Wednesday, January 18, 2006

'Dead' Man Returns to Village

I found in interesting news blurb from India this morning. Apparently, this person was ill at a hospital some distance away from his hometown, and an uninformed (clueless?) relative spread the news that he had died.
He eventually recovered and returned to his home, but by that time everyone believed that he had really died, and so they thought he had come back as a ghost.
The article can be read here.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Green eggs and ham?

This has been on a few different news sites already, so you may have already heard:

Scientists in Taiwan say they have bred three pigs that "glow in the dark".

There's more to this than just wierd colors- the cloners were able to change a surface protien on all the organs of the pig- inside and out, the pig is green. One potential application for this is growing artifical organs that are 'pre-doped' with a genetic protien from the future recipient, reducing or eliminating organ rejections.

Of course, there's always the practical joke side of things, too.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Life imitates... something

I read an interesting news tidbit this morning about glue-sniffing monkeys. No, they're not sniffing to detect drugs, they're sniffing to get high. Apparently.

As a side note, I think I'm going to try to post more regularly, but less deeply. If I think I have to write something interesting about my life every time I post, it's a bit more intimidating. We'll see how it goes.

2006 - A New Year

While I was perusing my email yesterday, I came across a message from a friend of mine directing me to post to my blog.

Having now done so, I will proceed to the rest of my life.