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  • Seeds 200 Years Old Breathe Again

    09/22/2006 4:13:40 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 907+ views
    BBC ^ | 9-22-2006 | Richard Black
    Seeds 200 years old breathe again By Richard Black Environment correspondent, BBC News website The unknown acacia species is now half a metre tall Seeds which have been stored away since the time of George III have been persuaded into new life. Scientists from the Millennium Seed Bank, operated by the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, have induced seeds from three species to germinate. They had been brought to Britain from South Africa by a Dutch merchant in 1803, and were found in a notebook stored in the National Archives. Given this history, the team said it was surprised by...
  • The UN Plan For Human Settlements (Obama Plan)

    05/15/2010 7:56:54 PM PDT · by bronxville · 71 replies · 1,030+ views
    Berit Kjos ^ | ,June 1996 | Berit Kjos
    Bicycles instead of cars? Dense apartment clusters instead of single homes? Community rituals instead of churches? "Human rights" instead of religious freedom? The UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) which met June 3-14 [1996]in Istanbul, painted an alarming picture of the 21st century community. The American ways-free speech, individualism, travel, and Christianity-are out. A new set of economic, environmental, and social guidelines are in. Citizenship, democracy, and education have been redefined. Handpicked civil leaders will implement UN "laws", bypassing state and national representatives to work directly with the UN. And politically correct "tolerance"-meaning "the rejection of dogmatism and absolutism"...
  • Internet Patent Claims Stir Concern

    08/16/2004 4:38:59 PM PDT · by QQQQQ · 21 replies · 895+ views
    NY Times ^ | Aug. 16, 2004 | TERESA RIORDAN
    IMAGINE being able to set up a tollbooth on the Internet. Now imagine collecting a small fee every time anyone in the United States clicked on the Web to watch a video of a car advertisement, to listen to an audio clip of a garage band or to review an updated credit card statement. Sound far-fetched? Acacia Research Corporation, an obscure but well-financed company in Newport Beach, Calif., has a portfolio of patents that, it claims, allows it to do exactly that. Acacia holds five patents covering streaming video and audio. The earliest one, numbered 5,132,992, was issued in 1992....

    01/03/2003 5:05:40 PM PST · by Quix · 2 replies · 195+ views
    The Bible Code Digest ^ | 2002 2003 | The Bible Code Digest
    [Q NOTE: This section--8--IS ABOUT WHY the Bible Code Scholars believe some of the shorter, not necessarily statistically significant phrases/codes/ELSs ARE significant in Isaiah because of their proximity and deeply connected meaning related to the surface text--as well as to common Biblical and cultural metaphor. . . my interpretation anyway. . . . This section 8 is not per se a statistical section. It can be argued that it is opinion. However, much of science is expert opinion based on experienced and learned observation as has been stated elsewhere in this document. And I think the rationale is well laid...