Boston Shark July 23rd, 2001 @ 6:33 pm PDT
Chatham harbor master Stuart Smith said he could not recall a shark attack since he began working in 1988, but advised beachgoers to be alert and not to swim with the seals.
We Are in Trouble July 23rd, 2001 @ 4:30 pm PDT
Boys: The Weaker Sex
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.