Lunch and the Intartron

Yesterday i was so busy i didn’t eat lunch, which i feel is about the right kind of busy. Today is a lunch day at work, though (tuesdays and thursdays lunch is provided) so i’m taking quick break to eat lunch and blog. This post may be somewhat incoherent, as i’m just taking down thoughts while reading my usual selection of favorite sites.

Bad Astronomy has a link to a cute optical illusion. Nice.

Ugh, the news is just too much to mention. Over the last few days south africans have been murdered left, right and center, and yet our minister of safety and security still will not apologise for saying that south africans who winge about crime can get out of his country. It makes me so mad i can’t even begin to comment.

Skepchick has a couple of funny articles about church building without a permit and some guy who claims he can read your baby’s palms while it’s still in the womb. Kooks and the religious, always good for a laugh.

Ah, Pharyngula is scathing as always. People who call themselves educated and don’t know the name of Nyarlathotep deserve our scorn.

Hmm, maybe more later. Time to get back to work.

3 Responses to “Lunch and the Intartron”

  1. A productive lunch-hour, I see. I hope you didn’t get crumbs jammed in the keyboard.

  2. sacrilege! you might as well imply that i have fingerprints on my monitor!

    i nearly always eat lunch at my desk. It’s sometimes an interesting exercise not to make a mess, especially on soup days.

  3. Two new studies show why some people are more attractive for members of the opposite sex than others.

    The University of Florida, Florida State University found that physically attractive people almost instantly attract the attention of the interlocutor, sobesednitsy with them, literally, it is difficult to make eye. This conclusion was reached by a series of psychological experiments, which were determined by the people who believe in sending the first seconds after the acquaintance. Here, a curious feature: single, unmarried experimental preferred to look at the guys, beauty opposite sex, and family, people most often by representatives of their sex.

    The authors believe that this feature developed a behavior as a result of the evolution: a man trying to find a decent pair to acquire offspring. If this is resolved, he wondered potential rivals. Detailed information about this magazine will be published Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

    In turn, a joint study of the Rockefeller University, Rockefeller University and Duke University, Duke University in North Carolina revealed that women are perceived differently by men smell. During experiments studied the perception of women one of the ingredients of male pheromone-androstenona smell, which is contained in urine or sweat.

    The results were startling: women are part of this repugnant odor, and the other part is very attractive, resembling the smell of vanilla, and the third group have not felt any smell. The authors argue that the reason is that the differences in the receptor responsible for the olfactory system, from different people are different.

    It has long been proven that mammals (including human) odor is one way of attracting the attention of representatives of the opposite sex. A detailed article about the journal Nature will publish.

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