News Briefs 19-07-2011

Now Clayton and Mercedes can have their names UV etched onto the cut surfaces of their diamond bling while they casually cook a neighbour on the barbie.

  • All non-Africans are part Neanderthal.
  • Kiki or bouba? In search of language's missing link.
  • Two decades of the web: a utopia no longer.
  • The OOBE linked to brain glitch.
  • New virus jumps from monkeys to lab worker.
  • Diamonds lose mass by UV light.
  • Giant undersea volcanoes found off Antarctica.
  • Stone Age relics may be hidden in Western Isles' seas.
  • Earliest Europeans were chav cannibals.
  • Over half of Alzheimer's cases may be preventable.
  • Balanced rock formations are common. But how to explain balanced water?
  • Timelapse video reveals electric face in embryonic tadpole.
  • Now satisfy two fetishes at the same time.
  • Fessenheim: splitting the atomic world.

Quote of the Day:

Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism, yet we make the same impression on Buddhists and vegetarians, for we feed on babies, though not our own.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Redoubt's picture
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Re: All non-Africans are part Neanderthal.

If memory serves, isn't there a direct mitochondrial link between the entire human race and single female in Africa some 2 million years ago?

That makes all of us of African descent... but I do have to admit appreciating the concept of being part Neanderthal. There are some nights when I really enjoy cooking over an open fire under the stars.
The urge to chase large hairy beasts with crude spears is all but irresistible :)

"The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don't have it."

Charles Pope's picture
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... and we thought Elevatorgate was controversial!!!!