Monthly archives: April, 2017

Pretty soon they’ll be able to attach Ted William’s head to a body and revive him< maybe.

CNS Neurosci Ther. 2017 Apr 21. doi: 10.1111/cns.12700. [Epub ahead of print] A cross-circulated bicephalic model of head transplantation. Li PW1, Zhao X1, Zhao YL1, Wang BJ1, Song Y1, Shen ZL1, Jiang HJ1, Jin H1, Canavero S2, Ren XP1,3,4. Author information Abstract AIMS: A successful cephalosomatic anastomosis (“head transplant”) requires, among others, the ability to…



Cancer in your life? Read this!

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/604086/immunotherapy-pioneer-james-allison-has-unfinished-business-with-cancer/?utm_source=MIT+Technology+Review&utm_campaign=9ffb7af71b-weekly_roundup_2017-04-27_edit&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_997ed6f472-9ffb7af71b-153825025&goal=0_997ed6f472-9ffb7af71b-153825025&mc_cid=9ffb7af71b&mc_eid=6df695caea  



Is Reality Real?

I asked my wife if she thought our world was as it seems. “What do you mean?” she asked as she flipped the eggs she was cooking for my breakfast. “I wonder if I’m deceiving myself by believing the world is mine to control, or is the incredible things I say or do imposed by…



I read that men who wear kilts have a higher sperm count than those who wear pants.

In this year, 2048, men with any sperm count at all are considered too masculine to leave the house alone. They must be accompanied by a female household member to assure they don’t waste their sperm on some undeserving woman. They aren’t permitted to drive as it would give them too much independence. *** I…



I didn’t know he was so smart! It’s the birthday of naturalist John Muir

It’s the birthday of naturalist John Muir, born in Dunbar, Scotland (1838). He grew up on a farm in Wisconsin. His father was a strict Christian, and by age 11, Muir could recite three-quarters of the Old Testament and all of the New Testament by heart. One evening, the boy was up late reading, and…



It’s the birthday of one of the founders of psychiatry,

It’s the birthday of one of the founders of psychiatry, Philippe Pinel, born in Saint-André, France (1745). He studied mathematics, theology, and internal medicine before becoming the chief physician at a Paris insane asylum in 1792. Before Pinel arrived, conditions at the asylum were horrible: Among other things, patients were chained to the walls, and…



Have a Good One! Easter

Just a little I thought, and then a little more and now I know it has me in its grip promising me what I need there’s no letting go. blinded by claims of fame and in pain I believe what I have done is okay to even try to fill my needs my desire takes…



Don’t believe man is screwing up our atmosphere? A little taste from the 1930s of how easy it is.

On this day in 1935, “Black Sunday,” the Great Plains region experienced one of the largest dust storms in American history. That morning, the weather was clear and warm, little to no breeze. But by afternoon, the sky had turned a strange purple and the wind had started to whip. A towering black plume of…



Today is the birthday of American jazz legend Billie Holiday, born Eleanora Fagan in Philadelphia (1915).

Billie Holiday’s parents were barely teenagers when they had her, and unwed – her mother only 13 years to her father’s 15. Shortly after her birth, her father left to pursue his dreams of becoming a jazz guitarist. Her mother left young Eleanora in the care of her aunt so that she could work during…



I always say, “The Nose Knows!”

On this day in 1832, Charles Darwin traveling aboard the HMS Beagle landed on the shores of Rio de Janeiro as part of a five-year trip. His Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection, which emerged as a result of his journey on the Beagle, remains one of the most important scientific discoveries of the 20th…