Scientists have demonstrated, for the first time, that a critical hormone that helps people feel "full" after eating can be delivered into the bloodstream orally.
No one I know puts "scale" into perspective better than Randall Munroe at xkcd. If you haven't seen the latest, you should take the time to dive into what may be his largest image ever (and he's known for creating large images) dealing with money. Show More Summary
New spooky music from Salem. Just in time for the holidays! Download link. posted by @tristanorchard
Last Sunday I got out for about 4 hours and we caught a few good smallmouth, it was more about getting the new boat out once in Minnesota before it was too late. Now I get to stare at it every day for the rest of the winter, sigh
ACCOUNTABILITY IS FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE: A court-appointed investigator has found that the high-profile prosecution of the late Senator Ted Stevens was “permeated” by the prosecutors’ “serious, widespread and at times intentional” illegal concealment of evidence that would have helped Mr. Stevens defend himself at his 2008 trial, a federal judge disclosed on Monday. But [...]
While we will get into the nuances of why the Austrian AAA rating is the next to go (just after Hungary is downgraded in a matter of weeks if not days, following the country's request for IMF help earlier today) an event which we described...Show More Summary
Wed 30 Nov It's called Two Days (that being the time taken to make it), and he and his band will be joined by 49 Goodbyes for this free launch show.
Just in time for the new movie (that I know you are all super excited about), a Mission Impossible social game has come out on Facebook. As a tie-in to the upcoming movie, players will be able to get exclusive in-game content and chances...Show More Summary
On Monday, we sat on the fence with our cash; we redeployed some of it in deflationary/bearish positions, while keeping some powder dry. The S&P 500 could rally for a time after Monday’s sharp decline. Unless there are new developments, we will treat any gains in stocks as an opportunity to incrementally add [...]
I can tell that it’s time to retire as president since these missives seem to get posted later and later each month. My last one will likely be right before mid-December or so. Albuquerque and Beyond The Albuquerque meeting went very well. My only regret is that because of other association business I could not [...]Show More Summary
The Little Mermaid! Sweet! The show is only about 3 or 4 episodes in, but already the series is making it's way through the list of princesses. So far, Snow White and Cinderella have made appearances, but who shall be next? At the American Music Awards, star Jennifer Morrison revealed that producers are actually in talks with [...]
The New York Times Book Review has released its list of its 100 Notable Books of 2011. Predictably, few are under review at the complete review -- six, in all (three fiction, two non, one volume of poetry) -- though I'll probably get...Show More Summary
Israel's Bar Association has deferred to pressure from Israel's two main ultra-Orthodox parties to support candidates only approved by either Shas and United Torah Judaism. For the first time in 12 years, the committee will have no woman member.
Post by Jacqueline Burt Ah, the holidays. That warm and fuzzy time when families get together and smile and laugh and everything is just like a Hallmark card. Or a Folger's commercial. Or a train wreck. I say that with great fondness, of course -- what's a holiday without a little dysfunctional family drama? Boring, that's what it is. Show More Summary
It's time to play the music... It's time to light the lights... It's time for freestyle dances on the 'Dancing' finals tonight. Yes, that's the theme from 'The Muppets,' slightly altered for this joyous occasion. That's how happy tonight's freestyle dances made me. Show More Summary
So you're considering buying a hybrid car. Or maybe you already have. Good for you! You're saving a bundle on gas and reducing your environmental footprint at the same time. But fuel isn't the only natural resource that your car requires. Show More Summary
How do you feel after spending time with archaeology? Right now, I’m taking a break from archaeology. I spent the days between the U.S. holidays of Memorial Day and Labor Day digging from two to six hours, flying up and down Kalimdor, in an attempt to get the Vial of the Sands. I felt someone within [...]
"[N]ot the Time...to Follow the Line of Least Resistance" In a major journal from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), a teacher and scholar laments the current state of implementing the research in language: "A briefShow More Summary
SteelyKid's away at Grandma and Grandpa's for a few days, to give us a little more time to acclimate to The Pip, which means you get a very traditional baby blogging picture: It's not the greatest angle for comparing his size to Appa, but you get the idea. The Pip is settling in nicely. Show More Summary
After seeing it a third time, I stood up, pointed at the window, and declared, “Justin, there’s something going on out there!” He said, “What?” I said, “Suspicious activities transpiring by your driveway. Someone in a black coat keeps running past the window.” I spend my life wandering through a blurry dream world, one made [...]