“What is the meaning of life?” for a life extensionist

In No kidding, I am a cum laude philosopher, and so can you! it turned out that finally I got a philosophy diploma. That said, from now on I am officially qualified to think on the big questions of life. For instance, I can find out new arguments and concepts and I can answer (or… Continue reading “What is the meaning of life?” for a life extensionist

Screenshot of the day: Proteomics apologizes to PubMed’s readership.

Last time I said: Although the paper was retracted from the online version of Proteomics, you can still make historical screenshots on the PubMed version. Now the chance is over. But what is really funny: finally, PubMed ‘Related Links’ algorithm gives us the proper context of the Warda-Han-Mighty paper, just take a look at the… Continue reading Screenshot of the day: Proteomics apologizes to PubMed’s readership.

Do we lose neurons or neuronal stem cells every time we blow our nose?

I guess I will submit this question to the Ask the Experts section of Scientific American. It was a witty remark by a senior scientist at a presentation on neural stem cells and aging last week, here at Tulane. I laughed so much that I had to blow my nose disproving that good jokes keep… Continue reading Do we lose neurons or neuronal stem cells every time we blow our nose?

Last minute, low budget Halloween costume: Mr. Evil Google

Components from top to bottom: Insulated Test/Jumper Leads wig blue ethernet cable original Google T-shirt (I got mine at the Euro Maker Faire) badge (actually I used my SciFoo badge just inside out, there was a modified Google Search Box on the other side with an “I am feeling Evil” button) components desperately needed, but… Continue reading Last minute, low budget Halloween costume: Mr. Evil Google

Feed reading trends: I am a Valleywag addict, help me!

Show me your feed reading habits and I’ll tell you who you are! I hope this statement is not true as according the item reading trends on Google Reader I have been a serious Valleywag addict in the last 30 days and more, I suspect. Although extensively reading a funny, well-informed but malicious tech gossip… Continue reading Feed reading trends: I am a Valleywag addict, help me!

Steve Jobs style partial immortalization keynote: the iPimm

Now we are after the Steve Jobs Keynote introducing the iPhone at Macworld Expo in San Francisco. I don’t know if the iPhone line will be the ultimate portable digital device everybody is dreaming about, but I do know, that when partial immortalization as a technology will be first introduced it will be by definition… Continue reading Steve Jobs style partial immortalization keynote: the iPimm

Weekend joke: Pimm Regeneration search engine

The web is usually dead at the weekends, but here is a brand new service from bioGoog: just type the name and last regeneration date of your tissue and organ into the stomach of the Pimm search engine and you will see which local clinic accepted your request and when for next regeneration. 🙂 Link:… Continue reading Weekend joke: Pimm Regeneration search engine