Mocking Darwin: Beer Goggle Effect Explained

Science has outdone itself yet again, providing an explanation (and a mathematical formula, yet) for the famed ‘beer-goggle effect’ — an observable, quantifiable and too-often-replicated happenstance wherein ugly people pass along their genes by sneakily…

W&F Week in Review: Sept 4 ’06

Good news on the cancer front, as both effective treatments and preventatives are announced. Gardasil and Cervarix are vaccines with proven efficacy in protecting against most human papillomavirus-caused (HPV) cervical cancers. Moreover, there are indications…

Crazy Frogs and Wrist-flowers

Crazy Frogs and Wrist-flowers Originally uploaded by z0ot. It’s summer, and time for the kids to have a blast at the local fair. Up for grabs at the carney booths: Crazy Frog!

Testing . . . 1,2,3

Don’t know who you are? OkCupid has a battery of tests that’ll tell you several things, some of which may be accurate. Or not. They’re a better-than-average means of wasting some time while waiting for…

Duck seen with dart in its head

BBC News spans the planet. It’s a hoot to see headlines like this mixed in with terrorist coverage and bird ‘flu disaster planning. BBC NEWS | England | Coventry/Warwickshire | Duck seen with dart in…

Diablo II LOD Error

I recently decided to resurrect Diablo II and its expansion pack. After installation to my laptop, however, this remarkably explicative error popped up: Unrecoverable internal error 6f88c2af Funny . . . it didn’t hurl obfuscation…

Another Neat Thing for Firefox

Too Cool for School Dept: Performancing for Firefox — a Firefox plugin — enables Firefox aficionados to post to their blogs . . . all their blogs . . . with centralized civility. Built-in support…