The autodidact course catalog.
Twenty-two professors at Johns Hopkins propose reading lists for courses of self-study, from "Society Can Be Dangerous To Your Health" to "Higher Mathematics in Nouns and Verbs" to "Biochemistry and Human Evolution (with Rather a Lot about Mitochondria.)" If you're not going back to school this week, why not take on one of these syllabi instead?
posted by escabeche
on Sep 4, 2009 -
A new way to get the old snip snip.
A Johns Hopkins researcher has developed a new vasectomy technique that uses ultrasound to clog up the tubes without any incision. Of course, they've only done on dogs so far. On the other hand, the article also claims that the procedure could be done by non-physicians. Do-it-yourself? Personally, I want to make sure that the person permanently altering my family jewels does have that M.D. sheepskin on the wall.
posted by KirkJobSluder
on Jan 19, 2002 -
New Contraceptive to Block 'Sperm and Germs.'
Scientists working in conjunction with Johns Hopkins
have spent the better part of the past 2 decades working on BufferGel
. Now it's in clinical trials with the NIH
. Put simply, BufferGel appears to kill sperm and most STDs
by raising vaginal pH. Unlike its predecessors, however, it doesn't contain any detergent, which means (they hope) no irritation. (Of course, trials may not end until 2005. Don't have to throw out the Dr. Bronner's
posted by cowboy_sally
on Jan 3, 2002 -