Teaching Angela to Appreciate History
On June 1st 1974, Henry Heimlich published “Pop goes the Cafe Coronary” in the journal Emergency Medicine, in which he first described his eponymous maneuver. (The hind-lick jokes, by the way, were shamelessly stolen from the great Eddie Izzard).
Feedback and Follow ups
Apparently, the Rapture did in fact happen, it was just… invisible. (Read about the South African Camping followers and their hotel bill here). The world now really ends on October 21st. We, for three, are awaiting the explanations on October 22nd with some anticipation.
More on bees, colony collapse disorder and cellphones.
The UN decides… not to make a decision, so Smallpox can live on (in two labs, at least). The final decision is postponed until 2014.
Psychology Today apologizes for Kanazawa’s dumb (and racist) post. Also, that letter to American Psychologist by a bunch of evolutionary psychologists objecting to Kanazawa’s take on intelligence research is here.
Leaproach is a cockroach that seems to think it’s a grasshopper – the scientific paper describing it is here. Leaproach was named as one of the Top 10 New Species, a list compiled by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University. We also discussed: Darwin’s Bark Spider, Walter’s Duiker and the Tyrant Leech King. Rest in Peace Spirit. (As usual, xkcd’s take is wonderful).
We again tackle on of Paulo’s questions: “How do scientists prove the existence of dark matter if no one has ever touched it or seen it?”
There will be a total Lunar eclipse visible from South Africa on June 15th. Go, check it out!