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Did BP shut down the Prudhoe Bay oil field because of declining oil

BP said that they had to shut down the Prudhoe Bay oil field because of rusty pipes However this interesting article suggests that the rusty pipes may have been an excuse The article says that BP has not been maintaining the site because of declining output as it runs out The question posed is: "What is the minimum level of oil needed to run the site" Maybe it just passed that economic threshold so they turned off the tap [url=http://cryptogoncom/2006_08_06_blogarchiveh

Children arrested and DNA tested for climbing a tree

Welcome to the "brave new world" More on the site [url=http://wwwdailymailcouk/pages/live/articles/news/newshtmlin_article_id=397240&in_page_id=1766&in_page_id=1766&expand=true]Daily mail[/url][quote] To the 12-year-old friends planning to build themselves a den, the cherry tree seemed an inviting source of material But the afternoon adventure turned into a frightening ordeal for Sam Cannon, Amy Higgins and Katy Smith after they climbed into the 20ft tree - [

Australian Air Force

Good Aussie skill A Royal Australian Air Force jet bomber that crash-landed at its south-east Queensland base was being flown by a pilot who had graduated from flight school only a fortnight ago, the RAAF says Air Marshal Geoff Shepherd said the pilot was one of the most junior with the F-111s, having graduated from the basic conversion course two weeks previously He was doing an operational upgrade, and flying with one of the nation's most experienced F-111 navigators "The fac

Top 10 Coolest Designer Gadgets

[quote]Our editors have compiled a list of the “Top 10 Coolest Designer Gadgets” that we’ve come across in recent time — for your enjoyment Which ones are your favorites [url=http://wwwtecheblogcom/indexphp/tech-gadget/top-10-coolest-designer-gadgets]Top 10 Gadgets[/url][/quote] Thes are pretty neat My favorites are the watch and the mini desk

Scientology taking out sites that tell the truth about it

Scientology has been threatening legal action against websites hosting pages that tell the truth about the group Here are some links to a facinating topic that scientology are tryig desperatly to stop people from reading Discussion and mirrors of the original codebotorg site that was shut down http://diggcom/science/Mirror_of_codebotorg_site_that_was_illegally_taken_down Exerts from the codebotorg website that have been discussed http://wwwxs4allnl/~kspaink/fishman/ot3h

The Most Polluted City in the World

[quote]According to CNN, the World Bank recently examined 20 of the most severely polluted cities in the world Sixteen of these cities are located in China, and Linfen City, in Shanxi Province, was cited as the world's most polluted city Apple Daily reported that factories in Linfen continuously release waste gas and sewage The whole city smells and is covered in smoke The trees around the factories are all withered The polluted water is like thick oil, and the polluted rivers have ca

What Frequencies can 'you' hear?

[quote]Most humans are born with the ability to hear frequencies from about 20 Hz low up to 20,000 Hz high but that range shrinks as we get older A guy in England figured that meant kids can hear things adults can't - specifically, very high frequencies He created a device that pulses an annoying tone at about 15,000 Hz with the idea that when the device is used, it will repel kids while being unnoticed by adult Perfect for solving that youth-loitering problem you've been having in

Track Anyone With a Cell Phone

This will be nice for those who want to track their spouse or kids They show you how to track someone using a cheap pre-paid cellphone and a google map You can watch where they go within a hundred meters [url=http://wwwpopscicom/popsci/how20/f88b973910a9a010vgnvcm1000004eecbccdrcrdhtml]Track anyone with a cell phone[/url]

British calculations to determine the perfect butt

Ok, guys, in case you do not trust your own taste and judgement, British scientists have created a mathematical way of determining the perfection of a female butt Here you go: [b]S+C x B+F / T-V[/b] Let's break it down: S = overall shape a ripe peach being just about right C = circularity rounder is better B = bounciness less wobble is preferred F = firmness too much push to that cushion loses points T = skin texture no cellulite, please

Smart Cars: Coming to the U.S.

[quote]Good news for the "smaller is better" crowd: The fuel-efficient Smart Car is finally on its way to our shores Smart-Automobile LLC announced today that its Smart For Two Coupe / Convertible, available in Europe since 1998, is ready to be imported to the United States Much of the delay involved learning how to modify the cars and tooling the proprietary Smart diagnostic system to ensure the cars meet US safety and emissions standards "There has been a great deal of excitement

Colombian musicians turn guns into guitars to make music - as well as a point

It's not long after you enter the world of Cesar Lopez that you realize he doesn't color inside the lines He is a classically-trained musician and composer who studied at Colombia's best conservatory But instead of concert hall performances he chooses to play his music on the streets of Bogota He writes all of his songs on air-sickness bags he collects during his travels "It's appropriate," he says, "because I feel I'm vomiting up what I have inside me" But despite the d

More Chinese Students Heading to U.S.

[quote]BEIJING - Biologist Zhu Heng lived the ordeal that Chinese students dreaded because of US visa restrictions imposed after the Sept 11 terror attacks Zhu was on a fellowship at Yale University when he returned to Beijing for a visit in 2002 He waited in China for a year — away from his fiancee, his fellowship and his lab — while the US government did a background check ordered for visiting researchers in sensitive science fields Zhu lost the fellowship, the fiancee, his cr

Whitney Houston on crack

Sad to see how such a promising person has ended up [url=http://wwwthesuncouk/article/0,,2-2006140354,00html]The Sun[/url] SUPERSTAR Whitney Houston has spiralled into a world of squalor and degradation on deadly crack — as the shocking pictures in today's Sun newspaper reveal It shows the disgusting mess in the singer’s bathroom after a drug binge Drug paraphernalia including a crack-smoking pipe, rolling papers, cocaine-caked spoons and cigarette ends are strewn acros

Cranky Koala Meaner than Stolen Croc

[quote]A cranky koala achieved what an angry croc couldn't - it beat off thieves The bizarre incident began when Rockhampton police in Queensland received a tip-off that someone had a crocodile in their possession "The police came to the zoo, checked out our exhibit and we were down a female freshwater crocodile,'' said Tom Wyatt at Rockhampton City Council The 12 metre crocodile - known simply as "the girl freshie" - was dragged by thieves over a 24 metre fence in the midd

Was Mars destroyed by a comet strike

This is an interesitng article that basically posits that a comet, or parts thereof, struck mars as soon as 20,000 years ago So mars isn't an ancient dead planet, but a recently dead planet The strike was in the area of Hellas see map below Looks like a good read with some interesting facts http://wwwgrahamhancockcom/forum/SpexarthG1php In a new study aerospace engineer Gary R Spexarth re-examines the evidence of the Martian cataclysm The heavily-cratered surface of M
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