Arkenor on November 27th, 2007

Interesting, if a bit grim! From the Telegraph It must be one of the most stomach-churning medical treatments ever devised. A grandmother who contracted a potentially fatal superbug in Scotland has been saved after a hospital fed her daughter’s faeces to her. Ethel McEwan, an 83-year-old from Guardbridge, Fife, was near death after contracting Clostridium [...]

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Arkenor on November 27th, 2007

The BBC reports: An emergency shelter which can be set up in 40 minutes as a solid concrete structure will be made in south Wales after winning worldwide interest. Its creators were on BBC TV’s Dragon’s Den, but they refused investment from the show’s entrepreneurs because they wanted too much of their company. Will Crawford [...]

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Arkenor on November 26th, 2007

Rocky terrestrial planets, perhaps like Earth, Mars or Venus, appear to be forming or to have recently formed around a star in the Pleiades (“seven sisters”) star cluster, the result of “monster collisions” of planets or planetary embryos. Astronomers using the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii and the Spitzer Space Telescope report their findings in an [...]

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Arkenor on November 25th, 2007

Do you like interesting things? I do! My regular blog is kind of cluttered with lots of different subjects, so I thought I’d make a seperate one for my science related ones. Right now, I’m working on making this place look nice, and work properly, but fairly soon, I hope to be able to share [...]

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