‘Lost’ Bats Found Breeding, Today’s Ejaculation Advice, Energy Drinks Lead to Substance Abuse

I’m a fan of ScienceBlog, it covers everything from nanotechnology to entropy in the universe and everything in between. If you are into science in general I highly recommend this site. Here’s a sample of articles I read today from their RSS feed. I’m subscribed:

Energy Drinks Linked to Substance Use in Musicians

Frequent use of energy drinks is associated with binge drinking, alcohol-related social problems and misuse of prescription drugs among musicians, according to researchers at the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions.

Is Today’s Ejaculation Advice Right for Our Species?

For the last half-century, Western sexologists have advised men to ejaculate as frequently as the urge arises, on a par with nose-blowing. But what if this advice is not supported by the data biologists are turning up?

‘Lost’ bats found breeding on Sicily

A University of Exeter biologist has discovered a ‘lost’ species of bat breeding on the Isles of Scilly (UK). A pregnant female brown long-eared bat is the first of its species to be found on the islands for at least 40 years. It was discovered by Dr Fiona Mathews, Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter, a postgraduate student and a team from the Wiltshire Bat Group.

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Booth Babe of Red Angel

AMy Vitale

Meet Amy Vitale, arguably one of the best Booth Babes that have graced these pages and also a “jack of all trades” and very talented individual.

Ms. Vitale is a pro wrestling diva, actress with quite a few credits and a fitness guru. She is also the inspiration for the heroine of Red Angel, a steampunk scifi comic by What the Flux comics. How cool is that? :-)

Just geeky

6 UFO Hot Spots Around the World

Time magazine of all places has pulled together the top 6 UFO hot spots worldwide. A couple of locations are new to me like Wycliffe Well, Australia. It’s know as the UFO Centre of Australia where you’re considered unlucky if you visit and *don’t* see a UFO at night.

On the topic of UFOs, here’s a recent upload to Youtube of video purporting to be a ufo entering and exiting a cloud.

Mysteries

LEGO Super Star Destroyer coming in September 2011

Star Wars Lego

The next Star Wars model to be released for LEGO will be the Super Star Destroyer coming in at a whopping 3000+ pieces and carries a price tag of US$399, 399.99 €, UK 349.99 £.

The Youtube video below from LEGOClubTV has a closer look at this monster with terrific detail.

Recall, the flagship of Vader’s fleet was the Executor. Now it can be yours to assemble, maybe something to consider for a Christmas gift?

 

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poop_burgerJapan scientist synthesizes meat from human feces [Digitaltrends?]

It’s being called the "poop burger". Japanese scientists have found a way to create artificial meat from sewage containing human feces.

PhysicsFDA Releases Draft Guidance Toward Nanotech Regulation [Nanotechnology Now]
The Food and Drug Administration is now opening a dialogue on nanotechnology by publishing proposed guidelines on how the agency will identify whether nanomaterials have been used in FDA-regulated products.

Solar System - PlanetsNASA Spacecraft Confirms Theories, Sees Surprises at Mercury [NASA]
NASA scientists are making new discoveries about the planet Mercury. Data from MESSENGER, the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury, is giving scientists important clues to the origin of the planet and its geological history and helping them better understand its dynamic interior and exterior processes.

apple logo NEW StyleRichard Dreyfuss Performs a Dramatic Reading of the iTunes User Agreement [CNN via Neatorama]  I love these dramatic readings by Dreyfuss. Head to CNN to listen to a few choice snippets.

robotKilobots bring us one step closer to a robot swarm [Physorg]
These small robots are able to communicate with each other by blinking lights mounted on their cases. While each individual unit may not seem that advanced or impressive the real impact is what happens when the robots work as a system. You can read the Harvard technical report here (pdf)

youtubeThe Worst of E3 2011 [YouTube video via  Reddit
Compilation of the “worst of” E3 2011 incidents for your enjoyment.

StarfleetOngoing Star Trek Comic To Launch This Fall [SuperheroHype]
IDW Publishing and CBS Consumer Products have announced a brand-new ongoing comic book series to be based on J.J. Abram’s rebooted Star Trek universe. Teaming with the film’s writer/producer Roberto Orci, the new monthly series will tie into both the 2009 film and the upcoming untitled sequel.

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