Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge
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One-fifth of us have lost sight of Milky Way

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 09:30 PM PDT

Light pollution has caused one-fifth of the world's population – mostly in Europe, Britain and the U.S. – to lose their ability to see the Milky Way in the night sky.

BBC - The History of Transplant Surgery

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 07:00 PM PDT

(11 votes - 3 comments - 278 views)
These days transplant surgery saves thousands of lives every year and almost everything, from heart to eyes, can be replaced. But in the beginning transplants killed rather than cured, because surgeons didn't understand that they were taking on one of the most efficient killing systems we know of - the human immune system.

Other episodes:

History of Brain Surgery
The History of Heart Surgery
History of Plastic Surgery
Evolution of Surgery: From Butchery to Science

The Hubble Space Telescope’s Finest Photos (PICS)

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 06:20 PM PDT

Now that the telescope has received its final upgrades, we look back on Hubble's most memorable images from space.

Prehistoric Critters More Bizarre then the Dinos

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 05:40 PM PDT

Why should dinosaurs have all the fun? Here are a few prehistoric creatures that are every bit as bizarre as the strangest of the dinos.

Our irradiated world

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 05:30 PM PDT

Cheese graters, handbags, fencing and recliners are just some of the thousands of consumer products that have been manufactured with radioactive metals, according to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) records.

Prehistoric Complex Including Two 6,000 Y.O Tombs Discovered

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 04:20 PM PDT

A prehistoric complex including two 6,000-year-old tombs representing some of the earliest monuments built in Britain has been discovered by a team led by a Kingston University archaeologist. Dr Helen Wickstead and her colleagues were stunned and delighted to find the previously undiscovered Neolithic tombs, also known as long barrows.

Let me sleep on it: Creative problem solving enhanced by REM

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 03:50 PM PDT

Research led by a leading expert on the positive benefits of napping at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine suggests that Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep enhances creative problem-solving. The findings may have important implications for how sleep, specifically REM sleep, fosters the formation of associative networks in the br

New Technology Creates “Soft” Robots That Flow Like Mercury

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 03:40 PM PDT

Like something out of Terminator 1, researchers are developing techniques for warfare of the future to create materials that self-assemble or alter their shape, perform a function and then disassemble themselves.

'Lost City of the Incas' Was Not a True City

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 03:30 PM PDT

Machu Picchu may have been less of a city, than a spiritual destination for the Inca. New research argues the ceremonial path into the city was conceived as a replica of the path followed by the first Incas in cosmological myth.

The First Pictures of a Black Hole

Posted: 09 Jun 2009 03:26 PM PDT

(24 votes - 3 comments - 334 views)