Astounding new scientific advantages

  • Maggots. They may not ever be the life of the party, but now they are qualified by the FDA for use in medical treatments. (via BoingBoing)
  • Time travel. …is now okay. Which is to say that researchers have finally gotten around to speculating that, in the event of time travel at any point in the (ahem) future becoming possible, you won’t be able to alter the past. The ‘new’ ideas apparently conform to actual laws of quantum mechanics; more importantly, however, they simply make good sense. (BBC News)
  • How to be smart. New Scientist has a few suggestions. (Eleven of them, in fact.) My favorite would either have to be sleep or casual walking, which both do their bit towards tweaking your smarts.