February 19, 2009 archive

Wednesday Morning Science Supplement

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Took a long time to do There’s More Fun With Numbers.

From Yahoo News Science

1 Cache of Ice Age fossils found in Los Angeles

By ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer

Wed Feb 18, 8:00 pm ET

LOS ANGELES – Scientists are studying a huge cache of Ice Age fossil deposits recovered near the famous La Brea Tar Pits in the heart of the nation’s second-largest city.

Among the finds is a near-intact mammoth skeleton, a skull of an American lion and bones of saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, bison, horses, ground sloths and other mammals.

Researchers discovered 16 fossil deposits under an old parking lot next to the tar pits in 2006 and began sifting through them last summer. The mammoth remains, including 10-foot-long tusks, were in an ancient riverbed near the fossil cache.

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Record slump in Japan: a sign of deepening global recession

Original article, by Peter Symonds, via World Socialist Web Site:

A dramatic slump in the Japanese economy in late 2008 is another ominous sign that the global economic crisis is continuing to snowball, with no end in sight. Economic data released on Monday revealed that the world’s second largest economy contracted at an annualised rate of 12.7 percent for the final quarter of 2008-the third straight quarterly fall and the steepest decline since 1974. Deutsche Bank in Tokyo bluntly predicted a “severe depression” in Japan, lasting at least until late 2010.

Pony Party: Les Chanteuses

Pony Party is an Open Thread.  Please do not rec the party!

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