Site Columns By Michelle
October 29, 2004 - 4:41 PM

Hello World!

In science news this week:

There was a lunar eclipse, the last one till 2007, the night the Red Sox won the World Series. (Side note: WHOOOOOYEAH!) We watched it from the parking lot in front of our development with some of our neighbors, running in and out of the house to check the scores. At totality the moon looks reddish-orange and shriveled.

Scientists discovered the bones of a dwarf species of human. They apparently flourished on Flores, along with giant lizards and pygmy elephants, since the Indonesian island was cut off from the evolution taking place elsewhere. The skeleton was found near stone tools and animal remains. It's being called Flores Man, but much of the scientific community has already begun calling it "Hobbit."

And British researchers announced that tea drinking can improve memory and possibly stave off Alzheimer's disease. This is great news for me, as I love tea, though green tea apparently rated higher than black tea which means I should perhaps switch from English Breakfast, and perhaps Captain Picard should trade in his Earl Grey before he develops Irumodic Syndrome.

Trek BBS Today

Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:

-"Home" and the Red Sox!

-Why are there canonical errors in 'A Time To Hate'?

-Why did TNG get rid of skirts on male crewmembers?

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Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items from October 2002:

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Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:

What are you doing for Halloween?
Staying home and avoiding the commercialism 32.1% - (313 Votes)
Is 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' on? 14.4% - (141 Votes)
Going to a party or a bar 14.1% - (138 Votes)
Eating chocolate however I can get it 13% - (127 Votes)
Dressing up as a Star Trek character 8.4% - (82 Votes)
Going trick or treating, with or without kids 8.1% - (79 Votes)
Everything depends on the World Series schedule 5.6% - (55 Votes)
Celebrating Samhain 3.9% - (38 Votes)

Total Votes: 973

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