Saturday, July 23, 2005

Hormesis Breast cancer and DDT

"The adjusted {cancer}odds ratio is ... 0.8 {20% less} (95% confidence interval: 0.5, 1.5) for DDT when the highest {exposure} quartile was compared with the lowest. "

Yale Study

Working with their ancestor one day as a college student, he spritzed the plant with the common herbicide Phosfon, planning to measure how much the poison stunted the plant's growth. But instead of shriveling up, the Phosfon-treated plant grew some 40% taller and leafier than untreated plants.

The herbicide had been mistakenly overdiluted, and thanks to that accident, Ed Calabrese rediscovered a paradox of toxicology that had been in the doghouse since the 1930s: Low doses of a poison can be not merely harmless, but actually beneficial.
Toxicology's "...error of historic proportions."

Friday, July 22, 2005

Flash Game

Moon drivin' baby!

found at Blue Tea

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Google maps Kennedy Territory, USA

Moonwalking baby!

Too bad the political boundries are missing.

As seen at wizbang

Can I resist?

Blooogggs innnnn Spaaaace!

This is not a good idea for this particular blog, but tempting.

as seen at Curmudgeon's corner

Sunday, July 17, 2005

More Project Orion flight images