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November 19th, 2003

The news from the BBC (no Bush) [Nov. 19th, 2003|10:29 am]
Peter Sheil
Extreme bugs found in slag dump
Scientists find microbes that live in water that has a similar level of alkalinity to caustic soda.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/sci/tech/3250199.stm


Oblivion threat to 12,000 species
A sobering list of species threatened with extinction by damaging human activities has been published by scientists, with a warning that some cannot be saved.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/sci/tech/3278179.stm


Scientists find mystery particle
Researchers find one of the basic building blocks of matter, but it does not fit with current particle theory.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/-/1/hi/sci/tech/3277579.stm
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Quotes of the Day [Nov. 19th, 2003|10:33 am]
Peter Sheil
A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.
Samuel Goldwyn (1882 - 1974), Goldwyn's Law of Contracts

Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement.
Charles M. Schulz (1922 - 2000), (Snoopy)

Given a choice between two theories, take the one which is funnier.
Blore's Razor

A book of quotations . . . can never be complete.
Robert M. Hamilton
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