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News Briefs 25-05-2004

Hmmm, shall I drive to the local fast food outlet or go see some weeping religious icons? That’s a toughy…

  • Feast your peepers on the eye-candy at’s latest gallery in the list of the Top 100 Space Photos.
  • Scientists monitoring volcano via webcam surprised to see pink dinosaur smiling at them. Letting the acid deal with it indeed…
  • Lots of things to blame for loss of Mars probe Beagle 2 says ESA inquiry. They just aren’t willing to share the details.
  • Earth’s shifting core may have sent continents flying across the equator. ‘Flying’, as in the type of flight that takes millions of years.
  • Tiny protein could be the key to Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • White bison born in Arizona. Let’s all pray for a bit of good old-fashioned Lakota rebirth.
  • First birds may have flown with four wings.
  • Clean-up job on Michelangelo’s David complete. They seem to have sanded down certain parts of his anatomy a little too far, or is that just me?
  • Roland Emmerich, director of THE DAY AFTER TOMORRROW, talks about the movie, the possibility of climate change, and his inspiration: Whitley Strieber and Art Bell.
  • New outbreak of the Ebola virus kills four in the Sudan.
  • New research shows that doctors should dress down a little for the good of their patients.
  • The nervous wait to see if Hubble has found the first exoplanet. Ah, the drive for knowledge for the good of mankind: “In the meantime, he has declined to identify the star lest other astronomers beat him to the prize.”
  • Sciam talks to Bill Gates. Mark my words, one day that young fellow will make something of himself.
  • Scientists find that pollution increases rate of twin births.
  • Crowds flock to see weeping religious icons in Brisbane, Australia. I might have to take a drive and see what the fuss is about.
  • EU still confident of getting the nod for ‘Iter’, the world’s biggest nuclear fusion reactor.
  • It’s your decision whether to take a ride on Universal Studio’s latest ride, “The Mummy”. Designers carved actual hieroglyphs of Egyptian curses onto the walls.
  • Ghost in the lighthouse.

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Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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