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The Adventure of Links: Sept. 20, 2010

September 20, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Health

Bad news for geeks. Teens with bad acne are more than twice as likely to develop mental health problems.

Good news for geeks. Popular kids get the flu first.

Yet another psychological study which tells us stuff we already knew.

Banning CFCs seems to have worked, and the ozone layer should be restored by ~2050.

“Just let me finish this level…” Video game addictions are on the rise, and data may suggest they relate to attention problems.

What to do if you cut off a body part. Remember, the greatest treatment is prevention.

Belly Armor, clothing designed to protect your in utero baby from completely harmless non-ionizing radiation, now being sold in the US. Fear really does sell. Terrible.

An increase in Canadian air quality could be linked to less smog from the U.S. due to the economic downturn.

Physics and Astronomy

Amazing panoramic photo of the Northern Lights. Taken from the Northwest Territories, Canada.

They have books now for all types of dummies. Enter “String Theory for Dummies”.

The Canadian government censoring publically funded researchers. This information, in my mind, belongs to the public and they should have full access to it.

Woohoo! Yahoo! Calculates pi to the 2 quadrillionth digit.

I’m a big proponent of mixing entertainment with science in order to teach kids, and heck even adults! Behold, the Science of Football.

Fun/Funny

Germans know how to party, as will be demonstrated by upcoming Oktoberfest. But an enterprising German has also come up with a bacteria which, he claims, should be able to clear the smell of beer and bratwurst. Will it work? I doubt it, but it’s just cool we’re trying stuff like that.

My two most hilarious heroes, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, are hosting “conflicting” rallies in Washington, D.C. next month. The Rally to Restore Sanity and the Keep Fear Alive rally will be held on Saturday October 30th. If you are in the area, its sure to be a lot of fun.

Spray on clothes. Seriously? Seriously.

Body heat from a Paris subway station is going to be used to heat a public housing project nearby. Those warm-blooded French…

Luke Skywalker’s replacement hand may not be too far off in the future. Scientists are developing so-called “robotic skin”.

Using dog poop to light dog parks.

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