May 2nd, 2009


Delicious LiveJournal Links for 5-2-2009

  • About 6,000 students in Norway are doing exams on their laptops in a trial that could soon be rolled out across the country. Cool!
  • Marc Stephens watched the videos as a precaution when his wife Jo started to feel some discomfort. Four hours later, his wife went into labour and started giving birth before an ambulance could arrive at their home in Redruth. "I Googled how to deliver a baby, watched a few videos and basically swotted up," Mr Stephens told the BBC. Jo Stephens said they had planned a home birth, but not quite in this manner.
  • I always wanted to do this with a PC.
  • The team, led by Sarah Tishkoff from the University of Pennsylvania, studied genetic material from 121 African populations. They collected over 3,000 samples, and identified 14 "ancestral population clusters". These are groups of populations with common genetic ancestry, who share ethnicity and similarities in both their culture and the properties of their languages.
  • Fan film made for £3,000 - looks rather impressive for that budget, but we only have the trailer so far, so it's hard to tell whether the whole film will look good...
    (tags: film lotr)
  • I am perhaps happier now than I have ever been and yet I cannot but recognise that I would trade all that I am to be you, the eternally unhappy, nervous, wild, wondering and despairing 16-year-old Stephen: angry, angst-ridden and awkward but alive. Because you know how to feel, and knowing how to feel is more important than how you feel.
  • Similar to a scare originally found in Cambodia back in 2005, victims of a new strain of the swine flu virus H1N1 have been reported in London. After death, this virus is able to restart the heart of itâ™s victim for up to two hours after the initial demise of the person where the individual behaves in extremely violent ways from what is believe to be a combination of brain damage and a chemical released into blood during âœresurrection.â