July 20, 2009
1930s scientist WN Kellogg brought home Gua, a 7-month-old female chimpanzee, to raise alongside his 10-month-old son, Donald.
Here’s an interesting and very charming 10-minute lecture explaining what happened. Includes really cute video clips of the child and chimp, showing their developmental similarities and differences.
Despite a sad ending, this presentation is really great.
July 19, 2009
Researchers wonder if 6 minutes of hardcore interval training- extremely intense 2 minute bouts of very hard exercise- might build fitness as well as hours of comfortably-paced exercise:
Six minutes or so a week of hard exercise (plus the time spent warming up, cooling down, and resting between the bouts of intense work) had proven to be as good as multiple hours of working out for achieving fitness. The short, intense workouts aided in weight loss, too.
There’s a catch, though. Those six minutes, if they’re to be effective, must hurt. “We describe it as an ‘all-out’ effort,”… You’ll be straying “well out of your comfort zone.”
Article, with info about how to try this, here.
July 16, 2009
Lonely Robots. I’m doing an art show tonight. Yeah, art.
It’s called Lonely Robots and it’s gonna be awesome. Look who’s in it- real artists! (and me!)
Party 7-10 tonight at Magic Pony, on Queen W of Bathurst. New friends welcome- come say hi!
July 15, 2009
Photo by Bob Willoughby
Did you know that Audrey Hepburn had a pet deer that followed her around like a dog? Like on the street and in the grocery store and stuff? GAAAH SO ADORABLE. Where do I get one?
A-hep and Pippin The Deer, photo by Bob Willoughby
Via SallyJane Vintage. And here are some more gorgeous Willoughby photos.
July 15, 2009
I don’t really know what this is but I like it. A little photoessay and handwritten interview about a couple who have cool stuff and who lounge around in Appalachian old-man pyjamas, I guess. Their stuff is nice and they look like they’re having fun and the whole thing has this sort of easygoing vibe about it though. Also it’s all on one ad-free page so it’s easy to consume quickly without tons of dumb flash or reloading, which I appreciate.
Elliott oops, Reuben, sorry Reub, for the tip.
July 14, 2009
You could breathe liquid, if it was the right liquid. Kind of mindblowing.
In order for any fluid to work for human respiration, it has to perform two main functions very well: delivering oxygen to the lungs and removing carbon dioxide. Air obviously does both quite well; so do some other combinations of gases (such as those used in diving). But it’s reasonable to think some liquids may be able to do the same thing
More here. Via AskMeFi.
July 13, 2009
Homeopathy, naturopathy, and pretty much anything touted as “natural” makes me freak out a little.
Via Doctor Shadowfax.
July 12, 2009
This video is a very clear illustration of the fact that you can’t trust photos. You can’t really trust video, either, as I’ve pointed out before. And you can’t trust real life, as I learned when I noticed that Santa had the same cursive as my mother. TRUST NOBODY, that’s my motto.