[Jawlist] Weekly Science Report 4-24-09

Steve Detwiler steveorange2003 at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 24 20:04:51 PDT 2009


Good Evening Everyone,
 
Below is this week's edition.  Enjoy!
 
Steve Detwiler
 
 
 
Weekly Science Report
April 24, 2009
 
“These virtues do not have ineffable meaning, but offer a sense of morality-a way to be, and a way to behave, as a member of the human family.”
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Kingdom of Jordan on being Muslim
 
News Articles
 
Paleontology, Evolution and Prehistoric Studies
 
Did Humans Learn From Hobbits?
http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2009/417/3
 
Fossils Suggest Tetrapod Adapted To Land Earlier Than Estimated
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1672916/fossils_suggest_tetrapod_adapted_to_land_earlier_than_estimated/index.html
 
Childbirth Painful for Neanderthal Women, Too
http://www.livescience.com/history/090420-neanderthal-birth.html
 
'Pickled' baby mammoth opens window to Ice Age
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/2009-04-20-baby-mammoth_N.htm
 
What Makes Us Human?
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=what-makes-us-human
 
Copies of long-lost fossil trackway rediscovered
http://www.canada.com/Entertainment/Copies+long+lost+fossil+trackway+rediscovered/1512549/story.html
 
Ancestor of T rex found in China 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8010292.stm
 
The Hobbit: Out of Africa
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1892606,00.html
 
85,000 years old villages found
http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Heritage_and_Culture/10306636.html
 
'Missing link' fossil seal walked
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8012322.stm
 
Ape behaviour reveals secrets of human evolution
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227051.400-chimp-behaviour-reveals-secrets-of-human-evolution.html
 
Ancestors may have used bone tools to make smoothies
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17004-ancestors-may-have-used-bone-tools-to-make-smoothies.html
 
Evolution of human sex roles more complex than described by universal theory
http://www.physorg.com/news159799620.html
 
Scientists use retroviruses to unravel woolly history of sheep domestication
http://www.physorg.com/news159802675.html
 
 
 
 
 

 
Ancient and General History
 
Tattoos from Auschwitz horror reunite lost inmates
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090419/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_israel_holocaust_reunion
 
Mysterious Cleopatra has 21st-century defender
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/africa/04/19/egypt.cleopatra.mystery/index.html
 
Last surviving D-Day 'Bedford Boy' dies at 94
http://www.cfnews13.com/News/National/2009/4/20/last_surviving_dday_39bedford_boy39_dies_at_94.html
 
No review of William Wallace’s conviction for treason in 1305
http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/news/display.var.2502950.0.No_review_of_William_Wallaces_conviction_for_treason_in_1305.php
 
George Koval: Atomic Spy Unmasked
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Iowa-Born-Soviet-Trained.html
 
Dancing for Mao
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Indelible-Images-Dancing-for-Mao.html
 
Spies Who Spilled Atomic Bomb Secrets
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Spies-Who-Spilled-Atomic-Bomb-Secrets.html
 
Hominy an early gift from Native Americans to Europeans
http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2009/04/15/lifestyles/food/10food01_relish.txt
 
Viking Legacy On English: What Language Tells Us About Immigration And Integration
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090421111659.htm
 
Miracles occur in India
http://media.www.drurymirror.com/media/storage/paper740/news/2009/04/22/Perspectives/Miracles.Occur.In.India-3719942.shtml
 
Hitler's art attracts big sale prices
http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/04/23/hitler.auction/index.html
 
New photo: Nazis dig up mass grave of U.S. soldiers
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/04/22/berga.folo/index.html
 
Professor reveals discovery of copies of Benjamin Franklin letters
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ben-franklin24-2009apr24,0,4218522.story
 
Artificial Intelligence Cracks 4,000-Year-Old Mystery
http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/04/indusscript.html
 
Belarus destroys synagogue of renowned rabbi
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090424/ap_on_re_eu/eu_belarus_synagogue
 
Henry VIII love note to Boleyn (Video)
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/living/2009/04/24/west.boleyn.love.letter.itn
 
C.P. Snow: The Culture Crosser
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/intersection/2009/04/18/cp-snow-the-culture-crosser/
 

 
 
 
 
 


Archaeology
 
Abruzzo quake unearths prehistoric dwellings
http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/CultureAndMedia/?id=3.0.3224520451
 
Clay seal with ancient inscriptions found at Paharpur
http://nation.ittefaq.com/issues/2009/04/18/news0291.htm
 
Scientists search for wreckage of Civil War ship
http://www.thestate.com/statewire/story/753226.html
 
Press Release - News from the Temple of Taposiris Magna
http://www.drhawass.com/blog/press-release-news-temple-taposiris-magna
 
China's Great Wall far longer than thought: survey
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090420/sc_afp/chinaheritagegreatwall
 
A German institute presents the geophysical archaeology of ancient Kosovo
http://www.newkosovareport.com/200904201709/Culture-and-Sports/A-German-institute-presents-the-geophysical-archaeology-of-ancient-Kosovo.html
 
Origins of Maya Blue In Mexico
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090420085049.htm
 
Archaeologists planning for Iran’s largest rescue excavation at Seimareh Dam reservoir
http://www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=192709
 
Ancient remnants found on bank of Saluda River
http://www.thestate.com/local/story/755229.html
 
Could this boulder be an ancient carving?
http://www.bucyrustelegraphforum.com/article/20090418/UPDATES01/90418009
 
New search to find ancient tower at castle site
http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/headlines/4300274.New_search_to_find_ancient_tower_at_castle_site/
 
Reservoir site yields ancient artifacts
http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2009/apr/18/reservoir-site-yields-ancient-artifacts/
 
Inca Wall Found During Construction of New Peru Hotel
http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=332206&CategoryId=14095
 
Farmer spends 30 years on model Biblical Temple
http://macedoniaonline.eu/content/view/6402/56/
 
Fresh discoveries show signs of ancient city
http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=84953
 
UTSA archaeologists find 3700 B.C. artifacts
http://www.utsa.edu/today/2009/04/carartifacts.cfm
 
3,000-year-old arms storehouse uncovered in Sinai
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1080538.html
 

Archaeological artifacts found in Iraq 
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/04/23/Archaeological-artifacts-found-in-Iraq/UPI-13111240510472/
 
Nine Mile Canyon: The Longest Art Gallery
http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-04-22-voa43.cfm
 
Archaeological Digging Best Left To Experts
http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/archaeological-digging-best-left-experts/5/12577
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Egyptology
 
200- year- old Egypt journal found
http://www.ansa.it/site/notizie/awnplus/english/news/2009-04-15_115329521.html
 
4 new temples discovered in Egyptian Sinai
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iyy_p39sNj5_F4SGHgS0j-rv-XrQD97MSNMO0
 
Team's re-creation of ancient Karnak brings history of pharaohs to life
http://www.today.ucla.edu/portal/ut/team-s-digital-recreation-of-ancient-89298.aspx
 
The band of fifty-three
http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2009/943/heritage.htm
 
Through Spanish eyes
http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2009/944/he1.htm
 
Painting false doors from Herakleopolis Magna
http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2009/944/he3.htm
 
 

 
 
 
 
General Science
 
Here comes a robot boat that can sail unmanned
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Health--Science/Science/Here-comes-a-robot-boat-that-can-sail-unmanned/articleshow/4427459.cms
 
Twitter Telepathy: Researchers Turn Thoughts Into Tweets
http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/04/braintweet.html
 
 
 
 
 

 
Physics, Earth and Space Sciences
 
Yellow submarine to try again for Atlantic glide
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090418/ap_on_sc/sci_undersea_glider;_ylt=AnMCqsC_CKOuLkbajU2IzNBvieAA
 
Why we shouldn't hide our problems from ET
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16981-why-we-shouldnt-hide-our-problems-from-et.html
 
What Voyager's golden record tells ET about Earth
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16980-what-voyagers-golden-record-tells-et-about-earth.html
 
Nanoclusters seem to skirt physics law
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/42877/title/Nanoclusters_seem_to_skirt_physics_law
 
Former astronaut: Man not alone in universe
http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/04/20/ufo.conference/index.html
 
Radio Buffs Tune in to Jupiter
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/04/20/jupiter-radio.html
 
Solar systems around dead Suns?
http://www.physorg.com/news159460384.html
 
Orion hides busy star "nursery": astronomers
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090419/sc_nm/us_stars_orion;_ylt=AhwCJ1B_Zr21qwJ82IPQwqghANEA
 
Building a Better Alien-Detection System
http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/04/aliendetection.html
 
3 Weird Things About the Moon
http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/magazine/17-05/st_3smartthings
 
Finding Feisty Fungi in Antarctica
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Digs-Finding-Feisty-Fungi.html
 
First Moon landing: what Richard Nixon would have said had the mission failed
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/scienceandtechnology/science/space/5185056/First-Moon-landing-what-Richard-Nixon-would-have-said-had-the-mission-failed.html
 
Scientists discover a nearly Earth-sized planet
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090421/ap_on_sc/eu_britain_new_planet
 
'Space blob' baffles astronomers 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8007844.stm
 
UK to bid for Mars sample centre
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8011299.stm
 
Complex molecules seen in space 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8009014.stm
  
Physicist Learns Why Moon Dust Is So Dangerous: Static Cling
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2009/04/22/physicist-learns-why-moon-dust-is-so-dangerous-static-cling/
 
Continent-sized radio telescope takes close-ups of Fermi active galaxies
http://www.physorg.com/news159639919.html
 
Solar wind tans young asteroids
http://www.physorg.com/news159625643.html
 
Mars explorer says we'll find life on other planets within 10 years
http://www.physorg.com/news159548452.html
 
Cambridge: Stephen Hawking on 'road to recovery'
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090422/ap_on_re_eu/eu_britain_hawking;_ylt=AmwNIdpsGa9WcapB1EeaIh5vieAA
 
Interview: James Lovelock on how to save Gaia
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/video/2009/apr/22/james-lovelock-gaia-space-biochar
 
Where next for NASA?
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227054.100-where-next-for-nasa.html
 
Black hole spews water vapour
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8012501.stm
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HUBBLE
http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2009/04/24/1906764.aspx
 
Reversals of Earth's Magnetic Field Explained by Small Core Fluctuations
http://www.physorg.com/news159704651.html
 
Dark matter may have ripped up early universe
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227054.200-dark-matter-may-have-ripped-up-early-universe.html
 
The Geomagnetic Apocalypse — And How to Stop It
http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/04/2012storms.html
 
Tree 'found' in Ethiopia raises hopes for species
http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSLN422027

 
 
 
 
 
 
Environment, Climate Change and Alternative Energy Sources
 
Restaurants Find Fertile Ground for Trash
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/04/15/eveningnews/main4948683.shtml
 
Winners of the “Environmental Nobel Prizes” Fought for a Cleaner Planet
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2009/04/20/winners-of-the-environmental-nobel-prizes-fought-for-a-cleaner-planet/
 
Climate change means shortfalls in Colorado River water deliveries
http://www.physorg.com/news159466841.html
 
Beyond Fossil Fuels: Energy Leaders Weigh In
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=beyond-fossil-fuels-energy
 
Yeast and bacterium turned into gasoline factory
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16989-yeast-and-bacterium-turned-into-gasoline-factory.html
 
Ozone Hole + Global Warming = More Ice Here, Less Ice There
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2009/04/22/ozone-hole-global-warming-more-ice-here-less-ice-there/
 
U.S. Approves Offshore Wind Turbines (Even if They Block Kennedy Views)
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2009/04/22/us-approves-offshore-wind-turbines-even-if-they-block-kennedy-views/
 
World over, rivers are drying up
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Health--Science/Science/World-over-rivers-are-drying-up/articleshow/4432240.cms
 
HOW SMART CAN THE GRID GET?
http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2009/04/22/1903394.aspx
 
Discovery of an Unexpected Boost for Solar Water-Splitting Cells
http://www.physorg.com/news159638959.html
 
Lab finds new method to turn biomass into gasoline
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090421/sc_nm/us_biofuels_usa_study;_ylt=AoZtCgvYpz5BVNttBVSLMr4hANEA
 
Could your trashcan solve the energy crisis?
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227051.500-could-your-trashcan-solve-the-energy-crisis.html
 
Methane Climate Shock Unlikely, Study Suggests
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/04/24/methane-climate.html
 
Fire influences global warming more than previously thought
http://www.physorg.com/news159715079.html
 
Ocean power surges forward
http://features.csmonitor.com/environment/2009/04/24/ocean-power-surges-forward/
 

 
Biological, Genetics and Medical Sciences
 
DNA founder criticises database 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8000126.stm
 









Tiny wireless sensor to monitor brain oxygen levels instantly 
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Health--Science/Science/Tiny-wireless-sensor-to-monitor-brain-oxygen-levels-instantly-/articleshow/4426663.cms
 
Human lung tumors destroy anti-cancer hormone vitamin D
http://www.physorg.com/news159461982.html
 
U.S. National Cancer Institute to fund more research
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090421/sc_nm/us_cancer_usa;_ylt=AjZva1tM1wrbuWOIqdIA6AUhANEA
 
Is hope just around the corner?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/apr/19/cystic-fibrosis-research
 
Learning disability genes found
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/apr/20/learning-disability-gene-study
 
Magnetised stem cells could treat arthritis
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227044.500-magnetised-stem-cells-could-treat-arthritis.html
 
Study: personalized drugs may lengthen cancer survival
http://www.world-science.net/othernews/090420_personalized.htm
 
Simulated brain closer to thought
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8012496.stm
 
Genetic 'brakes' to stop cancer, MS discovered
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Health--Science/Science/Genetic-brakes-to-stop-cancer-MS-discovered/articleshow/4437312.cms
 
Birth of cloned human just days away?
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Health--Science/Science/Birth-of-cloned-human-just-days-away/articleshow/4437304.cms
 







Gene technology threatens new racism: Vatican
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090422/sc_nm/us_racism_un_vatican;_ylt=AlvB6Ph8pV1i7uqStLN7XwohANEA
 
Cow genome 'to transform farming'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8014598.stm
 
Chip simulates metabolism of medicine in human body
http://www.physorg.com/news159795004.html
 
Fluorescent puppy is world's first transgenic dog
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17003-fluorescent-puppy-is-worlds-first-transgenic-dog.html
  
Bioengineering graft could lay ground for organ growth
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17020-bioengineering-graft-could-lay-ground-for-organ-growth.html
 
Italian scientist, turning 100, still works
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090418/ap_on_re_eu/eu_italy_people_levi_montalcini
 
 
 
 
 
 


Other
 
African aid 'needs science focus' 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7998169.stm
 
Where's the remotest place on Earth?
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227041.500-wheres-the-remotest-place-on-earth.html
 
Avoid a future cataclysm: Forget the past
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227044.200-avoid-a-future-cataclysm-forget-the-past.html
 
American Stonehenge: Monumental Instructions for the Post-Apocalypse
http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/magazine/17-05/ff_guidestones
 
Mission Impossible: The Code Even the CIA Can't Crack
http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/magazine/17-05/ff_kryptos
 
Could Food Shortages Bring Down Civilization?
http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=civilization-food-shortages
 
Cosmic numbers: Pauli and Jung's love of numerology
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227051.800-cosmic-numbers-pauli-and-jungs-love-of-numerology.html
 
Ivy Leaguer `infiltrates' Falwell's university
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090422/ap_on_re_us/us_rel_religion_today
 

 

 
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/
 
Wikipedia, Irena Sendler
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irena_Sendler
 
In pictures: Victorian China 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/8007041.stm
 
The Treasures of Burbank (Photo Gallery)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30210655/displaymode/1247/
 
BABY MAMMOTH PHOTO: Milk, Feces Part of Calf's Diet
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/04/090420-baby-mammoth-photo.html
 
Our Quest to Explore—and Photograph—the Solar System
http://discovermagazine.com/photos/our-quest-explore-photograph-solar-system
 
Becoming human: A timeline of human evolution
http://www.newscientist.com/movie/becoming-human
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


      
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