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  • A quantum world arising from many ordinary ones

    10/25/2014 2:08:48 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    Nature ^ | 10/24/14 | Alexandra Witze
    The bizarre behaviour of the quantum world — with objects existing in two places simultaneously and light behaving as either waves or particles — could result from interactions between many 'parallel' everyday worlds, a new theory suggests. “It is a fundamental shift from previous quantum interpretations,” says Howard Wiseman, a theoretical quantum physicist at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, who together with his colleagues describes the idea in Physical Review X1. Theorists have tried to explain quantum behaviour through various mathematical frameworks. One of the older interpretations envisages the classical world as stemming from the existence of many simultaneous quantum...
  • Scientists Confirm World's Oldest Creature...But Kill it Determining Its Age

    11/14/2013 8:21:14 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 14 2013 | JON DAVID KAHN
    2006, climate change experts from Bangor University in north Wales found a very special clam while dredging the seabeds of Iceland. At that time scientists counted the rings on the inside shell to determine that the clam was the ripe old age of 405. Unfortunately, by opening the clam which scientists refer to as "Ming," they killed it instantly. Cut to 2013, researchers have determined that the original calculations of Ming's age were wrong, and that the now deceased clam was actually 102 years older than originally thought. Ming was 507 years old at the time of its demise.
  • The World's Oldest Hate Metastasizes

    09/17/2013 9:35:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/17/13 | Richard Baehr
    A review of Demonizing Israel and the Jews by Manfred Gerstenfeld, RVP Press, New York, 2013 In the six years 1939-1945, two thirds of Europe's 9 million Jews were executed by gunfire, starved to death, or incinerated in gas chambers during the Holocaust. While Nazi Germany was, of course the principal actor in this mass human slaughter, the Germans found many willing collaborators among the legions of Jew haters in countries they conquered, occupied, and recruited from for the slave labor and death camps. For a few decades after the end of the war, in part due to guilt for...
  • World's Ugliest Woman

    09/13/2012 9:59:47 PM PDT · by rawhide · 38 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | May 15, 2012 | Erica Ritz
    She made her national debut on Maury in 2009, and a YouTube clip grabbed from the show titled “Most Ugly Woman in the World” has garnered almost 5 million hits. It probably doesn’t help that CBS, the New York Daily News, the Telegraph, and even the German Der Spiegel all equally sensationalized her as “the girl who must eat every 15 minutes to survive” or “doctors baffled by world’s thinnest woman.” At 23, doctors think Lizzie Velasquez has a form of the rare neonatal progeroid syndrome, which accelerates her aging and makes it almost impossible to gain weight. Blind in...
  • US takes back supercomputing crown with world's fastest computer

    06/18/2012 8:12:23 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/18/12 | FoxNews
    A U.S. supercomputer has won back the crown in the never-ending battle for the world's most powerful supercomputer. Its victory is the latest milestone marking the steady climb of computing power all across the globe. The Top500 industry list gave its No. 1 ranking to the Sequoia supercomputer housed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California — a spot earned by Sequoia's ability to crunch 16.32 quadrillion calculations per second (16.32 petaflops/s). Such supercomputing power is used by the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration to simulate nuclear weapons tests for older weapons that have been sitting in the U.S. arsenal....
  • Uncle Sucker, World’s Rent-a-Cop

    03/27/2011 9:11:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 3/27/11 | Diana West
    I’ll admit, there is an argument – a thin, riddled, web of an argument – that it was U.S. interests that drove military interventions gone wrong in Iraq and Afghanistan. I don’t buy the argument: As it morphed into a nation-building fantasy, it became disastrously, tragically and recklessly mistaken. But I can see at least that tarnished glimmer of national interest flash in the sludge before sinking from sight.Nothing like this is to be found in the sands of Libya. This is why the weirdo-bizarre assault on Gadhafi’s forces led, but supposedly not really,
  • The world's largest neutrino telescope – made from a giant cube of ice at the South Pole

    01/03/2011 9:44:44 AM PST · by Silentgypsy · 22 replies
    Live Science ^ | 12/20/2010 | Live Science staff
    The world's largest neutrino telescope – made from a giant cube of ice at the South Pole – aimed at detecting subatomic particles traveling near the speed of light has been completed, researchers announced today (Dec. 20). http://www.livescience.com/environment/south-pole-neutrino-observatory-construction-finished-101220.html
  • Are there hidden costs to over-dependence on China? Japan just found out

    09/27/2010 12:05:57 PM PDT · by goldendays · 26 replies
    csmonitor.com/Business/Green-Economics ^ | 09/27/2010 | Matthew E. Kahn,
    "China mines 93 percent of the world’s rare earth minerals, and more than 99 percent of the world’s supply of some of the most prized rare earths .. Japan has been the main buyer of Chinese rare earths for many years, using them for a wide range of industrial purposes, like making glass for solar panels. They are also used in small steering control motors in conventional gasoline-powered cars as well as in motors that help propel hybrid cars like the Toyota Prius. American companies now rely mostly on Japan for magnets and other components using rare earth elements, as...
  • Crisis Awaits World’s Banks as Trillions Come Due (And You think we've got problems?)

    07/11/2010 7:34:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/11/2010 | Jack Ewing
    FRANKFURT — The sovereign debt crisis would seem to create worry enough for European banks, but there is another gathering threat that has not garnered as much notice: the trillions of dollars in short-term borrowing that institutions around the world must repay or roll over in the next two years. The European Central Bank, the Bank of England and the International Monetary Fund have all recently warned of a looming crunch, especially in Europe, where banks have enough trouble raising money as it is. Their concern is that banks hungry for refinancing will compete with governments — which also must...
  • UAE unveils world's first gold bar vending machine

    05/13/2010 11:18:55 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 17 replies · 692+ views
    Arabian Business ^ | Thursday, 13 May 2010 | Elsa Baxter
    The world’s first gold bar vending machine has been unveiled at Emirates Palace. The Gold To Go machine, itself covered in 24-carat gold, dispenses one, five and 10 gram bars as well as one ounce bars of gold, the National reported on Thursday. Six gold coins of varied weights and engraved with symbols of gold-producing nations Canada, Australia and South Africa, are also dispensed by the machine. About AED175 will buy a one gram bar, AED760 a five gram bar and AED4,645 an ounce, the paper reports. “It brings gold to the public,” Thomas Geissler, the chief executive of Ex...
  • World’s hottest chilli comes from Grantham

    04/01/2010 9:46:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 835+ views
    The Sun ^ | 4/1/10 | JANE HAMILTON
    THIS is the world's hottest chilli - bred in rainy Grantham, Lincs, but so fiery it can put diners in HOSPITAL. The variety out-scorches its nearest rival, which is so hot it is used in mob-control grenades by the Indian Army. Tests by Warwick University rate the new variety at 1,067,286 on the Scoville Scale which is used to measure the heat of peppers. The former record-holder, the Indian Bhut Jolokia, is 1,041,427. A jalapeno measures just 2,500 to 5,000. Weapons-grade pepper spray is 2,000,000.
  • World's oldest plant is 13,000-year-old oak that survives by cloning itself.

    12/23/2009 7:12:57 AM PST · by granite · 46 replies · 2,045+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 1:21 PM on 23rd December 2009 | By Claire Bates
    A plant that started life during the last Ice Age is still going strong in the arid scrublands of California, scientists revealed today. Researchers believe the Jurupa Oak has been around for 13,000 years, making it the oldest living plant in the world. The oak is made up of a community of cloned bushes and scientists believe it has managed to survive the extreme effects of climate change by regenerating.
  • List of World's Largest News / Information Companies (PLEASE HELP)

    07/17/2009 11:07:29 PM PDT · by PureSolace · 8 replies · 488+ views
    See Above | Right Now | Me, Myself & I
    Hi Everyone. I'm looking for your help. I'm trying to compile a list of the world's largest news and information companies. (Things like AP, Reuters, CNN, Breitbart, Fox News, Sky News, etc.) Also, if you have any information for which one is the largest (maybe a top 10 list for info.) And I don't mean large as in how much money... I mean large as in their tentacles spread far and wide and they have reporters in every nook and cranny. All I ask is that you be honest, give me your best research (or guess) as well as any...
  • World's Largest Stuff - Awesome

    04/28/2009 10:58:14 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 6 replies · 1,014+ views
    Now That's Nifty ^ | 04 28 09 | Nick
    It took Gregory Dunham 3 years to build, and it cost him 300.000$. But then he’s also got a 3.429 m (11 ft and 3 inch) tall behemoth of a contraption sporting 500hp and a whooping top speed of 65 mph. World's largest arcade machine. The machine is 13 feet tall, has about a 70-inch screen.
  • World's poorest increase despite growth: UNCTAD

    07/17/2008 12:26:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 79+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/17/08 | Reuters
    GENEVA (Reuters) - Record growth in the world's poorest countries has failed to prevent an increase in their total numbers of poor people, the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said on Thursday. Recent rising food costs threaten to undercut what modest progress has been achieved, while three quarters of people living in least developed countries (LDCs) still survive on less than $2 a day, it said in a report. Income under $2 a day does not allow most people to meet basic needs for food, water, shelter, health or education, the Least Developed Countries Report 2008 noted. The...
  • World's Best Presentation Contest

    04/22/2007 5:06:35 AM PDT · by Denise_Clark · 5 replies · 465+ views
    www.slideshare.net ^ | 21st April 2007 | Denise Clark
    All good things come to end for them to give a fresh new start all over again. The first ever World's Best Presentation Contest is ending soon. The contest is still wide open and one can witness the best presentations from all over the world. The best Creative minds are competing against each other for this prestigious award. The judges will announce there results later, please have a look at my personal top 5 presentations. I am sure the winner is one of them. Shift Happens – Jbrenman http://www.slideshare.net/jbrenman/shift-happens-33834/ Originally designed by Karl Fisch, the same presentation was reworked by...
  • World's motorists hit by rising pump prices [Norwegians pay $7.35, Britons pay $8.37]

    04/20/2007 9:24:20 AM PDT · by bedolido · 28 replies · 878+ views
    news.scotsman.com ^ | 4-19-2007 | Caren Firouz
    LONDON (Reuters) - Motorists around the world have been paying more for their gasoline over the past month as falling U.S. stocks of the motor fuel have helped to drive up global oil prices.A woman spills petrol after filling her car at a petrol station in Tehran in this file photo, March 1, 2007. Motorists around the world have been paying more for their gasoline over the past month as falling U.S. stocks of the motor fuel have helped to drive up global oil prices. REUTERS/Caren Firouz
  • World's Pollution Hotspots Mapped

    10/19/2006 3:41:08 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 787+ views
    BBC ^ | 10-18-2006
    World's pollution hotspots mapped Living on lead A US-based environmental charity has documented what it calls the 10 most polluted places on the planet. The Blacksmith Institute says three of the hotspots are in Russia, with the remainder dotted in various countries. Heavy metals such as lead are the main sources of pollution, with 10 million people affected across the locations. The institute surveyed scientists and environmental bodies across the world to compile its list, and is running clean-up projects in some of the sites. The charity has focused largely on locations where people are affected by the pollution. "A...
  • 'Dirty' Bomb Fears Over World's Most Insecure Nuclear Facility

    09/16/2006 7:26:46 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 715+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-17-2006 | Bojan Pancevski
    'Dirty' bomb fears over world's most insecure nuclear facility By Bojan Pancevski in Vienna (Filed: 17/09/2006) More than two tons of radioactive material stored in a rundown research facility in Serbia is an easy target for terrorists seeking to build a "dirty" bomb, according the United Nations' nuclear watchdog. Nuclear inspectors have branded the lightly-guarded store of highly enriched uranium, from a Communist-era reactor which closed 22 years ago, the world's most dangerous disused nuclear site – because of the potency of the material present, and because some is prone to leaking. Experts warn that the facility could be targeted...
  • Fast felt world's support for U.S. during detour ( 9/11 Genreal B. Fast)

    09/10/2006 12:43:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 841+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — The red, white and blue American Airlines plane was about two hours from the East Coast. Flight 49, a Boeing 767, was heading from Paris to Dallas. But this day the aircraft would not make its final destination. Like many planes on Sept. 11, 2001, the flight was ordered to land — but not in the United States. Barbara Fast, then a brigadier general, was on the flight. She planned to make a connecting flight to Tucson and then drive to Fort Huachuca to attend a conference of senior Army intelligence officers. It turns out Fast, who...
  • The Arab World's Silence Has Left The Last Word To Those We Call Extremists

    08/21/2006 6:04:55 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 691+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-22-2006 | Alain Gresh
    The Arab world's silence has left the last word to those we call extremists While Israel receives unanimous western support, this crisis is dragging the region ever faster into the abyss Alain Gresh Tuesday August 22, 2006 The Guardian (UK) Killers slaughter dozens of civilians in Iraq every day just because they are Sunni Muslims. Suicide attacks are increasingly common in Afghanistan, where they used to be unknown. On the Gaza Strip, 1.5 million Palestinians are caught in a trap, hemmed in by the Israeli offensive and the decision by the US and the EU to freeze all direct aid....
  • Two Worlds Collide As Tenerife Sunbathers Rush To Help Migrants

    08/04/2006 6:14:12 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 720+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-5-2006 | Fiona Govan
    Two worlds collide as Tenerife sunbathers rush to help migrants By Fiona Govan in Tenerife (Filed: 05/08/2006) The sun was sinking towards the west and the bathers were packing up and gathering in a bar at the end of the beach for a chilled beer when someone shouted: "Oh my God, there's another boat." Within moments, the calm of the beach was shattered as a large canoe-shaped fishing vessel pitched through the breakers and ran aground, tipping its cargo of African migrants into the surf. A civil guard with two migrants, as holidaymakers walk past While many of the sunbathers...
  • Scientists To Stake Out World's Hurricane Nursery

    07/27/2006 11:10:04 AM PDT · by blam · 22 replies · 522+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 7-27-2006 | Jeff Hecht
    Scientists to stake out world's hurricane nursery 14:26 27 July 2006 NewScientist.com news service Jeff Hecht A map of 2004 hurricane paths shows the point where each storm was recognised as a tropical depression. Almost all major hurricanes begin as low pressure wavefronts coming off the African coast (Image: US National Hurricane Center) Scientists will spend the peak of the North Atlantic hurricane season focusing a fleet of satellites, a dedicated research aircraft, and ground-based radars on belts of thunderstorms and low pressure moving westwards from the tropical African coast. The aim is to find out why and how about...
  • Invest In The Poor, Says World's Third Wealthiest Man (Mexico)

    06/10/2006 5:55:48 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 861+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-11-2006 | Jimes Hider
    Invest in the poor, says world's third wealthiest man By James Hider in Mexico City (Filed: 11/06/2006) The third richest man in the world has stunned his Mexican countrymen by backing the wave of Left-wing sentiment that is sweeping Latin America. The portly and bearded Carlos Slim Helu, 66, is a widower. His wife, Soumaya, died in 2000. He has a personal fortune of more than $30 billion (Ł16 billion), is forging ties with the Left-leaning governments which have used the gulf between rich and poor to ride to power. Drawing on the resources of his telecom, retail and finance...
  • Dorset Claims World's Hottest Chilli

    03/31/2006 5:53:30 PM PST · by blam · 87 replies · 2,010+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-1-2006 | Richard Savill
    Dorset claims world's hottest chilli By Richard Savill (Filed: 01/04/2006) A chilli pepper grown in a polytunnel in Dorset has been claimed as the world's hottest. The Dorset Naga is so fiery that when the owners break the skin to remove the seeds to sow for the following year's crop they have to wear gloves and be outside in a strong wind so their eyes don't sting. The strength of chilli peppers is measured in Scoville heat units "It is something I wouldn't eat but some people must like them," said Joy Michaud, who developed the chilli at the Peppers...
  • Clinton Wants Billions to Aid World's Poor (Tired of the immigration threads? Bubba's back!)

    03/31/2006 12:50:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies · 583+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/31/06 | Nahal Toosi -ap
    NEW YORK - Former President Clinton's attempt to marshal the resources of the world's wealthy and influential to solve global problems resulted in $2.5 billion in pledges during a signature conference held last year. This year, he wants even more. On Friday, the former president was joined by Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as he discussed plans for the 2006 Clinton Global Initiative and from the September 2005 gathering. Clinton described major strides in addressing global health challenges like HIV infection in Africa, saying the CGI had negotiated testing and treatment for 250,000 people...
  • 3-Inch Tall Kitten May Be World's Smallest

    03/28/2006 1:13:02 PM PST · by BigTex5 · 65 replies · 21,750+ views
    Local6 ^ | March 25, 2006 | Local6
    A 9-week-old kitten in El Cajon, Calif., is expected to win a place in the record books as the smallest cat in the world, according to a Local 6 News report. Heed the cat is only 3-inches tall and weighs in at just 1.2 pounds, the report said. Once Heed is full-sized in about six months, veterinarians believe he will become the new smallest cat in the world. Heed's owner has already contacted the Guinness Book Of World Records. Watch Local 6 News for more on this story. Copyright 2006 by Internet Broadcasting Systems and Local6.com. All rights reserved. This...
  • Guard tests world’s first multi-person rescue basket

    03/02/2006 3:29:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 297+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Mar 1, 2006 | Master Sgt. Orville F. Desjarlais Jr.
    3/1/2006 - WESTHAMPTON BEACH, N.Y. (AFPN) -- An Air National Guard rescue unit successfully tested the world’s first multi-person rescue basket, a cage-like device that, once certified, can carry up to 15 people. “We really could have used this after hurricanes Katrina and Rita,” said Lt. Col. Brad Sexton, a program manager in the Air National Guard-Air Force Reserve Command Test Center at Tucson, Ariz. The colonel was one of the first to fly in the Heli-Basket, a 4-and-a-half foot by 8-and-a-half foot metal cage that hangs on a 125-foot cable below an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter. After the three...
  • New Yorkers send world’s largest digital Valentine to troops (OK TISSUE TIME)

    02/10/2006 4:29:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 353+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Feb 9, 2006
    Kelly Wilson (left), Lynelle Johnson and Genna Griffith send their regards to troops at the "Love Our Troops" pavallion Feb. 7 on Times Square. Sgt. 1st Class Eric Reinhardt • Printer-friendly version New Yorkers send world’s largest digital Valentine to troops February 9, 2006 NEW YORK CITY (Army News Service, Feb. 9, 2006) – Operation Love Our Troops, billed as a “Guinness Book of World Records” attempt to create the largest digital Valentine for America’s troops, took center stage Feb. 7 in Times Square. The campaign has already received more than 10,000 messages from around the world since it...
  • Muslim Intolerance: One Newspaper, One Nation, One Religion, One World

    02/07/2006 5:35:21 PM PST · by forty_years · 9 replies · 778+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | February 7, 2006 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Some of my leftist friends have one thing in common with the Muslims now sacking foreign embassies: a fundamental lack of understanding as to how democracy works, and how precious it is. The leftists have grown up knowing nothing but freedom and opulence, and take things like the Bill of Rights, Federalist Papers, and Constitution for granted (if they have even read these hallowed documents). The Muslim radicals (Islamists) are throwing lit jugs full of gasoline at Danish embassies because they have known nothing except Big Brother (One Newspaper, One Nation, One Religion, One World), and do not even know...
  • German Paper Reports World's Oldest Temple Is In Sanliurfa (Turkey- 10,000BC)

    01/21/2006 10:34:38 AM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 972+ views
    German paper reports world’s oldest temple is in Ţanlýurfa Saturday, January 21, 2006 ANKARA - Turkish Daily News One of Germany's leading newspapers, Die Welt, reported this week that the world's oldest temple, dating back around 12,000 years, is located on Göbekli Hill in Turkey's province of Ţanlýurfa, said the Anatolia news agency. According to an article titled “Holy Hill of the Hunters,” the temple was discovered by German archaeologist Klaus Schmidt, standing around 15 meters in height and located on a hill upon which a single tree stands. Defining the area as the “cradle of civilization,” the paper said...
  • Archaeologists Find Western World's Oldest Map (500BC)

    11/17/2005 5:42:59 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies · 1,858+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-18-2005 | Hilary Clarke
    Archaeologists find western world's oldest map By Hilary Clarke in Rome (Filed: 18/11/2005) The oldest map of anywhere in the western world, dating from about 500 BC, has been unearthed in southern Italy. Known as the Soleto Map, the depiction of Apulia, the heel of Italy's "boot", is on a piece of black-glazed terracotta vase about the size of a postage stamp. It was found in a dig led by the Belgian archaeologist Thierry van Compernolle, of Montpellier University, two years ago. But its existence was kept secret until more research was carried out. "The map offers, to date, for...
  • Chinese Archaeologists Find One Of The World's Oldest Observatories

    10/30/2005 12:16:38 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 530+ views
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | 10-30-2005
    Chinese archaeologists find one of world's oldest observatories Sun Oct 30, 8:45 AM ET BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese archaeologists claim to have found one of the world's oldest observatories, dating back 4,100 years ago. The observatory was uncovered at the Taosi relics site in Shanxi province, He Nu, a research follow with the Institute of Archaeology of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency on Sunday. The observatory "was not only used for observing astronomical phenomena but also for sacrificial rites", said He. The remains, in the shape of a semi-circle 40 meters...
  • Uganda Rebel Leaders Named As World's Most Wanted Men

    10/07/2005 6:46:51 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 367+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-8-2005 | Mike Pflanz
    Uganda rebel leaders named as world's most wanted men By Mike Pflanz, East Africa Correspondent (Filed: 08/10/2005) Five commanders of a vicious rebel army of kidnapped child soldiers led by a brutal self-proclaimed mystic are officially the world's most wanted men, according to the International Criminal Court. The court, based in The Hague, has issued its first arrest warrants for the five members of the Lord's Resistance Army, a shadowy cult responsible for a two-decade campaign of terror in northern Uganda. Joseph Kony's forces have kidnapped 20,000 children The wanted men are the LRA's elusive leader, Joseph Kony, a 44-year-old...
  • China Exclusive: Chinese Archaeologists Discover Worlds Earliest Millet

    09/17/2005 7:05:56 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies · 1,007+ views
    China Daily ^ | 9-2-2005 | Xinhua
    China Exclusive: Chinese archaeologists discover world earliest millets (Xinhua) Updated: 2005-09-02 16:14 Chinese archaeologists have recently found the world earliest millets, dated back to about 8,000 years ago, on the grassland in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. A large number of carbonized millets have been discovered by Chinese archaeologists at the Xinglonggou relics site in Chifeng City. The discovery has changed the traditional opinion that millet, the staple food in ancient north China, originated in the Yellow River valley, Zhao Zhijun, a researcher with the Archaeology Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, told Xinhua on Friday. Carbon-14...
  • Army using world's largest water purifier in Biloxi

    09/16/2005 4:39:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 22 replies · 1,159+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sep 16, 2005 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Sept. 16, 2005) – Army engineers are using new technology to generate more than 100,000 gallons of potable water per day for the hospital in Biloxi, Miss., and area residents affected by Hurricane Katrina. An advanced Expeditionary Unit Water Purifier has been set up on the beach in Biloxi to provide water for the nearby Biloxi Regional Medical Center. After the hurricane hit, the hospital had been without water or relying on bottled drinking water for patients and staff. The Expeditionary Unit Water Purifier is the world's largest transportable desalination system, officials said. The relief mission...
  • Clinton opens rival summit on world's problems (Clinton Global Initiative)

    09/15/2005 6:26:58 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 669+ views
    AFP 0n Yahoo ^ | 9/15/05 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) - Former US president Bill Clinton gathered world leaders at his alternative to the UN summit, with the same goals of reducing poverty and conflict and highlighting Gaza on opening night. British Prime Minister Tony Blair, King Abdullah II of Jordan and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice were the stars at the first session of the Clinton Global Initiative on Thursday night. While the UN summit struggles to answer the main problems facing the planet: nuclear proliferation, terrorism and the fight against poverty and disease, Clinton hopes to secure concrete commitments to counter the different scourges...
  • War of the Worlds: Spielberg and H.G. Wells on Occupations, Empires, and "Current Relevance"

    07/13/2005 7:36:21 PM PDT · by CaptIsaacDavis · 14 replies · 1,300+ views
    New Republican Archive ^ | July 11, 2004 | Unknown
    NOTE: This is a vastly expanded and updated version of a prior review from this group, which includes a host of quotes from those behind the film. It came via the group’s e-mail list, where the site itself appears to be down for the moment. WAR OF THE WORLDS: Steven Spielberg and H.G. Wells on Occupations, Empires, and "Current Relevance" Updated Final, SPOILERS New Republican Archive. Movie Reviews. July 11, 2005. (Contact: newrepublicanarchive@juno.com). War of the Worlds is not only a tense portrayal of the terror and horror of war, particularly for those on the losing side of a modern...
  • War of the Worlds : Spielberg and Wells on War, Revolutions, Occupations, and Christianity

    07/05/2005 7:47:27 PM PDT · by CaptIsaacDavis · 129 replies · 2,657+ views
    New Republican Archive ^ | July 4, 2005 | Unknown
    War of the Worlds: Steven Spielberg and H.G. Wells on War, Revolutions, Occupations, and Christianity New Republican Archive. Movie Reviews. July 4, 2005. The new Tom Cruise vehicle titled War of the Worlds is not only a tense portrayal of the terror and horror of war, particularly for those on the losing side of a modern one, but also a deeply political film. Director Steven Spielberg has gone to great lengths to "spin" this classic story with contemporary political allegories. What else should we expect from a film directed by Spielberg and co-starring Tim Robbins? Indeed, we should expect nothing...
  • World's Longest-Married Couple Clock Up 80 Years

    05/31/2005 7:08:28 PM PDT · by blam · 66 replies · 8,125+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-1-2005 | Nick Britten
    World's longest-married couple clock up 80 years By Nick Britten (Filed: 01/06/2005) When Percy and Florence Arrowsmith walked down the aisle as husband and wife, the Queen had yet to be born and an obscure former German soldier called Hitler had set out his thoughts in Mein Kampf. Percy and Florence Arrowsmith at home in Hereford yesterday Today, as they celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary, they will write their own little piece of history by becoming the world's longest-married couple. The obvious question - how on earth they do it - is one Mr Arrowsmith, 105, and his 100-year-old wife...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 728 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • World's Smartest Woman Denies She Is On The Dole In Bulgaria (Not Hillary)

    11/16/2004 5:10:27 PM PST · by blam · 45 replies · 1,499+ views
    Novinite.com ^ | 11-14-2004
    World's Smartest Woman Denies She is on the Dole in Bulgaria Lifestyle: 14 November 2004, Sunday. The Bulgarian woman, who made headlines after being pronounced the world's cleverest by the country's Mensa office, denied reports she has spent two years without a job in Bulgaria. Daniela Simidchieva, a qualified industrial engineer with a mind-boggling IQ of 200 and five masters degrees, said she was looking for a job to correspond with her qualification and skills. The reports are not true and could discredit me, Daniela told local Trud Daily, commenting reports that she is struggling to find gainful employment, "even...
  • Sewage Waters A Tenth Of World's Irrigated Crops

    08/19/2004 6:48:52 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 604+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 8-18-2004 | Frank Pearce
    Sewage waters a tenth of world's irrigated crops 12:01 18 August 04 NewScientist.com news service A tenth of the world’s irrigated crops - everything from lettuce and tomatoes to mangoes and coconuts - are watered by sewage. And much of that sewage is raw and untreated, gushing direct from sewer pipes into fields at the fringes of the developing world’s great megacities, reveals the first global survey of the hidden practice of waste-water irrigation. And, however much consumers may squirm, farmers like it that way. Because the stinking, lumpy and pathogen-rich sewage is rich in nitrates and phosphates that fertilise...
  • Chinese Archaeologists Find 'World's Oldest Earrings' (8,000 Year Old)

    07/27/2004 11:11:24 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 760+ views
    SMH.com ^ | 7-27-2004
    Chinese archaeologists find 'world's oldest earrings' July 27, 2004 Chinese archaeologists have discovered earrings they believe are the oldest found in the world. The jade earrings, which date to between 7500 and 8200 years ago, were unearthed at the Xinglongwa culture site in Chifeng city in Inner Mongolia, the Xinhua news agency said yesterday. The jade rings, called "Jue" in old Chinese, have diameters that measure 2.5 to six centimetres. Liu Guoxiang, head of an archaeological team under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said it was "magnificent" that the earrings were found in pairs that were almost similar in...
  • Australia Is The World's Dirtiest Country

    06/28/2004 4:00:27 PM PDT · by blam · 72 replies · 1,917+ views
    IOL ^ | 6-28-2004
    Australia is the world's dirtiest country June 28 2004 at 05:57AM Sydney - Australia pumps out more of the greenhouse gases that cause global warming than France or Italy, a recent study concludes. In fact, on a per capita basis, Australia is a worse polluter than the United States, a report from rich country group the OECD shows. Australians emit 27,2 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per person per year, a figure far higher than the Americans' 21,4 tons and more than double the average for rich countries. The main reason Australia is such a dirty country is its reliance...
  • Lebanese Woman Could Be World's Oldest

    06/15/2004 12:04:42 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 49 replies · 495+ views
    aolnews ^ | 6 14 04
    SHAITIYA, Lebanon (June 15) - A Lebanese woman who has documents saying she was born in 1877 -- making her at least 126 years old -- could be the oldest person in the world. Hamida Musulmani, frail and wrinkled but still working on her family's farm in south Lebanon, showed Reuters this week a document from Lebanon's 1932 census which lists her birth year as 1877. Musulmani holds 10-month-old Mohammed, her youngest descendant. She feels well, she said, but complained of failing sight. Local officials said her papers were authentic, although they date from a year when she would already...
  • Is The World's Oil Running Out Fast?

    06/07/2004 5:53:14 PM PDT · by blam · 123 replies · 626+ views
    BBC ^ | 6-7-2004 | Adam Porter
    Is the world's oil running out fast? By Adam Porter at the Peak Oil conference in Berlin How long will the oil keep flowing? If you think oil prices are high at $40 a barrel then wait till they are four times that much. How will you pay to run your car? How will you get the children to school? How will you heat your house? How much will transported food go up in price? How will we pay for plastics, metals, rubber, cheap flights, Simpson's DVDs, 3G phones and everlasting economic growth? The basic answer is, we won't. This...
  • Scientists Confront 'Weird Life' on Other Worlds

    05/08/2004 7:08:27 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 122 replies · 1,345+ views
    SPACE.com ^ | Friday, May 7, 2004 | Leonard David
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – What are the limits of organic life in planetary systems? It’s a heady question that, if answered, may reveal just how crowded the cosmos could be with alien biology. A study arm of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council (NRC), has pulled together a task group of specialists to tackle the issue of alternative life forms -- a.k.a. "weird life". To get things rolling, a workshop on the prospects for finding life on other worlds is being held here May 10-11. The meeting is a joint activity of the NRC’s Space Studies Board's Task...
  • THE WORLD'S GONE MAD: Japanese girls force fellow student to work as prostitute

    01/08/2004 2:28:38 AM PST · by PureSolace · 112 replies · 2,825+ views
    Tokyo (dpa) - Five school girls forced another female student to work as a prostitute so they could pay for a mobile phone bill, police said Thursday. The five grammar school girls between 14-16 years old were arrested after allegedly beating the 16-year-old fellow student while keeping her at an apartment for three days. They arranged sexual liaisons with three men through a personals service and the men paid the 16-year-old victim to have sex with them. The girls had said they needed pocket money and also needed to pay off a mobile telephone bill costing more than 450 dollars....
  • World's Most Mysterious Book May Be A Hoax (Voynich)

    12/17/2003 7:41:16 AM PST · by blam · 59 replies · 2,091+ views
    Nature ^ | 12-17-2003 | John Whitfield
    World's most mysterious book may be a hoaxThe Voynich manuscript may be elegant gibberish. 17 December 2003 JOHN WHITFIELD Using a Cardan grille the manuscript could have been written in three months. © G. Rugg A strange sixteenth-century book may be cunningly crafted nonsense, says a computer scientist. Gordon Rugg has used the techniques of Elizabethan espionage to recreate the Voynich manuscript, which has stumped code-breakers and linguists for nearly a century1. "I've shown that a hoax is a feasible explanation," says Rugg, who works at Keele University, UK. "Now it's up to believers in a code to produce evidence...