This blog is now rarely updated, but remains as an archive of bits and pieces I've collected from around the internet. To see what's caught my eye more recently, find me on twitter.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

#115; Fonts for dyslexics, Alcohol is healthy...

Dyslexie
 Typography x medical research = awesome.

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Why Alcohol Is Good For You
"It’s one of those medical anomalies that nobody can really explain: Longitudinal studies have consistently shown that people who don’t consume any alcohol at all tend to die before people who do. At first glance, this makes little sense. Why would ingesting a psychoactive toxin that increases our risk of cancer, dementia and liver disease lengthen our life span?"
Improved social lives and reduced loneliness seem to be the main explanation proposed. Really interesting stuff. Drink up
(VIA LONE GUNMAN)

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One for the reading list - the gallery on Wired.com makes this book look incredible - Field Notes on Science & Nature.

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Data Viz

Over at Visualising Data a fantastic set of resources, from tools to visualisation communities. 

After a big build up Visual.ly has launched, and looks like being fantastic. "Explore, Share, Create". Exciting times.

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