September 25th, 2007

Survival Instincts

Modern Humans Retain Caveman's Survival Instincts

Like hunter-gatherers in the jungle, modern humans are still experts at spotting predators and prey, despite the developed world's safe suburbs and indoor lifestyle, a new study suggests.



The research, published online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals that humans today are hard-wired to pay attention to other people and animals much more so than non-living things, even if inanimate objects are the primary hazards for modern, urbanized folks.

 

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Joke of the Day

The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends.  I mean, life is tough.  It takes a lot of your time.  What do you get at the end of it? A death.  What is that, a bonus?  I think the cycle is all backwards.  You should die first.  Get it out of the way.  Then live in an old age home.   You get kicked out when you're too young.  You get a gold watch and you go to work.  You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement.  You do drugs and alcohol.  You party.  You get ready for High School.  You go to grade school and become a kid.  You play.  You have no responsibilities.  You become a baby.  You go into the womb.  You spend your last nine months floating...you finish off as an orgasm.
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Plasma Shield

US Army Develops 'Plasma Shield'

The US Army hopes, within a few years, to deploy a plasma shield – a machine that generates a protective screen of dazzling mid-air explosions – to stun and disorient an enemy. 



The device uses a technology known as dynamic pulse detonation (DPD). A short but intense laser pulse creates a ball of plasma, and a second laser pulse generates a supersonic shockwave within the plasma to generate a bright flash and a loud bang. 

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Quote of the Day

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."

 

Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

 

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Image of the Day

Machu Picchu



Machu Picchu
is probably the most familiar symbol of the Inca Empire. It is often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas". The site was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1983 when it was described as "an absolute masterpiece of architecture and a unique testimony to the Inca civilization".

Kemo D. (a.k.a. no.7)

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