2012 Sep 28, 3:55 2012 May 27, 7:18
Star Trek’s hypospray apparently already existed and has been patented since 1960.
2010 Jan 20, 2:03
The only doctor in Antarctica has to remove his own appendix. "When Rogozov had made the incision and was manipulating his own innards as he removed the appendix, his intestine gurgled, which was
highly unpleasant for us..." Oh wow, Rogozov should for sure appologize for making you uncomfortable. Jerk. There's photos in the report too. Gross.
2009 Nov 28, 3:50
The downside of the placebo the nocebo: "This is the amazing world of the nocebo effect, where negative expectations can induce unpleasant symptoms, in the absence of a physical cause.", "In two of
them, the consent form contained a statement outling various gastrointestinal side effects, and in these centres there was a sixfold increase in the number of people reporting such symptoms and
dropping out of the trial, compared with the one centre that did not list such side effects in the form."
2009 Oct 13, 5:08
Paper investigating chicken soup as a "remedy for symptomatic upper respiratory tract infections." Under methods is the recipe they used: "Traditional chicken soup was prepared according to a family
recipe, which will be referred to as “Grandma’s soup” (C. Fleischer; personal communication; 1970). This recipe is as follows..."
2009 Aug 12, 8:08
"In a formal academic paper, every claim is referenced to another academic paper... This convention gives us an opportunity to study how ideas spread, and myths grow, because in theory you could
trace who references what, and how, to see an entire belief system evolve from the original data."
2009 Jul 10, 7:31
"72% of kids said they know how to find items to barter at weapon shops and how to use medicine packs to heal zombie bites"