Thursday, April 02, 2009

April fools gets geeky: Can you spot the genuine story?

April fools gets geeky: Can you spot the genuine story?: "

Did any of this year's April Fools Day gags get your goose? Test your nerd knowledge by pinpointing the actual story below. (Props to TechCrunch for pulling together an impressive fools list.) [More]

(Via Sci Am - Mind & Brain.)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Musicians' brains keep time--with one another

Musicians' brains keep time--with one another:

Ever wonder how musicians manage to play in unison? Credit their brain waves: they synchronize before and while musicians play a composition, according to new research.' [More]

(Via Sci Am - Mind & Brain.)

Friday, March 06, 2009

TEST: Easy Publishing

This is a test. For a while now have I been using a program called NetNewsWire to stay up-to-date with the most recent publications in my favorite scientific journals and news-websites vis RSS. I discovered that one could very easily use these RSS messages as the basis of a blog post and then publish it through the offline editor MarsEdit. If a snippet of a Scientific American article appears below, than it seems to work and I might use it more often. At least the old weblog will get some use again than....



Building a Portrait of a Lie in the Brain: "

A young man steals across the hallway, slips through a door and scans the room. He opens a drawer, snatches a wristwatch inside and puts it in his pocket. Then he hurries out the door.

Sixty more people perform the same drill, half of them filching a watch and the others, a ring. Psychiatrist F. Andrew Kozel, now at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and his colleagues promised to give a bonus payment to anyone who could conceal the deed from the scientists, who planned to look into their brains for signs of a cover-up.