Jan 11, 2014

Reading a novel can change your brain

The fMRIs after the reading assignments revealed heightened connectivity in the left temporal cortex, the area of the brain associated with receptivity for language. Heightened connectivity in other parts of the brain suggested that readers may experience “embodied semantics,” a process in which brain connectivity during a thought-about action mirrors the connectivity that occurs during the actual action. For example, thinking about swimming can trigger the some of the same neural connections as physical swimming. News Article

Jan 7, 2014

Polar Vortex Impact on North America

Seen on Reddit

Dance Dance Revolution of the Spiders

Cure for the flu

Suguki, a horrifying-looking pickled turnip being lauded by people as a superfood could actually stop you from getting the flu.

So much drama

Seen on Reddit

Jan 6, 2014

Family Problems


52 Week Money Challenge

3 million Xbox One units sold in 2013

Epic 2013 for Xbox One

Tooth Decay observed nearly 13K years ago

Macrobotanical remains from occupational deposits dated between 15,000 and 13,700 cal B.P. provide evidence for systematic harvesting and processing of edible wild plants, including acorns and pine nuts. Analysis of oral pathology reveals an exceptionally high prevalence of caries (51.2% of teeth in adult dentitions), comparable to modern industrialized populations with a diet high in refined sugars and processed cereals....
BBC News Story

Reason to Smoke

Jul 13, 2012

Epicurus on Death

 R.I.P. Roney. Still can't believe you are gone. Fond memories remain :(

Jan 20, 2011