Month: February 2009

  • Post workout recovery latte

    My caffe latte I, er, occasionally grab after a tough run or a strength workout at the gym may actually be a better recovery drink than I joked about in a previous post. In a full milk latte you’re looking at around 10g protein, 225 calories and 5g of fat. Fat’s a good thing for…

  • Girls 5 Up

    Oh dear, I hear that the Girls are now 5-0 up on the Boys in the embryology lecture series quiz. The scores were very, very close again today at the end of the respiratory tract lecture. Thanks Jo, for keeping the series going. Boys, what have you got to do to win the next 5…

  • LG GD910 Watch Phone on Orange?

    Gizmodo report on rumours that Orange will be selling the LG watch phone for £1,000. My contract is due for renewal next month too. Gizmodo link.

  • Teaching & Research

    Teaching and research in universities. We do both, but which is most respected? Which is most important? Are the answers to these questions different for someone who teaches medicine? The Science of the Invisible blog notes the results of the latest Higher Education Academy reward and recognition survey, and includes some depressing comments and observations…

  • Wired: These Toes Were Made for Running

    Short toes are much better for running. I’m not talking about people with particularly short toes, but it may explain more about the evolution of our feet and why our toes are so much shorter than chimps’. A recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology studies the importance of this and Wired spoke…

  • Jack: future Marvel artist?



    Jack: future Marvel artist?, originally uploaded by samwebster.

  • Kids & tech part 2

    Given my previous post, the flipside of children being so involved in technology is that they have no idea how delicate or expensive it can be. Apart from getting an Apple TV that I can stow away somewhere and sticking speakers on walls I’ve been put off buying any decent technology for the house. My…

  • Kids & tech

    Jack has been drawing his own comics and reading some of the new Ironman stuff. The comics ask for kids to draw Marvel characters & send them in. So Jack drew a great collection of characters, from Ben Grimm to the Hulk. I’ll stick it up here or on Flickr. Jack suggested that we scan…

  • Recovery drink

    Is a grande latte the ideal recovery drink post-gym? It has caffeine, sugar & protein. It also has a fair bit of fat, and probably not enough of the other bits, so maybe not. It helps me think during my first meetings of the day though!

  • Ironman rocket



    Ironman rocket 2, originally uploaded by samwebster. Fun in the park!