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Despite All the Beans...

...vegans are still emitting out less carbons than you meat-eaters.

An average burger man (that is, not the outsize variety) emits the equivalent of 1.5 tonnes more CO2 every year than the standard vegan.

And don't think switching to a hybrid gets you off the hook either.

By comparison, were you to trade in your conventional gas-guzzler for a state of the art Prius hybrid, your CO2 savings would amount to little more than one tonne per year.

By min | January 27, 2006, 8:43 AM | Liberal Outrage & Science | Comments (1)| Link

Science Stuffs

Image: Franco Vairani/MIT Deparment of Architecture

MIT engineers and architects came up with a design for a stackable car for use in cities. The idea is that at major train and bus stations, these cars will be stacked much like shopping carts are stacked at the supermarket. Anyone needing a car can just walk up and take one to get them to their destination. When you're done, i guess you just return it to one of the stacking locations. Again to reference supermarkets, much like the "Return Carts Here" corrals. GM is slated to build the first prototype. And why not? Their company is sinking under the weight of their SUV line. Why not try a different tactic? Pure genius. Who woulda thunk it?

Now that they've come up with an idea to cut down on pollution in the cities, an investigation shows that cutting air pollution may actually cause global temperatures to increase.

Higher levels of aerosols lead to the formation of brighter clouds made up of smaller water droplets, which reflect still more of the sun's warming radiation. Cutting down on aerosols by improving air quality means that the Earth will in future be less shielded against the sun's rays.

Future climate disasters will not be so much of a concern to people who can't dance as they will be less likely to find a mate and reproduce anyway. Unless they are the type to be afraid of dying and opt for genetic manipulation to slow down their aging. In that case, they'll likely be around when the earth becomes a giant ocean. Didn't you people watch Resident Evil? Don't you remember what happened when their scientists figured out a way to slow down the aging process? Hey, i've got a great idea! Let's not worry about curing cancer or AIDS or anything. Instead, we can make zombies! Yay!

By min | January 19, 2006, 1:15 PM | Science | Comments (0)| Link

If it's not true, it should be

Sexual healin'

By fnord12 | January 18, 2006, 2:07 PM | Science | Comments (0)| Link

Get the Tussin

I always hated cough syrup cause it tastes disgusting and for years just flatly refused to take it no matter how much i coughed. Now i say "plllllllllttttttttttttttttthhhhhhh!!!" to all of you people who kept insisting i take cough medicine, because apparently, they don't work anyway.

The dose of drugs in over-the-counter cough syrups are generally too low to be effective or contain combinations of drugs that have never been proven to treat coughs, said Dr. Richard Irwin, chairman of a cough guidelines committee for the American College of Chest Physicians.

"Some of the products contain medications that have no chance of working at all," Irwin said.

By min | January 11, 2006, 3:14 PM | Science | Comments (7)| Link

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