Innovation Nature Science

Bomb Detection: Sniffer dogs have competition

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a method for training the common honey bee to detect the explosives used in bombs.

Detecting explosives with honeybees

Art Innovation

Interactive 360 degree panoramas

I’ve never seen such amazing photography in my life! The 360 degree view makes you feel you are there and time has frozen. Some examples: Ch√Ęteau de Chenonceau, Eiffel Tower and Times Square. Which one is your favourite?


Help! UML Fever

Help save anyone sickened by UML fever! Furthermore, and more importantly, do a self-check. “Self-diagnosis and early treatment are crucial in the fight against UML Fever.”

Death by UML Fever

History Social

The Antikythera Mechanism

The Antikythera mechanism has been a source of mystery to some of the finest minds of last century. Usually, we regard our present time to be most technologically evolved in known human history, but fragments like these make us humble and convince us of possibility that this argument is flawed and ignorant. What do you think?

Ancient Computer Surprises Scientists


India’s Modern Architectural Wonders

Some slick new architecture plans in India. Look great!

Modern Wonders of India


Visualise your search results

A picture says more than a thousand words. A visualiser, and perhaps a meta search engine, that adds nice eye-candy to your search results. Cool!



Prayers may be bad for health

Seeking to assess the effect of third-party prayer on patient outcomes, investigators found no evidence for divine intervention. They did, however, detect a possible proof for the power of negative thinking. Patients who were prayed for and knew it experienced a higher rate of postsurgical heart arrhythmias (59 versus 52 percent of unaware subjects).

American Heart Journal Article


21 handy bloggin’ tips

Some blogging tips:

21 Surefire Tips for a Successful Blog Launch


Not so firefoxy!

Don’t get me wrong, I am myself an avid user of Mozilla Firefox. But my excitement is almost drained off with latest Firefox 2.0 release.

Firefox 2.0 Recap

Health Technology

Be laid back at work: Literally

Against popular belief, sitting straight may not always be the best choice. A BBC article states that Scottish and Canadian researchers used a new form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to show this. Instead they said that the best position in which to sit at your desk is leaning slightly back, at about 135 degrees.

arrow_blue_small Sitting straight ‘bad for backs’