New evidence challenges “Out-of-Africa” hypothesis of modern human origins.
Lord God Is Resurrected!: The ivory-billed woodpecker, last seen in 1944 and long thought extinct, has been rediscovered in the Big Woods area of Arkansas. An excerpt from The Race to Save the Lord God Bird. Amazon US and UK.
Use of Insecticides Linked to Lasting Neurological Problems for Farmers.
New Role for Ecstacy: drug will soon be used to treat a handful of traumatized vets from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Internal combustion engines to be made cleaner, more efficient, with the help of newly found algorithms for a so-called ion current analyzer. For David.
Microbial Fuel Cell: High Yield Hydrogen Source And Wastewater Cleaner.
Molecular motors that shuttle material within living cells cooperate in a delicate choreography of steps, rather than engaging in the brute-force tug of war many scientists had imagined.
Ten-year experiment proves ‘No-till‘ is key to keeping carbon in the soil, and greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere.
Already covering 6,000 square miles, the Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone may grow even larger in 2005.
Snooze news: gene discovery helps researchers zero in on cellular mechanisms of sleep. A single mutation may control how much – or how little – you need.
Swiss complete world’s third longest rail tunnel through the Alps.
Binoomea: Australian Aborigines legendary underground world.
Teen orgies go by another name, and raise a ruckus in the UK.
The Imminent Threat: One primative nuclear weapon detonated at high altitude would produce a devastating electromagnetic pulse that would send US back to a nineteeth-century lifestyle. Republican Senator’s article: ‘Unready For This Attack’. Iran military journal eyes EMP attack.
Down to the Wire: The US has fallen far behind in deploying broadband and the latest mobile phone technologies. Having the slowest, most expensive, and least reliable broadband in the developed world will soon cost it dearly.
Freakonomics author says “an economist — whose science is less a subject matter than a science of measurement, of proving cause and effect — is in a position to see through all kinds of clutter, from the cultural to the ideological.”
Banks are installing anti-money-laundering software on a massive scale. The new systems may help track al-Qaida, but they’ll also track everyone else’s money.
TV’s distracting visuals: the crawls, the anchor person, sports scores, weather forecast, the stock index — are conflicting bits of information that make it more difficult to attend to and remember the central message. No, it wasn’t just you.
Girls who identify with certain fairytale characters are more likely to stay in destructive relationships as adults.
Did they really need functional magnetic resonance imaging to prove ice cream stimulates brain’s pleasure centres?
Sherlock Holmes: imagining the fictional detective’s life at age 93. A review of A Slight Trick of the Mind. Amazon US and UK.
New fast, low-cost, human motion animation system needs no markers, bodysuits, or other sensors; allows animated characters to be generated and displayed in real-time.
Oxford scientists develop spin transistor that works up to 1,000 times better than previous designs.