News Briefs 14-02-2012

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  • The entire economy relies on the suspension of disbelief.
  • Mystery disease in Central America kills thousands.
  • German health experts baffled by village where almost every household has resident suffering cancer.
  • Planck images show cold gas and strange haze.
  • Debate bubbles over the origin of life.
  • The advert pitched directly at dogs.
  • Habitable planets could become stripped dry.
  • Explosive evolution need not follow mass extinctions.
  • Do mysterious laws link tennis rankings and earthquakes?
  • Citizen philosophers: teaching justice in Brazil.
  • A peculiar experiment sheds light on the age-old question of what makes us human.
  • The brainstorming myth.
  • Brown mountain lights remain a mystery.
  • Flu leaves mother with French accent.

Quote of the Day:

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes


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LastLoup's picture
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6 April 2010
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Maybe the German town and Central America should check the water. A local cancer bloom happened near my town about 10 years ago and they linked it to chemical run off coming from a construction and dredging operation. The German town is right next to a river, so I would look there first.

"A 2008 law requires Brazilian teenagers to study philosophy because it is ‘necessary for the exercise of citizenship." is necessary because we ("the truth seekers") are becoming extinct

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................