Two Monkeys helping science in making inroads in brain-machine interface technology. The only problem, there should have been three. The technology is fascinating.
Two monkeys with tiny sensors in their brains have learned to control a mechanical arm with just their thoughts, using it to reach for and grab food and even to adjust for the size and stickiness of morsels when necessary, scientists reported on Wednesday.
This was too good to pass up for a caption contest.
Caption Contest … what is Hillary thinking?
There appears to be another missing girl in Aruba. This time its 12 year old Aruban girl, Morellia Larmonie, who has been missing since Wednesday, May 21, 2008. The Aruban police are treating the disappearance as a runaway minor. (Dutch version)
What is rather disturbing and seems to be a common thread when hearing of missing cases in Aruba, the police do not seem to make any real effort to find the missing people. The lack of seriousness, especially at the outset of missing person cases, is troubling. It is an issue that we are hearing from the parents of 12 year old Morellia Larmonie feel the need to say that “very little effort is made to actively locate the girl.”
12 year old Morellia Larmonie, Diario
Morellia got on the bus in Pos Chiquito last Wednesday afternoon, but never got off the bus in Rooi Hundu where she lives.
They say that the police treat the case as a ‘runaway minor’ and very little effort is made to actively locate the girl. The father doesn’t say whether there is reason for the girl to run away from Home. “She lives with her mother, so I do not know all the details. But I can’t imagine that Morellia prefers to stay in hiding and do not want to call home. I really can’t imagine that.”
UPDATE I: This is news we like to hear. According to a report that we received from Jossy Mansur, Managing editor of Diario, the 12 year old girl has been found safe by her father yesterday.
Girl missing for almost one week (Amigoe: 5/29/2008)
ORANJESTAD – The parents of the 12-year old Morellia Larmonie that vanished without a trace last week Wednesday, are desperately looking for witnesses that may know where the girl can be. Morellia got on the bus in Pos Chiquito last Wednesday afternoon, but never got off the bus in Rooi Hundu where she lives.
Scared Monkeys Radio Daily Commentary – Thursday, May 29, 2008 – Illegal Immigrant Murders Law Enforcement Officer In The Back Seat Of Squad Car While Handcuffed
- Dana gets riled up recapping an interview on last night’s Dana Pretzer Show
The Dana Pretzer Show On Scared Monkeys Radio – Wednesday, May 28, 2008 – Guests Include Pat Brown, Denise Brown, Wendy Murphy, Connie Park and Wade Jones
This week Dana welcomes the following guests:
- Pat Brown, criminal profiler, discussing travel safety and crimes against tourists
- Denise Brown, victim’s rights and domestic violence expert discussing the 14th Annual Candlelight Vigil In Memory of Nicole Brown and all Victims of Violence
- Wendy Murphy, former District Attorney, Law Professor, Sex Crimes expert and author of the book And Justice For Some: An Expose of the Lawyers and Judges Who let Dangerous Criminals Go Free discussing “gag orders” and whether they deny freedom of speech and freedom of the press
- Connie Park, Houston Police Department Code Case Detective discussing Officer Rodney Johnson’s Last Call
- Wade Jones, owner of a sweet potato that looks like Barack Obama. Is this a sign of good luck for that candidate?