Archive for the 'Science' Category

Why Men Can Fight Food Urges Better Than Women

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Everybody is blogging about today’s health science news item. It seems that women’s brains are not as effective as men’s brains at suppressing food urges. I read through a couple of media interpretations of these findings and they both highlight suggestions that pregnancy hormones may play a role. I can see how that makes sense, but I also want to suggest something completely different.

I think it’s possible that there has been an evolutionary advantage to having men resist the urge to eat things. They have been the strongest and largest of the genders since before we were even people. A short list of foods that a caveman might not have been able to resist include food intended for babies, babies and mothers. The caveman that was able to resist eating this stuff had a better chance of passing on his genes.

Research into Super Lice Intensifies

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Isn’t it ironic?

We can’t seem to get rid of lice on the heads of our children and scientists have a devil of a time keeping them alive in the lab. I think it would be wrong for the researchers to make everyday bring your kid to work day. Luckily efforts to create a machine to sustain head lice in vitro have resulted in some success. If you want the gory details, they are in this report.

This project seems to indicate an uptick in research as the result of the increasing occurrence of super lice. If you or your children have super lice right now you aren’t going to sit around waiting for scientists to come up with a miracle cure. You want to get rid of super lice now. is the place to go to learn about an effective, non-toxic method.


Friday, November 14th, 2008

Plato said that necessity is the mother of invention. Well, when the recent economic crisis hit, I expect the gestation period of a lot of inventions may have begun. I will be interested to see what kind of things come out of our desperate times.

I got an idea for a solar powered panini maker this morning. I don’t think it is the answer to any of the World’s problems.