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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Friday, October 02, 2009

Science/Tech break

It's rare we have enough to do a whole post, but here goes....

(NYTimes/BBC) Scientists announce a new 4.4 million year old human ancestor fossil find (from 15 years ago.) They're arguing it's one of the "missing links." (Why would god tempt us so by placing such deceptive fossils to make us doubt the bible?)

(Yahoo) Another large quake in the Pacific, 6.3 near Tonga.

(AP) A second, very large typhoon is heading towards the Philippines.

(AFP) Scientists find a genetic way to mimic the low calorie life extension in mice. Altering the gene gives 20% longer life.

(BBC) An inclusive measure of internet advertising spending in Britain passed television advertising for the first time.

And, (BBC) The Ig Nobel prizes were announced.


  • Mike, in the first item I think you mean to say 4.4 million years, not 4.4 billion.

    By Blogger Patrick, at 8:11 AM  

  • Yeah, sorry. I was writing too early in the morning, I'll fix it.

    (Although 4.4 billion would be a lot bigger story.)

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 10:21 AM  

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