The Alarming Confessions of a Pharmageek

Guest blogger Andrew Rosenfeld writes: In second grade science, I remember that we were taught about how scientists and engineers tried and failed to create perpetual motion machines. After school I immediately went home and began work on my own. I attached a wheel on a ball bearing and rod to a board and started…

Painful Decisions: Should I Cheat?

If you were burned over 7% of your body and needed to have your dressings changed daily, would you rather have the nurse pull the old ones off quickly, causing intense, but short-lived pain, or would you rather have the nurse ease them off, taking much longer with a lower level of pain? How does…

How Loud is Too Loud?

DJ Scooby Doo, a member of the LockerGnome community, asked on LockerGnome.net: “I’m always around loud noises. Is there a level where it’s too loud, and what level is it before I start to go deaf?” This is a great question, and the answer can keep you from suffering long-term hearing loss. Listening to loud…

Zombie Apocalypse: Should You Be Concerned?

Haley Barker of the University of Northern Iowa Tech Writers writes: Zombies. A word that brings terror to the minds of many and laughter to the skeptics. The idea of zombies has become a cultural trend that, whether you’re a believer or not, you cannot escape the question, what if? But, if we’re being honest…

How to Send Self-Destructing Private Messages Online

Sending a truly private message to someone online can be tricky. Email, instant messages, and even some encryption methods are difficult to truly secure. It would appear that sending or receiving truly private messages can only be done if both people involved are absolutely security conscious. Enter Burn Note, a foolproof method of sending private…

Read Free E-books Without an E-reader

It is amazing to me how few people realize that e-books can be viewed without the need to purchase an additional electronic gadget. This point was driven home to me this past weekend when I was privy to a conversation in which two individuals expressed their belief that, because they didn’t own an e-reader, they…

Why I Don’t Want a Chromebook

As a self-diagnosed tech addict, it’s rare that there’s a gadget creating buzz around the blogosphere that I really don’t want. In this case, my lack of purchasing desire stems not from a disinterest in the product itself, but a combination of price and a lack of some key features I’m looking for in a…