Scotsman.com reports the length of a manâ€™s fingers can reveal how physically aggressive he is, according to new research. The shorter the index finger is compared to the ring finger, the more boisterous he will be, University of Alberta researchers said.
Compfused.com shows a short video clip of having a Porta Potty at a construction site is a bad idea.
Compfused.com shows an example of bad parenting. [shakes head]
This Yahoo! News article as many as 30 percent of couples, in the Philippines, are unaware that having sex can result in babies, Health Secretary Manuel Dayrit said. "They do not know how pregnancy happens," even though some of them have had numerous children already, Dayrit remarked.
Broadband Reports and Techweb report that that EarthLink will be launching a Flash based (the Laszlo platform) webmail service to compete with Yahoo! and Google's GMAIL. The service will launch with a 100MB limit, which will be raised to a gigabyte by the third quarter of this year. A Beta of the app should be available within a month, with an official launch scheduled for May.
BusinessWeek Online has a story on "/. effect" impact being less than usual. Links on the tech news site no longer harvest the overwhelming numbers of readers they used to... "Slashdot effect" has rippled through the tech news industry, where higher traffic numbers tend to translate into greater ad revenues. In the past several years, many editors encouraged reporters to pick story ideas that were likely to make it onto Slashdot. Some writers even submit their own stories to Slashdot in hopes of generating more traffic to their home page and earning kudos from their bosses. Ethical considerations aside, such efforts don't have the payoff they used to. Over the past year, the Slashdot effect has begun to fizzle. Slashdot's growth is still healthy, but it faces a more crowded online news world, with competition from look-alikes.
Yahoo! News report that the Burmese python is able to boost the size of its heart chambers by half in order to help it digest a big meal, thanks to a remarkable protein which expands cardiac muscle, researchers say.
As a Simpson fan, I did not know this since I thought all work was done in United States. This Yahoo! News story says the popular TV cartoon series creations were sent to Seoul long before exporting job overseas became a hot-button political issue in the United States. A stone's throw away from a highway that tears through Seoul and upstairs from a convenience store called "Buy the Way," Homer, Marge, and the rest of "The Simpsons" have been brought to life for about 15 years at South Korea's AKOM Production Co. The company has been animating "The Simpsons" at its studio in western Seoul since it premiered as a TV series in 1989.
This Live Science article says a recent college students' study of IM-ing found that the communication was more formal â€“- in use of vocabulary and abbreviations -â€“ than might be expected in a speech-like medium. The research also uncovered significant differences in how men and women use the medium.
Yahoo! News report that a 22 pounds lobster, could be older than Warner Bros. studio (1907), General Motors, the Boy Scouts (1910), and two states (Arizona and New Mexico (1912)). He also could have survived two world wars and Prohibition, and have been dinner. His name is Bubba and was pulled from the waters off Nantucket, Massachusetts, and shipped to a Pittsburgh fish market. The lobster has been kept in a tank near a fish counter in Wholey's Market since Thursday while owner Bob Wholey tried to figure out what to do with it...
This Wired News article says costs to license the original music for DVD are prohibitively high for many TV shows, so rights owners replace the music with cheaper tunes, much to the irritation of avid fans. And some shows, like WKRP in Cincinnati, which is full of music, will probably never make it to DVD because of high licensing costs.