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A tour of the Creationism Museum in Kentucky. Apparently a number of members Panda's Thumb met up and took a tour. It's a three parter.

Sounds like a slice of Americana.
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This is interesting: Risk of a rare throat cancer is 9 times higher for people with more than 6 sex partners.

Now, consider it's a rare form of cancer. Hopefully it stays that way.
HPV16, the Human papilloma virus, is related to this. Hence the oral sex issues.
The study was only done involving 100 men and women diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer and 200 controls.
And finally, poor dental maintenance is also a factor in head and neck related cancers. Brush those toofies, folks.

The list keeps getting longer and longer on how you can fuck up your life by having unsafe sex with the wrong person.
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I awoke to the delicate percussion of rain outside my window, followed by a round of cat crazies. Towards the end of the cat crazy period, my foot idly shifting under the sheets was The Enemy.

I was perusing some science related blogs over at Seed and noticed a few tidbits of interest.

First, Rhesus Monkeys share 93 percent of human DNA. Oh, and they have published the genome sequence of said monkey. The benefit of all this, knowing the rhesus monkey's genome sequence has impacts in HIV Research and neurology.

In other news, abstinence education appears to not be doing so well in reducing unprotected sex or promiscuity in teens. And it's always fun to read Fox News' coverage on the issue. This study has been going on since 1999, when it followed some 11-12 year olds who were in abstinence only programs for about 3 years. The students were resurveyed in 2005 and 2006. Fox reports that athe Bush Administration officials caution drawing "sweeping" conclusions from this research as the four programs surveyed were some of the very first established back in 1996. I'm not sure why that's such a problem, as one would think the older program might have a chance to evolve and improve their abstinence techniques. The study covers students who were educated between 1999 and 2002 on abstinence programs, not 1996. Apparently, the message they get over 3 years is easily forgotten, whatever it is.
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So, JC (James Cameron) is directing a documentary on what he and others belive to be the tomb of big JC (Jesus Christ). They have DNA test results. From what I can tell in the article the dna test results show conclusively that they found DNA. But I'll bite. I plan on watching the show.

From the "Not in my Uterus" Files, Discovery news also reports on the reproductive plight of female stumpies.

"The largest members of the skink family, stumpies give birth to a single infant that is, on average, 35 percent of the mother's body weight. The growing fetus lies on top of the mother's lungs and digestive tract such that, in the latter stages of gestation, the females can no longer move much or eat. The largest members of the skink family, stumpies give birth to a single infant that is, on average, 35 percent of the mother's body weight. The growing fetus lies on top of the mother's lungs and digestive tract such that, in the latter stages of gestation, the females can no longer move much or eat."

Apparently, it's the equivalent to human women giving birth to a 7 year old. The price they pay for trying to further their species! My reproductive organs just folded their fallopian "arms" in a defiant "hell no" pose.

I just hope that if there's such a thing as reincarnation, I hope I don't come back as a stumpie.

I'm on Season 2 of "Six Feet Under". Good stuff.

In other news, I added a wish list on my Tivo for Godzilla movies, hoping to capture some old campy monster movies if they are ever aired on any number of my gazillion cable channels. I got a hit today. Godzilla from 1998 starring Matthew Broderick. And it's dubbed in Spanish. Not quite what I was looking for, but hey.

I found the Slingbox Pro from Buy.com for $199 and free shipping. So, a new toy is on its way.

I spent 11 hours at work today. I look forward to sleep. Still, my inner child is throwing a tantrum for losing much of her weekend. But all things considered, I have my health, my limbs, and fourteen hours of overtime. I'll find a way to get over it. And the big plus is that I enjoy working with my coworkers, so we had some good times while we toiled.
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...and kinda creepy.

Study of DNA shows sloppy split between humans and chimps.

This article suggests that some hominids later mated with monkies. Even some scientists appear to be squicked by this concept. However, I wonder how different this is from Polar Bears mating with Grizzlies...

Ramblings

Apr. 14th, 2006 12:31 am
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Lessee, some bookkeeping:

-Vodka Martini tasting last night was good fun
-I recently acquired the first volume of [livejournal.com profile] chaodai's "The Middleman". 'Tis in the reading queue.
-Google Calendar seems pretty cool.
-I want to do more Saints du Jour, but I keep getting distracted by other things. Dammit.
-Thanks, [livejournal.com profile] kickadee, for this. Good lord.
-I've been enjoying my study a lot more now that it is far more organized. Now I just need to work on getting rid of more crap.

Thoughts on immigration )
Latest discoveries with regard to evolution )

Enough of my yackin'. Time to hit the sack.

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