Tom Watson: A Blogging Soldier's Farewell
Saturday, January 05, 2008
The DNA Age - Parents Whose Children Share Genetic Mutations Seek Each Other for Support - New York Times
Interesting angle for a story...one of the most surprising things to me is that there is actually an insurer who will cover the testing!
Almost anything that helps parents to connect is good in my books though- it's amazing how much support makes a difference.
Thursday, January 03, 2008
The Associated Press: Author George MacDonald Fraser Dies: "Author George MacDonald Fraser Dies"
Damn. If you've never read any of the Flashman books (and have any interest in history), pick one or two up. They're amazing.
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
I think that my favourite this year is "LINGUISTICS: Juan Manuel Toro, Josep B. Trobalon and Núria Sebastián-Gallés, of Universitat de Barcelona, for showing that rats sometimes cannot tell the difference between a person speaking Japanese backwards and a person speaking Dutch backwards.
REFERENCE: "Effects of Backward Speech and Speaker Variability in Language Discrimination by Rats," Juan M. Toro, Josep B. Trobalon and Núria Sebastián-Gallés, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, vol. 31, no. 1, January 2005, pp 95-100"
Who knew that rats had so many language problems?