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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sunspots 171


Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:




Science:
An article in Slate says that there may be a link between TV watching in the very young, and autism.

Wired on converting autos already on the road to hybrids.

The New Yorker on how lawns aren't such a good thing.

From an article in a New York Times blog, by Olivia Judson, on known cases of changes in populations of animals over the last 40 years: "This study is one of the most intriguing I’ve come across. It suggests that arrival in a new environment can result in dramatic changes to an organism within fewer than 40 lifetimes." The study she is referring to is on a population of lizards introduced to a tiny island, which seem to have rapidly evolved toward more efficient digestion of plant material.

Sports:
Congratulations to Nancy Lieberman, who played for the Detroit Shock, of the Women's National Basketball Association, at age 50, and did a credible job on the floor.

Computing:
From Microsoft, an article: "Get maximum performance from Windows Vista."






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2 comments:

Keetha said...

Go check out my Friday Aug. 1 post - - - - - -

Martin LaBar said...

Yes. I saw that. I'm sorry, but I didn't comment on it.