August 13th, 2007

The "First" Contact..

Culture in the Cosmos


As scientists plan for their "first" contact with other worlds, who better to consult with than anthropologists, who specialize in encounters with exotic cultures? And thus, over the past several years the SETI Institute has repeatedly brought together anthropologists and scholars from other disciplines, in an attempt to bridge the gap between humans and extraterrestrials.

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Person of the Week!

Roz Savage

After weeks of weather-related delays, a British woman (Roz Savage) set out on Sunday morning from northern California in a bid to become the first female to cross the Pacific solo in a rowboat.

Her 6,700-mile (10,800 kilometer) journey begins with a two to three month paddle to Hawaii, followed by a stop on the South Pacific island of Tuvalu, and finally on to Australia. She hopes to raise awareness of the degraded oceanic environment.

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Joke of the Day

They finally released the ingredients in Viagra! 
3% Vitamin E, 
2% Aspirin, 
2% Ibuprofen, 
1% Vitamin C, 
5% Spray Starch and 
87% Fix-A-Flat.

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The Tarim Mummies

The Mystery of the Tarim Basin Mummies...

During an excavation beneath the Tarim Basin of western China, archeologists were pleasantly surprised to discover a little over 100 mummified corpses dating back over 2000 years ago. But Victor Mair, a college professor, was downright stupefied when he came skull-to-skull with some of the blonde-haired and long nosed Tarim mummies being displayed at a museum. So in 1993, Mair returned to collect DNA samples and the tests validated his hunch that the bodies were of European genetic stock.

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Image of the Day

Fall of the Hindenburg...



ON MAY 6, 1937, the German airship Hindenburg burst into flames 200 feet over its intended landing spot at New Jersey's Lakehurst Naval Air Station.

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Rush Hour 3 - Review

The Movie Review!

They’re back! This was a great movie! The movie keeps you interested and laughing from the beginning to the end. It had a lot of memorable scenes. Chris Tucker was funny as usual and Jackie Chan did some awesome action. Don't listen to the critics I recommend it to everyone.

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