Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Graphic: Distance to Nearest McDonald's - UK Version

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

Photo: The Earth and Moon has a post with a picture of the Earth and Moon taken by the Juno space probe which is on its way to Jupiter.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Photo: Human Stuff on the Moon

Astronomy Picture of the Day has a shot of the Apollo 17 landing site.  You can clearly see the lander, the lunar rover and some tracks on the surface.

Monday, September 12, 2011

The Psychology of Eating

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

Obit: Peter Twiss - First to Fly Faster than 1000 MPH

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.