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Great Pyramid: What is really behind the door found by Gantenbrink’s robot?

November 10, 2009

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.. at the same time that Gantenbrink’s robot uncovered the hidden door inside the Great Pyramid on 22 March 1993, Hawass was suspended from his then position as Chief Inspector of the Giza Pyramid Plateau. Synchronicity, or did Gantenbrink make use of the power vacuum to announce his finding in April 1993, knowing that otherwise […]

Frigid Antarctica Loaded with Viruses

November 10, 2009

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Antarctica’s icy lakes are home to a surprisingly diverse community of viruses, including some that were previously unidentified, a new study finds. At first glance, Antarctica’s freshwater lakes don’t seem very hospitable to life. They remain frozen for a good nine months out of the year, and they contain very few nutrients. Some of these […]

Dawn Approaches the Asteroid Belt

November 10, 2009

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A new mission to explore the largest asteroids in the Solar System. On September 27, 2007, NASA launched the Dawn spacecraft on a mission that will take it into the asteroid belt, where it will study two of the largest planetesimals in orbit between Mars and Jupiter, Ceres and Vesta. Dawn is so named because […]

The Martian Torture Chamber

November 10, 2009

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In a Berlin basement sits a small torture chamber. The air inside the hermetically sealed steel chest consists of a choking 95 percent carbon dioxide, some nitrogen, and traces of oxygen and argon. The pressure within is 1/170 that on Earth, and the thermostat is set to –50˚F—in other words, a nice afternoon on Mars. […]

Review: The Men Who Stare at Goats

November 10, 2009

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Movie Review: I recommend seeing this movie.  It was funny, unexpected and did have a few connections to some strange things that really happened. Here is an interesting report from TDG on the topic: With the new public attention on the story, a number of the individuals involved have thrown some doubts on the veracity […]

Hindenburg airship beer auctioned

November 10, 2009

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A blackened bottle of beer found in the wreck of the Hindenburg zeppelin is expected to fetch thousands of pounds at auction. The bottle was found by a fire-fighter cleaning up the American airfield where the German airship exploded in 1937. The bottle will be the most expensive ever bought if it meets its estimated […]

Noisy sex woman loses appeal bid

November 10, 2009

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A woman who was banned from making loud noises during sex has lost an appeal against her conviction. Caroline and Steve Cartwright’s love-making was described as “murder” and “unnatural” at Newcastle Crown Court. Neighbours, the local postman and a woman taking her child to school complained about the noise. Mrs Cartwright, 48, from Washington on […]

Vanished Persian army said found in desert

November 10, 2009

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Hundreds of bleached bones and skulls found in the desolate wilderness of the Sahara desert may be the remains of the long lost Cambyses’ army, according to Italian researchers. The remains of a mighty Persian army said to have drowned in the sands of the western Egyptian desert 2,500 years ago might have been finally […]

Worm link with epilepsy ‘far higher’ than thought

November 10, 2009

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Almost one-third of the world’s epilepsy cases are caused by an avoidable food-borne parasite, according to unpublished research commissioned by the WHO. Neurocysticercosis (NCC), an infection of the brain, has long been known to cause epilepsy and seizures, but the size of the link has surprised experts. Common in areas with poor sanitation, NCC is […]

BBC: Penis tissue replaced in the lab

November 10, 2009

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Tissue created in a laboratory has been used to completely replace the erectile tissue of the penis in animals. The advance raises hopes of being able to restore full function to human penises that have been damaged by injury or disease. Rabbits given the engineered tissue by the scientists from Wake Forest University in North […]

Men leave: Separation and divorce far more common when the wife is the patient

November 10, 2009

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A woman is six times more likely to be separated or divorced soon after a diagnosis of cancer or multiple sclerosis than if a man in the relationship is the patient, according to a study that examined the role gender played in so-called “partner abandonment.” The study also found that the longer the marriage the […]

Koalas ‘could face extinction’

November 10, 2009

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Australia’s koalas could be wiped out within 30 years unless urgent action is taken to halt a decline in population, according to researchers. They say development, climate change and bushfires have all combined to send the numbers of wild koalas plummeting. The Australian Koala Foundation said a recent survey showed the population could have dropped […]

Britain to train 10,000 more Afghan troops to speed up withdrawal

November 10, 2009

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Britain is to help to train 10,000 extra Afghan soldiers to serve in Helmand to bring forward the date when British troops can be withdrawn from parts of the province and replaced by Afghanistan’s national army. Under an Afghan-surge plan being discussed between Washington and London, British and American troops in Helmand would split the […]