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Proof of Global Warming

Told ya!

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Zombie Apocalypse, yea or nay?

Yeah, we love zombies, you all know that. So the question we have to most often ask ourselves is Is a Zombie Apocalypse possible, or not?

While we’re sure that the arguments presented (even if done so humorously in both of those Cracked.com articles), are entertaining valid, we are still not swayed either way. Still, that won’t stop us from either watching more zombie films, or for checking for “Walkers” before heading out each morning.

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Go tell it on the mountain!

I know that this announcement is going to come of something of a shock to folks living in the Bible Belt, but, (gasp) it turns that there might have been some inter-species hanky-panky going on between Human and Neanderthal men (and women). That’s right, according to some scientists who are examining the Human and Neanderthal genomes, it appears that there are some interesting, ah, crossovers between the two that were going on so half a billion years or so…

Modern humans, meet the relatives: Neanderthals. It turns out, based on a new fossil analysis out Thursday, that people of European and Asian descent inherited a small amount, an average 1% to 4% of their genes, from the extinct species.

Humans and Neanderthals likely interbred 50,000 to 80,000 years ago in the Near East, concludes the international genetics team’s pair of studies in the new issue of the journal Science. The research was led by German genome researcher Svante Paabo of the Max-Plank Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. The finding splits the difference in a long-running scholarly debate over whether people are solely African in origin, or spring from “multiregional” interbreeding of early human species.

I hear that Larry Flynt is already planning a movie about the subject…

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“A Virus Walks Into a Bar…” and Other Science Jokes — Brian Malow

While this might be a tad esoteric for some of you out there, we were wildly entertained by science comedian Brian Malow jokes. I’m not entirely sure if that says more about all you Allices or about us here at Cuppacafe. Still his take that a virus is “the ultimate David and Goliath” when compared with humans. He then rattles off a series of science-related jokes, ultimately winding up with “Schrodinger’s Cat walks into a bar, and doesn’t.”

for those of you who don’t get the Schrodinger’s Cat reference, we refer you to the following vid (sound required for both):

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The Fun Theory

Yeah, yeah, I know what Walt thinks I mean by this, but, not so much. This time he would be wrong.

”Take the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator and feel better” is something we often hear or read in the Sunday papers. Few people actually follow that advice. Can we get more people to take the stairs over the escalator by making it fun to do? See the results here.

To throw rubbish in the bin instead of onto the floor shouldn’t really be so hard. Many people still fail to do so. Can we get more people to throw rubbish into the bin, rather than onto the ground, by making it fun to do? See the results here.

To learn more about The Fun theory, check out their Website.

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