jasper_amsterdam (788332) writes "According to this post , NASA is scheduled to hold a press conference on December 2nd at 2 PM (EST). "to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life." Many of the people on the list are related to the Mars missions. Have they really found something big? Or are they just trying to increase their importance following recentcuts?" Link to Original Source top
jasper_amsterdam (788332) writes "The google blog mentions a cool project showing off html5 (The large number of browser windows is intentional). It's an interactive music video for the new single 'We used to wait' by Arcade Fire. The nostalgic song is accompanied by street view animations featuring the neighborhood where you grew up, along with several other cool animations responding to both the music and the cursor. The project is currently only supported by Chrome because of html5 requirements. Chrome experiments has some more info about the techniques used, and the story is also covered at cnet." Link to Original Source top
research proves: women secretly desire hairy geeks
jasper_amsterdam (788332) writes "The daily mail has a story about a study looking into women's preference for men. More specifically, about how women say they want one kind of man, but really want another. From the article: "Most women claim to be attracted to tall, dark and handsome men, but a new study has revealed that facial stubble and a geeky personality are their biggest secret turn-ons. Despite complaining that it looks unkempt and feels rough to touch, the unshaven look on a man is actually a turn-on for 41 per cent of women. A slightly geeky personality came second, proving that women really do like a guy who knows their stuff when it comes to technology. A hairy chest was voted third, followed by a man who loves to read or cries at a soppy film."" Link to Original Source top
Jasper Winkel (788332) writes "Trouw (Dutch newspaper) reports (google's horrible translation here) that the foremost face of Dutch Christian television, Andries Knevel, signed a document on a show which aired (link leads to Dutch TV content) last tuesday. In this document, Knevel states he 'used to believe in creation in 6 days, he until recently believed in intelligent design, but now revokes these statements and regrets leading his children and his viewers in this way.' The same programme aired footage related to evolution from an episode of David Attenborough's 'the Life of Mammals' which had been censored in 2007 by the same broadcast company (EO). Knevel is a presenter and the former director of this EO, and is an example to many Dutch Christians. Not surprisingly, his statement has caused somecommotion (again, links lead to Dutch TV content). The EO has officially distanced (translation here) itself from Knevel's statements, but is now unwilling itself to make a statement one way or the other, for fear of losing either their orthodox or their more modern members."