Archive for the 'World' Category

Global warning: We are actually heading towards a new Ice Age, claim scientists

• November, 2008

Global warning: We are actually heading towards a new Ice Age, claim scientists By Cher Thornhill Last updated at 5:06 PM on 13th November 2008 It has plagued scientists and politicians for decades, but scientists now say global warming is not the problem. We are actually heading for the next Ice Age, they claim. British and Canadian experts warned the big freeze could bury the east of Britain in 6,000ft of ice. Most of Scotland, Northern Ireland and England could be covered in 3,000ft-thick ice

Have a break, have a Kit Kat – and wreck rainforests

• November, 2008

Have a break, have a Kit Kat – and wreck rainforests From The Sunday Times November 16, 2008 Jonathan Leake Demand for palm oil for Nature chocolate and other goods is posing a threat to vital habitats Household brands including Kit Kat, Flora and Dove soaps have been linked to the mass destruction of Asian rainforests for palm oil plantations. The millions of acres ear marked for clearance include some of the last habitats of orangutans and other endangered species such as clouded leopards and

“Gomorra” Latest News

• November, 2008

“Gomorra” latest news (which I heard through the grapevine…) By “La Cinyc” So it seems that this movie about the Napolitan maffia, based on a book from the hands of Roberto Saviano, is already being found on the black market in Napels. This market, by the way, is probably mostly controlled by the Camorra. So while Saviano is hiding away out of fear for attacks by the Camorra for actually writing the thing, the Camorra themselves are distributing the illegal copies… A win win situation

Cop Tasers himself

• November, 2008

Cop Tasers himself <<Video>> <<Editors notE>> Aawww… and they helped him out with his injuries afterwards… isn’t that sweet… <<Editors notE>> And this one below is an oldie already but it reminded me of the one above… As I always say… Tricks are for kids…

Neuroimaging Of Brain Shows Who Spoke To A Person And What Was Said

• November, 2008

Neuroimaging Of Brain Shows Who Spoke To A Person And What Was Said ScienceDaily (Nov. 10, 2008) Scientists from Maastricht University have developed a method to look into the brain of a person and read out who has spoken to him or her and what was said. With the help of neuroimaging and data mining techniques the researchers mapped the brain activity associated with the recognition of speech sounds and voices. In their Science article “‘Who’ is Saying ‘What’? Brain-Based Decoding of Human Voice and

USS San Antonio encounters more problems

• November, 2008

USS San Antonio encounters more problems SAN ANTONIO, Nov. 11 (UPI) The troubled-plagued USS San Antonio, a new ship already $1 billion over budget, has encountered oil leaks on its maiden deployment, military officials said. The ship, whose construction costs ballooned from $644 million to $1.8 billion, has docked in Bahrain and the U.S. Navy has sent a 40-member team to inspect and repair its leaking pipes, the San Antonio Express-News reported Tuesday.