Sunday, August 06, 2006

New from the World of Science

1. The Universe may be 2 billion years older than thought ie. Hubble may be out by 15%.
For more go to http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=51395
That makes the universe 15.8 billion years old.
Courtesy World Net News.

2. Organ donation from those that are not brain dead but are ripe for transplant - known as Donation after Cardiac Death. This should open up an ethics minefield. See
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19125633.400-not-braindead-but-ripe-for-transplant.html
Courtesy of New Scientist.

3. Some facts and info about Mental Illnesses. Apparently WHO reckons that there are 450 million people with mental disorders on the planet. I am a bit skeptical of this number considering the growing tendency to expand the classification of Mental disorder.
http://www.newscientist.com/popuparticle.ns?id=in162
Courtesy of New Scientist.
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