Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Good Reads

The Wonderful World of Early Computing. Humans have been crunching numbers with the aid of gadgets thousands of years before computer chips!

An Illustrated History of Trepanation. The illustrations aren’t as bad as you might think, but it’s still not for the squeamish.

A medical breakthrough may allow transplant patients to live without anti-rejection drugs. Essentially, they are getting a transplant of the donor’s immune system as well as the organ.

5 Nastiest U.S. Presidential Elections in History.

Circular Altruism: a look at the mathematical formulas of human choices. This will make you think. (via The Fourth Checkraise)

10 Ways We Get the Odds Wrong. We tend to worry about the wrong things, but it just means we’re human. (via the Presurfer)

Top 30 Tips for Staying Productive and Sane While Working From Home. Too late for me, I’ve already gone insane.

How to be Happy, According to Confucius. Boiled down to seven steps, it all makes perfect sense.

Most strokes occur when blood vessels in the brain get clogged. Medicine now has a tiny little vaccuum cleaner they can send in to unstop them.

Top 60 Little-Known Technology Web Sites (actually 63). (via Geek Like Me)

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