Arriving in the park, it’s impossible to deny: that sure is a lot of cock. I know, I know, it should technically be ‘a lot of cocks‘. But damn – the overwhelming impression from so many raw bodies is of an amount. I soon realise there are quite a few women too. In fact, there […]Read More Can You See Us Now? – Naked People on Bikes (NSFW)
About two decades ago, a team of scientists at the San Diego Neuroscience Institute found themselves in the enviable situation of having spare grant money lying around. During a particularly dull lab meeting, one of the scientists – who was fantasising about chocolate instead of paying attention* – drifted into a wacky line of thought: […]Read More Chocolate, Cannabis and Chemistry of the Brain
Disclaimer: Trading Atoms has no interests, financial or otherwise, in any biotechnology or related company. Genetically modified (GM) crops are playing an increasingly significant role in global agriculture, and quite literally changing the face of our planet. Unfortunately, science has a rich history of inadvertently messing things up, which raises a question: should we be concerned about GM crops too? There […]Read More GMOs Pt 4: Is the Apocalypse Nigh?
Disclaimer: Trading Atoms has no interests, financial or otherwise, in any biotechnology or related company. Welcome to the third part of this mini-series on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), where we’ll take a more detailed look at what the heck is out there in the environment. If you’ve just tuned in, you might like to first read up on what exactly genetic modification […]Read More GMOs Pt 3: What the Heck is Out There?
Disclaimer: Trading Atoms has no interests, financial or otherwise, in any biotechnology or related company. In Part 1 of this series we delved into the realm of genetics and looked at just what constitutes a genetically modified organism (GMO). We said the essential difference is that a GMO usually produces one or more extra proteins that don’t exist in the original […]Read More GMOs Pt 2: How to Make Your Very Own!
Disclaimer: Trading Atoms has no interests, financial or otherwise, in any biotechnology or related company. The development of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is clearly one of the more controversial issues of our time, with a wellspring of strongly held opinions issuing forth, particularly from the political left. With such widespread distrust and uncertainty amongst concerned citizens, the topic is well and truly ripe […]Read More GMOs Pt 1: Just What is Genetic Modification?
Earlier this year I had the good fortune of scoring an offensively cheap flight anywhere in the world, at a time when my lab was closing for a month. I made the obvious choice for any financially challenged individual who’d read On the Road with a little too much enthusiasm. I jetted off to California to hitch-hike around […]Read More The Lost Art of Hitch-hiking
Back in the control room I find my friend waiting for me, all smiles as usual. She must have arrived while I was strapped in the machine. “Hi!” she greets enthusiastically. “I just saw your brain.” I suppose this shouldn’t be a surprise, given the situation. Yet I’m caught off guard. How do you respond […]Read More In the Machine
I do not write fiction on this blog. I write autobiographical happenings. Here is another one. * * * I do not know any of the people around me; this is a cloak-and-dagger society. Entry at the door is dependent upon your ability to produce your six-digit number. We carry our number around on a […]Read More Sin and Vice
Upon arriving in Phnom Penh you’ll surely be struck by the monks wandering around in bright orange robes and the intricate colourful pagodas. Glorious Buddhism! However, beneath these overt displays of the religion, what’s not immediately clear is that this is not your standard version of Theravada or Mahayana Buddhism. The world of the Khmer people is one […]Read More The Barang’s Guide to Cambodian Buddhism