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  • upload image test

    07/26/2010 7:17:56 AM PDT · by Do Be · 80 replies · 2+ views
  • Utah's Republican primary is next test for conservatives

    06/11/2010 4:47:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies · 185+ views
    Market Watch ^ | June 11, 2010 | Robert Schroeder
    - This fall, a Republican is almost guaranteed to win in Utah's Senate race. But will the pick of self-styled true conservatives win the Republican primary on June 22? Groups like the Senate Conservatives Fund and FreedomWorks have endorsed attorney Mike Lee in the race. He's up against businessman Tim Bridgewater and the two agree on many issues. But such groups like Lee's knowledge of the Constitution and worry about Bridgewater's commitment to limited government, saying he supported subsidizing drug costs for Medicare. Lee has an uphill climb in the primary and may be the latest candidate to underscore the...
  • North Korea readying for 3rd nuclear test: report

    04/19/2010 10:48:15 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 6 replies · 359+ views
    Reuters ^ | Apr 20, 2010 | Jack Kim; editing by Jon Herskovitz
    (Reuters) - North Korea has been making preparations for a third nuclear test that could come in May or June, South Korean broadcaster YTN reported on Tuesday quoting an unnamed diplomatic source.
  • knowledge of U.S. Politics (Take the Test)

    03/17/2010 9:23:47 AM PDT · by houeto · 133 replies · 1,649+ views
    I scored a shabby 77% /blush
  • India's missile shield test fails: officials

    03/15/2010 9:15:24 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 313+ views
    AFP ^ | 03/15/10
    India's missile shield test fails: officials Mon Mar 15, 7:37 am ET BHUBANESWAR, India (AFP) India's homegrown interceptor defence shield developed to detect and destroy incoming ballistic missiles failed during a test on Monday, military officials said. The test was abandoned when the radars following the target, a nuclear-capable missile, lost track of it after it blasted off from a site 200 kilometres (120 miles) from Bhubaneswar in eastern India. "The 'hostile' missile went off the radars after it took off and deviated from its trajectory and so the interceptor was not launched," an official from Defence Research and...
  • USAF Dexterity Test

    Click and hold the red square. Now, move it so that you neither touch the walls nor get hit by any of the blue blocks. If you make it to 18 seconds, you are doing brilliantly!
  • Test

    02/09/2010 9:11:19 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 30 replies · 607+ views
    Signature Luxury.com ^ | 2-09-2010 | grey_whiskers
    Cheers!
  • Hugo Chavez: A U.S. Weapons Test Caused The Haitian Earthquake

    01/20/2010 1:55:19 PM PST · by blam · 73 replies · 2,378+ views
    The Business Insider ^ | 1-20-2010 | Vince Veneziani
    Hugo Chavez: A U.S. Weapons Test Caused The Haitian Earthquake Vince Veneziani Jan. 20, 2010, 4:02 PM Russia Today is reporting that Venezuelan dictator Huge Chavez claims the recent earthquakes in Haiti were caused by the United States. More specifically, he claims the U.S. Navy used a weapon that was powerful enough to induce earthquakes. You can watch the video below and draw your own conclusion.[snip]
  • Israel's Iron Dome interceptor downs missile in first live fire test

    12/19/2009 2:20:20 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 732+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 12/17/2009 | World Tribune
    Israel's new rocket defense system has proven a hit-to-kill capability. Officials said Israel's Iron Dome has achieved the ability to strike incoming short-range missiles and rockets. They said the Iron Dome demonstrated this during its first live fire test in mid-2009. "They met head on," Defense Minister Ehud Barak said. In a Nov. 17 address to the International Aerospace Conference and Exhibition-Israel, Barak said Iron Dome exceeded all expectations. He said the assessment within the Defense Ministry and military had been that the interceptor would explode 10 meters from the incoming missile.
  • How much do you know about civics? (Vanity)

    12/08/2009 12:08:25 AM PST · by ebshumidors · 52 replies · 1,459+ views
    At this link you will find a pretty good civics test. Take it cold - no cheating! See if you know as much as you think.
  • Help? Trying to stream Fox News Live

    12/05/2009 6:01:00 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 23 replies · 1,394+ views
    Joe Seales ^ | 12-5-09 | Joe Seales
    Guys, after Blinko stopped broadcasting FOX NEWS and until we find a better solution, I've embedded some streams on my site and would like to know if it works with various operating systems/browsers. There are no ads on the site- I'm not doing it for money just trying to help out because so many people had to cut their cable off with the economy so bad and they relied on Blinko for Fox News. I have three streams embedded..two of them Fox News and one for Fox Business. One of the streams require REAL player and the other is a...
  • REPORT: Iran successfully simulates nuclear warhead detonation

    12/04/2009 9:27:08 PM PST · by Skywarner · 26 replies · 1,274+ views
    German intelligence reports that Iranian scientists have successfully simulated the detonation of a nuclear warhead in laboratory conditions, in an effort to sidestep an underground nuclear test.
  • Commercial pigs in Ind. test positive for H1N1

    11/05/2009 9:51:18 AM PST · by mlizzy · 12 replies · 367+ views
    Google ^ | 10-05-09 | Henry C. Jackson
    WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday that pigs in a commercial herd in Indiana have tested positive for swine flu, making it the first time the virus has been found in such hogs. The USDA said it discovered four tissue samples that tested positive for the virus using its swine surveillance program. The sample was collected in late October, and the USDA said the pigs as well as the people caring for the animals have recovered. Last month, tests confirmed that several show pigs at the Minnesota State Fair contracted swine flu, also known as the H1N1...
  • Democrats Lose Big Test Vote on Health Legislation

    10/21/2009 9:04:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies · 1,400+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/21/09 | ROBERT PEAR and DAVID M. HERSZENHORN
    WASHINGTON Democrats lost a big test vote on health care legislation on Wednesday as the Senate blocked action on a bill to increase Medicare payments to doctors at a cost of $247 billion over 10 years. The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, needed 60 votes to proceed. He won only 47. And he could not blame Republicans. A dozen Democrats and one independent crossed party lines and voted with Republicans on the 53 to 47 roll call.
  • Test

    10/15/2009 11:05:07 AM PDT · by delacoert · 21 replies · 1,585+ views
    Testing table formating. כח  וַיְבָרֶךְ אֹתָם, אֱלֹהִים, וַיֹּאמֶר לָהֶם אֱלֹהִים פְּרוּ וּרְבוּ וּמִלְאוּ אֶת-הָאָרֶץ, וְכִבְשֻׁהָ; וּרְדוּ בִּדְגַת הַיָּם, וּבְעוֹף הַשָּׁמַיִם, וּבְכָל-חַיָּה, הָרֹמֶשֶׂת עַל-הָאָרֶץ. 28 And God blessed them; and God said unto them: 'Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that creepeth upon the earth.'
  • Rapid-Test Sensitivity for Novel Swine-Origin Influenza A (H1N1) Virus in Humans

    10/13/2009 7:24:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 461+ views
    New England Journal of Medicine ^ | August 13, 2009 | Faix et al.
    To the Editor: The Naval Health Research Center serves as the Navy hub for the Department of Defense's Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System (GEIS), in which it monitors influenza-like illness among recruit trainees of all military services, military dependents, and crew members of large Navy ships (population, >1000). The center works in collaboration with the Border Infectious Disease Surveillance Project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which monitors populations located on the border between California and Mexico. The first two human cases of novel swine-origin influenza A (H1N1) virus (S-OIV), known as swine flu, in...
  • Belief-O-Matic

    10/08/2009 10:14:52 AM PDT · by TBP · 20 replies · 910+ views
    Beliefnet ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    A quizola to match your religious beliefs to your most comfortable religious expression.
  • Beyond Red vs. Blue (Where Do You Fit? Take the Typology Test)

    08/05/2009 11:21:23 AM PDT · by Donald Rumsfeld Fan · 48 replies · 4,374+ views
    The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press ^ | May 10, 2005 | PEW RESEARCH CENTER
    The typology study's finding of significant cleavages within parties not only runs counter to the widespread impression of a nation increasingly divided into two unified camps, but also raises questions about political alignments in the future. In particular, the study suggests that if the political agenda turns away from issues of defense and security, prospects for party unity could weaken significantly. As the following chapters detail, numerous opportunities exist for building coalitions across party lines on many issues currently facing the nation coalitions that, in many cases, include some strange political bedfellows. Overall, there are many more shades to...
  • Trying to find the name of that ivy grad level test so many took on FR and did better so good with.

    07/15/2009 8:27:38 PM PDT · by JSteff · 27 replies · 2,532+ views
    unknown | ? | Do not remember.
    Many took it on FR and did very good on the test. Trying to find it. Can anyone remember?
  • Hey great idea! To get elected all we've got to do is...

    07/06/2009 9:07:41 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 107 replies · 2,508+ views
    ...be more like them. All we've got to do is implement universal health care, sign on to global warming, sign all the international treaties we can, give amnesty to the illegals, give up on abortion, give up to gay rights, go along with the tax hikes on the wealthy, go along with taking over industry after industry, control the greedy CEO compensation plans, shut down our defense systems, scrap our nuclear weapons programs, scrap our navy, shut down the car companies, develop rapid transit, shut down the coal industry, switch to green power, etc, etc, etc. Oh yeah, support the...
  • N. KOREA "HELPING BURMA WITH WMD" (TOP STORY!)

    06/25/2009 12:55:56 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 75 replies · 4,741+ views
    Chosun Ilbo News, Seoul ^ | 25 June 2009 (59th anniversary of start of Korean War) | Chosun Ilbo, Seoul, S. Korea (English)
    N.Korea 'Helping Burma with WMD'North Korea is helping Burma with the acquisition of so-called weapons of mass destruction, with the U.S. claiming that the North Korean ship Kangnam is headed for the Southeast Asian country. The Burmese junta "has bought technologies on the open market that are potentially usable in a nuclear program, and North Korean arms companies involved in the nuclear trade have become active" in Burma, the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday said quoting speculation by U.S., Asian and UN officials. "North Korea has used [Burmese] ports and airstrips to transfer arms and contraband to third countries, including...
  • N.Korean Launch Pad 'Ready for Missile Test'

    06/15/2009 11:24:56 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 772+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 06/16/09
    N.Korean Launch Pad 'Ready for Missile Test' A satellite image taken on June 3 shows part of what analysts says is a new long-range missile base in North Korea. North Korea has finished preparatory work at a missile launch pad in Tongchangri, North Pyongan Province, where a long-range missile has been transported, a South Korean government source said Monday. "But the launch is not imminent because no radar has been set up and no missile has been installed at the launch pad," the source added. But the launch structure connecting electric power and fuel to the missile and allowing personnel...
  • Satellite spots activity at North Korean missile site, officials say(another ICBM test?)

    05/29/2009 8:29:42 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies · 2,151+ views
    CNN ^ | 05/29/09
    Satellite spots activity at North Korean missile site, officials say Story Highlights NEW: Satellite spies "vehicle activity" at a ballistic missile site, U.S. officials say NEW: North Korean Foreign Ministry blasts U.N. Security Council as "hypocrites" North Korea test-fires sixth short-range missile this week, South Korean source says Joint forces in South Korea elevate surveillance alert in response to North's threat SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- U.S. satellite imagery has spotted "vehicle activity" at a North Korean ballistic missile site, two Defense Department officials said Friday. This activity is similar to that before a long-range missile launch by North Korea...
  • Obama calls for action AFTER North Korea nuclear test (Can Hussein thank *Bubba Squirt?)

    05/25/2009 2:22:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 1,068+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 5/25/09 | Andrew Beatty
    Obama calls for action after NKorea nuclear testby Andrew Beatty Mon May 25, 1:58 pm ET WASHINGTON (AFP) US President Barack Obama said the international community must act after North Korea's "reckless" nuclear and missile tests on Monday, as calls grew for tougher action against Pyongyang. "North Korea's nuclear ballistic missile programs pose a great threat to the peace and security of the world and I strongly condemn their reckless action," Obama said ahead of a Memorial Day ceremony to honor war dead. "The United States and the international community must take action in response." North Korea faced a...
  • NKorea says it conducted nuclear test

    05/24/2009 8:26:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 1,374+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/09 | AP
    SEOUL, South Korea North Korea says it has successfully conducted a nuclear test. The country's official Korean Central News Agency reported that the test was carried out Monday. Lee Dong-kwan, a spokesman for the South Korean president, says that a nuclear test may have been carried out in the North.
  • Test center officials link mobility to 'boots on the ground'

    05/13/2009 5:56:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 314+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Maj. Matt Baugher, USAF
    5/13/2009 - TUCSON, Ariz. (AFNS) -- In the Southern Arizona desert, three C-130 Hercules aircraft recently rumbled over the saguaros and airdropped training bundles to a waiting combat controller. The historic drop was conducted digitally with a tactical data link known as the Situational Awareness Data Link, or SADL. It was the first time an aircrew in a C-130, in cooperation with a joint terminal attack controller on the ground, used digital technology to work as a team. The mission was part of an operational utility evaluation run by officials in the Air National Guard/Air Force Reserve Test Center, or...
  • Exercise to Test Aerospace Response Over Washington

    05/13/2009 5:42:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 433+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 13, 2009 The North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct an exercise over the nations capital and its suburbs May 15, Defense Department officials said today. Exercise Falcon Virgo tests the aerospace defense of the national capital area. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon jets, Coast Guard Dolphin choppers and Civil Air Patrol Cessnas will participate in the exercise. A number of Falcon Virgo exercises have taken place since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, officials said. The most recent one over Washington was in March. The exercise is always held in the middle of the night...
  • ONLINE SWINE FLU TEST - Take it now to be sure!

    04/29/2009 9:00:22 PM PDT · by PureSolace · 10 replies · 8,385+ views
    http://doihaveswineflu.org/ ^ | Today | http://doihaveswineflu.org/
    Are you worried that you might have the Swine Flu? Take the online test now at: http://doihaveswineflu.org/
  • Retro Space Crew Module Undergoes Tests at Navy Facility

    04/29/2009 4:35:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 448+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, April 29, 2009 When future astronauts prepare to go to the moon or to a rendezvous with the International Space Station, their craft will look suspiciously familiar. Air Force pararescuemen deploy an inflatable ladder to reach the top hatch of NASAs Orion crew module during testing at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, in Bethesda, Md., March 25, 2009. DoD photo by Samantha L. Quigley(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Appearing to be a larger version of the Apollo spacecrafts crew module, the new Orion spacecraft is historical in its conical design. We know a...
  • Reverse Discrimination

    04/25/2009 6:44:32 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 32 replies · 1,053+ views
    The Supreme Court heard arguments in an important discrimination case brought by 20 firefighters from New Haven, Connecticut. They charge that the city passed them over for promotion, despite the fact they achieved high scores on their promotion test. Nineteen of the firefighters are white, one Latino. No blacks scored high enough to qualify for promotion. The city then threw out the entire test and promoted no one. The firefighters who passed the exam are claiming they were denied promotion because of their race.
  • RUSSIA MOVES TROOPS CLOSER TO GEORGIA'S CAPITAL

    04/21/2009 1:24:09 PM PDT · by mick · 189 replies · 8,135+ views
    Kyiv Post ^ | April 21, 2009 | AP Staff
    Russia has stationed its forces just 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the Georgian capital, in violation of the EU-brokered cease-fire that ended last year's brief war. And in recent weeks, it has sent even more troops and armored vehicles to within striking distance of the city ahead of street protests against Georgia's president.
  • TAKE THE GOSPEL OF ST. JOHN CHALLENGE

    04/20/2009 12:34:49 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 14 replies · 618+ views
    Who do you say that Jesus is? Do your thoughts, upbringing, religious background, or personal beliefs about Jesus line up with Gods Christ of the HOLY SCRIPTURES? You might ask, Well, does it make a difference? My friend, I say unto you, it surely does! TAKE THE JESUS CHALLENGE
  • Georgia could require drivers to take test in **GASP** English (The HORROR!)

    03/31/2009 7:11:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 802+ views
    Ga. could require drivers to take test in EnglishPosted: Tuesday, March 31st 2009 at 7:28am By The Associated Press ATLANTA - The Georgia Legislature appears on the verge of approving a measure that would require driver's license applicants to take the written exam in English, which could make Georgia the only state to have such a rule. The measure passed the House Monday by a 104-58 vote. The proposal, which has already passed the Senate, would go to Gov. Sonny Perdue's desk if the chambers hash out minor differences in their versions of the bill. **SNIP** State Rep. Pedro Marin,...
  • N.Korea Offers Obama His 1st International Test

    03/30/2009 11:21:08 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies · 849+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 03/31/09 | Lee Ha-won
    N.Korea Offers Obama His 1st International Test "It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy." This is the prediction of U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden when he was a candidate last October. The supposition by Biden, whom some consider one of the top diplomatic and national security experts in the Senate, is turning into a very accurate prediction due to the North Korean missile crisis. Perhaps nobody knew it would be North Korea that would be the first to put Obama to the test. The prevailing view is that North Korea...
  • N. Korea Threatens 'Stronger Measures' (Ratcheting Up "The Test" on Obama)

    03/29/2009 6:16:29 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 42 replies · 1,652+ views
    Chosun Ilbo Daily News (English), S. Korea (conservative daily) ^ | 30 March 2009 | Chosun Ilbo Daily, S. Korea
    North Korea has threatened dire consequences if the international community sanctions it over a rocket launch it has announced for between Apr. 4 and 8. The official Rodong Shinmun newspaper on Sunday said once the rocket issue is "raised at the UN Security Council for discussion, the six-party nuclear talks will come to a complete rupture." It warned the North will "take a stronger measure." Prof. Nam Joo-hong of Kyonggi University speculated that means North Korea "could reverse its nuclear disablement process, while hinting it could conduct a second nuclear test." Arthur Brown, a former CIA officer for East Asia,...
  • Pro wrestler found dead in Tampa apartment

    03/14/2009 1:55:43 PM PDT · by Justaham · 18 replies · 1,800+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 3-14-09 | Alex Marvez
    Andrew "Test" Martin, a World Wrestling Entertainment star from earlier this decade, was found dead in his Tampa, Fla., apartment Friday night. He was 33 years old. The cause of death wasn't immediately known, the Tampa Tribune reported. Martin worked for WWE from 1998 to 2004 and 2006 to 2007. Martin was thrust into a prominent position from the onset because of his size and muscularity, with the "Test" nickname being short for "testosterone."
  • North Korea preparing for ballistic missile launch: media (Alaska, ready for possible incoming)

    02/02/2009 7:04:36 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 92 replies · 2,449+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02/03/09 | Jon Herskovitz
    North Korea preparing for ballistic missile launch: media By Jon Herskovitz 48 mins ago SEOUL (Reuters) North Korea appears to be preparing to test-launch its longest range ballistic missile, media reports said on Tuesday, stoking tensions just days after the reclusive state warned that the Korean peninsula was on the brink of war. North Korea, which typically carries out missile tests in times of political friction, last week said it was scrapping all agreements with South Korea in a move analysts said was aimed at pressuring Seoul and grabbing the attention of new U.S. President Barack Obama. The North,...
  • What Personality Are You? Take The Test!

    11/30/2008 8:51:04 AM PST · by NoGrayZone · 183 replies · 3,061+ views
    Take the test and post your results. Please also indicate if they were accurate. *****Very Important -- Answer the questions as to who you REALLY are, NOT what you would like to be.*****
  • Funds sliced, teacher sells ads on tests

    11/23/2008 4:41:15 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 27 replies · 882+ views
    Union-Tribune ^ | November 22, 2008 | Linda Lou
    RANCHO BERNARDO Kevin Change said it was strange the first time he saw an advertisement across the bottom of his calculus test. But now he and his classmates look for them. It's really interesting to see what it is each time, said Change, 16, a junior at Rancho Bernardo High School. Some are pithy one-liners, hawking the names of local businesses: Brace Yourself for a Great Semester! Braces by Henry, Stephen P. Henry D.M.D. Others are inspirational quotes, like Keep the company of those who seek the truth, and run from those who have found it Vaclav Havel....
  • Iran Tested a Nuke?

    10/30/2008 2:30:08 PM PDT · by Earl Voak · 166 replies · 5,916+ views
    American Daughter Media Center ^ | October 30, 2008 | Allan Erickson
    Iran may have tested a series of nuclear weapons underground. The Israel Insider reported: Iranian source: Quake Saturday was nuclear bomb test October 28, 2008 at 11:00am Israel Insider exclusively reports that a seismic event this weekend in southern Iran may in fact have been a massive underground nuclear bomb test. According to the USGS, the tremor measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale took place Saturday night, October 25 just before midnight Iran time, with its epicenter at 26.70N, 55.02E, just north of the strategic straits of Hormuz, opposite Abu Dhabi. The claim that the tremor was in fact a...
  • Try this to see if you really agree with who you think you want to vote for.

    10/15/2008 8:55:55 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 41 replies · 1,756+ views
    ABC News ^ | ABC news
    ABC has a test at the below address to see who's campaign statements, McCain's or Obama's, you agree with most. They don't tell you who made the statements, of course, but a statement made by each candidate on the same topic (economy, immigration, judiciary, etc.) will be side by side. You just pick which statement you agree with and, after selecting all 13, you'll find out which candidate's philosophy you support. Try it at:
  • test

    10/13/2008 9:10:34 AM PDT · by MichaelP · 34 replies · 554+ views
    test
  • Are we down again

    10/13/2008 7:19:05 AM PDT · by ProudFossil · 3 replies · 335+ views
    vanity
    I have not seen a new thread in four hours.
  • Reading and Math Scores Rise Sharply Across N.Y.

    06/24/2008 1:16:23 AM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 260+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 24, 2008 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    Reading and math scores for New York students in grades three through eight showed extraordinary gains across the state since last year, with particularly striking leaps in the large urban areas, including New York City. The gains were apparent for nearly every grade tested in both subjects, in some cases with double-digit increases in the percentage of students performing at grade level or above, according to the scores on the annual statewide exams released by education officials on Monday. The improvements were so substantial that several education experts expressed skepticism, noting that large gains were posted even by cities like...
  • Civics Quiz

    05/27/2008 4:54:36 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 68 replies · 286+ views
    Online civics test at the link for any interested.
  • A Test of the Copernican Principle (the principle has never been confirmed)

    05/22/2008 5:05:41 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 226+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | 5/22/08 | Lisa Zyga
    The Copernican principle states that the Earth is not the center of the universe, and that, as observers, we dont occupy a special place. First stated by Copernicus in the 16th century, today the idea is wholly accepted by scientists, and is an assumed concept in many astronomical theories.However, as physicists Robert Caldwell of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and Albert Stebbins of Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois, point out, the Copernican principle has never been confirmed as a whole. In a recent paper published in Physical Review Letters called A Test of the Copernican Principle, the two researchers...
  • Canine MENSA: Test Your Doggies IQ

    05/10/2008 3:26:00 PM PDT · by fings · 27 replies · 156+ views
    <p>Why are our owners so obsessed with finding out how intelligent we are? All they need to know is that we got it going on upstairs. How else to explain us living in their homes, eating their food and having them pick up our feces? And all of that without us paying them a dime.</p>
  • Idaho lab develops a quicker way to catch a thief

    04/28/2008 11:47:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies · 165+ views
    The Columbian ^ | April 28, 2008 | Todd Dvorak AP
    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- Federal researchers say they've developed a human identification test that's faster and possibly cheaper than DNA testing. It would be a handy new weapon in the arsenal for detectives, forensic experts and the military, though no one expects it to replace DNA analysis - and its promoters say it is not intended to. The new method analyzes antibodies. Each person has a unique antibody bar code that can be gleaned from blood, saliva or other bodily fluids. Antibodies are proteins used by the body to fend off viruses or perform routine physiological housekeeping. "DNA is...
  • Detroit Police Suspend Firearms Testing

    04/26/2008 11:07:14 AM PDT · by Westlander · 8 replies · 294+ views
    www.wxyz.com ^ | 4-26-2008 | AP
    The Detroit Police Department has suspended all firearms investigations conducted by its crime lab and ordered it to undergo an independent audit.
  • M4 does poorly in Army's own test

    04/20/2008 11:54:38 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 133 replies · 4,760+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | 4/20/08 | RICHARD LARDNER
    When the dust finally settled, Army officials sought to put the best face on a sandstorm test that humbled Colt Defense's vaunted M4 carbine. The tests were conducted at an Army laboratory in Maryland last fall. Ten M4s and 10 copies each of three other carbines - the SCAR from Belgium's FN Herstal, and the HK416 and the XM8 from Germany's Heckler & Koch - were coated in heavy layers of talcum-fine dust to simulate a sandstorm. Tens of thousands of rounds were fired through the rifles. The M4s malfunctioned 882 times. Bullets that didn't feed through the rifles properly...