October 30, 2006
October 26, 2006
October 25, 2006
"With street bands, entertainment, film, performance and speakers - come and be part of the greatest climate chaos event of the year."
October 24, 2006
October 19, 2006
The complete work of Charles Darwin: "This site currently contains more than 50,000 searchable text pages and 40,000 images of both publications and handwritten manuscripts... More than 150 ancillary texts are also included, ranging from secondary reference works to contemporary reviews, obituaries, published descriptions of Darwin's Beagle specimens and important related works for understanding Darwin's context."
October 18, 2006
- Science types say so and everything!
- Approximately 40% of the nation's fluid intake today will be tea
- Tea without milk has no calories. Using semi-skimmed milk adds around 13 calories per cup, but you also benefit from valuable minerals and calcium
- Tea with milk provides 16% of daily calcium requirement in 4 cups
- Tea contains some zinc and folic acid
- Tea with milk contains Vitamin B6, Riboflavin B2 and Thiamin B1
- Tea is a source of the minerals manganese, essential for bone growth and body development, and potassium, vital for maintaining body fluid levels
- The average cup of tea contains less than half the level of caffeine than coffee. One cup contains only 50mg per 190ml cup
- Tea is a natural source of fluoride and drinking four cups makes a significant contribution to your daily intake
- Only 11% of UK water supply has fluoride added
- Green and black teas are from the same plant, Camelia sinensis, and contain similar amounts of antioxidants and caffeine
October 09, 2006
"For the first time, the movement of conversion to Buddhism among the poorest and most oppressed people in India is moving out from its heartland in Maharashtra to include people across the country. In many ceremonies across India, tens, and in some cases hundreds of thousands of people will become Buddhists over the next few weeks. This started in Nagpur on Monday in ceremonies that included 1-2 million people (most already Buddhists and some new converts). The movement is now expanding dramatically to include other communities in Maharashtra, notably the Matungs – a second group of ex-‘untouchables’ – and the ‘criminal and nomadic tribes’."
October 06, 2006
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The first day we climbed it was pretty windy and there was lots of the plume where we sat. The wind died down the second day and we got a pretty good view of the South East crater erupting.
Here you can see and hear strombolian activity at the crater, with bits of rock being flung high in the air.
Apparently this shows a vent opening.
all this was pretty cool, but I also caught a bit of the Italian Deal or no deal!! I was almost late for dinner while trying to tell the lady on the telly to take the 25000 euros. She didn't listen to me. There was a lot more singing than with Noel and the bit I didn't like so much, the host goes over to the box and has a sneaky peek at the number before we get to see what's inside. Wrong!
|I Failed the US Citizenship Test|
Oops, I only got 2 out of 10 right!