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Archives for November, 2007

Open Lab 2007

Bora reminds us that Open Lab 2007 is now in the judging phase – 329 entries now have to be whittled down to 50. Some unknown reader (thanks!) nominated my Pithecophobes of the World, Unite! Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV series for inclusion.

Friday Poem (1130)

Wet Evening in April The birds sang in the wet treesAnd I listened to them it was a hundred years from nowAnd I was dead and someone else was listening to them.But I was glad I had recorded for himThe melancholy. Patrick Kavanagh I’ve posted poems by Kavanagh before ("Dark Haired Miriam Ran Away" and…

Today in Science (1130)

Events 1974 – Lucy is discovered by Donald Johanson, Maurice Taieb, Yves Coppens and Tim White in the Middle Awash of Ethiopia’s Afar Depression.

Never Gonna …

Well, it made me laugh! Rickrolling 101.

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Events 1660 – At Gresham College, 12 men, including Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins, and Sir Robert Moray decide to found what is later known as the Royal Society of London. 1964 – Mariner program: NASA launches the Mariner 4 probe toward Mars. 2004 – A male Po’o-uli dies of avian malaria in Maui…

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Events 2001 – A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet. 2005 – The first partial human face transplant is completed in Amiens, France.

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World Cup 2010 Draw

The qualifying draw from World Cup 2010 in South Africa was made today. Europe’s Group 8 looks like a challenge for the Irish (current rankings in brackets): Italy (3) Bulgaria (18) Republic of Ireland (35) Cyprus (65) Georgia (77) Montenegro (172)

ASU Football Roundup

The Sun Devils (9-2) dropped to thirteenth in the BCS after their loss to USC Thursday night. No surprises there. Had the second half been closer a higher ranking would have been possible. But no point dwelling in the past as a number of possible scenarios are possible for the future: A trip to the…