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Submission + - Our balloons are safe! (bbc.com)

beschra writes: Scientists have discovered a large helium gas field in Tanzania.
With world supplies running out, the find is a "game-changer", say geologists at Durham and Oxford universities.

Using a new exploration approach, researchers found large quantities of helium within the Tanzanian East African Rift Valley.

Comment Possible plot (Score 1) 122

What you [will] see in Tetris is the teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance."

The game is actually a portal that is activated when blocks are placed in a specific complex configuration over, like, 1,000 levels. The world grandmaster Tetris champion unintentionally opens the portal during a competition and our lives are forever transformed.

Or something like that.

Comment Explosive population growth (Score 1) 385

“One of our biggest economic disasters right now is our aging population. If we eliminate retirement, then it buys us a couple of decades to straighten out the economies of the world,” he said.

But if this could be done and is done without a plan in place to keep immortals from having babies, we'll have a much bigger economic, social, political, enviornmental or whatever disaster you can name on our hands.

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