[Jawlist] Weekly Science Report 11-28-08

Steve Detwiler steveorange2003 at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 28 18:58:01 PST 2008


Good Evening Everyone,

Below is this week's edition.  Enjoy!

Steve Detwiler



Weekly Science Report
November 28, 2008
 
“The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly.”
President John F. Kennedy
 
News Articles
 
Paleontology, Evolution and Prehistoric Studies
 
Clues to why modern humans migrated...
http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=588&art_id=vn20081121054843530C280787
 
Grape-Sized Amoeba Raises Questions About Origins of Animal Life
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2008/11/21/grape-sized-amoeba-raises-questions-about-origins-of-animal-life/
 
The enigma of Lake Ontario's 11,000-year-old footprints
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/541938
 
Jurassic Croc unearthed by Swiss motorway works
http://www.physorg.com/news146751322.html
 
Return of the Neanderthals: If we can resurrect them through fossil DNA, should we?
http://cwmccabe.newsvine.com/_news/2008/11/24/2145209-return-of-the-neanderthals-if-we-can-resurrect-them-through-fossil-dna-should-we
 
Climate change wiped out cave bears 13 millennia earlier than thought
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-11/w-ccw112408.php
 
Red color ruled fashion world 15,000 years ago
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2008-11/26/content_7243951.htm
 
How the turtle's shell evolved 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7748280.stm
 
Scientists put sex origin mystery to bed 
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27927661/
 
Paleontology, without the fossils
http://features.csmonitor.com/innovation/2008/11/26/paleontology-without-the-fossils/
 
Report: Primitive man roamed Persian Plateau
http://www.payvand.com/news/08/nov/1272.html
 
Did Neanderthal cells cook as the climate warmed?
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16155-did-neanderthal-cells-cook-as-the-climate-warmed.html
 
 
 
 
 

Ancient and General History
 
The gentleman thief who took a leaf out of the British Library’s rarest travel books
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/article5201784.ece
 
New Clues In Lusitania's Sinking
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=97350149
 
Rewriting History in Great Britain
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Rewriting-History-in-Great-Britain.html
 
Defending Byzantium
http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2008/923/he11.htm
 
US officials flunk test of American history, economics, civics
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081120/od_afp/ushistoryeducationoffbeat
 
Retired general looks back on Russia's Afghan war
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-aushev23-2008nov23,0,4727945.story
 
The busy week of the new Pittsburgh, 250 years ago
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08330/930511-294.stm
 
A Capitol Vision From a Self-Taught Architect
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Capitol-Fellow.html
 
The Lasting Impact of a Civil Rights Icon's Murder
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Indelible-Images-Moment-of-Reckoning-200812.html
 
44 Years Later, a Washington, D.C. Death Unresolved
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Presence-of-Mind-Mary-Pinchot-Meyer-200812.html
 
Federal agents recover 'Hitler' bookmark
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27931364/
 
Feinstein recalls S.F.'s 'day of infamy'
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/26/MNM514C75R.DTL&tsp=1
 
Researchers: WWII Marines entombed on atoll
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27922629/
 
Guest Post: The Great Depression, as I remember
http://postcards.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2008/11/20/guest-post-the-great-depression-as-i-remember/
 
Nov. 26, 1894: Cybernetics Pioneer Norbert Wiener Born
http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2008/11/dayintech_1126
 
A Massacre Explained
http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1861448,00.html
 
National heritage day honors American Indians
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081128/ap_on_re_us/american_indian_day
 
 
 
 
 

Archaeology
 
Massive Prehistoric Fort Emerges From Welsh Woods
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/11/081121-underground-fort.html
 
Bulgarian archaeologists discover ancient chariot
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hOOx1xVM3r3xB57BYwqhIz7UZdrAD94JDSEG0
 
Scots unearth ancient 'treasures'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/7741835.stm
 
3,500-year-old weapon found in burn
http://www.hamiltonadvertiser.co.uk/news/breaking-news/2008/11/21/3-500-year-old-weapon-found-in-burn-51525-22312362/
 
New pyramid found at Saqqara
http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2008/923/he1.htm
 
"Screaming Mummy" Is Murderous Son of Ramses III?
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/11/081121-screaming-mummy-ramses-missions.html
 
Hadrian's wall boosted economy for ancient Britons, archaeologists discover
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/archeology/3463005/Hadrians-wall-boosted-economy-for-ancient-Britons-archaeologists-discover.html
 
Chances 'slim' for another bison kill site excavation
http://www.grandforksherald.com/articles/index.cfm?id=94134&section=news
 
Saving a Civil War legacy in Shenandoah Valley
http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2008/11/23/saving_a_civil_war_legacy_in_shenandoah_valley/
 
Remains of 5,500-year-old Human Settlement Found in Peru
http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=321205&CategoryId=14095
 
'Buddha's skull' found in Nanjing
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/3511676/Buddhas-skull-found-in-Nanjing.html
 
Finds that made Basques proud are fake, say experts
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/nov/24/basque-pottery-euskara-eliseo-gil
 
Egypt faces obstacles in recovering antiquities
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hYqIC182xK__D4JTJr7ipmcXbRrgD94KOIH00
 
Radar unearths secrets of a buried treasure
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1081368_radar_unearths_secrets_of_a_buried_treasure
 
NOAA-Supported Mission Discovers Historic Shipwreck Off Turks and Caicos Islands
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2008/20081125_trouvadore.html
 
New research sheds more light on Ohio's ancient earthworks
http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/science/stories/2008/11/25/sci_lepper25.ART_ART_11-25-08_B6_8SBUEDE.html?type=rss&cat=&sid=101
 
US funding boost for web-based archaeology journal
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/localnews/US-funding-boost-for-webbased.4727764.jp
 
First century jars recovered by the Guardia Civil in Alicante
http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_19013.shtml
 
VN calls for recognition of Thang Long Royal Citadel
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/lifestyle/2008/11/815248/
 
Site of Romulus's murder to be tourist draw
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article5216946.ece
 
216 ancient sites found in Chaharmahal-Ba khtiari prov
http://www2.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-234/0811268191183810.htm
 
Restoration or Destruction? Crude Restoration Spoils Authenticity of the Mausoleum of Cyrus the Great
http://www.cais-soas.com/News/2008/November2008/21-11.htm
 
Thracian funeral mould found near Pravets
http://international.ibox.bg/news/id_1173142230
 
Ancient road found in cave
http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/showarticle.php?num=01CUL261108
 
Dubai thwarts artefact smugglers
http://www.thenational.ae/article/20081126/NATIONAL/363920777/1001/SPORT
 
An Embalmed Corpse of a King was discovered in Kurdistan-Iran
http://www.kurdishaspect.com/doc112708KNC.html
 
Open doors to sunny shores
http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2008/924/heritage.htm
 
Mystery of stone 'note' is solved 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/north_east/7746502.stm
 
Scientists puzzle over Hanoi’s Royal Citadel
http://www.thanhniennews.com/travel/?catid=7&newsid=44080
 
Scientists end dig, move indoors with findings of Winnipeg archeological site
http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/11/26/forks-archeology.html
 
Touring Johnson's Island 
http://www.archaeology.org/johnsonsisland/video.html
 
 




 
General Science
 
20 Best Brains Under 40
http://discovermagazine.com/2008/dec/20-best-brains-under-40/
 
US hopes to develop bug-sized, flying spies
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27845644/
 
Google's virtual world to die next month
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27840717/
 
The Science of the Future of War
http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/11/sex-and-war-exc.html
 
Strong, lightweight green material could replace concrete, but contains no cement
http://www.physorg.com/news146851488.html
 
Nanotech clothing fabric 'never gets wet'
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16126-nanotech-clothing-fabric-never-gets-wet.html
 
IBM Reveals Five Innovations That Will Change Our Lives in the Next Five Years
http://www.physorg.com/news146852022.html
 
 
 
 

Physics, Earth and Space Sciences
 
Confirmed: Scientists Understand Where Mass Comes From
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2008/11/21/confirmed-scientists-understand-where-mass-comes-from/
 
Watch Jupiter and Venus hook up
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27843894/
 
NASA scales back flagship Mars mission
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081121/ap_on_sc/mars_science_lab;_ylt=ApYw9oVx6DxGbR2AZPIDAhZvieAA
 
What makes the universe tick?
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20026831.500-what-makes-the-universe-tick.html
 
NASA Test-Fires Next-Gen Ejector Seat
http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/11/ejectorseat.html
 
Astronaut perfects space coffee with zero-G cup
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27891334/
 
'Firefly' to scout Earth's puzzling gamma blasts
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27892343/
 
Space Sportilization: Former Redskin Player Ken Harvey Offers A 21st Century Game on the Moon
http://www.physorg.com/news146765371.html
 
Mystery of missing hydrogen
http://www.physorg.com/news146740325.html
 
Ocean growing more acidic faster than once thought
http://www.physorg.com/news146753497.html
 
Chandrayaan-1 starts observations of the Moon
http://www.physorg.com/news146751263.html
 
India moon craft hit by heat rise 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7748611.stm
 
Behind spacesuit technology stands astronaut's ‘leap of faith'
http://www.physorg.com/news146724277.html
 
NASA Prepares for New Juno Mission to Jupiter
http://www.physorg.com/news146762346.html
 
French adventurer faces new feat as head of Antarctic station
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081123/sc_afp/lifestylefranceantarcticasciencepeople_081123075948;_ylt=Auu9RwERW7uaNAAPgKGBE6HPOrgF
 
Will the next Einstein come from Africa?
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20026836.300-will-the-next-einstein-come-from-africa.html
  
Hubble Reports First Ever Signs of Carbon Dioxide on an Exoplanet
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2008/11/24/hubble-reports-first-ever-signs-of-carbon-dioxide-on-an-exoplanet/
 
Inside the World of Stephen Hawking
http://discovermagazine.com/2008/dec/25-inside-the-world-of-stephen-hawking/
 
Hubble Spills Star's Secret: They're Triplets
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/11/25/hubble-stars.html
 
Sweet molecule could lead us to alien life
http://www.physorg.com/news146828393.html
 
Meteorite search update: 10-ton rock responsible for fireball in Western Canada last week
http://www.physorg.com/news146839756.html
 
ESA wants International Space Station to live longer
http://www.physorg.com/news146832502.html
 
Europe unveils 20-year plan for brilliant future in astronomy
http://www.physorg.com/news146830933.html
 
New tool to help find hidden meteorite craters
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081125/sc_afp/canadasciencespacemeteorite_081125211540;_ylt=ArL_0cmE79amAS4kT_gLR9_POrgF
 
Minister calls for UK space facility
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/nov/25/space-facility-lord-drayson
 
Solar wind ripping chunks off Mars
http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/2369/solar-wind-ripping-chunks-mars
 
'Little Bang' created our Solar System
http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/2368/little-bang-created-our-solar-system
 
Milky Way's sweetness throughout 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7747795.stm
 
Hopes rise for liquid water on Saturn moon
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27928833/
 
Space delivery could get complicated
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27926869/
 
Plate tectonics started over 4 billion years ago, geochemists report
http://www.physorg.com/news146924511.html
 
In Search of Time
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/25/DDCP13O18P.DTL&type=science
 
Researchers Say Tides Can Cut Life Short On Planets Orbiting Smaller Stars
http://www.physorg.com/news147014943.html
 
 
 
 

Environment, Climate Change and Alternative Energy Sources
 
Agriculture goes urban and high-tech
http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science/11/21/urban.agriculture.ap/index.html
 
Power of the Future: A Timeline to Energy Independence
http://www.usnews.com/articles/science/environment/2008/11/19/power-of-the-future-a-timeline-to-energy.html
 
Getting Warmer? Prehistoric Climate Can Help Forecast Future Changes
http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=2080
 
Researchers Induce Superconductivity in an Insulator
http://www.physorg.com/news146752463.html
 
Researchers boost solar cell efficiency
http://www.physorg.com/news146758622.html
 
Global warming is changing organic matter in soil
http://www.physorg.com/news146746338.html
 
Wind power meets record demand in Spain: industry group
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081124/sc_afp/spainenergyalternative_081124232616;_ylt=AhKd2ARr_xp6jqyBZLwll5rPOrgF
 
ITER plan looks to recharge hopes for fusion power
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/columnist/vergano/2008-11-23-ITER-fusion_N.htm
 
Southern Ocean Resilient Against Global Warming
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1602528/southern_ocean_resilient_against_global_warming/index.html
 
Solar-powered sea slug harnesses stolen plant genes
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16124-solarpowered-sea-slug-harnesses-stolen-plant-genes-.html
 
Under construction: The fuel tank of the future
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20026835.600-under-construction-the-fuel-tank-of-the-future-.html
 
Fuel From Food? The Feast Is Over
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/11/24/tech/main4629581.shtml
 
Giant wind farms could clear up cloudy skies
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27912340/
 
'World mandate' on climate action
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7748247.stm
 
U.N.: Greenhouse Gases at Record Highs
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/11/25/tech/main4632341.shtml
 
Going green saves money, spins profits in coal-addicted Poland
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081125/sc_afp/unclimatewarmingpolandenergy_081125054512;_ylt=AjzJqnr4TKr8vbM3n42W3UDPOrgF
 
Now We’re Cooking With … Batteries
http://www.newsweek.com/id/170341
 
Canada's vast oil sands hide dirty environmental secret
http://www.physorg.com/news146899447.html
 
US ready to climb into hot seat on climate change
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081127/sc_afp/unclimatewarmingus_081127030629
 
Clue to break-up of ice shelves 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7753228.stm
 
Biologists find new environmental threat in North American lakes
http://www.physorg.com/news147015868.html
 
A carbon-neutral way to power your home
http://www.physorg.com/news147009502.html
 
Financial crisis no excuse to slow carbon fight: UN climate chief
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081127/sc_afp/unclimatewarmingindustry_081127175634
 
Global coal damage costs 360 billion euro annually: Greenpeace
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081127/sc_afp/polandclimatewarmingcoalgreenpeace_081127183352;_ylt=AoHHiKJXfeyBzR0crpIigaTPOrgF
 
Jordan grapples with water crisis
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081127/sc_afp/unclimatewarmingjordanwater_081127234108;_ylt=As.jRXEvnSaGAI_aJ8dbdCfPOrgF
 
Sharp, Enel to tie-up in solar power
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081127/sc_afp/japanitalyelectronicsenergycompanysharpenel_081127224435;_ylt=AiaYhNxaISk9Q9DV4OitgOzPOrgF
 
 
 
 
 
 

Biological, Genetics and Medical Sciences
 
Light-wave implant hope for deaf 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7737307.stm
 
Bacterial biofilms as fossil makers
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-11/iu-bba112108.php
 
How dolphins outdo Olympic swimmers
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27889197/
 
Red Tides Stemmed by 'Alien'-Like Parasites
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/11/24/red-tide-parasites.html
 
Mammals can be stimulated to regrow damaged inner retina nerve cells
http://www.physorg.com/news146766141.html
 
Researchers identify new source of insulin-producing cells
http://www.physorg.com/news146766762.html
 
Scientists shed light on how DNA is unwound so that its code can be read
http://www.physorg.com/news146755107.html
 
New discovery may enhance MRI scans, lead to portable MRI machines
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-11/aiop-ndm112008.php
 
Finding could lead to advance in nano-surgery
http://www.physorg.com/news146829160.html
 
New 'barcode chip' allows cheap, fast blood tests
http://www.physorg.com/news146842083.html
 
Superglue from the sea: Synthetic sea worm glue may mend shattered knee, face bones
http://www.physorg.com/news146812942.html
 
The boy with the extra set of teeth
http://bodyodd.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/11/25/1688782.aspx
 
Resurrection Science
http://judson.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/25/resurrection-science/?pagemode=print
 
Down's symptoms may be treatable in the womb
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20026844.600-downs-symptoms-may-be-treatable-in-the-womb.html
 
Pig organs: Ready for humans at last?
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20026844.500-pig-organs-ready-for-humans-at-last.html
 
Experimental TB drug explodes bacteria from the inside out
http://www.physorg.com/news147015355.html
 
Would eating heavy atoms lengthen our lives?
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20026841.800-do-heavy-atoms-make-you-live-longer.html
 
Scientists discover 21st century plague
http://www.physorg.com/news146723086.html
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other
 
Iowa college musical acts out scary Bible tales
http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2008-11-22-scary-bible_N.htm
 
Malaysian body bans yoga for Muslims
http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2008-11-21-malaysia-yoga_N.htm
 
Nepal 'Buddha Boy' returns to jungle
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20081122/wl_sthasia_afp/nepalreligionbuddhism
 
Tibetans Grapple With Dalai Lama Succession
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1861338,00.html
 
We must plan a survival strategy for our species 
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2008/11/we-must-plan-a-survival-strate.html
 
Helicopter in dramatic near-miss with 'sinister' UFO 1,500ft above Birmingham
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1088307/Helicopter-dramatic-near-miss-sinister-UFO-1-500ft-Birmingham.html 
 
 
 
  
 

Additional Informational
 
SciFi Channel: Visions for Tomorrow
http://www.scifi.com/visions/home.html
 
Graham Hancock’s Website
http://www.grahamhancock.com
 
Robert Schoch’s Website
http://www.robertschoch.com
 
John Anthony West’s Website
http://www.jawest.net
 
Robert Bauval’s Website
http://www.robertbauval.co.uk/index.html
 
Center for Archaeoastronomy Website
http://www.wam.umd.edu/~tlaloc/archastro/news.html
 
National Academies
http://www.nationalacademies.org/headlines/index.html
 
Antikythera Mechanism’s Website
http://www.antikythera-mechanism.gr/
 
The Genographic Project Website
https://www3.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/
 
Catalhoyuk Website
http://www.catalhoyuk.com/
 
Archaeological Survey of India’s Website
http://asi.nic.in/
 
Ancient Indus Valley Civilization’s Website
http://www.harappa.com/har/har0.html
 
Near Earth Object Impact Hazard Website
http://star.arm.ac.uk/impact-hazard/
 
Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, Antiquities Information System
http://www.eais.org.eg/
 
Minerva (International Review of Ancient Art and Archaeology)
http://minervamagazine.com/index.asp
 
The Upuaut Project
http://www.cheops.org/
 
NASA Science, Science Mission Directorate Website
http://nasascience.nasa.gov/
 
FX Television, 30 Days
http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/originals/30days/
 
Sacred Sites and Archaeoastronomy in the Ancient World
http://sacredsites.com/index.html
 
Beyond Stone & Bone Blog
http://archaeology.org/blog/
 
Earth Pilgrims Website
http://www.earthpilgrims.com
 
Wake Forest University, Museum of Anthropology Online Artifact Database
http://cairo.deacnet.wfu.edu/
 
Sliced: Inside a Supernova
http://discovermagazine.com/photos/21-sliced-inside-a-supernova
 
Darklore Volume 2 (Paperback)
http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/0975720066/thedailygrail
 
Alien believers among us (Video)
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2008/11/24/obrien.aliens.not.just.crazy.cnn
 
Roswell revisited (Video)
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2008/11/25/obrien.roswell.revisited.cnn
 
VIDEO: Roman "Jewel" Promoted
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/11/081125-ruins-video-ap.html



      
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