[Jawlist] Weekly Science Report 8-20-10

Steve Detwiler steveorange2003 at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 21 13:41:48 PDT 2010


Good Afternoon,

Below is this week's edition.  Enjoy!

Steve Detwiler






Weekly Science Report
August 20, 2010
 
“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe 
for diversity. “ 

President John F. Kennedy
 
News Articles
 
Paleontology, Evolution and Prehistoric Studies
 
Cannibal cavemen of Spain uncovered
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2010/08/cannibal-cavemen-spain-nutrition/1

 
Europe's prehistoric tombs built in bursts
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2010/08/barrow-tombs-of-prehistoric-europe-built-in-bursts/1

 
Pets Vital to Human Evolution
http://news.discovery.com/animals/pets-humans-evolution.html
 
How many dinosaurs could live in Central Park?
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19312-how-many-dinosaurs-could-live-in-central-park.html

 
Fossils of Earliest Animal Life Possibly Discovered
http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/fossilsofearliestanimallifepossiblydiscovered

 
Woolly mammoth extinction 'not linked to humans'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11000635
 
Giant turtle's demise the fault of humans, study says
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-10970082
 
Age of "Mitochondrial Eve" Confirmed: 200,000 Years Old
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-20013899-501465.html?tag=cbsnewsMainColumnArea

 
Mind-controlling parasites date back millions of years
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38747237/ns/technology_and_science-science/
 
Signing, Singing, Speaking: How Language Evolved
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129155123
 
Seven rock-solid careers from the Stone Age
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38527329/ns/technology_and_science-science/
 
Science Diction: The Origin Of ’Evolution’
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129180199
 
 

Ancient and General History
 
Scientist lives as Inuit for a year to save disappearing language
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/08/13/greenland.inuit.language/index.html?section=cnn_latest

 
Mysteries Abound in WTC Ship Remains
http://news.discovery.com/history/mysteries-abound-in-wtc-ship-remains.html
 
Ancient Phoenician City 'Relocated'
http://www.livescience.com/history/auza-phoenician-ancient-city-100811.html
 
Dura-Europos: Crossroad of Cultures
http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/dura_europos/
 
Annie Oakley turns 150 
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Annie-Oakley-Turns-150.html
 
Alaska plane crash a painful reminder for families of Boggs and Begich
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/14/AR2010081403005.html?hpid=topnews

 
World Cinema: Yael Hersonski's 'A Film Unfinished' incorporates Nazi footage
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-film-unfinished-20100815,0,96687.story

 
High in the Andes, Keeping an Incan Mystery Alive
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/17/world/americas/17peru.html?_r=1
 
UK archivist says uncovers real-life Quasimodo
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100816/lf_nm_life/us_quasimodo_identity
 
Mystery of the Old Clock persists
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100817/ap_on_go_co/us_capitol_landmark_ohio_clock
 
DNA results settle Bobby Fischer paternity case
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/08/18/iceland.bobby.fischer/index.html?hpt=T2

 
MLK memorial's stonework 11,000 miles closer to D.C.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/17/AR2010081705340.html?hpid=topnews

 
Top food was olives in time of the ancient mariner
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE67B3SG20100812?rpc=401&feedType=RSS&feedName=lifestyleMolt&rpc=401

 
Collector doesn't want these tracks in the trash
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/aug/15/local/la-me-music-man-20100816
 
 

Archaeology
 
Archaeologists discover Byzantine monastic complex in Istanbul
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=kucukyali-hosts-the-only-surviving-byzantine-monastic-complex-from-the-9th-century-2010-08-13

 
Newly found Koguryo tomb in N. Korea offers clues to ancient E. Asia
http://home.kyodo.co.jp/modules/fstStory/index.php?storyid=517430
 
Pioneer-age skeletons found in Ontario
http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/08/13/15020086.html
 
Crime scene where Mary Queen of Scots' husband was murdered is laid bare 
centuries on
http://news.scotsman.com/news/Crime-scene-where-Mary-Queen.6473103.jp
 
Iron Age burial sites found in Tamil Nadu
http://www.hindustantimes.com/Iron-Age-burial-sites-found-in-Tamil-Nadu/Article1-586067.aspx

 
Turkey discovers ancient underground tomb
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gW3NXMpqaEDIu9Hu5YaCREYuwxeAD9HIK7V00

 
Ancient Shipwrecks Found Off Central Italy's Coast
http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/europe/Ancient-Shipwrecks-Found-Off-Central-Italys-Coast-100637469.html

 
Archaeologists say Hartlington Stones in Yorkshire Dales were Medieval furnaces
http://www.culture24.org.uk/history+%2526+heritage/archaeology/art82016
 
Archaeologists Make Monumental Discovery At Caerleon
http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1903754/archaeologists_make_monumental_discovery_at_caerleon/index.html

 
Archaeologists Discover the Tomb of a Teenager Buried for Over 1600 Years
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=39965
 
Lowdown from Israel Finkelstein; Cockroaches & Conservation
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Radio/News.aspx/2446
 
Archaeologists expect Roman weapons, find live WWII grenades
http://www.thelocal.de/national/20100812-29123.html
 
UI prof's Maya research aims to illuminate commoners
http://www.news-gazette.com/news/university-illinois/2010-08-12/ui-profs-maya-research-aims-illuminate-commoners.html

 
Archaeological findings in Ugarit dating back to Hellenistic and Bronze ages
http://www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201008156902/Related-news-from-Syria/syria-archaeological-findings-in-ugarit-dating-back-to-hellenistic-and-bronze-ages.html

 
Groundbreaking archaeological discoveries being made in Guyana
http://www.stabroeknews.com/2010/stories/08/15/groundbreaking-archaeological-discoveries-being-made-in-guyana/

 
Ancient temple complex discovered near Le Mans
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/aug/17/france-archaeology
 
Roman city emerges from Sofia metro excavations
http://waz.euobserver.com/887/30625
 
7,000-year-old oar found
http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/TechandScience/Story/STIStory_567405.html

 
Amidst Shrapnel in Afghanistan, an Archaeology Discovery
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/08/17/amidst-shrapnel-afghanistan-archaeology/

 
Archaeolgists digging into Bohai's history
http://english.ruvr.ru/2010/08/17/16104712.html
 
Archaeologists uncover egg from 9th-century Great Moravia
http://www.ceskenoviny.cz/news/zpravy/archaeologists-uncover-egg-from-9th-century-great-moravia/516310

 
Major archaeological find at site of Civil War prison
http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/08/14/georgia.civil.war.camp/index.html?section=cnn_latest

 
Ancient Roman Map Puzzle May Get New Pieces
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/ancient-roman-map-puzzle-may-get-new-pieces.html

 
 
 

Egyptology
 
Tutankhamun excavation archive goes online
http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/8329326.Tutankhamun_excavation_archive_goes_online/


General Science
 
Gesture-based computing takes a serious turn
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20727735.400-gesturebased-computing-takes-a-serious-turn.html

 
How 250 Years of Progress Gave Us the Most Complicated Clock Ever
http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/07/pl_backstory_timemachine/
 
Lasers could make virtual particles real
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn19327-lasers-could-make-virtual-particles-real.html

 
The Army's New Artillery Explosive Could Phase Out TNT Entirely Within a Decade
http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-08/armys-new-artillery-explosive-could-phase-out-tnt-entirely-within-decade

 
 
 
 
 
 

Physics, Earth and Space Sciences
 
Sun's 'quiet period' explained
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-10967292
 
New Trojan asteroid found in Neptune's dead zone
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-10954453
 
50 years of space elevator dreams
http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/08/13/4881974-50-years-of-space-elevator-dreams

 
Return to Hell: Scientists Ponder Future Venus Landing
http://news.discovery.com/space/return-to-hell-scientists-ponder-future-venus-landing.html

 
France's 'Mysterious Island' Now Threatened by Ravers
http://news.discovery.com/earth/frances-mysterious-island-now-threatened-by-ravers.html

 
Telescope promises new look at universe - if NASA can get it into space
http://www.physorg.com/news201098260.html
 
'Geology Underfoot in Yosemite National Park'
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/08/15/RV931ENO04.DTL&type=science

 
China aims for sky, tests space station module
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/China-aims-for-sky-tests-space-station-module/articleshow/6327377.cms#ixzz0wvQCf3l3

 
Moons of 'Hot Jupiter' Planets Unlikely to Exist
http://news.discovery.com/space/hot-jupiter-planets-moon.html
 
Cosmic accelerators discovered in our galaxy by UCLA physicists, Japanese 
colleague
http://www.physorg.com/news201279930.html
 
Giant nets could remove orbiting space junk
http://www.physorg.com/news201229702.html
 
Experiments offer tantalizing clues as to why matter prevails in the universe
http://www.physorg.com/news201173430.html
 
Trip to Mars could leave crew 'dangerously weak'
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.2ce66fbf0dc554797b7d4cd3bfecee56.861&show_article=1

 
China Top of Orbital Garbage Heap, Study Shows
http://news.discovery.com/space/china-top-of-orbital-garbage-heap-study-shows.html


Environment, Climate Change and Alternative Energy Sources
 
Cornwall Wave Hub cable laying halted
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-10968890
 
'Human-Electric' Hybrid Car Goes 30 MPH Uphill
http://news.discovery.com/tech/human-electric-hybrid-car-goes-30-mph-uphill.html
 
Liquid Nitrogen Cools Power Plants' Heat
http://news.discovery.com/tech/liquid-nitrogen-cools-power-plants-heat.html
 
Is solar power cheaper than nuclear power?
http://www.physorg.com/news200578033.html
 
Scientists call for a global nuclear renaissance in new study
http://www.physorg.com/news200842486.html
 
"Plug and Play" Solar Panel Kits Offer Homeowners Affordable Alternative Energy 
Source
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=solar-power-in-a-box-sunfish
 
Scottish Scientists: Whiskey Biofuel to Power Autos
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162-20013826-501465.html?tag=cbsnewsLeadStoriesAreaMain

 
Antarctic Sea Ice Grows Despite Global Warming—But It Won’t Last
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2010/08/17/antarctic-sea-ice-grows-despite-global-warming%e2%80%94but-it-wont-last/

 
A (Load) Balancing Act: The Challenge Of Clean Power
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129253742
 
Major hurdle cleared for organic solar cells
http://www.physorg.com/news201250004.html
 
Powering Australia with waves
http://www.physorg.com/news201249928.html
 
A test center for wind turbines in northwestern Jutland
http://www.physorg.com/news201261823.html
 
Ecosystem Engineering Could Turn Sprawl Into Sanctuary
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/08/reconciliation-ecology/

Biological, Genetics and Medical Sciences
 
'First' newborn beavers spotted in the Argyll Forest
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-10951209
 
Way to block growth of brain tumour found
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Way-to-block-growth-of-brain-tumour-found/articleshow/6316623.cms#ixzz0whtH75Qh

 
Predicting how nanoparticles will react in the human body
http://www.physorg.com/news201094921.html
 
U.S. judge bans planting of genetically engineered beets
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100814/sc_nm/us_usa_court_sugarbeets
 
Are you ready for a world without antibiotics?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/aug/12/the-end-of-antibiotics-health-infections

 
Nano-Wiretap Device Can Probe and Monitor Cells in Real Time
http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-08/nano-wiretap-device-infiltrates-cells-exposing-electrical-signals-and-potential-medical-secrets

 
New gel could speed wound healing
http://www.homeland1.com/Public-Health/articles/866226-New-gel-could-speed-wound-healing/

 
Did concussions play role in Lou Gehrig's disease?
http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/08/17/als.lou.gehrigs.concussions/index.html?hpt=C1

 
Medicine may be key to cloning's future
http://www.physorg.com/news201283260.html
 
Organs made to Order
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/specialsections/40th-anniversary/Organs-Made-to-Order.html

 
Scientists go hiking to probe effects of technology on brain
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38719459/ns/technology_and_science-the_new_york_times/

 
 
 

Other
 
Friday the 13th Superstitions Rooted in Bible and More
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/08/100813-friday-the-13th-superstitions-triskaidekaphobia/

 
Sir Patrick Moore's Irish UFO film identified
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-10985156
 
Do we dare let aliens know we’re here?
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38747274/ns/technology_and_science-space/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Additional Informational
 
Faces of Our Ancestors
http://news.discovery.com/human/early-human-ancestors-faces.html
 
Birth of 'Ligers' at Zoo Sparks Controversy: Big Pic
http://news.discovery.com/animals/ligers-tigers-lions.html


      
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