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Entries from October 2007

Fish do sleep (Times).">Fish do sleep (Times).

October 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Researchers have now been able to show not only that the fish sleep, but that they can suffer from sleep deprivation and insomnia.

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Hurwics, 90, shares Nobel price in economy for mechanism design theory (Times).">Hurwics, 90, shares Nobel price in economy for mechanism design theory (Times).

October 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Mechanism design theory looks at the paradoxes that result when economic actors withhold information about their preferences. When one person wishes to buy a unique item, and another is happy to sell it, they both may have an incentive to lie about the true price they would be happy to trade at. As a result, […]

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Britain to claim more than 1m sq km of Antarctica (Guardian).">Britain to claim more than 1m sq km of Antarctica (Guardian).

October 18th, 2007 · No Comments

The claim would be in defiance of the spirit of the 1959 Antarctic treaty, to which the UK is a signatory. It specifically states that no new claims shall be asserted on the continent. The treaty was drawn up to prevent territorial disputes. … The Antarctic submission reflects the UK’s efforts to secure resources for […]

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The new Taliban (Observer).">The new Taliban (Observer).

October 15th, 2007 · No Comments

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Avantgardeproject.org —- 20th-century classical-experimental-electroacoustic music.

October 15th, 2007 · No Comments

The Avant Garde Project is a series of recordings of 20th-century classical-experimental-electroacoustic music digitized from LPs whose music has in most cases never been released on CD, and so is effectively inaccessible to the vast majority of music listeners today. The analog rig used to extract the sound from the grooves is near state-of-the-art, producing […]

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