I'm a bit late with this one (what the hell — the human genome has been around a few million years I'm sure it can wait a bit longer), but the final sequence of the human genome project has been produced. I read one of the most lucid and well-argued accounts of what this all means (or rather doesn't) at Idlewords: and he's not even a biologist! It's well worth a read.
Apparently, if women have a wider computer screen, they match mens' performance on navigation around simulated 3D environments. This is just the kind of
excuse hard data I've been looking for to justify the purchase of an Apple 23 inch Cinema Display.