Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Flowing Data has a post with an image of the UK where the brightness of a point reflects the distance to the nearest McDonald's.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Nutrition Action Letter has an interview with Brian Wansink of Cornell University. He goes through quite a few external cues that can cause overeating. Interestingly he says that people still respond to these cues even when they know about them. He has a number of suggestions for ways you can use this information to reduce overeating. He also explains the origin of those 100 calorie mini-packs of cookies and snacks.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
The Telegraph has the obituary of Royal Navy Lt Commander Peter Twiss who in 1955 became the first person to fly faster than 1000 miles per hour. He beat the previous speed record by over 300 mile per hour.