Jerry Smith writes: "http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13509-2577 471,00.html reports that Americans are no longer the longest people in the world. Junk food and worse access to healthcare are the most probable causes. From TFA: "Today, the two authors say, young white American men are 4.7cm ( just over 1¾in) shorter than Dutch men, and white American women are 5.7cm (just under 2¼in) shorter than their Dutch counterparts." Well, it's not size that matters, does it?"
Jerry Smith writes: "The http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6057734.stmBBC as an interesting article about the genetic developments of the human race. Mentioned are the changes in physique, phychology and social skills. From the fine article: "Spoiled by gadgets designed to meet their every need, they could come to resemble domesticated animals. (...) Social skills, such as communicating and interacting with others, could be lost, along with emotions such as love, sympathy, trust and respect." But no worry: it's not to be expected in the near future."
Jerry Smith writes: "http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20060922-7807 .html Ars Technica reports about the (possible) future of fitness centers: "In addition to the standard array of cardio equipment and weights, Overtime Fitness has several gaming-oriented machines." Equipment has already been used to generate electricity for the grid, now you might be able to go to the gym and have some fitness fun!"
Jerry Smith writes: "The Guardian http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,1863 755,00.html reports "Each of the groups that will gather in New Mexico is competing to win a Nasa prize set up to encourage entrepreneurs to start development work on the technology needed to create a space elevator." It still might take a wile though, progress is slow, so slow."