Receptor-Site Upregulation and Acetylcholine May 26th, 2008 @ 1:24 am PDT
From a Special Report in the June 2008 issue Men’s Health magazine: Research has shown that a few puffs of cigarette smoke plug fully half of the brain’s natural receptor sites for acetylcholine … After as little as seven cigarettes over the course of a single month, a nicotine virgin’s brain has begun compensating by […]
Sex, Lies, and Monogamy April 26th, 2001 @ 8:26 am PDT
Women only stay with men for security, and men only stay with women for sex. It’s a cynical view of human relationships, but researchers now say it is the driving force behind the evolution of monogamy — and women started it. By offering sex all the time, females in monogamous species disguise whether they are […]
Scientific Research February 11th, 2001 @ 7:54 pm PST
Two good ones stolen from Follow Me Here …: Researchers Show Human Genome Helpless in the Face of Chocolate Men Are Crazy for Women Who Are, Too
Football Physics January 25th, 2001 @ 8:53 am PST
Here’s a nifty little article on the physics behind football tackles. link via Dan
Beer Fights Kidney Stones January 22nd, 2001 @ 7:56 am PST
In a battle like that, I’ll root for beer every time. Keep up the good fight, Dan.
Mathematical Physics July 19th, 2000 @ 1:34 pm PDT
Embedded in Week 152’s essay by John Baez for This Week’s Finds in Mathematical Physics is a very sad love story. I mean it. I think I will subtitle this post, Love Surrounded by Confusing Mathematics.