Category: Science

  • The Mystery Brains of the Texas State Lunatic Asylum

    They were odd shapes and strange colors. Voorhes could tell there was something wrong with these brains. For 20 or so years, a doctor at the Austin State Hospital (for the mentally ill) kept brains of some of the deceased residents and have been stored in the back of a storage closet for some time. […]

  • young people annoy you?

    From a newsbrief in the December 12, 2005 issue of Chemical & Engineering News, the journal of the American Chemical Society, there is now a device that is designed to “shoo away” teenagers. The device, invented by Howard Stapleton, emits a high-frequency pulsing sound that almost everyone under 20 and virtually no one over 30 […]

  • cell phones aren’t so bad for you

    This story is a couple of weeks old but with the amount of time I spend on the phone, it’s good news to my ears. A study out of the UK regarding cell phone usage for 10 years finds that it does not increase the risk of tumors. While I’m a big fan of studies […]

  • protonated methane probed

    I’m a dork, but as many of you know, I used to be a chemistry major. I’m still a member of the American Chemical Society and try to keep up some in the field. I don’t understand nearly as much of it as I would like. In either case, I’m reading the issue of Chemical […]