This is very interesting - I just finished reading The Link by Colin Tudge, et al (You can get it here. I definitely recommend reading it if you are even vaguely interested in paleontology). In it, they discuss Ida, a specimen found in Germany's Messel pit, which is believed to be closely related to the first common ancestor between anthropoids (Old & New World apes, hominids) and other simians (lemurs, tarsiers, etc). If the claim made in the article is true, the discovered species would be contemporary with our ancestor living after Ida but before hominids separated from apes. A really great find! I wonder what a comparison between Ida and this new species will reveal. Mind you, that may never happen, since Ida is a very complete fossil and all they found here were teeth and fragments.
Shut up, meatbag! Bender's the best one of the bunch!
Babylon 5 was great on many levels, but I enjoyed the most for its well-thought-out story and as an example of true science fiction. It contained many elements that were based much more in fact than in fantasy, something that was rare for its time, and even more rare today. What research and/or advisers did you have to go on when writing/producing for the show? What do you foresee for the future of science fiction television (or streaming or online) content in terms of using real-world science?
And thank you again for Babylon 5.
Actually, it seems it was a DDoS, as admitted by the people claiming responsibility:
we used a 7kbotnet running hoic 100 threads each. 80servers in botnet and a 16gbps booter
(From the update link in the summary: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/01/31/amazoncom-website-offline/?test=latestnews)
Dr. Horner, you have inspired me to engage in the sciences ever since I was a little kid. Although I didn't go into the field of paleontology, I did study computer science and became a software developer for an education company. In my field, we are always trying to find ways to engage kids in the STEM fields to help develop the next generation of engineers, programmers, biologists, and even paleontologists. In your opinion, how do you see the future of your field within the next generation of scientists, and what steps should we take to help kids become more interested in the sciences?
Would Santorum count as an answer to both?
God dammit, Towelie, you're the worst character ever.
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I chose to be digested over 1000 years. That's what I never quite understood about the Sarlac (sp?) in Star Wars: how would it ever take 1000 years to do anything biological? Wouldn't my body decompose naturally long before even one century passed? How slow must an organism's metabolism be to take that long to digest food?
Sounds like I either get to live for close to 1000 years, or my remains last for 1000 years (which is much much longer than normal on this planet - kind of like leaving a monument).