News Briefs 09-03-2005

Prime movers, earthshakers and horrendous uprisings from the bottom.

  • Alternative 3: the world between fact and fiction.
  • 911 according to Popular Mechanics.
  • Say no to big brother plan for the internet.
  • Raining hydrocarbons in the Gulf.
  • Matt Nagle is paralyzed. He’s also a pioneer in the new science of brain implants.
  • Baffled by the Big Bang? Astronomers also get it wrong. Others would go for something else entirely.
  • Part human, part machine, replacement organs may one day extend your life. Or your body’s life, if you get a brain replacement.
  • Laziness lengthens life according to Health Scientist. “I clean mahself with ah rag onna stick.”
  • Giant dust clouds caused mass extinctions.
  • Modern science, ancient catastrophes and the endless quest to predict earthquakes.
  • Scientists look for an eruption off the Pacific Northwest.
  • Super-eruptions are a greater threat than asteroid impact. Might be sum mind manipulation going on here as well. More here.
  • Mount St. Helens erupts. I think my brain is doing some pattern completion.
  • Age-old scientific debate rumbles on.
  • Twinkle twinkle large planet.
  • David Birch seeks the good in evil, by which he means, the distinctly lesser evils embedded in the irredeemable. Sorry, he’s talking about ID cards and national registers.
  • Whale stranding cases increase.
  • Hunt for Mars life should go underground.
  • World’s oldest biped skeleton unearthed.
  • Secret of fish oil health effects revealed.
  • Did a gang of neo-NAZI bankrobbers play a vital part in the Oklahoma bombing?
  • A bloodthirsty god in a modern age.
  • Golden ratio linked to beauty and order in nature.
  • King Tut roughly handled rather than murdered. That’s what he gets for drinking too much near closing time.

Quote of the Day:

It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.