Researchers (and in this case I use the term researchers loosely) from the Victoria Management School, Victoria University of Wellington have predicted that we’ll be sleeping with sex bots in 40 years. The “study” came from a management school, not a psychology or science department. And any prediction of technology that is 40 years out is largely guesswork. You can predict pretty much anything that far out and be lauded for your foresight without being held accountable if your predictions don’t come true.
This is a guest post by Robert Taylor. Researchers at Newcastle University say electric vehicle drivers report feeling less stressed, calmer and more in control of their electric car. In addition, electric vehicles were found to emit less than half of the carbon dioxide produced by conventional combustion engine cars and grid energy is increasingly being generated by greener renewable sources. Walking slowly helps reaching the destination Despite the environmental benefits of electric vehicles however, their take-up remains slow. The government has an incentive package – the plug-in car grant – which gives customers up to £5,000 towards the [...]
This. is. awesome. 7 minutes of black hole formation animations, interacting galaxies, pulsars, and other pretty things. With a Chemical Brothers soundtrack. Forget the old Red Dwarf joke about black holes in space; there’s a lot to see and it’s beautiful to watch. Mini-MI loved it, so I’ll ask the 4nim4l to add it to her bedtime playlist.
This is a guest post by Anthony on behalf of Janet Stones Counselling. In a confrontational move, thousands of people suffering from anxiety and depression are being moved from the therapy couch and placed in front of their own keyboards. After facing cuts in the NHS budget and high levels of stress and depression in the population, Ministers in Scotland are considering different ways to reduce the amount of scheduled appointment times. In order to reduce NHS expenditure and waiting times, patients who visit their GP with moderate symptoms may be referred to a new website. The online service will [...]
This is a guest post by Stewart Sticker. Machiavelli Id does not recommend making any major dietary changes without getting medical advice first. Candida, or candidiasis, is the overgrowth of a normally benign microorganism called Candida albicans that lives in the mouths, digestive systems, and urinary tracts of every human being. This condition causes a variety of health problems, including yeast infections, digestive disturbances, skin rashes and irritations, thrush, chronic fatigue, and various other issues. Although Candida albicans usually lives quietly in your body, kept in check by friendly bacteria that share the space, certain life events can disrupt that [...]
We found little flowers blooming over the road on our long walk yesterday. Despite the current cold snap [do you see how many layers Mini-MI's wrapped in?] the plants have decided it’s sunny enough to get growing. Spose they know best. Related articles Look to nature for early signs of spring (guardian.co.uk)
Just had a text from Vix asking me whether Santa’s reindeer are boys or girls so that she can answer the question posed in her 7 year old daughter’s note left out for the Fat Man. The answer, fact fiends, is this: Most male reindeer tend to lose their antlers by early December, so there’s a good chance that the majority of Santa’s reindeer are female. We should probably have guessed this from their ability to take Christmas multi-tasking to an entirely new quantum level in delivering all those presents in one night. I am knackered and going to collapse [...]