Saturday, August 17, 2013

Coffee and Provocation

Successful New Vaccine for Biggest Killer in the World?
Malaria kills more people than any other disease in the modern era and has, in fact, killed more people than war in the developing world.  Now, Maryland researchers have discoverd a vaccine that works 80 percent of the time.  More trials are neeed, but this could is big.

Smear Peanut Butter on an iPad?
Go ahead; smear peanut butter on an iPad and call yourself a dog trainer. People have done less and claimed more.
A is for Archeology, and B is for Badger:
The Lloyds Bank Turd:
If you only watch one video about the man behind the Lloyds Bank Turd, the most important ancient turd in the world, it should be this one: Bone: The Man Behind the Lloyds Bank Turd.
Facebook May Be One Reason You Are Unhappy:
A new study concludes that: "Facebook use predicts negative shifts on both of these variables over time. The more people used Facebook at one time point, the worse they felt the next time we text-messaged them; the more they used Facebook over two-weeks, the more their life satisfaction levels declined over time. Interacting with other people 'directly' did not predict these negative outcomes. They were also not moderated by the size of people's Facebook networks, their perceived supportiveness, motivation for using Facebook, gender, loneliness, self-esteem, or depression. On the surface, Facebook provides an invaluable resource for fulfilling the basic human need for social connection. Rather than enhancing well-being, however, these findings suggest that Facebook may undermine it."  Hat tip to Donald McCaig for this one!

Demi Moore May Not Be Crazy: 
Ashton Kutcher might have more lead in his keel than you would imagine. Of course, he would have to, right?

Great Moments in Litigation History:
Chubby Checker can sue Hewlett Packard over genital-measuring app, says judge.

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