Thursday, February 07, 2008

Informative Links

British scientists have created an embryo with the genetic material of three people. This opens up a whole new area of bioethics.

The Silk Rope and the Golden Cage. A look at the brutal lives of the mad sultans of the Ottoman Empire, including weird Ibrahim, fratricidal Murad IV, and the women who pulled the strings behind the throne.

Nine Secrets Health Insurers Don’t Want You to Know. (via the Presurfer)

A chemist chef gives a glimpse of cooking seen as a series of chemical reactions. Once you know exactly how your processes happen, you can control them. Yes, he unboiled an egg.

7 lottery winners who lost their millions. This is why they call the lottery “a tax on people who are bad at math.”

Eyewitness testimony results in many convictions, even when it’s just plain wrong. Misattribution is another memory quirk that average person doesn’t know about.

Top Eight Most Poisonous Animals. Most live in Australia, where people wear thongs on their feet year-round. (The more correct term would be Most Venomous)

Top Ten Do-It-Yourself Home Projects. I’ve got to try the automatic pantry light!

11 Tips for Increasing Your Metabolism. (via the Presurfer)

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