Thursday, January 24, 2008

Science news below the fold

PC goes amuk....I can't give blood because I lived in Africa. So is it discrimination to stop me from giving blood, or just a good screening tool to reject my blood to protect patients? LINK

Israel warns: Even if you kill all of us, our robots will get you...LINK

Sounds like something out of Blazing Saddles: A Black Pharaoh?
Yup. there was an interlude when Egypt fell apart, and the Nubians (Kushite) king took over.
Freepers have a discussion and links but site is not work friendly.

Planet wide thunderstorms....Is it due to global warming?
Science scam...Nature magazine puts a headsup on their website...

Weird animals facing extinction....
Northern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii)
This heavily-built marsupial is the largest known herbivorous burrowing mammal.

Somehow "Save the hairy nosed wombat" just doesn't make a nice bumper sticker...

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