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Old 02-15-2009, 01:53 PM   #21
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Thanks for posting this. I watch a lot of TED, and I love bonobos, but I hadn't seen this. I actually have a large bonobo face tattooed across my right shoulder blade I think they're so great. And not just for their sexual habits.
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Old 02-15-2009, 05:03 PM   #22
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Also known as "P____ Fencing" while the Females enjoy "scissoring"
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:53 PM   #23
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Any news on how long it'll be till I have 1gig/sec internet speeds?
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:49 AM   #25
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Any news on how long it'll be till I have 1gig/sec internet speeds?
If you have the money you probably can now and by that i mean you couldn't
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Old 02-17-2009, 02:26 AM   #26
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Anyone else laugh when the bonobo lit the fire, and the woman said "he could probably make fire himself if we showed him how to do it"?

Monkeys starting their own fires in the jungle...that'd be pure chaos.
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move to Korea
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:24 PM   #28
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Monkeys have sense of morality, Scientists say.

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Old 02-18-2009, 02:47 PM   #29
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Looks like crashing satellites may have put the mission to fix Hubble in trouble.

Go fix it, then boost it out to L1 or something.

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Old 02-18-2009, 03:44 PM   #30
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Fetal stem cell therapy results in brain tumors

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Old 02-18-2009, 04:36 PM   #31
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Good news for drunks like me. Drink wine, and you will not need Viagra:

http://www.winespectator.com/Wine/Fe...7,4839,00.html

Study finds hard evidence that responsible alcohol consumption does not cause impotency

The researchers, most of whom are affiliated with the University of Western Australia, suggest that the idea is not so far-fetched, since moderate alcohol consumption is linked to better cardiovascular health. Therefore, it may also aid the function of vascular organs, such as the penis. Furthermore, erectile dysfunction (ED) is closely linked to cardiovascular disease.
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:46 PM   #32
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Good news for drunks like me. Drink wine, and you will not need Viagra:

http://www.winespectator.com/Wine/Fe...7,4839,00.html

Study finds hard evidence that responsible alcohol consumption does not cause impotency

The researchers, most of whom are affiliated with the University of Western Australia, suggest that the idea is not so far-fetched, since moderate alcohol consumption is linked to better cardiovascular health. Therefore, it may also aid the function of vascular organs, such as the penis. Furthermore, erectile dysfunction (ED) is closely linked to cardiovascular disease.
I dunno, they've gone back and forth on wine and alcohol being good for your heart so many times I'm not exactly sure what to believe anymore.

As a heart patient I was told a few years ago that as much as two drinks a day would be beneficial. Red wine being the best, then white wine, then beer. Anything else, the benefits were outweighed by the health risks.

But recently, I have been told that, that even that recommendation was a bit excessive, and that the benefits of any alcohol consumption may be very small indeed.

And of course, if you are consuming more than 2 drinks in an evening, your not really gaining any benefits, you're just causing damage.

I've got nothing against drinking, (or any decision people make about drugs or their body) I just don't think people should be fooling themselves into thinking it's good for them. It really isn't.
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Europe's particle physics lab, Cern, is losing ground rapidly in the race to discover the elusive Higgs boson, or "God particle", its US rival claims.
The particle, whose existence has been predicted by theoreticians, would help to explain why matter has mass.
Finding the Higgs is a major goal of Cern's Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
But the US Fermilab says the odds of its Tevatron accelerator detecting the famed particle first are now 50-50 at worst, and up to 96% at best.
Both machines hope to see evidence of the Higgs by colliding sub-atomic matter at very high speeds. If it exists, the Higgs should emerge from the debris.
The LHC has been out of action since last September when an accident damaged some of the magnets that make up its giant colliding ring.
Project leader Lyn Evans conceded the enforced downtime might cost the European lab one of the biggest prizes in physics.
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I don't know why they bother, but IBM and AMD are pushing for 15nm technology

http://www.eetimes.com/news/semi/sho...leID=214502843

Also - Flexible touchscreens
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The field of biochemistry has made a few huge leaps in the last few months in knowledge about transcription regulation. This knowledge was a very wide number of possible applications. Here is the latest of a set of 4 studies that have given science this major advance:

http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/conten.../322/5909/1845
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I've got nothing against drinking, (or any decision people make about drugs or their body) I just don't think people should be fooling themselves into thinking it's good for them. It really isn't.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-te...cts_of_alcohol
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Plastic Electronics - new fab in Dresden, makes plastic electronics for electronic books/magazines/newspapers ala Kindle

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1 1/2 million year old footprints found in Kenya probably from Homo ergaster:

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2...e_magnific.php

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1 1/2 million year old footprints found in Kenya probably from Homo ergaster:

http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2...e_magnific.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_ergaster
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Don’t forget, the thin crescent Moon and Venus will make a very tight pair tonight! According to my software, they are closest together around 5:00 tonight Mountain time (midnight UT), which is still daylight for me (on the East coast, where the Sun is already down, the timing should be about perfect for this), but even for another few hours they’ll make a very pretty couple in the west after sunset.
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