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November 20, 2006
American scientists, prompted by 9/11, are searching for a ‘truth serum’, some fifty years after it was declared a nonsense by scientists. They’re hoping to use it on terrorism suspects, but haven’t quite cracked it yet.
It’s like NASA trying to invent a pen that would work in space all over again.
Where the Russians used a pencil to solve that problem, millions of Britain have already discovered truth serum for themselves.
It’s called “beer”.
October 04, 2006
Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5404184.stm
After reading three years of press releases like:
Warwick researchers create biodegradable mobile phone
Robots find regular teeth brushing helps them munch through 50,000 aluminium spot welds
... and other exciting inventions which are of course, now widespread, I nearly fell off my chair when I read that a Warwick scientist had invented something that was actually useful!!!
Might they have actually invented and (importantly for the bean-counters) patented a cure for flu, including the ‘deadly’ (to use a media cliche) bird flu?
Well done to Professor Nigel Dimmock and his team – not only might you have cured flu, you’re also the most-emailed story on BBC News Online right now.
April 14, 2006
The Pope (apparently) said of genetics in his Good Friday speech that:
[we should not] modify the very grammar of life as planned and willed by God
Q: If we're all made by this God bloke, then surely our ability to play with genetics is because of the way he made us? In which case, shouldn't the Pope be taking up this issue with his employer?