Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Multitasking Muddles Brains, Even When the Computer Is Off

Blog Posting from Wired Blogs about multitasking - you're not as good as you think!

Multitasking Muddles Brains, Even When the Computer Is Off

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Scientist Article: The Fat that Makes You Thin

An article about the latest fat to hit the news: Brown Fat.

The fat that makes you thin - health - 14 August 2009 - New Scientist

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Blog Watch: Olivia Judson on Bacteria

Thoughtful blog entry on the diversity of microbes in us:

Olivia Judson: Microbes ‘R’ Us
Published: July 21, 2009
Summary: The human body is home to a vast array of bacteria. So what are they up to?

For more about our bacterial live-ins, Ms. Vannoy recommends: Good Germs, Bad Germs. (on my to-read bookshelf!)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Why do we have to learn order and naming?

Reviving the Lost Art of Naming the World.

Article from the NY Times about the lost art of taxonomy and an argument for learning the names and order of life.

Take it as a listening quiz if you can - which *sounds* like it goes with a bird?

Thursday, August 13, 2009