americas measuring just a few hundred nanometres across has been created out of meticulously folded strands of DNA, using a new technique for manipulating molecules dubbed "DNA origami". According to the map's creator, Paul Rothemund at Caltech in Pasadena, US, DNA origami ...

“Too Much Coffee Man” diagnosed with yet another heart attack risk factor

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

Coffee enriches my life in so many ways: socially, gustatorily, as a surrogate for other vices, but most of all by fighting the somnolescence induced by a historical avoidance of any kind of regular sleeping pattern. Not being a morning person, my business probably would cease to function if ...

Health of mind and body intertwined – who knew?

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

Science News reports that experimental evidence continues to mount that mammals who exercise demonstrate both better cognitive abilities and regenerative healing of nervous tissue. When they dissected the rats' brains, Gage's team found changes similar to those that they'd seen in the previous study's mice: The runners had more new neurons ...

Google hosting takes its first steps

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Google takes baby steps into hosting as we predicted here. Looks like they are starting with e-mail, which as we have mentioned is probably their "stickiest" service. Interested organizations are encouraged to sign up for the beta service here. What they say: Bring Gmail to your domain. This special beta test lets ...

BlackBerry Service Shutdown

Friday, February 10th, 2006

Funny if you have a "crackberry" or know someone who has one:

Embarassing politics in Canada

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

With all the political turmoil in the US in the past year, Canadian politicians have been getting envious of the attention. So they've decided to go and do their own boneheaded grab for some media spotlight. And based on over 1000 references in Google News, I would say that it ...