BBC News - Catalonia bans bullfighting in landmark Spain vote http://bit.ly/aHdcW5 This news week just keeps getting better. (via @drewtoothpaste)
everythinginthesky: My gym has a grappling area they’ve labelled ‘the choke zone’.” “Finally,” I thought when I first saw it. “A zone within which to do all my choking.”
Serotonin cell discoveries mean rethink of... →
psychotherapy: If you thought depression was caused by low serotonin levels, think again. It looks as if the brain chemistry of a depressed person is much more complex, with mounting evidence suggesting that too much serotonin in some brain regions is to blame. If correct, it might explain some of the negative side-effects associated with selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs),...
The Goon Teaser (via @jhonenv) Note to self: Read the comic. That looks fantastic.
One-third of fish on sale in the US is not the species it is sold as.– Fish certification scheme shows its true colours - environment - 18 July 2010 - New Scientist http://bit.ly/9Wwg9T I frequently get the impression that we’re a much sloppier species than we think we are.
Only 13 percent of the species on two people’s hands are the same. Only 17...– How Microbes Defend and Define Us - NYTimes.com http://nyti.ms/csGMOn
A Comprehensive List of Crazy Shit I Believe
Using farmland to make ethanol is ridiculous. We don’t have enough phosphorus or farmland to go around wasting it on inefficient and messy fuels, and phosphorus shortages are likely to cause a food crisis in the next century even if we don’t waste it making ethanol. Thorium-based nuclear reactors likely represent the future of energy. Compared to uranium-based nuclear reactors we have...
There is a “coherent and significant connection” between radiation...– BBC News - Experts: Vatican Radio transmitters ‘pose cancer risk’ http://bit.ly/bIwQLo (via warrenellis.com)
The Creativity Crisis (Newsweek) →
psychotherapy: …It’s too early to determine conclusively why U.S. creativity scores are declining. One likely culprit is the number of hours kids now spend in front of the TV and playing videogames rather than engaging in creative activities. Another is the lack of creativity development in our schools. In effect, it’s left to the luck of the draw who becomes creative: there’s no concerted...
“I put my cat in a box yesterday because she was annoying me. Result?…” (via the always lovely @keikotakamura)