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Congratulations to President George W. Bush on reelection. All those wishing to leave, please find the nearest exit.

  • A Chinese fish fossil tells a tale of evolution.
  • America’s first immigrants shared the land with mammoths, giant sloths and saber-toothed cats.
  • It’s not often you find the grave of a god so one shares the experience.
  • Two dozen countries in the world are experiencing a shortgevity crisis.
  • Researchers make an annual pilgrimage to Twinsburg, Ohio, to study the world’s largest annual gathering of twins.
  • California researchers have pinpointed a molecule responsible for nicotine addiction. Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em. How about a smoke-free cigarette?
  • Valerian was first epilepsy drug.
  • A method to stretch the flu vaccine five times further has been revealed.
  • Lab-grown sperm fathers baby mice.
  • NJIT’s smart gun moves closer to completion with $1.1 million grant.
  • Man tried to convert lions to Christianity. Lions remain unrepentant.
  • Male fish are producing eggs in the Potomac River.
  • Alaska’s lone elephant will stay put.
  • Human activity causes 10-times more erosion of continental surfaces than all natural processes combined.
  • Swedish scientists discovered a fascinating connection between one’s memory and teeth.
  • As if there weren’t enough of them in the world already, scientists have succeeded in cloning flies.
  • Genetically engineered hot mice that lose weight when they eat more have been created by Australian researchers. Good on them.
  • An eco-friendly disc stores data on corn. Yes, corn.
  • A spectacular volcanic eruption under an Iceland glacier has forced airlines to divert flights. The Bbc has the best pics I could find.
  • Robots learn ‘robotiquette’ rules.
  • Weather heats-up under wind farms proving, once again, that no energy source is ‘free’.
  • Scientists in Japan have made the first device that can convert solar energy into electricity and then store the resulting electric charge.
  • The largest field of impact craters on Earth has been uncovered. Guess where. Aw, go on – guess.
  • New astronomical results refine the geological time scale.
  • Osama bin Laden belts out a rendition of Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York in a children’s pantomime.
  • The U.S. presidential race took the wind from the sails of a whole host of beloved election superstitions.
  • Thousands of people have been thronging to a Catholic Church in Ghana where they claim the image of Jesus Christ has appeared on a wall.
  • Gen. Wesley Clark – Has he been briefed about UFOs?
  • The star-like objects seen from a watchtower in Hooper, Colorado, may not be of this world.
  • Is Dugway’s expansion an alien concept?
  • The myths and folklore of vampires.
  • The U.S. Air Force takes a look at teleportation.
  • Scientists lift the veil on Beagle 3. They figured-out the air bag trick the hard way.
  • A spacecraft intended to blast a hole into a comet so scientists can see what lies beneath is being prepared for launch at the end of the year.
  • Hubble spots triple eclipse on Jupiter. Great pic.
  • A hunt for shadowy Kuiper belt objects is all set.
  • Astronomers untangle black hole radiation.
  • The mystery of magnetic stars is solved.

Thanks Kat.

Quote of the Day:

It is better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand days as a lamb.

Roman proverb