Linkblogging for 23/07/08

Apes, Legal Personhood and the plight of Nim Chimpsky, about the 1970s ‘talking’ chimp, is worth a read/listen.

The Sun has been photoshopping black people out of photos.

New Labour’s attitude to poor people. Shockingly, I still actually know some people who are going to vote for Labour. But then I look at the Tories’ benefit plans and I can see why. I wouldn’t be surprised if they started saying “the poor want to live in houses? Have we no workhouses for them? ”

Human-Frog hybrids reveal autism’s secrets must be the best headline of the week, easily.

Today’s Scientific Research I Could Have Already Told You: Making decisions tires the brain. Interesting article, though.

And Joss Whedon is made of marmite.

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2 Responses to Linkblogging for 23/07/08

  1. Holly says:

    Ever since the “Lamarck may have had a point, actually” (I’m paraphrasing) headline I saw there a couple weeks ago, I’ve become increasingly convinced that New Scientist is actually replacing the Weekly World News.

    Not that that’s a bad thing.

  2. I won’t believe that making decisions tires the brain until I’ve seen a neuro-imaging study that shows that decisions happen in the brain. ;)

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