A good introduction in Nature on the risks and advantages of letting people know their genetic risk information via personal genetics services. I do hope that the test-takers will finally become the risk overtakers. Helen Pearson: Genetic testing for everyone Direct-to-consumer genetic testing is a rapidly growing market — the past year has seen the… Continue reading Personal genetics test-takers are future risk-takers
90 is the New 50: The Science of Longevity via Brandon Keim, Wired Science: Sunday, June 1, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM,NYU – Kimmel Center for University Life Will it one day be possible to take a pill to stay young? How will an average life expectancy of beyond a hundred years affect society and… Continue reading The Science of Longevity at The World Science Festival, June 1, NYC
Desktop background images are important parts of people’s everyday lives in terms of unintended staring time. Usually they are picked up for the eyes (sg spectacular & cool and/or sexy) and hearts (family members), but why not use them for information uptake and learning? So I’d like to ask: What’s your current science related desktop… Continue reading What’s your current science related desktop image?
A burning question for real: What is (or how to set up) the Google Health status/condition of deanimated, frozen people, like Dr. Steven P. Rievman: Rievman, 64, who co-founded the Cryonics Society of South Florida in the 1960s, now resides in a deep-freeze capsule at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, awaiting the day… Continue reading What is the Google Health condition of deanimated, frozen people?
What is the status of death according to Google Health? Is it a condition? How many types of deaths there are according to GH? I found 2: What is the status of dead people according to Google Health? Who decides? May I kill myself on Google Health? Why not? Is it reversible?
Brian Malow defines himself as a science comedian. Here are some videos to put the idea of ‘science comedy’ to the test. Have fun if you can!
In part 1 we had Skull from the game zone. Now comes the loser geek archetype George McFly – played by Crispin Glover – from Back to the Future or at least his laugh. The relation between Skull & George is more than obvious: chocolate milk. (Yes, it’s weekend.) From the script: Marty: George, buddy.… Continue reading Top geek movie figures, part 2: George McFly