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Archives for May, 2007

Today in Science

Nature recently ran a story about, what it termed, the “Arizona experiment,” changes that have been occurring here at Arizona State University. The article briefly quoted Robert Pettit, the former director of the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) which was closed in 2005. Today’s Nature features a letter by John C. Knight which states that: [A]fter…

LOLCode – Programming for catz?

You’re either going to get this or not: HAI CAN HAS STDIO? I HAS A VAR GIMMEH VAR IZ VAR BIGGER THAN 10 O RLY? YA RLY BTW this is true VISIBLE "BIG NUMBER!" NO WAI BTW this is false VISIBLE "LITTLE NUMBER!" KTHX KTHXBYE More details here.

Global Peace Index

According to the Global Peace Index created by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Norway is the most peaceful nation in the world and Iraq is the least. Among the 121 countries ranked, the United States came in 96th. Ireland was fourth. The index was compiled based on 24 indicators measuring peace inside and outside of a…

For you whippersnappers who grew up on what counts for rock these days, here’s what real rock n’ roll sounds like – Neil Young doing “Rockin in the Free World” in 2004. Bonus points: Bruce Springsteen lends a hand. Play it loud!

Golden eagles breed in Ireland

Golden eagles have bred in Ireland for the first time in nearly 100 years. The species became extinct on the island in 1912, and adults were re-introduced in 2001, giving a population of 46 adults. This year was the first that a pair produced young. More here.

Today in Science

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