Sunday, February 04, 2007

World Statistics updated in real time

World Statistics updated in real time
• Uses your computer's clock, so if you are curious to learn the number of HIV-infected in 2050 then just change your system time to 2050. It will calculate values based on current interesting statistics and demographics data. Do not use for exact calculations.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Hunt for ancient medicine secrets

British scientists are helping uncover the secrets of medicines used by the ancient Egyptians 5,000 years ago.

A University of Manchester team is travelling to Sinai, Egypt, to shed more light on how the Egyptians formed their ideas on medicines.

They will compare modern plant species in the region with those used by tribes, such as the Bedouin, and plant remains found in ancient tombs.