I said, I’M AWESOME!!! But, self-esteem this high isn’t necessarily a good thing.
Operator, put me through to the rainforest. I hear insects are using plants like telephones.
Well, it does speak in code…And it turns out, my computer might be spying on me.
There’s been a bit of a kerfuffle over CERN’s Large Hadron Collider – like, whether it will create a black hole that will swallow the Earth. The Bad Astronomer did a great post debunking this theory, and he’s just posted a video tour of the Collider that shows just how big it really is.
As if we don’t have enough weather possible natural disaster to worry about: a magnitude 3.7 earthquake struck south Texas this morning at 4:51 a.m., according to the US Geological Survey. The Chronicle’s SciGuy has more.
Because criminals care about the environment, too. Chemists have developed a test that will detect the presence of ‘green’ (lead-free) ammunition. Check out the link for a great picture of a single gunshot residue particle that has been magnified 200 times.
So now I have to worry whether my Mac thinks I’m having a good hair day? Scientists at Tel Aviv University claim they’ve taught a computer to recognize beauty in women. Researcher Amit Kagian says it’s the next step towards artificial intelligence. I say, where’s the program that evaluates attractiveness for your gender, Mr. Kagian?
I still wouldn’t want to meet one in a dark alley, but alligators may be our new best friend. Researchers have discovered proteins in alligator blood that may fight “superbugs” that don’t resond to conventional medications – as well as infections associated with diabetic ulcers, severe burns and AIDS.