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Comment Re:Translation:Cycles. (Score 1) 435

It must be an instinct because an animal has to do these things before its first winter. A squirrel without its food supply (or fat, if it hibernates) will simply die.

Nowadays apes do watch T.V/computers and go crazy. Huge pet chimpanzee shot dead after mauling woman http://www.pantagraph.com/articles/2009/02/17/news/doc499a33764b43a165075661.txt

Space

Submission + - Parts of the galactic halo rotate "backwards&# (space.com)

xPsi writes: "Using data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, researchers have recently discovered that the galactic halo has two distinct components which rotate in opposite directions. From the article 'The main galactic disk, home to our sun, rotates at an average speed of 500,000 mph. Surrounding the disk is what's now called the inner halo. It orbits in the same direction at about 50,000 mph. The outer halo, a sparsely populated region, spins in the opposite direction at roughly 100,000 mph.' This discovery provides some insight into how galaxies, ours in particular, are formed."
Portables (Apple)

Submission + - New Meebo webapp for iPhone

anoopdotk writes: Meebo announcing- "Today, we're happy to report that we've taken the "pre-Alpha" tag off ... meebo is ready and available (and hopefully, much improved) on the iPhone. Just like normal meebo, there's no download required; you get chat history for all your buddies and their buddy icons, and your IM accounts are all in one place"

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