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Wormholes -Gateways to Other Worlds

Contact_the_filmThe best description of wormholes in science fiction was the movie Contact, based on a novel by Carl Sagan. While Sagan was writing the novel, he consulted an expert in General Relativity, Kip Thorne, at Caltech, to make sure that the way wormholes were treated in Contact was actually as close to being scientifically correct as possible. Ellie, played by Jodie Foster, travels through a series of wormholes to a place near the center of the Milky Way galaxy, where the crew meets the senders of a message to Earth guised as persons significant in the lives of the travelers.

Now, new studies from French and German physicists suggest that some unexplained objects in the universe might actually be "wormholes" -portals to other universes.

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Bill Maher Skewers Bush -Daily Comedy Classic

Billmaher_2As Bill points out: "Only a delusional person could watch Alberto Gonzales before Congress last week do everything but say 'no hablo ingles' and rip up a picture of the Pope and conclude that it increased his confidence in the man. That's called disassociation from reality." Enjoy Maher as he lampoons Bush, Gonzales, the Iraq nightmare, and the 25% of Americans who believe the Second Coming will occur in '07, an exact match with Bush's approval rating. Coincidence? Ha! Please forward on. Posted by Jason McManus.

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The Ultimate "Hollywood" Workout -Scientists Finally Discover a Pill That “Exercises” For You!!

Gloomydiet24oct04US scientists have made an astounding new discovery which will surely make many dreams come true. A new " exercise pill" has been developed which will cause the body to burn at least 2X as much fat as normal by switching on a particular gene, without an physical effort.

Researchers who have tested it in mice say that it prevents the mice from putting on weight, even if they consume high amounts of fat. This pill is much different than existing drugs for obesity, which only work by reducing appetite or by attempting to prevent the absorption of fat.  The drug causes the body to burn fat as if it were exercising, even when inactive. This causes more calories to be burned than consumed, which leads to weight loss.

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Top 50 Movie Endings

Strangelove1964_373x282Filmcritic.com has crafted descriptions of the top fifty all-time great movie endings. You'll love this...here's how they described number 50, The Blair Witch Project- "The movie isn't particularly scary... at least until the last two minutes, which take the tension level from 10 to 100 at an exponential pace. The final seconds -- wherein a member of the cast is spotted, back turned and facing a corner, as an unseen spirit does away with the remaining member of the crew, who's been filming all of this in a panic-stricken run through an abandoned house -- rank as some of the most terrifying moments ever put to film. It gives me chills just to write about it."

A great read, from number fifty through Casablanca, number five, to number one, Dr Strangelove, as Slim Pickens rides the nuclear bomb down, the leaders of the free world wait for the end of the world while having a demented argument about how to survive the impending nuclear winter. Posted by Casey Kazan.

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Taylor Mali -"What Teachers Make"

Taylor_mali_2Remember those great high school teachers you had (and the lousy ones too)? Slam poet and high school teacher, Taylor Mali performs "What Teachers Make." Mali has appeared in the documentaries SlamNation and Slam Planet, and on HBO's Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry. Mali won the Jury Prize for Best Solo Performance at the 2001 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival for his one-man show "Teacher! Teacher!" Totally cool and important. Posted by Casey Kazan.

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Evolution of Video Games

Super_marioIn the same way that each new generation of Intel chips defined our desktop software, video game series often outlive the consoles, and this has meant that developers have had the opportunity to rebuild their games and characters over and over again on new and increasingly powerful.

A team at Playstation Universe has created a selection of montages to illustrate this ‘evolution’ of gaming from

Finalfantasy_smallRachet & Clark, Project Gotham, Super Mario, Halo, Gran Turismo, Devil May Cry, Grand Theft Auto, and Final Fantasy to Tekken. Posted by Jason McManus.

Best of "The Daily Galaxy" -Week of April 21-27

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