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Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Daily Drift

Yeah, it's like that ...!
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Today in History

585 BC Thales of Greece makes the first known prediction of a solar eclipse.
1085 Alfonso VI takes Toledo, Spain from the Muslims.
1787 The Constitutional convention opens at Philadelphia with George Washington presiding.
1810 Argentina declares independence from Napoleonic Spain.
1851 Jose Justo de Urquiza of Argentina leads a rebellion against Juan Manuel de Rosas, his former ally.
1911 Porfirio Diaz, President of Mexico, resigns his office.
1914 The British House of Commons passes Irish Home Rule.
1925 John Scopes is indicted for teaching Darwinian theory in school.
1935 Jesse Owens sets six world records in less than an hour in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
1946 Jordan gains independence from Britain.
1953 The first atomic cannon is fired in Nevada.

Non Sequitur


Internet News

HADES searches for Dark Matter

HADES searches for Dark Matter

Although Dark Energy and Dark Matter appear to constitute over […]

Technical News

Microchip-like technology allows single-cell analysis

A U.S. and Korean research team has developed a chip-like […]

Better Biofuel

Bio-Tech News

Ultra-fast bionic arm can catch objects on the fly

Robot developed by EPFL researchers is capable of reacting on […]

The Laws of Physics Still Apply

Particles near absolute zero do not break the laws of physics after all

A change of models demystifies anomalous particle behavior at very […]

Harnessing Heat

Scientists find new way to harness waste heat

Vast amounts of excess heat are generated by industrial processes […]



Inactive Kids

Scots kids among world’s least active, global health report card reveals

Video game-obsessed Scots children are among the least active in […]

Eat Your Protein

A full serving of protein at each meal needed for maximum muscle health

Most Americans eat a diet that consists of little to […]

Tight vs Loose

Your Family Can Kill You

Frequent arguments with family and friends linked to doubling in death risk in middle age

Frequent arguments with partners, relatives, or neighbors may boost the […]

Unconscious Racism

Unconscious racism in juries weighing death-penalty cases

A new study by researchers at the University of Hawai‘i, […]

Alcohol and Energy Drinks

Hedonistic motives may drive people to drink alcohol + energy drinks
Mixing alcohol with energy drinks (A+ED) has become increasingly popular […]

Recession and Narcissism

We often attribute the narcissistic tendencies of others to parenting […]

Random Celebrity Photos


Comet Theory and The Ice Age

Comet theory doesn’t explain cold snap at end of Ice Age

Most supposed impact indicators at 29 sites are too old […]

Antarctic Ice Loss

West Antarctic glacier loss appears unstoppable

A rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet […]

Earth Science News

Astronimical News

Escalating political tensions between America and Russia now threaten the future of the International Space Station and other future joint space projects.
An exoplanet that orbits its star at a whopping distance of 2,000 times the sun-Earth distance has been discovered -- as far as exoplanets go, that's the most extreme orbit found to date.
Astronomers have long been in the dark about what is happening just beyond the center of the Milky Way -- but with the help Cepheid variable stars, we're beginning to realize that our galaxy's outer disk is mysteriously flared.
Three crewmembers of the International Space Station have returned safely to Earth, ending their six-month orbital mission.
Rumors of interfering galactic dust messing with the potentially historic BICEP2 detection of gravitational waves have been shot down by project scientists.

What happens when two neutron stars collide? Using a sophisticated computer simulation, NASA scientists have visualized this violent scenario in awesome degenerate-matter-crushing detail.
On Tuesday evening (May 13), as the moon, just one night from full phase rises in the east-southeast sky it will be accompanied by a very bright yellowish-white 'star' shining off to its lower left. That 'star' will be the planet Saturn.
There are many mysteries about the enigmatic ringed gas giant, but the curious mechanism behind Saturn's 'spokes' is one of the more intriguing puzzles.

Daily Comic Relief


Cancer Research News

Molecule blocks cancer growth in mice

New drug candidate disrupts key interaction of two proteins by […]

Two Genes and Prostate Cancer

Two genes together drive aggressive prostate cancer

Findings could lead to a diagnostic test and new treatments […]

Snail Venom

How cone snail venom minimizes pain

The venom from marine cone snails, used to immobilize prey, […]

Antidepressants and Alzheimer's

A commonly prescribed antidepressant can reduce production of the main […]

Stem Cells and Schizophrenia

New stem cell research points to early indicators of schizophrenia

Using new stem cell technology, scientists at the Salk Institute […]

Coming Tomorrow

Coming Tomorrow
  • A Ferrari Pickup Work Truck
  • Could the clothes on your back halt global warming?
  • Iranian billionaire executed over $2.6B bank fraud
  • Kinki University in Japan will change its name to something less naughty-sounding
And more ...
This peacock is our Animal Picture, for today.