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Old 10-15-2013, 09:21 AM   #1282 (permalink)
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Headlines for Oct 15th...

B.C.’s construction industry turns to Ireland to fill jobs

How do you safely store 40 years of radioactive waste?

People paying to have their skin cut, etched, burned or branded as scarification gains popularity

Amaze project aims to take 3D printing 'into metal age'
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À la carte cable TV could cost more, limit choice, experts say

18-foot, serpent-like sea creature found off California

Prosecuting Charles Manson

Forced rehab: A solution for Australia's grog addicts?
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:42 AM   #1284 (permalink)
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:13 AM   #1285 (permalink)
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Ontario rules force man on long journey for cancer test

Microsoft releases Windows 8.1

Slavery still grips tens of millions worldwide, report says

Facebook Eases Privacy Rules for Teenagers
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:56 PM   #1286 (permalink)
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:11 AM   #1287 (permalink)
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Hindu holy man’s dream sparks billion-dollar treasure hunt in India

Hydro bills to rise as off-peak power rates jump sharply

Homo habilis, erectus were the same species, study suggests

Harper’s huge EU free-trade deal justifies lawmakers’ hyperbole
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:24 AM   #1288 (permalink)
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Bloody Sunday soldiers facing possible charges 41 years after massacre of 14 unarmed Irish protesters

‘Stonehenge of Idiots’: Critics say U of T Mississauga campus has hit rock bottom with $1M stone entrance sign

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Old 10-22-2013, 09:33 AM   #1289 (permalink)
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Super smog in northern Chinese city closes schools, cancels flight and halts buses

Ex-Patients Police Mexico’s Mental Health System

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Old 10-23-2013, 09:10 AM   #1290 (permalink)
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The Mike Duffy-Stephen Harper credibility war

Pope removes Germany's 'luxury bishop' from diocese

Apple iPad Air unveiled

Bell’s move to track customers’ web history, TV viewing sparks probe by privacy regulator
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:58 PM   #1291 (permalink)
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Is learning to drive a stick-shift vehicle still an essential life skill, or has the prevalence of automatic transmission made it no longer necessary?

Due to falling demand, Young Drivers of Canada announced they will no longer offer manual transmission training for drivers in Greater Toronto Area.

Young Drivers of Canada general manager Angelo DiCicco appeared on CBC Radio's Metro Morning Tuesday, and said in recent years the number of students requesting stick-shift training has fallen to two per cent.

"Very few people know what the word clutch means anymore," he told host Matt Galloway. "We're into generations who have never actually operated a standard shift vehicle."

Those who are advocates of driving manual transmission vehicles are often adamant about its benefits, namely:

Better fuel consumption.

More control over the vehicle.

The ability to slow the car by gearing down instead of pumping the brakes, which can cause skidding in winter.

The ability to drive any car, particularly in parts of the world (such as Europe) where automatic transmission remains an expensive upgrade and often not available.

The arguments against learning to drive standard run something like this:

It can be difficult for some new drivers to learn.

It's unnecessary, as most new cars feature automatic transmission.

It's tiresome to shift gears in stop-and-go city traffic and difficult to do on hills.

Today's more fuel efficient vehicles, including hybrids, mean the fuel savings of manual transmission are now negligible.

John Gamal is the sales manager at Downtown Honda in Toronto and says while some customers demand stick shift, they are increasingly in the minority.

"There's still the hardcore standard drivers who like the control that they have, but they're further and farther between," he said.
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:43 PM   #1292 (permalink)
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I'd actually want to learn, but never thought about where i'd actually go to do so. it makes driving more fun, and keeps you more alert, so in turn safer. less chance of dozing off
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When change comes to Bangladesh

Surgeon salesmen? Doctors profit from devices they put in patients

The Historic Scale of Syria’s Refugee Crisis

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Spray foam insulation can make some homes unlivable

Egypt sex assault victims face long wait for justice

Phonebloks: The phone you can build like Lego

Seven-planet solar system found
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:37 PM   #1295 (permalink)
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1.8-million-year-old skull gives glimpse of our evolution - The Washington Post



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DMANISI, Georgia — The discovery eight years ago of a 1.8-million-year-old skull of a human ancestor buried under a medieval Georgian village indicates our family tree may have fewer branches than some believe, scientists say.

The skull, along with other partial remains previously found at the rural site, offer a glimpse of a population of pre-humans of various sizes living at the same time — something that scientists had not seen before in such an ancient era.

This diversity bolsters one of two competing theories about the way our early ancestors evolved, spreading out more like a tree than a bush, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science.

When examined with the earlier Georgian finds, the skull “shows that this special immigration out of Africa happened much earlier than we thought, and a much more primitive group did it,” said David Lordkipanidze, director of the Georgia National Museum and the study’s lead author.

“This is important to understanding human evolution,” he said.

For years, some scientists have said humans evolved from only one or two species, much like a tree branches out from a trunk. Others say the process was more like a bush, with several offshoots that went nowhere.

Even bush-favoring scientists say these findings show a single species nearly 2 million years ago at the site in the former Soviet republic. But they disagree that the same conclusion can be made about for bones found elsewhere, such as in Africa.

Lordkipanidze and colleagues point out that the skulls found in Georgia are different sizes but are considered to be the same species. So, they reason, it’s probable that various skulls found in different places and from different periods in Africa may not be different species but variations in one species.
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The adult male skull found in Georgia wasn’t from our species, Homo sapiens; it was from an ancestral species in the genus Homo. Scientists say the Dmanisi population is probably an early part of our long-lived primary ancestral species, Homo erectus.

Tim White of the University of California at Berkeley wasn’t part of the study but praised it as “the first good evidence of what these expanding hominids looked like and what they were doing.”

Fred Spoor of the Max Planck Institute in Germany, a proponent of a bushy family tree with many species, disagreed with the study’s overall conclusion, but he lauded the Georgia discovery as critical and even beautiful.

“It really shows the process of evolution in action,” he said.

Spoor said it seems to have captured a crucial point in the evolutionary process where our ancestors transitioned from Homo habilis to Homo erectus — although the study authors said that depiction is going a bit too far.

The researchers found the first part of the fossil, a large jaw, below a medieval fortress in 2000. Five years later — on Lordkipanidze’s 42nd birthday — they unearthed the well-preserved skull, gingerly extracted it, put it into a cloth-lined case and popped champagne. It matched the jaw perfectly. They were probably separated when the individual lost a fight with a hungry carnivore, which pulled apart his skull and jaw, Lordkipanidze said.

The skull was from an adult male just shy of 5 feet with a massive jaw and big teeth but a small brain, implying limited thinking capability, study co-author Marcia Ponce de Leon, of the University of Zurich, said. It also seems to be from the evolutionary point where legs were getting longer, for walking upright, and hips smaller, she said.

“This is a strange combination of features that we didn’t know before in early Homo,” Ponce de Leon said.
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18 foot sea serpent in California? Wtf.
Just saw this...looks like the loch ness got a little lost.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:19 PM   #1297 (permalink)
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Just saw this...looks like the loch ness got a little lost.
There was a 2nd one discovered in the same area about a week or so later...think it was approx the same size
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:27 AM   #1298 (permalink)
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Headlines for Oct 28th...

The silent racism of ‘post racial’ Canada

Dead men walking: Under 19th-century conditions, millions of Canadians would already be dead

The Bangladesh poor selling organs to pay debts

Kelvin's conundrum: Is it possible to believe in God and science?
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Struggling Sears to abandon flagship store in Toronto, four others

CRTC wants Canadians to hold ‘flash conferences,’ report back on state of TV

Great white shark tracked to waters off Newfoundland

The teenager who saved a man with an SS tattoo
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