The Water Cooler

Science, Technology, Business, and Politics

Friday, September 05, 2003

Smoking Gun Sweet: "While we normally don't concern ourselves with speeding arrests, we're making an exception in the case of one Dr. William Faenza. The 35-year-old New York City man was arrested Sunday after Pennsylvania cops clocked his 1997 Lamborghini Diablo going a remarkable 182 mph on State Road 443 (a 55 mph zone)."

Ananova - Jackass warning after horrific firecracker accident "The 26-year-old Australian man suffered a fractured pelvis and severe burns when a firecracker exploded between the cheeks of his buttocks."

Risky Business, Sound Thinking. An older article about Blair Hull's (now running for the senate) trading company.

Thursday, September 04, 2003

Girls, Boys and Autism Is this mysterious and sometimes devastating condition just an extreme version of normal male intelligence? That’s one provocative new theory. Behind autism’s gender gap.

Japan Today Japan News - News - Woman throws boiling water over 23-month-old daughter - Japan's Leading International News Network Glad she's not my mom

Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19 Everyone mark your calendars!

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

eBay item 2429943196 (Ends Sep-03-03 20:00:00 PDT) Check out this wooden Honda CRX.

Yahoo! News - Offbeat Photos - AFP: "German tourists on holiday. A German forced the social welfare system to pay for his Miami oceanview flat because living in Germany depressed him."

Yahoo! News - World Photos - AP Sweet, I want one of these...

Yahoo! News - Lebanese Ayatollah Warns U.S. on Iraq This has got to be a joke. Lebanon has been under Syrian occupation since 1975. Is this an Onion article? Or maybe it came from these guys.

Tuesday, September 02, 2003

Red wine ingredient makes yeast live longer: Baker's bug hints at health benefit of plant compounds.
I think Ice500 is better, personally.

Drug discovery: In the eye of the beholder: Does the pharmaceutical industry's future lie at the boundary between drugs and cosmetics? Or is the prospect of effective 'cosmeceuticals' a beauty myth?
Viagra was originally developed as a drug for coronary blocks. Maybe Botox will be the next big cancer drug.

Going Batty - Critics find Jeepers Creepers 2 surprisingly homoerotic. By Marshall Heyman Haha, good thing it did so well at the box office.

Sunday, August 31, 2003

sitDiary // jwag's thingee A fat teenager eating a 16 patty hamburger. Puts the Husky Burger at the Ram to shame.

Moral Sense Test (MST): Test Your Moral Intuitions The Moral Sense Test is a Web-based study into the nature of moral intuitions. How do humans, throughout the world, decide what is right and wrong? To answer this question, we have designed a series of moral dilemmas designed to probe the psychological mechanisms underlying our ethical judgments. By putting these questions on the Web, we hope to gain insight into the similarities and differences between the moral intuitions of people of different ages, from different cultures, with different educational backgrounds and religious beliefs, involved in different occupations and exposed to very different circumstances.