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One of the most interesting trends in satellite production in the next few years is likely to be the wide introduction of electric propulsion (EP).

2012-07-14

 satellite electricity propulsion ion space travel
US researchers say that mice may have the ability to learn songs based on the sounds they hear. They found that when male mice were housed together they learned to match the pitch of their songs to each other.

2012-10-11

 social mouse sound communication adaptation music song
Scientists say they have seen features on Asteroid Vesta that look as though they could have been cut by some sort of fluid flow - possibly liquid water.

2012-12-06

 asteroid Vesta water flow
Nick Yarris spent more than two decades on death row in the US after he was wrongly convicted of rape and murder, before a DNA test eventually freed him. Nick Yarris has never had an apology for being imprisoned for crimes he did not commit.
A mob in Pakistan has stormed a police station and beaten to death a Muslim man accused of desecrating the Koran. The victim's body was then set alight, according to witnesses. The unnamed victim had earlier been handed over to the police after burnt pages of the Koran were found in a mosque in Dadu district, 330km (200 miles) north of Karachi, where he had been staying overnight. Hours later a mob went to the police station, seized...

2012-12-22

 Pakistan mob Koran Muslim murder burn religion
An 89-year-old Canadian has made headlines for digging his own grave. Mr Kickham, who owns a construction business, has been digging graves and trenches for more than 60 years.
I collect articles in Readability and Instapaper like pennies - and, like pennies, I do nothing with them.

2012-11-21

 Internet information knowledge wisdom filter known
Experts at the Dutch museum studied 56 photos out of 65 drawings ahead of a press conference unveiling a new book showcasing the sketches. The museum's researchers "were of the opinion that these could not be attributed to Vincent Van Gogh"...

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