Sunday, December 31, 2006


50 Things We Know Now (That We Didn’t Know This Time Last Year) 2006 Edition

`2. The part of the brain that regulates reasoning, impulse control and judgment is still under construction during puberty and doesn’t shift into autopilot until about age 25. [..]

6. Cheese consumption in the United States is expected to grow by 50 percent between now and 2013. [..]

8. The U.S. government has paid about $1.5 billion in benefits to thousands of sick nuclear-weapons workers since 2001. [..]

13. Ancient humans from Asia may have entered the Americas following an ocean highway made of dense kelp. [..]

50. Researchers from the University of Manchester managed to induce teeth growth in normal chickens – activating genes that have lain dormant for 80 million years.’

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