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Month – July 2009

An eclipse to remember

google.com, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 Earthlings won’t see another solar eclipse like the one that darkened Asia this week for another 123 years, but that’s soon enough for some. Millions ventured outside to enjoy the six-minute plus blackout, with astronomy experts gathering in Shanghai (which reportedly offered the “best views”), Japanese party planners setting up a […]

A new species of monitor lizard closely related to the Komodo dragon has been discovered by German scientists in Indonesia.

google.com, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 The discovery was made after close examination of the new specimen using morphological characteristics and DNA analysis. Taxonomically classified as Varanus lirungensis, the new species “illustrates the high diversity of monitor lizards in Indonesia,” according to André Koch, who found the lizard. Varanus lirungensis is described in the latest issue of […]

Involuntary Muscle Contractions

google.com, pub-2427795083793513, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 A professor at the University of Mississippi was giving a lecture on ‘Involuntary Muscular Contractions’ to his first year medical students. Realizing this was not the most riveting subject, the professor decided to lighten the mood slightly. He pointed to a young woman in the front row and said, ‘Do you […]

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