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1) Message boards : Politics : MH370 Missing (Message 1708637)
Posted 13 hours ago by Profile LynnProject donor
More Debris?

New evidence in MH370 search as Reunion island officials ignore Malaysia’s pleas for help

THE Reunion resident who found the “plane door” — which turned out to be a ladder — last Sunday has now discovered a plastic component appearing to resemble a plane part on a beach on the island’s capital St Denis.


New clue ... A police officer holds a piece of plastic that could be a plane window, found on the sea front of Saint-Denis, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. Picture: AFP Source: AFP

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/new-evidence-in-mh370-search-as-reunion-island-officials-ignore-malaysias-pleas-for-help/story-fnizu68q-1227468553512
2) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases #3 (Message 1708622)
Posted 13 hours ago by Profile LynnProject donor
Let's hope WHO is right.

WHO: West Africa Ebola Epidemic Could Be Over by Year End

GENEVA—

A senior official of the World Health Organization says halting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa by the end of this year is a realistic and appropriate goal.

In the past four weeks, the World Health Organization reports cases of Ebola have dropped from 35 a week to two this week, one each in Sierra Leone and Guinea. But it cautions these numbers are likely to increase, as flare-ups of the disease are not uncommon.

http://www.voanews.com/content/who-ebola-risks-remain-despite-drop-in-cases/2900658.html
3) Message boards : SETI@home Science : New Seti initiative (Message 1708619)
Posted 13 hours ago by Profile LynnProject donor
Will SETI's unprecedented new program finally find E.T.?

Stephen Hawking, Frank Drake and dozens of journalists gathered at the Royal Society in London last week to hear astronomers announce a ground-breaking new project to search for intelligent extraterrestrial life called "Breakthrough Listen." They will be using two of the world's largest radio telescopes (Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia and the Parkes Radio Telescope in Australia) to listen for radio messages from intelligent alien species. Scientists have chosen to target the nearest million stars as well as the nearest 100 galaxies. This project will also monitor the Galactic plane for months at a time. This unprecedented effort is a collaboration between UC Berkeley and the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, and employs an international team of astronomers and data scientists, including Frank Drake – the father of SETI (Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence).

It is perhaps fitting that this new program will make use of the Green Bank Telescope (GBT), since Green Bank, West Virginia was the site of the first modern SETI experiment, called "Project Ozma." In 1960, Frank Drake pointed the Tatel telescope at two nearby stars to search for the telltale signs of intelligent life; radio signals near 1.420 GHz. He listened on-and-off for four months, collecting 150 hours of data. He heard nothing.

http://phys.org/news/2015-08-seti-unprecedented.html
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person to Post Here Wins #242, Things Happen When You Least Expect It :-) (Message 1708614)
Posted 14 hours ago by Profile LynnProject donor
Thanks Julie. :-)
Thanks TL and Celt. :-)
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person to Post Here Wins #242, Things Happen When You Least Expect It :-) (Message 1708392)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile LynnProject donor
Goodnight everyone. :-)
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Whiskey's Mini-City News V (Message 1708270)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile LynnProject donor
Thank you for the stats Michael. :-)
7) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1708268)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile LynnProject donor
Congratulations Mike!!

Woo Hoo!!

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8) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases #3 (Message 1708159)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile LynnProject donor
Ebola virus surfaces again in Sierra Leone



FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE—Two new cases of Ebola surfaced in Sierra Leone’s Tonkolili district after a man died last week in the area where the deadly virus had been gone for months, an official said.

The victim contracted the disease in the capital and then travelled to his home village to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. He was treated for a fever at the local hospital but authorities did not call the Ebola emergency number.

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2015/08/03/ebola-virus-surfaces-again-in-sierra-leone.html
9) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases #3 (Message 1708156)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile LynnProject donor
A new Ebola vaccine shows promise. But there's good reason for caution.

Exactly a year ago, West Africa was battling the most devastating Ebola outbreak in human history.

Now, after nearly 30,000 cases and 12,000 deaths, there's finally some good news: researchers think they might have a vaccine that can protect people from the deadly virus.

http://www.vox.com/2015/8/3/9090061/ebola-vaccine
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person to Post Here Wins #242, Things Happen When You Least Expect It :-) (Message 1708123)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile LynnProject donor
Thanks Nick. :)
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1707910)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile LynnProject donor
You're a braver man than I, Vic. I would NEVER think about opening up a TV. Good luck with the repairs; I'm glad you were able to get it to replace your old one. :-)


TL

Thanks TL, it's really just a huge ass monitor with a tuner attached, no crts involved, just a pile of phillips screws in 2 sizes, all loosened by hand.

@ Lynn Thanks.


277.5 miles or so, Vic your brave. :)
12) Message boards : Politics : Animal hunt for entertainment (Message 1707906)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile LynnProject donor
It is not just Americans. There are British who pay tens of thousands of pounds to kill the magnificent wildlife on this continent. Perhaps too much wealth is concentrated in the wrong hands in the west? They say this money helps conservation but even where this is a technical truth, much less than 3 percent of their money does what they say it does.

I work hard and I save my earnings. I too do this so that I can support conservation projects during my holiday. But I do it in places like this http://www.gamerangersinternational.org/ourprojects/elephant-orphanage-project where I pay to be a volunteer.

Maybe the world's trophy hunters will look at the Empire State building and feel shame now. I hope so. How can anyone not be inspired by the sight of such a magnificent creature roaming as wild and as free as our fences and borders allow? How can they look and even imagine such a head mounted on their walls? :(


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13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1707894)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile LynnProject donor
So very happy you got a TV, Vic. :-)
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person to Post Here Wins #242, Things Happen When You Least Expect It :-) (Message 1707889)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile LynnProject donor
Thanks Again, Carlos :-)
Low number like mabey 11? No not that low.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person to Post Here Wins #242, Things Happen When You Least Expect It :-) (Message 1707876)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile LynnProject donor
Thanks Vic :-)
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person to Post Here Wins #242, Things Happen When You Least Expect It :-) (Message 1707868)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile LynnProject donor
Thanks again, Mike. :-)
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : She never promised you a Rose Garden (Message 1707858)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile LynnProject donor
R.I.P.
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person to Post Here Wins #242, Things Happen When You Least Expect It :-) (Message 1707857)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile LynnProject donor
Congrats Lynn!!
Low number?
Did I win? :-)


Thanks, but not yet. :-)
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person to Post Here Wins #241 : The end is here (Message 1707851)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile LynnProject donor
Mods can you please lock this thread. New One started.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person to Post Here Wins #242, Things Happen When You Least Expect It :-) (Message 1707850)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile LynnProject donor
Low number picked this time around.

The Last Person To Post Here Wins Thread, general rules:

1. Winner of the last thread starts the new one with a post of these rules.
2. Chooses a future event which triggers the winner, e.g. post number, date-time, and records it privately somehow (yellow sticky, etc.)
3. Everyone has fun posting until the target event is reached.
4. When the target is reached, old winner posts declaration of new winner and also PMs them.
5. Shortly after this a Mod will lock the recently won thread.
6. No double posts. Violator buys a round for the house in Rocky's Pub.


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