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If the Democrats head for self-destruction
More and more pundits are predicting that the hotly contested Democrat contest will require super delegate or party honcho selection of the candidate and that a resulting refusal to vote for a person they didn't support will result in a significant number of Democrats protest-voting for McCain! Before any sane Democrat commits such folly I would like him or her to consider voting for a man who has as much or more to offer America than either Clinton or Obama, Ralph Nader. In a situation where the Democrat cannot possibly win anyway why not strike a blow in favor of that much-needed third party and an under-appreciated public servant whose ideas are right on target. Or, disappointed Democrats, swallow your disappointment and vote for Clinton or Obama. It could be so much worse!
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The team caught a glimpse of a process that takes 18,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 years.
- In Italy, a team of scientists is using a highly sophisticated detector to hunt for dark matter.
- The team observed an ultra-rare particle interaction that reveals the half-life of a xenon-124 atom to be 18 sextillion years.
- The half-life of a process is how long it takes for half of the radioactive nuclei present in a sample to decay.
A new study looks at what would happen to human language on a long journey to other star systems.
- A new study proposes that language could change dramatically on long space voyages.
- Spacefaring people might lose the ability to understand the people of Earth.
- This scenario is of particular concern for potential "generation ships".
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