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Gartner warns of Windows collapse

Microsoft needs to make radical changes to its Windows operating system, as Gartner warns that it is "collapsing".
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German Schoolboy, 13, Corrects NASA's Asteroid Figures

A 13-year-old German schoolboy corrected NASA's estimates on the chances of an asteroid colliding with Earth, a German newspaper reported Tuesday, after spotting the boffins had miscalculated.
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US: Skeleton of a Giant Sloth from Great Ice Age Found in Carlsbad (CA)

The skeleton of a giant ground sloth has been found buried deep beneath an old ranch in northern Carlsbad, it was reported Monday.

The skeleton was found late last month beneath Robertson Ranch and is the second fossil of an ancient mammal to be discovered by construction crews digging in the area, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

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Brian May attacks science research cuts

"I think it is a big mistake and we are putting our future internationally at risk in science. We need a bit of funding. We need support for the great scientific nation we have been."
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Images show busy Earth orbit

THERE are so many satellites jostling for position above us that a snapshot from outer space would appear to show the Earth enveloped in a swarm of gnats.

Or at least that could be the impression gathered at first glance from computer generated images released yesterday by the European Space Agency (ESA) in Paris.

Comment: Just wait....

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Earth Shot Full of Holes, Scientists Say

When a meteorite struck Earth before humans were around to watch, did it still make a "splat?"

Although it's too late to witness the many pummelings our planet has already seen, scientists are still finding the humongous holes left here long ago by impacting space rocks.


Comment: Just give it a few more years....


At last count, there were more than 170 known impact craters on our planet, according to the Earth Impact Database maintained by the University of New Brunswick in Canada.

Comment: Well, when Fox News starts reporting on impact craters, you just gotta wonder. Are things getting a little too obvious, what with the regular fireballs being seen in the skies in recent months?

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How emotionally charged events leave their mark on memory

Researchers have uncovered new evidence in mice that may explain how emotionally charged situations can leave such a powerful mark on our memories. Surges of the stress hormone norepinephrine (also known as noradrenaline) that often accompany strong emotions spark a series of molecular events that ultimately strengthen the connections between neurons, the team reports in the October 5, 2007, issue of the journal Cell.
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History brings tourists to Syria

Syria is enjoying a boom in foreign tourism, its government has said, with visitors attracted by its stability as well as the richness of its history.

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Syria's archaeological riches are one of its main attractions
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Holes in the Earth: 170 and Counting

When a meteorite struck Earth before humans were around to watch, did it still make a "splat?" Although it's too late to witness the many pummelings our planet has already seen, scientists are still finding the humongous holes left here by long ago impacting space rocks.
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Classical Liberal Ideals Go Back to Ancient Times

At times, libertarian or classical liberal or pure laissez faire capitalist ideas are dismissed as part of a misguided modernity that's lacking proper pedigree. But this is all wrong. Already back in circa 600 B.C.E. the Chinese sage Lao Tzu had weighed in with libertarian ideas, writing:

Why are people starving?

Because the rulers eat up the money in taxes.

Therefore the people are starving.

Why are the people rebellious?

Because the rulers interfere too much.

Therefore they are rebellious....

Comment: The greatest hope for humankind lies in the understanding of history. To fully comprehend the severity of the human condition one must be aware of the manipulations and institutions setup to keep mankind enslaved. Only through knowledge, and application of such, does one have the fundamental tool to use toward creating a community of individuals with the interests of all humankind at heart.

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