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Submission + - Engravings of Female Genitalia May Be World's Oldest Cave Art (sciencemag.org) 1

sciencehabit writes: Since their discovery in 1994, the spectacular paintings of lions, rhinos, and other animals in southern France's Chauvet Cave have stood out as the oldest known cave art, clocking in at about 37,000 years old. Now a team working at another site in the south of France claims to have discovered what appear to be engravings of female genitalia that are as old as or older than Chauvet, possibly making them the world's most ancient cave art.

Submission + - Al Gore, 24 Hours of Reality - Faked?!?! (wattsupwiththat.com)

sanzibar writes: This is one climate finding that all should agree on.

In his "Climate 101" video, Al Gore decided he would put to rest once and for all the theory that cO2 causes warming. It was a simple experiment — one glass with cO2, the other without, record the temperatures. To no ones surprise, the glass with cO2 increased in temperature. The controversy? It was fabricated. Hit the link for the full scoop from Slashdot Reader — Anthony Watts.

"I should make it clear that I’m not doubting that CO2 has a positive radiative heating effect in our atmosphere, due to LWIR re-radiation, that is well established by science. What I am saying is that Mr. Gore’s Climate Reality Project did a poor job of demonstrating an experiment, so poor in fact that they had to fabricate portions of the presentation, and that the experiment itself (if they actually did it, we can’t tell) would show a completely different physical mechanism than what actually occurs in our atmosphere. If Mr. Gore wants to convince the world, he’d do far better at emulating the Mythbusters TV show; show all the materials, steps, measurement, and results like they do." — Anthony Watts

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