a dark rumour [Dynamics of Cats]

there is an amusing rumour on the resonaances blog about cold dark matter

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while my earlier 8 Google invites are still lying unused, I've got 9 more- total 17. if u need one, DM/@mention u'r email id

sandygautam: while my earlier 8 Google invites are still lying unused, I've got 9 more- total 17. if u need one, DM/@mention u'r email id

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RT @trakin: Increasing mobile penetration in rural India: one-phone/multiple-numbers at a time.: Comvivia, which was formerly ... http: ...

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@aparanjape perhaps they feared the MNS backlash :-) (ref: fewer migratory birds in pune)

sandygautam: @aparanjape perhaps they feared the MNS backlash :-) (ref: fewer migratory birds in pune)

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Gibbon 'dating agency' saves apes

A gibbon dating agency is helping to successfully reintroduce once-captive apes into the forests of southeast Asia

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Breaking Tuesday Weird Science! [Neurotopia]

Normally Sci wouldn't bother with weird science until Friday (the rest of the week is reserved for ACTUAL science, you know. And terrible poetry, of course), but this is just too good. And there's no actual paper on it. So it's Tuesday Weird Journalistic Science...or something. So we're going to have to be...premature.

Premature Ejaculation: Marketing the Condition Before the Drug

*sits down, looks very concerned, and lowers glasses in a very sympathetic sort of manner *

Men, did you ever worry that you were...premature?

...bet you do now!

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2009 December 8

2009 December 8



Ice Moon Tethys from Saturn-Orbiting Cassini Cassini Imaging TeamSSIJPL,
ESA,

What processes formed the unusual surface of Saturn's moon Tethys?

To help find out,

sent the
robotic Cassini spacecraft right past the enigmatic ice moon in 2005.

Pictured above is one of the highest resolution images of an entire face of Tethys yet created.

The pervasive white color of
Tethys is thought to be created by
fresh ice particles continually falling onto the moon from Saturn's diffuse
E-ring -- particles expelled by Saturn's moon
Enceladus.

Some of the unusual cratering patterns on
Tethys
remain less well understood, however.

Close inspection of the

of Tethys' south pole will reveal a
great rift running diagonally down from the middle:
Ithaca Chasma.

A leading theory for the creation of this
great canyon is anchored in the tremendous moon-wide surface cracking that
likely occurred when
Tethys' internal oceans froze.

If so, Tethys may once have
harbored
internal oceans, possibly similar to the underground oceans some hypothesize to exist under the
surface of Enceladus today.

Might ancient life be frozen down there?

red dawn

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Ancient Tablets Decoded; Shed Light on Assyrian Empire

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Meticulous ancient notetakers have given archaeologists a glimpse of what life was like 3,000 years ago in the Assyrian Empire.





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Mystery Volcano Eruption Solves Global Cooling Puzzle

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A newly detected 19th-century volcanic eruption may solve the mystery of a strangely cool decade in the early 1800s, researchers say—but the location of the volcano itself remains a puzzle.





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How Likely is it that Fox News Falsifies Climate Science? [The Primate Diaries]


(updated below)

Media Matters is reporting that on December 4th Fox News manipulated the evidence from a poll to suggest that 94% of the US population thinks that scientists falsified evidence to support their beliefs about climate change. As can be seen, however, their numbers added up to 120%.

What happened? Well, here's the Rasmussen poll Fox & Friends cited. They asked respondents: "In order to support their own theories and beliefs about global warming, how likely is it that some scientists have falsified research data?" According to the poll, 35 percent thought it very likely, 24 percent somewhat likely, 21 percent not very likely, and 5 percent not likely at all (15 percent weren't sure).

Fox News' graphics department added together the "very likely" and "somewhat likely" numbers to reach 59 percent, and called that new group "somewhat likely." Then, for some reason, they threw in the 35 percent "very likely" as their own group, even though they already added that number to the "somewhat likely" percentage. Then they mashed together the "not very likely" and "not likely at all" groups, and threw the 15 percent who were unsure into the waste bin. Voila -- 120 percent.

So I'll conduct my own poll. In the comments below answer how likely is it that Fox intentionally manipulates the evidence to support their own theories and beliefs about global warming?

1. Not at all likely
2. Not very likely
3. Somewhat likely
4. WTF!? It's Fox News, what did you expect?

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