Original YT playout date: 19 June 2010
There are various animal therapies offered to autistic children – hippotherapy (which involves horses, not hippos, by the way), kynotherapy (known in Polish as “dogotherapia” as otherwise the carers might take them to the cinema instead of giving them King Charles Spaniels to play with, and even dolphins are pressed into service to give animal therapies to autistic children. What you don’t read about is cat therapy for autistic kids – well, it stands to reason, doesn’t it? Cats have autistic characters themselves, how are they going to help kids who are autistic interact?
Well, maybe because of that, they’re actually on the right wavelength to understand. Here see for yourselves how Pushkin has a relationship with my son George which seems to enrich both of them. Whenever he leaves the house, Pushkin follows him around and looks after him – but when a spider appears, the race is on and the fastest of the two gets the treat! Continue reading “Bengal Cat Cares for Autistic Boy”→
Original YT playout date: 23 May 2010
Virus Attacks – what are they and how do they work? If they enter with an .exe file, do they exit with a .inte file? They’ve got proteins, they’ve got algorithm, they’ve got host cell, they can’t ask for anything more. And yet they do. They enter the host cell, which may be a bacterium, someone’s head or their computer with a payload, wrapped in a shell wrapped in a conundrum, which is either dangly legs hanging down to grab the bacterium or an email subject header repeating your name from your email so that you think it is from someone who knows you, even though you can’t remember any Norbert Y. Dinkleberry. Continue reading “virus.exe”→
Original YT playout date: 21 May 2010
There’s only one way to find out, whether members of your family like butter. Don’t just ask them of course, just chase them around the house with a buttercup in the time-honoured fashion. Continue reading “Do you like butter?”→