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Submission + - Brazilian UFO group "Instituto Carl Sagan" (scienceblogs.com)

gardyloo writes: As posted on the popular bio-blog Pharyngula (http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/), and the skeptics' blog forgetomori (http://forgetomori.com/2008/ufos/the-carl-sagan-institute-of-ufology/), a group in Brazil has appropriated the name and likeness of Carl Sagan to advance their ideas about UFOs and Jesus. It's doubtful that Ann Druyan will be happy about this.
Math

Submission + - The passing of John Wheeler, black hole shaver.

gardyloo writes: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/14/science/14wheeler.html?_r=1&oref=slogin Abstract from the article: "John A. Wheeler, a visionary physicist and teacher who helped invent the theory of nuclear fission, gave black holes their name and argued about the nature of reality with Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr, died Sunday morning at his home in Hightstown, N.J. He was 96."

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