After six months of fighting, the rebel forces finally invaded the Libyan capital of Tripoli. However, there is still unrest in the capital with reports of gunfights on the streets, though many feel that the pro-Gaddafi forces will lose morale if Gaddafi himself is captured. Intelligence services remain adamant that he has not left the country, leaving just 679,362 square miles to search. The British government has turned to the scientific community for help.
Dr George Marsh, an ecologist from the University of Kent, was the first to accept the call. His plan is known, officially, as “Quantative Understanding And Description of Rarely Apprehended Tyrants” (QUADRAT). The QUADRAT system works by sampling a small area and then scaling these observations up for the entire country.
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Dr Rose Cypris is a psychologist from the University of Rome who, until a month ago, was virtually unknown in the world of science. That all changed with the publishing of her paper “Social Interactions Most Successful among Scientists” (Nature, Volume 476). The paper details the results of an extensive study which documented the carnal relations of thousands of professionals. The empirical and unbiased data clearly shows that those who partner with scientists report the highest feelings of satisfaction.
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The discontent at the lack of knowledge about the Higgs Boson particle has finally reached breaking point this week, igniting riots across England.
The so-called “God” particle, originally predicted in 1964, is thought to be responsible for providing the mass of all other particles, but as yet, the amount of direct evidence for the elusive species is minimal. It is currently being researched in CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) by smashing protons together.
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