Things Are Good: How Racing Cars Helps Babies

For the most part, Formula 1 is just entertainment, but every now and then something really nifty comes out of it. Using models and algorithms developed to monitor an F1 car’s performance, some engineers figured out how to apply them to hospitals. During a Formula 1 race, a car sends hundreds of millions of data ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Always remember: safety first

These baby gas masks are so easy to put on, you won’t even wake them up, when you slip your wee bundle of joy into it. Just be prepared for the epic freak out when they do. Alltop loves breathing … Continue reading →

Trashy's World: Cletus, Jethro, Beula and Slim…

… would all be great names for the yet-to-be-born latest British royal anachronism! I listened with disgust this morning as some zombie from the monarchist league of Canada (yes, they’re still around and huffing and puffing their “I love da Queen!” royal crap) was being interviewed on Ottawa morning. He was all a-titter about – ... Something to warm your heart

You may have already seen this, since it’s making the rounds, but I’m sharing it just in case. Besides, I’ve watched it a bunch of times and I’m not tired of it yet. This little Brazilian guy is almost two years old.

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

Need a lift this morning? This should do it!

Trashy's World: In breaking news…

… someone I couldn’t care less about is having a baby… In other breaking news, the world is ending in a few weeks. You choose which of these is more irrelevant. (3) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario Sweetest picture ever taken by anybody anywhere

From 21 pictures that will restore your faith in humanity

The Scott Ross: Surrogacy & Prostitution, or Neither

Paying to use a woman’s body for sex is legal in Canada, while paying to use a woman’s body to give birth isn’t. There is no law in this northern nation that makes prostitution illegal but strangely enough there is one that bans paying surrogate mothers to help those who can’t have children. Regardless of ... Grumpy stuff and happy stuff

I have a cold and it’s making me uncharacteristically irritable. Little things are getting to me, like slow web sites, and  disappearing menu bars in my browser, and Rosie’s squeaky toys. (I’ve never met a dog who likes her toys as much as Rosie, and especially her squeaky toys, which she likes to chew hard ...