Cameron denies 'running scared' of TV election debates. New cryptozoology book released. It’s a whopper! A groundbreaking new book on the subject of cryptozoology has been released.
Even if you are not a big crypto fan, I encourage you to check it out as an example of sound research and followup. If you are a cryptozoologist – it is a must-have. There is nothing else like it. Abominable Science! By Daniel Loxton and Donald R. From the promotional material: Abominable Science’s hefty 400+ full-color pages examine not only the roots of the best-known of legendary creatures, but also the methods, arguments, and personalities of the people who pursue them. American Muslims Are Moderate and Peaceful… Who Knew?
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Penis Size Does Matter: Women Find Men With Larger Genitals More Attractive. Science has spoken guys: penis size matters – at least to women who are deciding if they want to have sex with you.
Using data from a large study of Italian men, researchers created 343 computer-generated male figures varying in (flaccid) penis size, as well as in height and shoulder-to-hip ratio. Qualities such as facial attractiveness and hair were deliberately omitted from the graphics and a group of 105 young Australian women were asked to rate each image on sexual attractiveness. Not-so-surprising: Penis size matters (to women) While narrow hips and broad shoulders were rated as attractive, larger penis sizes were strongly linked to high attractiveness scores.
Published in the Proceedings of National Academy of Science (PNAS) journal, the study was led by University of Ottowa researcher Brian Mautz. Think Your Money is Safe? Think Again: The Confiscation Scheme Planned for US and UK Depositors. Photo Credit: Tatiana Popova/ Shutterstock.com March 28, 2013 | Like this article?
Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Neonicotinoid pesticides 'damage brains of bees' 27 March 2013Last updated at 12:05 ET By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service Scientists found that pesticides were affecting honey bees ability to learn and remember Commonly used pesticides are damaging honey bee brains, studies suggest.
Scientists have found that two types of chemicals called neonicotinoids and coumaphos are interfering with the insect's ability to learn and remember. Experiments revealed that exposure was also lowering brain activity, especially when the two pesticides were used in combination. New Research: Deficit Hawks Reflect the Views of the Wealthy, Not the Majority. Photo Credit: Shutterstock March 11, 2013 | Like this article?
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Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Can Vote-By-Mail Fix Those Long Lines At The Polls? A big potential drawback to the convenience of absentee and mail voting: Studies show that ballots are rejected at a higher rate than for voters who brave the wait at polling places.
A Miami-Dade election official feeds ballots into a vote gathering machine. A big potential drawback to the convenience of absentee and mail voting: Studies show that ballots are rejected at a higher rate than for voters who brave the wait at polling places. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) In his State of the Union address, President Obama returned to a point he’d made on election night: The need to do something about long voting lines . Obama announced his plan for a commission to “improve the voting experience in America.” But often missing from discussions about how to make voting easier is the rapid expansion of absentee balloting. Although Oregon and Washington are the only two states to conduct elections entirely by mail, absentee voting has expanded rapidly nationwide. Big Corporations Put Up Seed Funding for Republican Dark Money Group. IRS files show that some of the biggest companies in the country provided more than a million dollars a decade ago to launch a Republican dark money group.
Some of the nation’s biggest corporations donated more than a million dollars to launch a Republican nonprofit that went on to play a key role in recent political fights. Like the nonprofit groups  that poured money into last year’s elections, the decade-old State Government Leadership Foundation  has been able to keep the identities of its funders secret. Until now. Five Basic Misconceptions About The Copyright Monopoly And Sharing Of Culture. Five erroneous assertions have kept appearing in the public debate since 1990 about file-sharing vs. the copyright monopoly.
These assertions have persisted for 25 years, despite being obviously false. The Real New World Order. Bankers Taking over the World. How quickly best laid plans become passé. New world orders come, it seems, as frequently as eclipses. The old world order (ancien régime), along with 16 million people, died during the Great European War which began on June 28, 1914 when the Austrian heir to the throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, was assassinated by a Serb nationalist, Gavrilo Princip, in Sarajevo.