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05-20-2009, 01:01 PM
As Will Smith said on MIB... 3 discoverys in just last 48 hours of May 2009, add a new Virus and a little some cleaning to the Hubble at more than 500 Kms. from Earth... Oh boy...

Clue to autism mystery found (http://www.yahoo.com/s/1074291)

http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20090520/hl_time/08599189975600 (http://news.yahoo.com/s/time/20090520/hl_time/08599189975600)
Wed May 20, 6:20 am ET
Among the many mysteries that befuddle autism researchers: why the disorder affects boys four times more often than girls. But in new findings reported online today by the journal Molecular Psychiatry, researchers say they have found a genetic clue that may help explain the disparity.

Ancient Human Ancestor 'Ida' Discovered

http://www.livescience.com/history/090519-fossil-primate.html (http://www.livescience.com/history/090519-fossil-primate.html)

19 May 2009 12:23 pm ET
A discovery of a 47-million-year-old fossil primate that is said to be a human ancestor was announced and unveiled today at a press conference in New York City.
Known as "Ida," the nearly complete transitional fossil (http://www.livescience.com/animals/090211-transitional-fossils.html) is 20 times older than most fossils that provide evidence for human evolution.

It shows characteristics (http://www.livescience.com/php/multimedia/imagedisplay/img_display.php?s=history&c=news&l=on&pic=090518-plos-fossil-ancestor-02.jpg&cap=The+newly+claimed+primate+genus+and+species+Da rwinius+masillae%2C+said+to+be+an+ancestor+of+huma ns.+The+fossil+dates+to+47+million+years+ago.+The+ abdomen+contains+organic+remains+of+food+in+the+di gestive+tract.+The+skeleton+was+split+into+two+par ts+before+scientists+put+it+all+back+together%2C+l eading+to+today%27s+announcement.+Credit%3A+PLoS+O ne%2C+Hurum+et+al.&title=) from the very primitive non-human evolutionary line (prosimians, such as lemurs), but is more related to the human evolutionary line (http://www.livescience.com/health/top10_missinglinks.html) (anthropoids, such as monkeys, apes and humans), said Norwegian paleontologist Jørn Hurum of University of Oslo Natural History Museum. However, she is not really an anthropoid either, he said.
The fossil, called Darwinius masillae and said to be a

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/5352929/Scientists-unlock-secret-of-Komodo-Dragons-deadly-bite.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/5352929/Scientists-unlock-secret-of-Komodo-Dragons-deadly-bite.html)
Scientists unlock secret of Komodo Dragon's deadly bite

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/5352929/Scientists-unlock-secret-of-Komodo-Dragons-deadly-bite.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/5352929/Scientists-unlock-secret-of-Komodo-Dragons-deadly-bite.html)
20 May 2009
The Komodo Dragon, the largest lizard in the world, kills its prey with a combination of deadly venom and dogged determination, scientists have found.

05-20-2009, 01:06 PM
Um, Ok? I don't follow :eyebrow:

05-20-2009, 01:40 PM
TLR--Thanks for posting those. I'm always interested in anything about autism since I have a 10 year old nephew who is severely inflicted with it. It is a very frustrating disease. That 2nd story is also extremely interesting. That kind of stuff amazes me! Just where do we all come from? And to think that her death could of been all because of a broken wrist. What an amazing find!

05-20-2009, 03:17 PM
Um, Ok? I don't follow :eyebrow:

Sorry my English... What I meant is how amazing is in these Days humankind discovers, we found out about things everyday, when invents and that stuff only some Decades ago used to take years and years of work an research... So so?:hilarious:

TB Fan::thumbsup:

05-20-2009, 03:23 PM
Oh Ok, I gotcha now, Yeah, Technology is amazing :thumbsup:

05-20-2009, 04:03 PM
It certainly is exciting to think they can find cures to diseases. Autism afflicts many; like Willie, my nephew has it (although it is a mild case).

05-20-2009, 04:25 PM
Yes it is. I also have a nephew with autism, a pretty bad case.