I'm appropriating Mondays for short reviews of my summer reads (I'm behind in reviewing all the books I'd like to review) and my weekly preview. What I Read Last Week The Victorian Internet by Tom Standage For centuries people communicated across distances only as quickly as the fastest ship or horse could travel. Generations of … Continue reading Summer Reading, June 29th ~ The Victorian Internet
Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age by W. Bernard Carlson Nikola Tesla was a major contributor to the electrical revolution that transformed daily life at the turn of the twentieth century. His inventions, patents, and theoretical work formed the basis of modern AC electricity, and contributed to the development of radio and television. Like his … Continue reading Double Review ~ Two About Tesla
This book was provided to me by Columbia University Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids by by Daniel Loxton & Donald R. Prothero Throughout our history, humans have been captivated by mythic beasts and legendary creatures. Tales of Bigfoot, the Yeti, … Continue reading Review ~ Abominable Science!
Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books! Noting that book blogging onften focuses on new releases, here’s how Throwback Thursday works: Pick a book released more than 5 years ago. Write up a short summary of the book (include the title, author, and cover … Continue reading Throwback Thursday (08/23/12)
From the land of terrible headlines comes one on a subject close to my heart.: Scientists develop pill that could spell an end to straighteners after identifying 'curly hair gene' In direct contrast to the headline, lead researcher Nick Martin is quoted:'Potentially we can now develop new treatments to make hair curlier or straighter, rather … Continue reading Scientists develop a pill!, and the subject of curly hair.
Meant to post since Sunday. I've...uh...been busy. Around Wednesday of last week, it was becoming obvious that the direction we were going in with the NaNoWriMo project wasn't working. Eric wasn't happy with what I was doing and I wasn't happy with what I was getting from Eric. And, to clumsily extend the relationship analogy, … Continue reading I’m only 3578 words behind…
Neuromarketing has had a couple of good posts this week: The Neuroscience of Temptation Got Branding?, Or Oreo, Part II (What a weird commercial.) Also check out Sands Research Ad Favorites for a few commercials with comparative brain scans. Science-Based Medicine » David & Goliath: A Dramatic Role Reversal Spurred On By The Media Considering … Continue reading I’m not dexterous enough to be a magician…