Saturday, April 16, 2011

This week's compendium

Here’s this week’s compendium. This week…

1. Treehugger pointed to new data favourably comparing the yield from organic agriculture with that from non-organic agriculture [1]. The former’s bigger in a drought.

2. still talking organics, I liked an old Nutrition Diva piece titled Are Organic Foods Worth the Cost? [2]. Very sensible.

3. still talking eating, recent research confirms that a little dirt’s a good thing – because colonisation with a variety of microbes from early childhood appears important for balanced immunologic development [3]. Yep.

4. Meander Valley Radio, a community station, began broadcasting [4]. Also its home page has a link for internet streaming.

5. a US study showed best-performing nursing homes are sued only marginally less than worst-performing ones [5]. Which, interestingly, demonstrates that litigation doesn’t occur rationally.

6. I discovered bicycletutor.com which has 48 bike maintenance video tutorials [6a, 6b]. A picture’s worth…

7. I learnt what an aptronym is [7]. Did you know of this word – before now?

8. I read of how to hack any elevator to go direct to your floor without stopping [8]. Worth knowing.

Finally, I wish you, dear Farmdoc’s Blog readers, a wonderful week.

3 comments:

Chrows25 aka Leather Woman said...

I spent an evening this week working on homonyms with James, I think we could have fun with aptonyms.
That is a wicked elevator trick, I might have to try it out!

Chrows25 aka Leather Woman said...

Oh yes and I firmly believe children should be exposed to lots of dirt, drink water from hoses, make mud pies. Oops sorry aptronym.

Meg said...

That bicycletutor website's a ripper!