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Shanghai to Chengdu bullet train luxury sleeper
(Netease) Starting on January 11, 2011, bullet trains with sleepers will be put into operation between Shanghai and Chongqing as well as between Shanghai and Chengdu. It is the most advanced soft sleeper cars presently used in China. Every soft sleeper is equipped with independent video system and the luxury soft sleepers even have small meeting rooms. Tickets have been for sale at the Chengdu Railway Station since December 23, 2010. From Chengdu to Shanghai the highest ticket for one advanced soft sleeper costs up to 2330 Yuan (after 30% off), as expensive as the rooms at five-star hotels.
The “Kinsey Collection” refers to the roughly 14,000 films and videos belonging to the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, which has offices on the school’s Bloomington campus in southern Indiana. Biologist Alfred Kinsey, who started the institute in 1947 and died in 1956, and his researchers collected the films as part of his world-famous (and the institute’s ongoing) research into human sexuality.
The Kinsey Collection most historically valuable, consists of the one-reel historic stag films made independently from the 1920s through the 1960s. Liana Zhou, Kinsey’s director of library and archives, knows of no other public collection of stag films like it. Kinsey Institute employees make it emphatically clear that all materials are owned separately from the school and are acquired without tax dollars. Until now, the institute has been very careful to only let scholars and researchers see films privately.
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Need a Job? Losing Your House? Who Says Hoodoo Can’t Help?
Tough Times Boost Sales of Spider Dust, Spells for Good Fortune, Mojo Powders
by Cameron McWhirter
cite: Educational CyberPlayGround
American Book Award Winner DAN CASSIDY wrote:
How the Irish Invented American Slang Word origin AND Etymology of Jazz
How did Hausa words find their way into Ireland and thence to Brooklyn in the early 1880s? How did they get to Canada ? Hoodoo is not related etymologically as a word to voodoo. Most Anglo-American dictionaries derive hoodoo from voodoo. There is no proof of any relation. In meaning, actually, they are quite different.
Irish American Vernacular English Origin of Hoodoo.
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this book is the source. Anyway, enjoy.
A Beginners Guide to Ethnic Politics
1. If an area was ours for 500 years and yours for 50 years, it should belong to us you are merely occupiers.
2. If an area was yours for 500 years and ours for 50 years, it should belong to us borders must not be changed.
3. If an area belonged to us 500 years ago but never since then, it should belong to us it is the Cradle of our Nation.
4. If a majority of our people live there, it must belong to us they must enjoy the right of self-determination.
5. If a minority of our people live there, it must belong to us they must be protected against your oppression.
6. All of the above rules apply to us but not to you.
7. Our dream of greatness is Historical Necessity, yours is Fascism.
Science.gov Debuts Image Search
Site now faster, easier to navigate
Oak Ridge, TN – Science.gov now quickly finds science images, including animal and plant, weather and space, and earth and sun images and more. The information is free and no registration is required. Go to www.science.gov and select the Image Search link under Special Collections.
Initially, three databases are being searched from one search box. More image databases will be added to Science.gov in the coming months. The current federated search includes:
* The National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) Library of Images from the Environment (LIFE), a collection of high-quality photographs, illustrations, and graphics covering a wide range of topics, including images of plants, animals, fungi, microorganisms, habitats, wildlife management, environmental topics, and biological study/fieldwork.
* The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA ) Image eXchange (NIX), a search engine of NASA’s multimedia collections, including images of space flight wind tunnel, solar system, aircraft, and education initiatives.
* The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Photo Library, a collection spanning centuries of time and much of the natural world from the center of the earth to the surface of the sun.
In addition to the image search, Science.gov has:
* undergone a significant software upgrade for quicker performance
* included both the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations in the basic search
* provided an author cluster on the results page
* upgraded the alerts service so you can manage your Science.gov alerts directly from your alerts email and get daily alerts rather than weekly
* added a Science.gov widget for download to your website or customized pages
* and provided more citation download options.
Science.gov is a gateway to more than 42 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to over 2000 scientific websites from 18 organizations within 14 federal science agencies: the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, the Interior, and Transportation; the Environmental Protection Agency, the Government Printing Office, the Library of Congress, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the National Science Foundation. These agencies represent 97 percent of the federal R&D budget.
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Gittin’ Jiggy wid it.
Relative to their body size, monkeys, apes and humans have unusually big brains. It has been suggested that this reflects the complexity of their social lives. This hypothesis is gaining support thanks to ground-breaking research by a University of Liverpool scientist, whose methods have been taken up by primate researchers around the world. These same methods could soon shed light on the story of human evolution.
So how many monkeys would it take before you stopped caring?
That’s not a rhetorical question. We actually know the number.
The Monkeysphere is the group of people who each of us, using our monkeyish brains, are able to conceptualize as people. If the monkey scientists are monkey right, it’s physically impossible for this to be a number much larger than 150.
Putin ordered the transfer of power on Linux (translated)
Plan timeline (translated):
Chart Of The Day
Here are the top thirty Internet properties in the world as measured by comScore:
There are six Chinese sites on the list-Baidu, Tencent, Alibaba, Sina, Sohu and Netease.
The Comscore data significantly understates the size of major Chinese websites.
The interesting thing about this chart is that 75% of these properties are based in the US.
Contrast that with only 17% of the Internet audience (213mm) is in the US and you will see that Internet is one of the primary export industries in the US.
Google’s Doubleclick Ad Planner has more realistic data for Chinese sites, but strangely does not include Google. Chinese Internet firms tend to use iResearch’s iUserTracker.
Comscore and others may be understating the size of the major Chinese Internet firms, but investors are not. As the table below shows, two of the top five global Internet firms by market capitalization are Chinese: Tencent is number 3 and Baidu is number 5. (If Facebook were public it would likely displace one of the Chinese firms in the top 5.)