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German researchers publish full Neanderthal genome

Phys.org) —The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, in Leipzig, Germany, hascompleted the genome sequence of a Neandertal and makes the entire sequence available to the scientific community today.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-03-german-publish-full-neanderthal-genome.html#jCp
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Tue Mar 19, 2013, 01:55 PM (6 replies)

Mars Curiosity Rover Finds All But 1 Element Needed For Life on Mars

Scientists at NASA are reporting that a rock sample taken by NASA’s Curiosity Rover indicates that the surface of ancient Mars has all the elements needed to support life, except one.

This team of NASA scientists are indicating that some of the key chemical ingredients that support life, including sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon, where in the powder that the Curiosity Rover’s drillbit displaced while drilling into a piece of sedimentary rock in close proximity to an ancient riverbed in Gale Crater on Mars last month.

“A fundamental question for this mission is whether Mars could have supported a habitable environment,” said Michael Meyer, lead scientist for NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, part of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology (CALTECH) “from what we know now, the answer is yes.”

The missing piece of the puzzle for the discovery of previous life on Mars is water.


And that's the first place they dug and analyzed.

This looks very promising that life will be found or at least signs of ancient life.
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Tue Mar 19, 2013, 01:51 PM (13 replies)

Charts: Bush Lowballed Us on Iraq by $6 Trillion

Charts: Bush Lowballed Us on Iraq by $6 Trillion
—By Tasneem Raja| Tue Mar. 19, 2013 3:00 AM PDT

Ten years later, the Bush administration's projected price tag for the war in Iraq seems downright cute. According to the first-ever comprehensive count of the true toll of the combined wars, the estimate the administration used to sell the invasion in 2003 was about 100 times too low.


Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Tue Mar 19, 2013, 09:25 AM (12 replies)

WND: 'Obama's Long History of Attracting Flies' Suggests Demonic Possession

The History Channel today denied claims that have been making the rounds on Twitter, including Glenn Beck, that the character depicting Satan in “The Bible” docudrama looks like President Obama. But WorldNetDaily thinks that the supposed resemblance is further proof that Obama is demonic, once again alleging that President Obama may be the Satanic deity Beelzebub, or Lord of the Flies, because flies have landed on him. In an article today, WND executive news director Joe Kovacs points to four incidences since 2008 where flies were present at a press conference or interview.

Kovacs cites RevelationNow.net, which also believes that Beyonce is possessed by demons and that her Super Bowl performance represented demonic brainwashing, to imply that “Obama is possessed by a demonic entity.”

In case you aren’t convinced by the fact that Obama is demonic because he has had to swat away flies (which no one else has ever done) and because Beck thinks that a character playing the Devil in a TV show kind of looks like him, Kovacs also notes that on November 5, 2008, the Illinois Pick 3 lottery number was 666.

Case closed.


Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Tue Mar 19, 2013, 09:21 AM (0 replies)

Now you want to see what Jesus looks like on the History Channel's the bible?



The Devil

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Mon Mar 18, 2013, 11:26 AM (19 replies)

Gee no subliminal message : The Tv show the bible

Guess who the devil looks like?
I need to say that Focus on Family, Rick Warren and others are advisors to the show.

The devil is of course, dark skinned


The story is also on MSNBC if you don't like the daily mail.

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Mon Mar 18, 2013, 10:03 AM (13 replies)

Boehner ‘I Can’t Imagine’ Ever Supporting Gay Marriage

His exchange with host Martha Raddatz.

MARTHA RADDATZ: There was a surprise this week. Senator Rob Portman, who is a close friend of yours, a conservative from Ohio, said he has had a change of heart about gay marriage. He will now support gay marriage after learning his own 21-year-old son Will is gay. Has Portman shared this with you?

SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER: He has, in fact, called. Listen, Rob's a great friend and a long-time ally. And I appreciate that he's decided to change his views on this. But I believe that marriage is a union of a man and a woman.

MARTHA RADDATZ: Can you imagine yourself in a situation where you reversed your decision, as Portman has, on gay marriage if a child of yours or someone you love told you they were gay?

SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER: Listen, I believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. All right. It's what I grew up with. It's what I believe. It's what my church teaches me. And I can't imagine that position would ever change.

MARTHA RADDATZ: Will Portman said it was not a choice. So, how do you justify denying him a right to marriage?

SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER: Listen, I think that Rob can make up his own mind, take his own position. But I've made clear my position.

On ABC's "This Week" Sunday, House Speaker

Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Sun Mar 17, 2013, 01:11 PM (5 replies)

Judge Declares FBI Surveillance Gag Orders Unconstitutional

They are used by the FBI to bypass courts and conduct secret surveillance. But now, in what could prove to be a major blow to the Department of Justice, a federal court has found that National Security Letters are unconstitutional.

In a ruling released today, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston said that NSLs suffer from “significant constitutional defects” and violate the First Amendment because of the way they can be used to effectively gag companies that receive them. Illston has ordered the FBI to stop issuing NSLs and cease enforcing their gag provisions in all cases. However, the ruling has been stayed for 90 days, giving the government the chance to appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals because of the “constitutional and national security issues at stake.”

NSLs were created in the late 1970s to help the FBI obtain information about suspected foreign spies. But their use was expanded under the Patriot Act following 9/11, and they can now be used to order companies to provide data on Americans. Last week, Google disclosed that it had been forced to hand over data on thousands of its users in recent years after being served with NSLs—but it was able to divulge only vague information, rather than exact numbers. A company that receives a NSL can be forbidden from talking about it with anyone but a lawyer, or else potentially face years in prison.

The California case was brought in 2011 by civil rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which is representing a telecom company that has not yet been named. "We are very pleased that the court recognized the fatal constitutional shortcomings of the NSL statute," EFF senior staff attorney Matt Zimmerman said in a statement today following the ruling. "The government's gags have truncated the public debate on these controversial surveillance tools


Mueller and Holder take that !!!
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Sat Mar 16, 2013, 06:07 AM (3 replies)

Detection of Carbon Monoxide and Water Absorption Lines in an Exoplanet Atmosphere

Determining the atmospheric structure and chemical composition of an exoplanet remains a formidable goal. Fortunately, advancements in the study of exoplanets and their atmospheres have come in the form of direct imaging—spatially resolving the planet from its parent star—which enables high-resolution spectroscopy of self-luminous planets in jovian-like orbits. Here, we present a spectrum with numerous, well-resolved molecular lines from both water and carbon monoxide from a massive planet orbiting less than 40 astronomical units from the star HR 8799. These data reveal the planet's chemical composition, atmospheric structure, and surface gravity, confirming that it is indeed a young planet. The spectral lines suggest an atmospheric carbon-to-oxygen ratio that is greater than that of the host star, providing hints about the planet's formation.


LIFE.....I would guess if true.
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Sat Mar 16, 2013, 05:42 AM (0 replies)

Cave Pig Rush Limbaugh Blames The Emotional Decisions of Women for Ruining TV

Rush’s rant was based one of the most poorly researched pieces of ratings comparison ever written. Over at Breitbart, one of their crack geniuses is contending that reruns of “The O’Reilly Factor” are more popular than HBO’s Girls. His conclusion is that the success of “Girls” is nothing but left wing hype by the mainstream media. Of course, this right wing “intellectual giant” doesn’t bother to tell his readers that HBO is pay channel with 25-30 million US subscribers while Fox News is available in 90 million American homes. Fox News is in more than twice as many homes, so they should have twice as many viewers. Something would be seriously wrong if they didn’t. In the facts optional conservative mind O’Reilly beats all, so the “liberal mainstream media” are a bunch of liars.

Limbaugh is blaming the decline of television on the fact that women are getting some limited opportunities to put their visions on the small screen. “Girls” is a great show. It speaks volumes about Rush Limbaugh as a man that he is so intimidated by it. Tina Feys’ “30 Rock” just concluded a great and innovative run.


I like Rush's new title .... Cave Pig....LOL
Posted by Ichingcarpenter | Sat Mar 16, 2013, 05:22 AM (2 replies)
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