Posted: October 13th, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: REBLOG! | Tags: Bathurst, Casey Stoner, Grilled Motoring News, MotoGP, MotoGP Legend, REBLOG!, V8 Supercars, World Champion | Comments Off on Australian Stoner Honoured as Legend
Two-time world MotoGP champion, Casey Stoner is set to be inducted into the top motorcycling competition’s hall of fame as a “MotoGP Legend”, an official said Friday.
The Australian – who turns 28 next week – retired last year, Stoner won two world titles in 2007 and 2011 and joins fellow Australians Mick Doohan and Wayne Gardner in the sports Hall of Fame :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: September 10th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: REBLOG! | Tags: REBLOG! | Comments Off on Jake Zien Saved My Electrified LIFE!
It’s a fact – I’m a freak – a powerboard freak! Clearly my home was designed and built by a Neanderthal, a caveman who had no need of powerpoints, electric plugs or switches.
Fast forward to now, and I’m surrounded by powered objects, and until recently – thanks to Jake Zien – I was surrounded by a mess of powerboards.
Jake Zien’s superclever Pivot Power has almost literally saved my electrified life, however, as the TV man says “…but wait there’s more!” Jake has now got a supercute Power Pivot Mini :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 11th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: REBLOG! | Tags: REBLOG! | Comments Off on REBLOG! Shameful New Australian Mental Health Report Says ‘No Progress’ in 30 Years
If you’ve followed my blog, you’ll know I have a passion for mental health. This slight obsession has allowed me a tiny window into a world that for most doesn’t exist. A tragic place who’s border is much finer than most would expect, at any given moment almost any breathing human can topple from well-balanced mental health, into a world that is not only coddled by confusion, but largely ignored by the galaxy.
Mental health truly works in shades-of-grey, what for one person might simply be an anxious moment, is for another a life crippling disability. And although medicine – and medicine of the mind – has made huge discoveries over the past three decades, a new report suggests the insights gained might not have improved the overall life of suffers.
The damning report undertaken by The University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Research Institute – BMRI – has found the life expectancy for people suffering a mental illness hasn’t improved in 30 years. The finding is in stark contrast to the advances made for Australians suffering from illnesses like heart disease and cancer :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG! | Tags: REBLOG! | Comments Off on REBLOG! Dr Philip Ball Calls on Scientists to Admit Lack of DNA Evolution Knowledge
REBLOG! via Anna Salleh for Science Online: The simple story we are told about genes being the blueprint of life is “misleading and distorted”, according to a leading science writer. Sixty years ago today, Francis Crick and James Watson published details of the double helix molecular structure of DNA in Nature.
But science writer Dr Philip Ball, who has written a commentary in this week’s Nature, argues the DNA narrative has been oversimplified. Dr Ball is calling for scientists to admit they do not know how evolution works at the molecular level.
“While specialists debate what the latest [genomics] findings mean, the rhetoric of popular discussions of DNA, genomics and evolution remains largely unchanged, and the public continues to be fed assurances that DNA is as solipsistic a blueprint as ever,” Dr Ball wrote in the journal. “The usual tidy tale of how ‘DNA makes RNA makes protein’ is sanitised to the point of distortion.”
His commentary has raised the hackles of some Australian experts, who defend what has become known as the central dogma of molecular biology. Some years after the landmark paper, Crick articulated the basic idea that “DNA makes RNA, which makes protein”, which ultimately produces an organism’s “observable traits”. But Dr Ball said this narrative is oversimplified :: Read Anna Salleh’s Full Post at ABC News »»»»
Posted: March 14th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: REBLOG! | Tags: REBLOG! | Comments Off on The Perfect GEEK Mug!?
Waking-up seems to be more and more of a hardship. My morning routine consists of two cups of coffee, no speech and very little movement. This routine goes on for about an hour, after which I feel generally human.
During this daily motion, I tend to keep big, important tasks to a minimum, as I edge my way through my second cup of java however, motion and co-ordination eeks it’s way back into my limbs, my fingers re-gain their nimbleness and my grey matter loosens up.
I still have no capacity for speech, but something to twiddle with isn’t out of the question.
Build-On Brick Mug is definitely something that could be in my world at 5am, it’s speechless, motionless and it holds one cup of coffee, perfection! :: Read the full article »»»»