Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Night Owls have higher IQ, light based computers, green not green,...

From James comes an article about a study that seemingly links IQ of children with their sleep time This comes as a bit of a burn to me being a morning person It'd be interesting to read the original study if anyone knows the link.

From Sequoia comes an article that could see the origin of biological and light based computers

From Hamish is an article about how the color green isn't actually green. I file this under the way hippes tend to be satisfied with the appearance of ecologically friendly without paying attention to the underlying facts.

Finally from episode 251 of The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe has three interesting stories. The first talks about how people listening to charismatic individuals tend to suspend critical thinking abilities. The second has found there is a 6-fold increase of getting dementia if you are the spouse of a dementia sufferer. And the last talks about a thin coating modeled after moth eyes that can make any glass non-reflective.

1 comment:

  1. All this looks really interesting man, I'm afraid I just don't have the time to read it all!

    I did read that night owl article. That Kanazawa guy has a few interesting articles on that site, though there are one or two questionable assumptions I think. He's even done a published article called "Why Beautiful People are More Intelligent"!