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The Sci/Tech news from the BBC today [Jan. 8th, 2002|10:26 am]
Peter Sheil
You may be sad after the last item.
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* Gates aims at your living room *
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates announces new projects designed to turn the
computer into a digital entertainment centre for the home.
Full story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1748000/1748387.stm

* Hawking celebrates own brief history *
World famous physicist Stephen Hawking celebrates his 60th birthday on Tuesday
as he and his peers prepare for a birthday symposium.
Full story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1746000/1746912.stm

* The lioness and the oryx *
Wildlife experts in Kenya are baffled by a lioness that adopted a baby oryx, a
kind of small antelope typically devoured by big cats.
Full story:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/hi/english/world/africa/newsid_1746000/1746828.stm
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[User Picture]From: mysticprincess
2002-01-08 04:27 am (UTC)
Actually, the last story I thought was very inspiring. It's sad that the oryx ended up being eaten, but it was to be expected sooner or later. The fact that the lioness didn't eat him was a miracle in itself. Maybe it's a sign. "And the lion shall lie down with the lamb." Not quite literally, but pretty darn close. And not everything in the bible is meant to be taken literally anyway. Yeah, there's hope for this world yet.
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-01-08 04:30 am (UTC)

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I hadn't thought of it that way, but yes, I guess you are right. Something to inspire us all ... although personally I'm going to keep a watchful eye out and keep away from any dangerous animals :)
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[User Picture]From: indirokk
2002-01-08 05:28 am (UTC)
There has always been hope for this world, the question is whether there is hope for us in it....
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-01-08 06:25 am (UTC)

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The problem is that we are now (and have been for a while) able to virtually destroy the ecological system of the panet. The warning signs are there, but very little notice is being taken of them in government policy.

I think the cockroaches will outlive the humans!
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[User Picture]From: indirokk
2002-01-08 03:33 pm (UTC)

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and Cher, don't forget Cher.... :-P
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2002-01-09 02:22 am (UTC)

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Yes, but you are talking about an alien life form that has evolved to survive great stress :)
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