Friday, October 06, 2006

Friday Shorts

Iran's supreme leader warns about masturbating during Ramadan
Khameini: Don't masturbate during Ramadan
Iran's supreme leader answers questions on masturbation and other topics on his website
Yaakov Lappin
Published: 10.04.06, 19:55
Deliberate masturbation during the month of Ramadan renders a fast invalid, Iranian Supreme Leader Sayyid Ali Khameini has ruled.
Khameini, who is Iran's most powerful political and religious figure, was asked on his website : "If somebody masturbates during the month of Ramadan but without any discharge, is his fasting invalidated? Read more.

The scientific boundries approaching Star Trek levels.
Scientists teleport two different objects
POSTED: 7:13 a.m. EDT, October 5, 2006
LONDON, England (Reuters) -- Beaming people in "Star Trek" fashion is still in the realms of science fiction, but physicists in Denmark have teleported information from light to matter bringing quantum communication and computing closer to reality.
Until now scientists have teleported similar objects such as light or single atoms over short distances from one spot to another in a split second.
But Professor Eugene Polzik and his team at the Niels Bohr Institute at Copenhagen University in Denmark have made a breakthrough by using both light and matter. Read more.

More medical Marijuana uses discovered.
Marijuana's Key Ingredient Might Fight Alzheimer's
By Charles Q. Choi
Special to LiveScience
posted: 05 October 2006
10:04 am ET
The active ingredient of marijuana could be considerably better at suppressing the abnormal clumping of malformed proteins that is a hallmark of Alzheimer's than any currently approved drugs prescribed for the treatment of the disease. Read more.

Some awesome Elevator illusion pictures.
Going into this elevator would certainly makes one nervous. A sign at the entrance cautions the people that goes in about work in progress. A more detailed look shows that the floor has been painted with an illusion that there is no floor.



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