News Briefs 18-10-06

Looks like element 118 will last longer than whales.

  • Minding the brain.
  • Iceland begins commercial whaling.
  • Dark mission: data’s head.
  • Is it time for a new Martian chronology?
  • Aztec monolith unearthed in Mexico City.
  • Undeniable evidence of UFOs and lunar atmosphere?
  • The hum is back.
  • Of pith balls and plasma.
  • Signs of technology detected on Mars.
  • What happened on the Moon: part 1 and part 2.
  • How to steal an election with a Diebold machine.
  • Europe moves to kill the internet.
  • Human species may split in two.
  • Finger forecasts.
  • Eleven millennium old building discovered in Syria.
  • The Origin of Europe and the esprit de géométrie: part 1 and part 2.
  • Stonehenge makes list for new seven wonders of the world.
  • Russian-US team claims to have created element 118.
  • TV causes autism?

Quote of the Day:

Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.

Thomas Szasz


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Nostradamus's picture
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Where I live, and from what I see on the world news, this is already taking place...


bladerunner's picture
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I work with the public and have lived in several different states in the US. The split has already started, at least in the "white" part of the gene pool. Or maybe there has always been a subgroup but we just have attributed it to other factors. Maybe lifestyle, and class structure does have more to do with genes then we'd like to admit. We do live in a land of imigrants, I wonder what a study of genetic social history would look like. People for the most part came here to improve their lives. Did they perform to a genetic potential? Or that of oppertunity. Or a little of both.

earthling's picture
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Perhaps this heaviest element should have a better name, such as WilliamHowardTaftium, or MichaelMooreium.

Kat's picture
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Finger Forecasts is about studies of finger length ratios (index to ring finger), and their possible relationship to certain traits or diseases. As the article points out, at some point while reading it, you're likely to take an abnormal interest in your hands.

When I looked at the length of my index and ring fingers, I suddenly became aware of something which the article fails to mention - my left ring finger is quite a bit longer than my left index finger (by about 1/4 of an inch!), but my right index and ring fingers are the same length. Now I'm wondering if this blows their theory about these finger lengths being hereditary, or if I'm possibly a chimera. ;-)