Friday, July 17, 2009

Ni Hao Ma, Kindle!

1) Given China's "reputation for duplication," time would come when Amazon's Kindle reader would find its long-lost Asian twin. And it has--welcome the WeFound. Check it out at DVice.com.

2) So the line between genius and insanity gets thinner by the day. A study carried out in Hungary establishes a link between artistry and schizophrenia, through a lone gene called neuregulin 1 that's involved in brain development. Read about it in NewScientist.com.

3) Speaking of brain-behavior connections, people predisposed to lying through their teeth can now blame their brain goo. Scientists have discovered that pathological liars have more white matter and less grey matter than...umm... normal people. Read about it in Seed Magazine.

4) In pop music, the Black Eyed Peas continued their supreme run at the top of the Billboard charts. Their single "I Gotta Feeling," which replaced "Boom Boom Pow" at the top spot weeks ago, is still at #1. Hannah Montana and Mariah Carey make high-flying debuts with their latest singles, landing on #10 and #11 respectively. Montana's "He Could Be The One" is the latest single from her television series' third soundtrack album, while Carey's "Obssessed," is the first release off her upcoming album "Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel." See the latest Billboard singles chart.

5) How would Charlie Brown and Homer Simpson look like if they were real people? Pretty amazing illustrations over at Drawn.com.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Carv,

Akala ko ako lang ang mi access sa NEWSCIENTIST magazine. Very interesting ang mga features dito, including its layout and graphics. Galing ng British journal na ito !

I'm entirely clueless about SEED magazine.
I don't read Billboard. I read ROLLING STONE, DOWNBEAT, BLUESREVIEW, RELIX, ESQUIRE and VANITY FAIR.


Auggie

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