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  • New Study Shows Tyrannosaurus Rex Evolved Advanced Bird-Like Binocular Vision

    07/03/2006 12:32:51 PM PDT · by Al Simmons · 700 replies · 5,714+ views
    Science News Online ^ | June 26 2006 | Eric Jbaffe
    In the 1993 movie Jurassic Park, one human character tells another that a Tyrannosaurus rex can't see them if they don't move, even though the beast is right in front of them. Now, a scientist reports that T. rex had some of the best vision in animal history. This sensory prowess strengthens arguments for T. rex's role as predator instead of scavenger. Scientists had some evidence from measurements of T. rex skulls that the animal could see well. Recently, Kent A. Stevens of the University of Oregon in Eugene went further. He used facial models of seven types of dinosaurs...
  • Scientists Unveil Earthquake Forecast

    05/18/2005 1:08:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies · 628+ views
    PASADENA, Calif. - California residents wondering if tomorrow's forecast will be sunny now can find out if there's also a chance of afternoon tremors. For the first time, they can check a daily earthquake forecast on the Internet just as easily as they check the weather. The Web site, maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey, is updated hourly and calculates the probability of strong ground shaking at specific locations over a 24-hour period. The program is not meant to predict when the "Big One" will occur nor serve as a warning signal for residents to evacuate. Most of the maps...
  • New Theory Places Origin of Diabetes in an Age of Icy Hardships

    05/17/2005 10:16:31 PM PDT · by MRMEAN · 4 replies · 513+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 17 | SANDRA BLAKESLEE
    When temperatures plummet, most people bundle up in thick sweaters, stay cozy indoors and stoke up on comfort food. But a provocative new theory suggests that thousands of years ago, juvenile diabetes may have evolved as a way to stay warm. People with the disease, also known as Type 1 diabetes, have excessive amounts of sugar, or glucose, in their blood. The theory argues that juvenile diabetes may have developed in ancestral people who lived in Northern Europe about 12,000 years ago when temperatures fell by 10 degrees Fahrenheit in just a few decades and an ice age arrived virtually...
  • Guess the movie name and type it in.

    02/09/2005 5:55:41 AM PST · by lowbridge · 33 replies · 678+ views
  • Geology Picture of the Week, Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2004: VOTE for the best U.S. cave (+ WhereIsIt?)

    11/02/2004 7:52:46 AM PST · by cogitator · 1 replies · 157+ views
    That would give it away | Not known | Not given
    The link below is to the article in the FR "chat" section, which is where all discussion, voting, and commentary should bed posted. I always provide this link so that interested FR who may not be on my ping list can find the Geology "Picture of the Week". Geology Picture of the Week, Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2004: VOTE for the Best U.S. Cave (+WhereIsIt?)
  • "Be All You Can Be" - Bigger breasts for free: Join the Army (guess who pays for them)

    07/23/2004 5:35:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies · 1,068+ views
    Express India ^ | 7/23/04
    Bigger breasts for free: Join the Army Reuters Posted online: Friday, July 23, 2004 at 1315 hours IST New York, July 23: The US Army has long lured recruits with the slogan "Be All You Can Be," but now soldiers and their families can receive plastic surgery, including breast enlargements, on the taxpayers' dime. The New Yorker magazine reports in its July 26th edition that members of all four branches of the US military can get face-lifts, breast enlargements, liposuction and nose jobs for free -- something the military says helps surgeons practice their skills. "Anyone wearing a uniform is...
  • Israel Ready to Strike Iran's Nuclear Facilities

    07/18/2004 2:31:18 PM PDT · by M. Peach · 58 replies · 3,462+ views
    Too many Washington sources are telling us this, so it may be imminent. Israel is set to attack Iran's nuclear facilities, fearing that the Islamic regime will use atomic weapons on the Jewish state. Israel has long assumed the right of pre-emption -- that is, the right to attack and even make war with Arab states that are developing nuclear weapons. "They are ready to go," a top former American diplomat with close ties to Israel tells a source close to NewsMax. There have been mutterings that time is short and Israel will do to Iran what it did to...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, April 4-10, 2004: A WhereIsIt? Challenge

    04/06/2004 10:07:58 AM PDT · by cogitator · 1 replies · 187+ views
    Too easy
    Link post: to alert FR members to the post in the FR 'chat' section, where any discussion (and guesses) should be posted: Geology Picture of the Week, April 4-10, 2004: A WhereIsIt? Challenge
  • Guess the Dictator and/or Television Sit-Com Character (Fun)

    07/14/2003 12:35:24 PM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 23 replies · 363+ views ^ | None | None
    (Click on link below) Guess the Dictator and/or Television Sit-Com Character Here are the rules: Pretend to be a dictator or television sitcom character. I'll try to guess who you are by asking simple yes/no questions. If you're not sure of the answer to a question, answer "No". If you forgot who you were pretending to be, go take a nap, you're obviously under too much stress. Also, drink plenty of fluids.
  • Geology Picture of the Week, February 23-March 1, 2003 (WhereIsIt? stumper

    02/24/2003 8:58:32 AM PST · by cogitator · 5 replies · 252+ views
    Link post: Geology Picture of the Week, February 23-March 1, 2003 (WhereIsIt? stumper)