Daily Archives: April 19, 2012

Aquatic Ape Hypothesis

The aquatic ape hypothesis (AAH) is a hypothesis about human evolution, which posits that the ancestors of modern humans spent a period of time adapting to life in a wet environment. AAH emerged from the observation that some traits that … Continue reading

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Belphegor’s Prime

Don’t stare at this number for too long as it is obviously the Devil’s work! A palindromic prime number starting with a 1 followed by 13, yes 13, zeros then 666 (the number of the beast) another 13 zeros and a final 1. Named … Continue reading

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Is ET3 the transportation of the future?

ET3 is literally “Space Travel on Earth”. ET3 is silent, low cost, safe, faster than jets, and is electric. Car sized passenger capsules travel in 1.5m (5′) diameter tubes on frictionless maglev. Air is permanently removed from the two-way tubes that … Continue reading

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Electrons doing the splits

Observations of a ‘single’ electron apparently splitting into two independent entities — so-called quasi-particles — are reported in this week’s Nature. An electron has been observed to decay into two separate parts, each carrying a particular property of the electron: … Continue reading

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Great Unconformity: Evidence for a geologic trigger of the Cambrian explosion

The oceans teemed with life 600 million years ago, but the simple, soft-bodied creatures would have been hardly recognizable as the ancestors of nearly all animals on Earth today. Then something happened. Over several tens of millions of years – a … Continue reading

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