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Go to: Holy (roasted?) cow! My oven believes in God

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On "Sabbath Mode" if you try and put a leg of pork or a gammon joint in it, does it refuse to cook it or does the oven door automatically come open and it gets pushed out onto the kitchen floor?

Mon, 19 Mar 2012 11:17:24 UTC | #928585

Go to: Happy Darwin Day!

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Some useless trivia for you. Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were born on the same day. Darwin was a great uncle of the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Mon, 13 Feb 2012 07:06:49 UTC | #917106

Go to: Italian sparrow joins family as a new species

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Italian Sparrow? Spugghi?

Fri, 10 Feb 2012 13:23:49 UTC | #916190

Go to: 'Supergiant' crustacean found in deepest ocean

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Comment 12 by Richard Dawkins :

Amphipods (Gammarus and its relatives) and Isopods (woodlice and their relatives) are the twin great groups of small crustaceans. Isopods are mostly flattened dorsoventrally (the same direction as skates and rays). Amphipods are similar but flattened laterally (the same direction as ordinary fish like herrings). I have been fascinated by giant isopods, which look like huge marine woodlice. One might almost have predicted that the deep seas would also yield giant amphipods. So it is very exciting to read of this discovery from the Kermadec trench. Yet another example of the semi-predictable beauties of evolution. Forgive me for remarking that there are better ways of looking at newly discovered animals than gastronomic jokes.


I often think that those giant isopods give us a tantalizing glimpse to how trilobites must have appeared in real life .

Tue, 07 Feb 2012 13:14:36 UTC | #915266

Go to: UPDATED: Muslims Declare Jihad on Dogs in Europe

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Comment 19 by Richard Dawkins : "They've already hounded Ayaan Hirsi Ali out of Holland " Richard, was that pun intended?

Thu, 02 Feb 2012 13:20:05 UTC | #913806

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