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Bees, Brains and Addiction
Tin Cans and Your Prostate
Salty Staircase and Ocean Mixing
posted on May-3-05 at 9:58 AM

British Asian Women Have Lower Risk Of Breast Cancer Than All Other Women
Japanese Women Found To Have Much Lower Recurrence Of Breast Cancer
Exposure to carcinogens in traffic emissions at particular lifetime points may increase the risk of developing breast cancer.
posted on May-2-05 at 6:31 AM

Future Computer: Atoms Packed in an 'Egg Carton' of Light?
posted on Apr-29-05 at 6:10 AM

How A Young Bird Learns its Song [+]
posted on Apr-27-05 at 7:52 AM

You goin to the COUNTY FAIR? Don’t miss the Tractor Pull!!
posted on Apr-26-05 at 7:46 AM

Shut down the computer, turn off the cell, kick back a minute and see the world in a whole new way.
posted on Apr-25-05 at 7:36 AM

Japanese PM Koizumi has apologized for causing “tremendous damage and suffering for the people of many countries, particularly those of Asian nations,” but made no direct acknowledgement of atrocities like those committed at Unit 731.
posted on Apr-22-05 at 7:30 AM

Competition gave rise to the robber fly, to trap-weaving tree ants, an ‘homosexual’ fungus, robot jockeys, logic-checking software, and to custom-made brass knuckles.
posted on Apr-21-05 at 7:23 AM

Mathematicians are creating an atlas of solar system highways along which spacecraft can coast using no fuel. First stop: Mars, where new findings have revealed the locations red planet’s ancient poles. Onward to distant galaxies, and debate over whether a fundamental physical constant has actually changed over time.
posted on Apr-20-05 at 7:18 AM

"A skull coated in plaster, colored in red, and cradled in the arms of a female skeletonis among the latest discoveries at the 9,000-year-old site of Catalhoyuk, located on Turkey's Anatolian plain.
posted on Apr-19-05 at 7:06 AM

Physicists working at Brookhaven National Laboratory have created what appears to be a new state of matter.
posted on Apr-18-05 at 6:50 AM

Research suggests parents give unattractive children less attention, so I’m packing up my Minority Report computer interface (in development for US Military) and that Bomb-sniffing polymer, and Aye-Aye’m outta here.
posted on Apr-15-05 at 7:44 AM

With My Special Partner, I can drink my way back to the 7th Millenium BCE for ancient music, and the fish’ll tell me how to get home.
posted on Apr-13-05 at 7:57 AM

Ancient toothless skull possible first sign of early human compassion
New evidence of early human ancestry in Africa
Skill employed by early hominid tool makers
posted on Apr-12-05 at 7:46 AM

Teachings of the Dalai Lama: some are available online alongside texts by other Buddhist monks. INDEX.
posted on Apr-11-05 at 6:03 AM

Archaeologist Finds 'Oldest Porn Statue'
Article claims that "until now, the oldest representations of sexual scenes were frescos from about 2,000 years ago", BUT...
posted on Apr-8-05 at 1:30 PM

Earth Has Unsymmetrical Auras?!! BFD.
Light from summa the very first stars in the Universe observed : b
posted on Apr-6-05 at 7:38 AM

First Super Star Cluster detected in Milky Way, while in the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), MYSTERY Star Clusters are found.
Unique? Us? Haw. Plenty of Earth-like planets await discovery, say researchers.
posted on Apr-5-05 at 7:38 AM

Orbiting GQ Lupi: first confirmed images of extrasolar planet
posted on Apr-4-05 at 7:37 AM

Who ate termites first?
Ancient rat-like, mammals.
posted on Apr-1-05 at 8:17 AM

Bionic Implants: Brain chip reads paralyzed man’s thoughts, enables him to control devices like a computer or television.
Stanford physicists and eye doctors to design a "Bionic Eye.
posted on Mar-31-05 at 8:13 AM

Dark Energy, envisioned as “the major component of the universe,” is believed to accelerate the expansion of the universe, though some physicists disagree.
posted on Mar-30-05 at 8:08 AM

Laser vaporization employed to create Superatoms, atomic clusters that behave like individual atoms and could be used to create new materials.
posted on Mar-29-05 at 7:49 AM

Human beings have a gift for fantasy which shows itself at a very early age and then continues to make all sorts of contributions to our intellectual and emotional life throughout the life span.
posted on Mar-28-05 at 7:33 AM

Bee crimes against the colony. Worker policing: the policing of insect societies.
posted on Mar-24-05 at 7:30 AM

International Ombudsmen: There's one for Europe, several in the United Kingdom. Ireland has one, as does Northern Ireland. Australia has a really great one. In Canada and the USA, Ombudsmen oversee individual provinces and states. Neither has a federal ombudsman with government-wide jurisdiction.
posted on Jan-28-05 at 1:42 PM

What is the point?
posted on Jun-4-04 at 12:46 PM

Harrison became president in 1841. He was in Washington on March 4, 1841. He was 67 years old when he was president. Harrison died in April 4, 1841. He died in office. That was William Henry Harrison. I miss William Henry Harrison. He would make a good President or delegate today. I think he should be on all dollars.
posted on Jun-2-04 at 1:01 PM

Pizza rules broken in Brunei, slighted in South Africa, jeered in Jackson Hole; doughy donnybrooks; slice struggles; Deepdish innovation; Benedict Tony; a sad day for the great Gino's; what's your fave?
posted on May-26-04 at 11:45 AM

Vasil "Chuck" Bodak, Al Gavin, the poet Tom Smario, the great Jacob "Stitch" Duran: Legendary Cutmen.
posted on May-10-04 at 11:37 AM

DR: So much to confess. I have a sinking feeling those responsible will never speak to this man.
posted on May-7-04 at 12:54 PM

Will they call Rosie courageous? Will she be as compelling and nuanced as Benny Stulwicz? Can this sort of portrayal come anywhere close to the real thing?
posted on May-6-04 at 11:03 AM

Does the left hand know what the right hand is doing?
posted on May-4-04 at 12:44 PM

Cough. Yeeowtch! Wow, Lou. Puppies! What a head!
posted on May-3-04 at 12:32 PM

Baby's 'second head' to be removed by surgery "This parasitic formation is fed by and drains off the blood supply system of [baby’s] head." "This is medical history,"... The condition, known formally as Cranio Pagus Parasiticus, is extremely rare, with only seven other cases ever reported.
posted on Feb-6-04 at 8:35 AM

"Welcome to the land of the balloonies." Find out more.
posted on Aug-16-02 at 2:35 PM

The best site on the web just got better. You'll need plenty of time to go through this attractive, useful, and encyclopedic work.
posted on Aug-1-02 at 8:33 AM

$5 million reward.
posted on Sep-13-01 at 6:14 AM

MRI machines -- I always knew they were dangerous, though I never imagined how.
posted on Jul-31-01 at 6:31 AM

Beethavean Scottland died last night of head injuries sustained in a boxing last week. Will boxing ever be safe?
posted on Jul-3-01 at 12:28 PM

The Earth is hollow and habitable within. At least that's what John Cleves Symmes believed. And while you're at the museum, take the test, too.
posted on Jun-26-01 at 10:00 AM

The Trial of Unit 731 "is the forgotten war-crimes prosecution of the 20th century." In 1949, Soviet courts tried a unit of the Japanese Imperial Army for wartime biological weapons experimentation on human subjects.

This article contains some gruesome descriptions.

posted on Jun-6-01 at 7:09 AM

Seasonals: "Even the toughest gals need gentle protection when they're in season." I just love the coy look on the "gal" in the picture. Fetching.
posted on May-29-01 at 8:30 AM

Man who stopped train with his bare hands "was a longtime railroad man from an era when such boardings were routine.... Today, it is strictly against the rules -- sometimes a firing offense -- to step aboard moving locomotives or cars."
posted on May-16-01 at 6:42 AM

This debunks a few myths about PFDs.
posted on May-15-01 at 8:26 AM

Go to the Moon Museum, install the Moon Browser, and go to the Moon.
posted on May-14-01 at 12:23 PM

Theban Mapping Project is full of well displayed Egyptology. In four languages, no less.
posted on May-12-01 at 6:23 AM

Postal Savings is great. Nothing beats having a cash machine on every corner. Except maybe having a cashless Coke machine on every corner.
posted on Apr-26-01 at 8:36 PM

Turn on your animations and check this page out. Dig the bowing skeletons flanking the skull-shrine at the bottom. A radical new design form.
posted on Apr-23-01 at 11:53 AM

"On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five..." Paul Revere never made it to Concord. At two by the village clock he was just being released near Lexington. I'm sure Longfellow's factual slip is what kept this poem out of The Oxford Book of American Verse.
posted on Apr-18-01 at 7:47 PM

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