Saturday, 27 June 2009

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Rating Attractiveness: Consensus Among Men, Not Women

Posted: 26 Jun 2009 10:00 PM PDT

Hot or not? Men agree on the answer. Women don't. There is much more consensus among men about whom they find attractive than there is among women, according to a new study by Wake Forest University psychologist Dustin Wood.

Recent scenes from the ISS (PICS)

Posted: 26 Jun 2009 09:50 PM PDT

Earlier this week, NASA released an amazing photograph of an eruption of Sarychev Peak Volcano, taken by astronauts aboard the orbiting International Space Station (ISS). Seeing that great photo prompted me to dig into the archives and see what other imagery I could find from recent NASA archives.

A Little Flute Music To Warm The Cave

Posted: 26 Jun 2009 09:10 PM PDT

Archaeologists say they have unearthed the world's oldest musical instruments. They are flutes, made of vulture bone and mammoth tusks. They were found in caves in southwestern Germany and date back to the time when modern human beings — who actually looked like us — were first venturing into Europe.

Hawking: Asteroids Are Biggest Threat to Intelligent Life

Posted: 26 Jun 2009 08:30 PM PDT

Stephen Hawking believes that one of the major factors in the possible scarcity of intelligent life in our galaxy is the high probability of an asteroid or comet colliding with inhabited planets. We have observed, the collision of a comet, Schumacher-Levi, with Jupiter, which produced a series of enormous fireballs.

Identity across space and time and the soul theory

Posted: 26 Jun 2009 07:55 PM PDT

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The lecture focuses on the question of the metaphysical key to personal identity. What does it mean for a person that presently exists to be the very same person in the future? The first approach to answering this question is the "soul theory," that is, the key to being the same person is having the same soul. Difficulties with that approach are then discussed, independent of the question whether souls exist or not.

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Space 'Hotel,' for Business or Pleasure, Takes Shape

Posted: 26 Jun 2009 06:00 PM PDT

Imagine yourself, sometime in the next decade, with a fantastic idea for a new business that requires manufacturing in the weightlessness of space. Or maybe, having made your fortune on Earth, you'd simply like to vacation in a very high place.

First image of a memory being made - LiveScience-

Posted: 26 Jun 2009 04:40 PM PDT

For the first time, an image of a memory being made at the cellular level has been captured by scientists.

YouTube - Bunaken Night Dive 2007

Posted: 26 Jun 2009 03:19 PM PDT

see Rough Spider Crab , is kind aelongated a bit like that white one we couldnt figure what it was at first

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Posted: 26 Jun 2009 03:04 PM PDT

Hydrogen Fuel Tanks Made from...Chickens

Posted: 26 Jun 2009 02:30 PM PDT

Scientists have discovered a remarkable, unexpected and cheap way to store hydrogen fuel– using carbonized chicken feather fibers.