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MINI ALMANAC


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Highlights:

IG-NOBEL 2005

The Da Vinci Code

Holy Blood, Holy Grail

The Solomon Key

NOBEL MEDICINE 2004

IG-NOBEL PRIZES
2004

The first email

Concerned Scientists write to Bush

Economics Nobel 2003

Chemistry Nobel 2003

Medicine Nobel 2003
Literature Nobel 2003

Physics Nobel 2003

Life on Mars ?
Rosalind Franklin and the Discovery of Double Helix

Good Bye Dolly
On Stonehenge
The Loss of Columbia
IG Nobel 2002
The invention of :-)
West Nile Virus
Asteroid Impact?
Molecule Hunt
Tuxedo Park
Ancient Trade Routes
Pop Singer to Fly In Space
Great Ideas

Computational Genomics

Bioinformatics


Baraka

The Universe in a Nutshell
Copenhagen, the Play
Count of Monte Cristo
Nobel Prize 2001
John Nash
Echelon
Kernel Methods

Ig-Nobel Prize
Einstein's Brain
Space Turism
Floating City
Mir's Blast
Origins
Great Books
Nobel Prize
In the mind of:
Serial Killers
The secret shuttle
Are we aliens?
Studying ET
Dinosaurs
Bonobo
Pattern Analysis
Early Vibrators
and Hysteria
The CYB.ORGs
among us
Book: Darwin
Book: Russell

 

Deep Space 1
meets comet Borrelly

Deep Space 1's risky encounter with comet Borrelly has gone extremely well as the aging spacecraft successfully passed within 2,200 kilometers (about 1,400 miles) of the comet at 22:30 Universal Time (3:30 p.m. PDT) today.
"The images and other data we collected from comet Borrelly so far will help scientists learn a great deal about these intriguing members of the solar system family," said Dr. Marc Rayman, project manager of Deep Space 1 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "It's very exciting to be among the first humans to glimpse the secrets that this comet has held since before the planets were formed."
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Origins
When did life on earth started and how? Who was the latest common ancestor of all humans? Where did she live and how? And how did the universe begin? Why did we start using language? Even: what is the origin of the word 'origin' ?

A unique perspective about things can be achieved when reflecting about their origins.

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Extraterrestrials
The existence of extraterrestrial life forms seems to be an extremely important issue for our species. It would not be possible to explain otherwise the extreme positions of both deniers and believers ...In a way, it questions our role as privileged citizens of the universe, in a mich stronger way than evolutionary theories did in the XIX century ...

Science is now dealing with this issue, and many of our views might be about to change.
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PATTERNS:
- ZIPF LAW
- TITIUS-BODE'S LAW

 

Nobel Minds
The Nobel prize was started in 1901 thanks to a donation by Alfred Nobel. It is the most famous international award in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and peace (later extended to economics).
The prize consists of a medal, a personal diploma, and a prize amount.Since then, scientists and intellectuals of all the world have competed to conquer the maximum honor for achievement.

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In the Mind of Serial Killers

What makes people kill? What happens in the mind (and brain) of serial killers, mass murderers, spree killers ? But also in the mind of stalkers, serial rapists ... A branch of psychology studies them with the aim of producing psychological profiles to help investigations. In a series of books, FBI psychologist John Douglas Douglas probes the minds of both the hunter and the hunted in this powerful exploration of human behavior. With a deep sense of compassion for the victims and an uncanny understanding of the penetrators, Douglas exposes the chilling obsessions that compel the murderers, rapists, and stalkers of modern times.
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History of Technology

Is this Monument Telling the Truth ?



This monument in downtown Boston is at odds with a recent Congress resolution, granting to Antonio Meucci - not Alexander Bell - moral rights for the invention of the telephone .... more
 
Improbable Research

The 2005 IG Nobel Prizes were awarded in a ceremony at Harvard University.

THE 2005 AWARDS:

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