Johns Hopkins July 20th, 2001 @ 2:44 pm PDT
U.S. Suspends Human Research at Johns Hopkins After a Death The volunteer, Ellen Roche, died on June 2, a month after she inhaled an unapproved drug as part of a research study to examine the causes of asthma. Her lungs were destroyed, apparently by the chemical she inhaled, hexamethonium. She was 24 and a technician […]
Fish News July 17th, 2001 @ 12:26 am PDT
The goldfish did not survive the conflagration.
Height July 3rd, 2001 @ 2:38 pm PDT
In this article, Why Have Americans Stopped Growing Taller?, Wilt Chamberlain is noted as having said, “Nobody roots for Goliath.” I like that. [link via NextDraft]
Gators June 29th, 2001 @ 12:14 pm PDT
About 1.5 million alligators live in Florida, and 287 attacks against humans have been recorded in the past 52 years. A full-grown horse was attacked by an alligator and dragged into a pond in Titusville; and a two year old girl is Florida’s 2nd gator fatality this year.
Cats June 29th, 2001 @ 11:52 am PDT
I’m interested in learning how you feel about this: A company called Transgenic Pets is attempting to create genetically modified cats. These cats, “will be like any other cats except they will no longer have the protein that causes an allergic reaction in human beings.” BBC article NY Times article
Minds June 29th, 2001 @ 11:37 am PDT
Scientist Says Mind Continues After Brain Dies A British scientist studying heart attack patients says he is finding evidence that suggests that consciousness may continue after the brain has stopped functioning and a patient is clinically dead. The research, presented to scientists last week at the California Institute of Technology, resurrects the debate over whether […]
dontcha think? June 28th, 2001 @ 12:27 pm PDT
How embarrassing! If you’re on your way to get a hooker, and you run into your wife turning tricks, what do you do? Isn’t that from an Alanis Morissette song? link via Visual Distortion
Headline Haikus June 22nd, 2001 @ 9:18 pm PDT
Wow! Headline Haikus! All Your News in Seventeen Syllables! Awesome.
Powers of Ten June 22nd, 2001 @ 12:43 pm PDT
This quote is from one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen on the ‘net. I cannot believe that this site is associated with FSU. You really need to see it, though. View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders […]
GPS Fun! June 20th, 2001 @ 3:41 pm PDT
A man in Connecticut rented a car and was shocked to discover a $450 charge for speeding on his bill when he returned the vehicle. It seems the rental company has GPS devices in their cars so they can track what the driver might do. Now … in general I think this is a pretty […]