Thursday, March 12, 2009

Cool News

Monkeys Floss

Apparently Monkeys have been flossing their teeth (with human hair specifically) for some time, however the BBC writes about Momma monkeys teaching babies how to floss. Pretty fascinating. On a side note, I just started my flossing routine back up, we'll see how long it lasts, but knowing that monkeys do it somehow makes it easier.

GM Doesn't need March's Money.

And again, indirectly (via Twitter) from The BBC, this time they write about General Motors saying "thanks but no thanks" to the 2 billion they were slated to get this month... WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?! Anyone, thoughts?


The Green section is the Hippocampus, a hilarious word which read literally makes me smile and also the area responsible for storing memories.

And my final repost for now, the BBC reports that, for the first time, scientists are able to see memories being stored. WHOA, this seems pretty huge, for any number of reasons. Memory is a tricky thing, given that we can easily alter it and convince ourselves & believe in things that may or may not have happend as we recall. As the article states however, suffers of diseases that attack the brain and especially memory stand to gain alot from this.


notions & potions said...

Christopher said...

makes total sense - if you've seen the movie paprika: the DC Mini is shaped exactly like the hippocampus