News Briefs 19-06-2012

Instead of a Colin McRae Rally, how about a Lisa Brown Vagina Rally?

  • Are echoes of the big bang misinterpreted?
  • Evolution and the illusion of randomness.
  • In praise of leisure.
  • Virus fossils reveal Neanderthals’ kin.
  • Fear might aid learning.
  • Physicists make new form of matter.
  • Calcium offers clues in mass extinction.
  • White City of Gold discovered in the Amazon by laser mapping?
  • The ancient art of forecasting floods.
  • Traditions of science.
  • New energy source for future medical implants: sugar.
  • Boron finally gets a triple bond.
  • Researchers solve Roman Empire historical mystery.
  • Giant mushroom cloud forms over Beijing.
  • Mammoth graveyard uncovered in Serbia.

Quote of the Day:

Seduced her? Every time I turned round she was up a library ladder. In the end I gave in. That reminds me: I spotted something between her legs that made me think of you.

Tom Stoppard