Sunday, July 1, 2007

Audio collection to online resource Google Earth

A collection of enriched audio clips from all over the globe that took 40 years to collate will soon be linked to online resource Google Earth

Proof of collisions between different "pocket" universes could be detectable in the microwave background, according to a US scientist

People who have had more than five oral-sex partners appear 250% more likely to have throat cancer than those who do not engage in this activity

'Hoodie' increases a fiddler crab's chance of sex
Hopeful male fiddler crabs in areas frequented by predatory birds can increase their chances of mating if they build a shelter over their borrow entrance

Bizarre planet is hottest yet found
One of the most exotic exoplanets known just got a little weirder - new data shows it is the hottest and blackest ever discovered

abusing prescription painkillers
Vicodin (generic name hydrocodone) is a prescription painkiller that may also provide a euphoric high in many of the people who take it. This opiate-derived drug works by blocking pain signals in the brain that come from the nerves of the spinal cord. This action also happens to promote a sense of happiness and well being, leading to the addictive euphoria. Although these sensations may be sweet in the short term, side effects of long-term use can cause psychological dependence and physical damage, including hallucinations, severe confusion, constipation, dizziness, lightheadedness and even death. If Vicodin is used for longer than it is prescribed, it may lead to withdrawal symptoms when the person stops using it. Withdrawal symptoms, such as restlessness, muscle or bone pain, or insomnia, range from moderate to severe, and discontinued use of Vicodin or other similar drugs should be done under the supervision of a medical professional.

Degrees of Quantumness: Shades of gray in particle-wave duality
Light can be made to act as if it's composed of particles, waves, or something in between.

The Hunt for Antihelium: Finding a single heavy antimatter nucleus could revolutionize cosmology
Scientists have been searching about 30 years for a single nucleus of helium made from antimatter, and although the discovery would imply that whole antimatter galaxies exist, the researchers' time could be running out.

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