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Submission + - Top breakthroughs in Science for 2006

GrumpySimon writes: "The journal Science has published a list of the top breakthroughs in science for 2006. First on the list is the proof of Poincaré Conjecture (Wiki explanation). The rest of the list includes the rise of "Palaeo-genomics" allowing the large-scale comparison of human and Neanderthal genes, proof that the great ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting, and the discovery of a amphibian-like fish fossil Tiktaalik roseae ."
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Submission + - Free Will doesn't exist - you're under arrest

pragueexpat writes: Do we have free will? Apparently not, according to an article in the new issue of the Economist. Entitled "Free to choose?", the shocker is this sentence: "The British government, though, is seeking to change the law in order to lock up people with personality disorders that are thought to make them likely to commit crimes, before any crime is committed."
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Submission + - Wii Internet Channel (Trial) Released

BrotherPope writes: As reported in several places around the net, Nintendo and Opera have released a Trial Version of the Wii Internet Channel. I'm pleased to report that the browser is very compatible with complex web pages (in its default display mode, at least).
Wii

Submission + - Wii Internet is live!

An anonymous reader writes: it's up
Nintendo

Submission + - Wii Browser Out in the US!

PWill writes: "The Wii Browser, made by Opera, was just released in the US, at roughly 0230 in the morning EST. Posting this story from it right now. I had to write the URL down, because you can't copy+paste. Quick notes: No tabs, of course, no copy+paste, no history, yes favorites, no address bar (You have to go to the start page to enter a URL) Here is a video of it in Japan. I can assure you that it is released in the US, as well, though."
It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - Woot sells PS3s to buy Wiis

douglips writes: "Irreverent geek-leaning ecommerce site Woot sold 80 PS3 consoles today. The beautiful part is the item description, which is almost entirely dedicated to slamming the PS3 and touting the Wii. "In fact, we love the Wii so much, we want to give a Wii to everybody on our payroll. To fund this Wii-for-the-People program, we're selling this Sony PlayStation 3.""

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