Ultraviolet Light Is Key to Spider Mating And in jungles all over the world, the coming of the black lights symbolises a time for… love. Female spiders cease munching on their tiny wannabe beloveds and instead stare longingly into their remaining eyes. Jungle shrieks and squawks segue into groaning saxes and pumping rhythms, Barry White […]
Month: January 2007
Unhappy Meals – Michael Pollan – New York Times if you’re concerned about your health, you should probably avoid food products that make health claims. Why? Because a health claim on a food product is a good indication that it’s not really food, and food is what you want to eat.
I am: William Gibson The chief instigator of the “cyberpunk” wave of the 1980s, his razzle-dazzle futuristic intrigues were, for a while, the most imitated work in science fiction. Which science fiction writer are you?
BBC NEWS | Politics | Manchester wins ‘super-casino’ Manchester also represented a good place to test the social impact of a super-casino, and “the council’s consultations with other local authorities and relevant bodies gave us confidence on that”, added Prof Crow. “Manchester has a catchment area for a casino second only to that of London, […]
Inadvertantly, whilst I was trying to send a document to myself for copyright purposes on Gmail, I noticed a new button – open in Google Documents. I clicked it, agreed to another contract that I never read, and went in. It’s fecking amazing, a full word-processor online, completing eroding the need for the bloated Word […]
Thanks be to Toby for introducing XKCD to me… or rather me to XKCD.
The Advantages of Allowing Gay Adoption1) More children adopted by parents who want them.2) Firm no to religious interference in the state.3) Ruth Kelly quits!The Disadvantages of Allowing Gay Adoption… God told us not to?