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Friday, March 19, 2004

From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php
Public Release: 19-Mar-2004
Quarterly Review of Biology
Evolution's twist
When our human ancestors started eating meat, evolution served up a healthy bonus – the development of genes that offset high cholesterol and chronic diseases associated with a meat-rich diet, according to a new USC study. Those ancestors also started living longer than ever before – an unexpected evolutionary twist. The research by two USC professors appears in the Quarterly Review of Biology.

Public Release: 19-Mar-2004
Scientists calculate how high heels can go
As Sex and the City's Carrie finally wanders off the UK's television screens, physicists at the Institute of Physics (London, UK) have devised a formula that high-heel fans can use to work out just how high they can go. Based on your shoe size, the formula tells you the maximum height of heel you can wear without toppling over or suffering agonies. It's h = Q.(12+3s /8)
From the UK edition of Google News:
Scientists' anti-cancer recipes
BBC News - 10 hours ago
A special website carrying anti-cancer recipes has been created by scientists at a Scottish university in a bid to cut cancer risks among teenagers.
Cancer-fighting food in database The Scotsman
How chocolate can ward off cancer The Herald
Glasgow Daily Record - and 5 related
From the India edition of Google News:
India News > BJP ban call on Nehru's book slammed
New Kerala - 4 hours ago
A call from a member of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to ban former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru's celebrated classic "Discovery of India" has sparked widespread outrage.
India News: BJP ban call on Nehru's book slammed Kerala next
Indian poll row over Nehru book BBC News
Times of India - NDTV.com - and 7 related

A bit of explanation from the BBC story: "Leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state of Maharashtra say the history book demeans the 17th century warrior Shivaji.

"Many observers believe the row is based more on current politics than history."

The BJP is a Hindu nationalist party dedicated to disproving the myth that polytheists are more tolerant than monotheists.
In the newsgroup soc.history.what-if, discussion
of J. N. Stroyer's _The Children's War_
The premise (Hitler victorious) is one of the standards; but according to Jack Linthicum, a secret Jew is in line to become Fuhrer.

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