Saturday, May 20, 2006

Sploid: Bosnian pyramid's the real thing!

Sploid: Bosnian pyramid's the real thing!: "Bosnian pyramid's the real thing!
[Amazing proof that people piled up some rocks!]

A mysterious hill in a Bosnian town is actually an ancient pyramid built by some unknown civilization, according to an Egyptian geologist who examined the site.

'In my opinion, it is a type of pyramid, probably primitive pyramid [that] we did not know until now,' said Aly Abd Barakat, who was sent by the Egyptian government to examine Visocica hill in the central Bosnian town of Visoko.

A local pyramid fanatic has been pushing his theory that the big hill and two smaller pyramid-shaped landforms were constructed by ancient people. . ."

Friday, May 19, 2006

Last chromosome in human genome sequenced - May 18, 2006 - Last chromosome in human genome sequenced - May 18, 2006: "Last chromosome in human genome sequenced

LONDON, England (Reuters) -- Scientists have reached a landmark point in one of the world's most important scientific projects by sequencing the last chromosome in the Human Genome, the so-called 'book of life'.

Chromosome 1 contains nearly twice as many genes as the average chromosome and makes up eight percent of the human genetic code.

It is packed with 3,141 genes and linked to 350 illnesses including cancer, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

'This achievement effectively closes the book on an important volume of the Human Genome Project,' said Dr Simon Gregory who headed the sequencing project at the Sanger Institute in England.

The project was started in 1990 to identify the genes and DNA sequences that provide a blueprint for human beings.

Chromosome 1 is the biggest and contains, per chromosome, the greatest number of genes. . ."

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Sploid: British military says 'UFOs exist!'

Sploid: British military says 'UFOs exist!': "British military says 'UFOs exist!'
[British Military says 'UFOs Exist!']

In a shocking announcement, the British Ministry of Defence has revealed 'UFOs Exist: It's Official!' The revelation comes in the wake of a request by UFO researchers for the Ministry of Defence to release information about its secret investigations into strange sightings over Britain."

Human Ancestors May Have Interbred With Chimpanzees

Human Ancestors May Have Interbred With Chimpanzees: "Human Ancestors May Have Interbred With Chimpanzees

By David Brown
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, May 18, 2006; Page A01

When the ancestors of human beings and the ancestors of chimpanzees parted ways 6.3 million years ago, it was probably a very long goodbye. Some of their descendants may even have gone back for a final tryst.

That is the conclusion a group of scientists has reached, using a comparison of the genes of humans and their closest animal relatives to sketch a picture of human origins far more detailed than what fossil bones have revealed."

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Sploid: Amazonian Stonehenge

Sploid: Amazonian Stonehenge: "A 2,000-year-old astrological observatory has been discovered in the Amazon basin of Brazil, near French Guiana.

'Only a society with a complex culture could have built such a monument,' archaeologist Mariana Petry Cabral, of the Amapa Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (IEPA), told O Globo newspaper.

The Amazonian Stonehenge is constructed of 127 rocks -- each standing about 10 feet high -- in groups of circles."