Our world may be a giant hologram
DRIVING through the countryside south of Hanover, it would be easy to miss the GEO600 experiment. From the outside, it doesn't look much: in the corner of a field stands an assortment of boxy temporary buildings, from which two long trenches emerge, at a right angle to each other, covered with corrugated iron. Underneath the metal sheets, however, lies a detector that stretches for 600 metres.>>>Sweet Science: The Health Benefits of Chocolate
Yet another health benefit has been linked to eating chocolate: It may decrease your risk of stroke, a new study suggests.
The analysis, which will be presented in April at the American Academy of Neurology's 62nd Annual Meeting, reviewed the results of three previous studies. One study with more than 44,000 participants found that those who ate a weekly serving of chocolate were 22 percent less likely to suffer a stroke than those who ate no chocolate.>>>
Scientists have sequenced the DNA from four frozen hairs of a Greenlander who died 4,000 years ago in a study they say takes genetic technology into several new realms.
Surprisingly, the long-dead man appears to have originated in Siberia and is unrelated to modern Greenlanders, Morten Rasmussen of the University of Copenhagen and colleagues found.
"This provides evidence for a migration from Siberia into the New World some 5,500 years ago, independent of that giving rise to the modern Native Americans and Inuit," the researchers wrote in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature.>>>
Prominent Aboriginal leader Noel Pearson has called on Aborigines to draw on the experience of Jewish people in never forgetting their history, while striving to overcome injustice and racism.
Speaking to members of the American Bar Association in Sydney, Mr Pearson also gave a damning assessment of Native Title, labelling the laws a travesty and a quagmire.>>>
State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola wants to outlaw salvia divinorum, which is native to mountains in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca.
Name this substance: It causes hallucinations and creates the perception that one is having profound insights.
LSD? "Magic" mushrooms?
It's salvia divinorum.>>>