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“Bodies” Fill Underwater Sculpture Park

January 6, 2011

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A snorkeler swims over life-size statues near Cancún, Mexico, in a late 2010 picture. More than 400 of the permanent sculptures have been installed in recent months in the National Marine Park of Cancún, Isla Mujeres, and Punta Nizuc (map of the region) as part of a major artwork called “The Silent Evolution.” The installation […]

Cell Phone Saves Club Valet From Bullet

January 6, 2011

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An observant police officer who quickly helped make an arrest after a midtown Atlanta night club shooting was upstaged by a cell phone that likely saved a man’s life.Sgt. Robert Altertini told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh he was patrolling near Sixth and West Peachtree Streets when he heard gunshots near Halo Night Club. “Rarely do […]

What’s an invasivore?

January 6, 2011

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Invasivores eat invading species of plants and animals. In the Florida Keys, lionfish is being served up by local chefs. This striped invasive predator is taking over parts of the Caribbean and devastating the ecology of the marine system. It’s estimated that a single female lionfish can produce 2 million eggs a year.   Fortunately, […]

Man grows horn on his head

January 6, 2011

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Huang Yuanfan, 84, said the odd growth started two years ago as a small bump but just grew and grew. The old goat said: ‘I tried picking at it and even filing it but nothing changed it. The horn just kept getting bigger.’ Yuanfan says it has now reached three inches and is showing no […]

Rothberg Seeks to Make DNA Sequencing Common

January 6, 2011

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Jonathan M. Rothberg fancies himself the Steve Jobs of biotechnology. While much less known than the Apple leader, Dr. Rothberg is also a wealthy entrepreneur with a reputation as a visionary, a masterful promoter and a demanding boss. But what Dr. Rothberg really means is that he wants to do for DNA sequencing what Mr. […]

Sabretooth cats threatened most ancient human ancestor

January 6, 2011

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Humankind’s oldest known ancestor probably lived in fear of several large sabretooth cats that roamed the same ancient lakeside habitat in Africa. Palaeontologists have identified two new sabretooth species among fossils unearthed at Toros Menalla in Chad. In 2001, a team unearthed remains of a seven million-year-old human-like creature – or hominid – known as […]

How This Guy Discovered Four New Planets Without a Telescope

January 6, 2011

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Peter Jalowiczor is a gas worker from South Yorkshire, England. He’s also the discoverer of four giant exoplanets, according to the University of California’s Lick-Carnegie Planet Search Team. But he’s not an astronomer and he doesn’t even have a telescope. He worked for three years on the discovery, analyzing data made public by the university […]

Partial solar eclipse and transit of the Space Station from Oman

January 6, 2011

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Image of the solar transit of the International Space Station (ISS), taken from the area of Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman on January 4th 2011 at 9:09 UT, during the partial solar eclipse. Takahashi FSQ-106ED refractor on EM-10 mount, Canon 5D mark II. 1/5000s exposure at 100 iso. Transit forecast calculated by http://www.calsky.com (many […]

$295 due for California Vehicle Registration Fees?!

January 6, 2011

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This is pissing me off.  Talk about highway robbery. In one sentence they tell us our fees are supposed to DECREASE each year and in the next they tell us they are actually going to INCREASE, which they have. At whom do we throw rotten eggs? Where do we protest? How do we vote to […]