Archive for September, 2009

Google bosses on trial in Italy

Google bosses on trial in Italy

The trial of four Google executives has begun in Milan with an engineer from the search giant giving evidence. The executives are accused of breaking Italian law in allowing a video of a teenager with Down's Syndrome to be posted online. The case, subject to lengthy delays, could have major ramifications for content providers around the globe. Engineer Jeremy Doig's […]

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Ghosts in the Attic at Ventura's historic Pierpont Inn

Ghosts in the Attic at Ventura's historic Pierpont Inn

As new owners begin renovations at historic Southern California 99-year old Pierpont Inn, paranormal encounters and activity more frequent. Whether you share a fancy for paranormal sightings or want to escape into a vortex of relaxation at this historic inn on the bluff, The Pierpont Inn has something for everyone, both in this world and in alternate realms. A Ventura […]

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Bacteria Engineered to Trace Faces, Images

Bacteria Engineered to Trace Faces, Images

Engineered E. coli bacteria can now trace the outline of an image on an agar plate in a feat that shows how manipulating small organisms could lead to synthetic biological devices useful to technology and medicine. “It looks like a pen came in and traced the outline of the image,” said Jeff Tabor, a scientist at the University of California, […]

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Google invites users to join Wave

Google invites users to join Wave

Google Wave, which combines email, instant messaging and wiki-style editing will go on public trial today. The search giant hopes the tool, described as “how e-mail would look if it were invented today”, will transform how people communicate online.It will be open to 100,000 invitees from 1600BST, each of whom can nominate five further people to “join the Wave”. The […]

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Nero's legendary rotating dining room uncovered

Nero's legendary rotating dining room uncovered

Archaeologists have uncovered what they believe to be the Roman emperor Nero's fabled rotating dining room. The chamber, which was discovered in the remains of the 1st century Golden Palace on Rome's Palatine Hill, is thought to be the one described by the Roman historian Suetonius in Lives of the Caesars. He wrote: 'The chief banqueting room was circular, and […]

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Deadly tsunamis in Pacific Islands

Deadly tsunamis in Pacific Islands

A tsunami triggered by a strong quake in the South Pacific has killed at least 65 people in Samoa and more than 20 in American Samoa, say reports. The Samoan authorities say at least another 145 people have been injured and whole villages destroyed. American Samoa's delegate to the US Congress said thousands of people had been left homeless in […]

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Mummy  autopsy result was wrong

Mummy autopsy result was wrong

The first scientific autopsy on an ancient Egyptian mummy probably got the cause of death wrong, research suggests. Dr Augustus Bozzi Granville caused a sensation when he described the autopsy to the Royal Society of London in 1825. He concluded the mummified woman, Irtyersenu, died of ovarian cancer. But a University College London study, published in the Royal Society journal […]

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Argentina: Woman Claims Visit by 14 “Extraterrestrials”

Argentina: Woman Claims Visit by 14 “Extraterrestrials”

The event occurred at a house in Florencio Varela and the case promises to have worldwide repercussions They were fourteen aliens in total. Suddenly, in the middle of the night, they were surrounding the bed she shared with her husband and small daughter. They looked at her silently, and at no moment did she feel fear. She wanted to wake […]

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"They" Are Among Us

"They" Are Among Us

A few days ago, a Memphis, TN woman called into TN MUFON to report that she was sure she had just had an encounter with an alien/human hybrid baby at Cosco's in Cordova, Tennessee. She and her granddaughter had gone there to pick-up a birthday cake. As soon as they walked through the entrance, a tall Asian-looking man, who was […]

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Bizarre Gelatinous Fish Found in Brazil

Bizarre Gelatinous Fish Found in Brazil

A bizarre fish recently caught off the coast of Brazil may not be a completely new kind of creature, as originally thought. The six-foot-long (two-meter-long) gelatinous animal was found floating dead off the Bahia coast by researchers from Brazil's TAMAR Program, a sea turtle conservation group. Initial accounts quoted the scientists calling the creature “completely new, scientifically speaking.” But fish […]

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