Archive for the ‘News’ Category

ROUND-UP

Friday, January 15th, 2010
It's important to read the news...some parts of it. Thanks to a miraculous (sense the tone) new study, we learn that the Y chromosome is evolving faster than ever, begging the question, "Are Men More Evolved Than Women?" Study co-author, Dr. David Page (Whitehead Institute of Cambridge) says, "[The Y Chromosome is] like a house that's constantly being rebuilt." [Huffington Post] BBC brings some good news to ladies with junk in the trunk: having extra weight on your hips, bum and thighs is "good for [y]our health, protecting against heart and metabolic problems." Hip and ass fat "mops up" fatty acids and "contains an anti-inflammatory agent that stops arteries clogging." Stomach fat however, says the study, is still useless. [BBC News] New York Times reports that the United Nations is "freeing up" $10 million in emergency relief, plus 100 tonnes of ready-to-eat food from World Food Program to aid the people in Haiti. Are these portions even close to enough? [New York Times] A new article in BPS Research Digest teaches us "How To Brag" scientifically speaking. Thank heavens for this ground-breaking research. [The Awl & BPS Research Digest] The Jersey Shore crew hits the big time: Parties with Lindsay! G.T.L a.k.a Gym Tan Lohan. [E Online]

Cat Cafe

Thursday, October 15th, 2009
calico567 First it was written in Marie Claire UK, and now the Huffington Post (which might make you wonder where they get their news), so surely it must be true: cat cafes are all the rage in Tokyo. For the equivalent of $9 US, you can be the owner of a cat for an hour, which is the perfect amount of time, really, because they're just not as cute when they get old.