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a nano-particle imaging technique has allowed researchers to watch brain activity (overcoming limitations of the current, fluorescence microscopy)

custom made microbes are now available

stem cells from cloned embryos appear identical to the originals (you'd hope not)

35 year old tractor driver gets "alien" embryo removed from his back (turned out to be his long lost brother)

researchers modelling a nano-sized battery to be implanted in the eye and power an artificial retina

and ok, maybe not so friendly - talking parrot rats out cheating girlfriend

oh, and yay for good diets: 20 year old killed by crap diet


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notabouthim From: notabouthim Date: January 17th, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC) (link)
ahh. yeah, really not a big horror fan. I have enough horrible shit in my head, don't need to add to it :)
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notabouthim From: notabouthim Date: January 17th, 2006 05:28 pm (UTC) (link)

I have other formulas for those:
laughable = comedy
distracty = internet

or, alternatively:
distracty = booze
laugable = myself, after much booze

these are basically interchangeable.
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notabouthim From: notabouthim Date: January 17th, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC) (link)
ahh, see that's the first trick. You figure out how never to get hangovers. Then the major impediment to wild drunkness just disappears. It's great.

To quote the mighty Homer J: "Beer, the source of, and solution to, all of life's problems"
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notabouthim From: notabouthim Date: January 18th, 2006 10:42 am (UTC) (link)
your own bodyweight? that's likely to result in a stomach pumping.

most important is: 1.5l of water per 1l of alcohol. basically, as much as you can.

additionally (and this is all best before you sleep, so that you body can process it in the 6-8 hours that you're asleep):

a good multivitamin (one that has B5, B6, B12 and C, as well as trace minerals, to combat that which will have been lost by drinking so much water)

st john's wort (or 5-htp), for seratonin (alcohol=depressant, duh)

and I've also found taking a couple of omega-3 tablets useful - since your brain is 60% fat, and the kind of fat is omega-3 (remember, alcohol dissolves fat, which is why you use petrol to clean grease off the driveway). I haven't found any documentation to directly support this, but it does seem to take a certain edge off that the other stuff by itself doesn't.

and yes, I've tested this on numerous occasions. On at least 3 occasions I've been able to binge until 6am, get 3 hours sleep, then get up and be totally functional all day.. no hangover, shakes, anything - ok, not as great as I'd be with a decent amount of sleep, but certainly no deleterious effects from the huge quantities of neuro-toxin ingested.
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notabouthim From: notabouthim Date: January 18th, 2006 12:42 pm (UTC) (link)
nit picker.
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 18th, 2006 02:45 am (UTC) (link)

Darwinian process

Bad diet death = Darwin award nominee for 2005.

I wonder how his brothers and sisters look? Weak parenting at it's best...
notabouthim From: notabouthim Date: January 18th, 2006 12:43 pm (UTC) (link)

Re: Darwinian process

best/worst. yep, you got that right.
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