Monthly Archives: June 2012
Tell her I really liked this blog post. I want to start this new year with an admonition, for all those who are still working at a day job, and thinking that at some point they may want to run … Continue reading
Plant geneticists say they have discovered an answer to a near-universal question: Why are tomatoes usually so tasteless? Yes, they are often picked green and shipped long distances. Often they are refrigerated, which destroys their flavor and texture. But now researchers have … Continue reading
One aspect of fever I harp on year after year and where I am continually ignored is the importance of not treating a fever. It is estimated that the fever response is 400 million years old. How do they know that? … Continue reading
The Economist pooh pooh’d Microsoft’s latest splash in tablet computing: One reason why the iPad has been so successful is that it blends beautiful hardware with an amazing range of software. Microsoft has attractive assets, in particular Skype (an internet … Continue reading
I am a fan of neither the NBA nor of movies, really. But when I read Roger Ebert I want to watch movies: Tom Russell was a 10-year-old Adelaide schoolboy when he made “Last Ride,” his feature film debut. I … Continue reading
Critics of intelligence research often hail the importance of practice rather than inborn talent, but a three-day test of the Minnesota twins’ motor skills showed that how much you benefit from practice is itself partly an inborn talent. More here.