Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Jill Price has an amazing memory

Imagine being able to remember every event, conversation, spelling test, kiss, from the time you were a small child, and be able to recall it at a moments notice. You're thinking, awesome! My spouse wouldn't have a chance, right? Now relive every pain, death, red light, and stubbed toe with the same emotions as if you were living it again. Not so great huh? For Jill Price time doesn't heal any wounds - at least her feelings about them.
Nice article:
An Infinite Loop in the Brain
on Spiegel Online written by Samiha Shafy

Reading it reminded me (ironic, I know) that I heard about Jill Price last spring on NPR. She also has a book out.
NPR story (read or listen) Blessed and Cursed by an Extraordinary Memory

The name of Jill Price's book is The Woman Who Can't Forget.

I was going to link to Amazon but their web site has become ridiculous, and you can find and buy the book anywhere you want to; it's none of my business. It's not like I'm getting a kick back from Amazon or anything like that. Enjoy!

Phoenix was Twittering

Dang! I missed it.
"When NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory News Services manager Veronica McGregor was tasked with delivering word of the agency's first-ever robotic landing on Mars during a holiday weekend, she turned to the social-networking Web site."
Read the Discovery story: Phoenix Twittered from Mars!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Carbonated (Fizzy) Fruit

Patrick Buckley, co-author of "The Hungry Scientist Handbook" makes fizzy fruit with dry ice. I wonder if the process would increase the life of the fruit in the fridge?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sugar in Space

Awesome. A simple sugar compound has been found to exist out in space.
"What's interesting about glycolaldehyde is how easily it combines with a three-carbon sugar to produce ribose, the building blocks of DNA and RNA, which carry genetic information for living things. "
Read more at Discovery.com