Wednesday, August 30, 2006
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Tuesday, August 29, 2006
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Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Just ran accross this link.
Check out some of the nastiest parasites on earth.
Posted by Rob at 4:51 PM
Blows my mind also that apparently researchers have just finally found proof of dark matter. Wow. The dark matter guys have much better PR or something. I thought dark matter was fact and already proven by observation.
Posted by Rob at 8:37 AM
Monday, August 21, 2006
I have always been a bit anti-organic food. I do like the idea and small farming as an alternative to commercial farming that emphasises quantitiy and not quality. However, I have worked on an organic farm where I found out that they use copper-sulphate (basically a poison that predates some rule about pesticides so you can use it and still be certified organic). Also you can't feed the world organically which makes it only a solution to rich westerners and therefore seems shortsighted. Also pesticides are constantly getting better and safer and you just can't argue with the fact that (except for maybe rising obesity) we are the healthiest humans that have ever lived on earth. Case in point about improving pesticides... granted it's a press release from UBC but finally they have developed an organic pesticide. I'm sure this is just the begining.
Also somewhat related is this lactobacillus gum for improving dental health. Imagine the lactobacillus flavour explosion!
Posted by Rob at 3:52 PM
Friday, August 18, 2006
In an interesting ruling, AOL has been given permission to dig for buried gold and platinum to collect on a court judgement. The company was awarded $12.8M from a convicted spammer and intends to collect by unearthing the buried booty in his parent's yard. Sounds like maybe AOL has been reading too many of those emails from the recently imprisoned Nigerian president. For a mere $1000, part of his fortune could be yours! Also, I have some great penis enlargment products to sell you.
Posted by Kamel at 10:36 AM
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Posted by Rob at 6:34 PM
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
However, the bayblab's authority can not be denied. Who is the number 10 authority on gleevec cardiac toxicity?
Posted by Rob at 4:17 PM
Friday, August 11, 2006
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Thursday, August 10, 2006
As I blog this I'm on the road to Iceland's highest summit, typing away on a blackberry. The scenery is impressive, volcanoes and glaciers. Vents everywhere spew out hot smoke and boiling water. People here take advantage of this and huge steel pipes bring the free hot water to the capital. It makes the showers stinky. The hot water was welcomed after a 4 day hike from landmanalaugar to thorsmork. (You can follow us at icelandtrip.wikispaces.com and click jp travelog, or check out more photos here)
Posted by Anonymous Coward at 12:50 PM
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
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Thursday, August 03, 2006
Wicked Quirks and Quarks podcast this week where they talk about a myth I have told so many people who didn't believe me that I was beginning to wonder if I had heard it right. Turns out that it true that streching before exercise is not a good idea.
Sucks to your yoga.
Posted by Rob at 4:11 PM
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
The bay is a bit toasty today and I was thinking about how EXTREME Ottawa is. The winters are freezing and the summers are ridiculously hot. And so the heat got me thinking about the rideau canal skateway. And I've been doing a lot of biking this summer so I was thinking about pimping out my bike for the longest skating rink in the world. How cool would a skate chopper be?
Posted by Rob at 3:24 PM