CNN reports a study that losing sleep can increase hormones linked with eating behavior. People who put on a few extra pounds may be able to blame a lack of sleep for the added weight, according to two separate studies published Monday.
BBC (UK) has a name selector for everyone. Just fill out the simple forms.
Mine was: Gorgeous Sprout [sighs]
This Wired News story talks about assembly-line robots that can do more than just build cars. An European art group claims they can draw, dance, and even DJ a party.
"Paid placement of brand name items in TV shows and movies is nothing new, but NBC Universal is taking the practice to a new level by selling clothes, furniture and other goods appearing in its shows
"A flaw in Sun Microsystems' Java software has highlighted the difficulty the company faces as flocks of tech novices start to turn to it for support... Sun disclosed a serious security flaw in its Java virtual machine (JVM) software last month. The rare problem, which affects Sun's plug-in for running Java on a variety of Web browsers and operating systems, could allow a virus to spread through PCs running both Microsoft Windows and Linux...
/. posted a CNET News.com story about functional illiteracy when it comes to professional e-mails. Hundreds of inquiries from managers and executives seeking to improve their own or their workers' writing pop into Hogan's computer in-basket each month, he says, describing a number that has surged as e-mail has replaced the phone for much workplace communication. Millions of employees must write more frequently on the job than previously. And many are making a hash of it.
The Pennsylvania attorney general's office Monday sued an online university for allegedly selling bogus academic degrees â€” including an MBA awarded to a cat. Trinity Southern University in Texas, a cellular company and the two brothers who ran them are accused of misappropriating Internet addresses of the state Senate and more than 60 Pennsylvania businesses to sell fake degrees and prescription drugs by spam e-mail, according to the lawsuit.
According to Globe Link's story for Monday, October 4th 2004, a six-year dispute involving Sophia Stewart, the Wachowski Brothers, Joel Silver and Warner Brothers ended. Stewart's allegations, involving copyright infringement and racketeering, were received and acknowledged by the Central District of California, Judge Margaret Morrow residing.
Blue's News mention that there is another Command & Conquer: Red Alert game coming: "... we have a MAJOR announcement to make and we are making it exclusively to our long time C&C fans. This announcement is not going out to the press and it won't appear on the EA website or anywhere else online. We are very proud to announce that the team that brought you Command & Conquer Red Alert 2, Command & Conquer Yuri's Revenge, and Command & Conquer Generals has officially started work on our next project set in the Red Alert universe!"
This GameSpot story pulled together some of the best examples of successful and unsuccessful attempts at humor over the years.
Woah.. So apparently Prairie dogs have their own language! Stunning! Except, I've always been of the opinion rodents could talk.. =)
From the article: "Prairie dogs, those little pups popping in and out of holes on vacant lots and rural rangeland, are talking up a storm. They have different "words" for tall human in yellow shirt, short human in green shirt, coyote, deer, red-tailed hawk and many other creatures."