New fossils from 10 million year old ape found in Ethiopia

Thursday, August 23, 2007 Researchers say that new, ten million-year-old fossils found in Ethiopia, prove that the theory that humans may have evolved from a species of great apes eight million years ago, may not be true, but that humans may have split from apes as long as 10.5 million years ago. At least nine fossilized teeth, one canine tooth and eight molars, of a previously unknown species of apes found in Africa were discovered by a team of researchers from Ethiopia and Japan who then compared the 3-D make…

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One week after quake, geologists fear Mount Merapi eruption

Sunday, June 4, 2006 An Indonesian government volcanologist reports that Mount Merapi spewed lava and ash many times on Saturday, renewing fears of a devastating volcanic eruption. Government geologist Subandriyo said that Merapi’s lava dome has swelled 56 feet (17 m) in the past week to a height of 330 feet (100 m), raising fears that it could collapse and release a pyroclastic flow of hot gases and rock fragments burning everything in its path. The quake is believed to contribute to the growing instability of the lava dome, scientists…

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California meat packing firm recalls 143M pounds of beef

Sunday, February 17, 2008 I am dismayed at the in-humane handling of cattle that has resulted in the violation of food safety regulations at the Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company. In a press release today, California-based Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Co. indicated that it has voluntarily recalled just over 143 million pounds (65 million kilograms) of raw and frozen beef products, which is considered to be the largest single recall of beef products in U.S. history. The move follows an investigation by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) into allegations of…

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Types Of Mattresses That Will Keep You Cool

Read More About: Pop Rock Music Australia byadmin When you are trying to sleep on a hot summer night, and you keep waking up with night sweats you may consider buying a mattress that will keep you cool at night. There are several types of mattresses that will help cool you at night, and they work in different ways. Here are a few types to look at next time you are in a mattress store in Baton Rouge or your area. Consider these if it is time to replace your…

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Calls for corporate tax reform in Australia goes unheeded

Friday, May 12, 2006 Peter Costello’s budget announcement has led to rejoicing for small businesses, but the lack of joy for those pushing for radical corporate taxation reform has led to many businesses asking “what about us?” Personal taxation and small business have been the big winners after this year’s federal budget. Although dampened by the twin economic threats of rising interest rates and petrol prices, there should be a reasonable amount of real income savings for both low and high income earners, with those receiving Medicare, or a superannuation…

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Irish CAO releases 2005 university offers to students

Monday, August 22, 2005 The Central Applications Office in Ireland has released the first round of offers for places on third level courses to over 60,000 Irish Leaving Certificate students (graduating secondary school students). The offers are given out based on a highly competitive points system whereby students receive from 100 points for an A1 to 45 points for a D3 at higher level. 60 points for an A1 to 5 points for a D3 on lower level. Points from a student’s best six subjects are added up to make…

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The Onion: An interview with ‘America’s Finest News Source’

Sunday, November 25, 2007 Despite the hopes of many University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) students, The Onion was not named after their student center. “People always ask questions about where the name The Onion came from,” said President Sean Mills in an interview with David Shankbone, “and when I recently asked Tim Keck, who was one of the founders, he told me the name—I’ve never heard this story about ‘see you at the un-yun’—he said it was literally that his Uncle said he should call it The Onion when he saw…

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