3.31.2009

Three Spooky UFO Videos

All from 2008!

Rise of sea levels is 'the greatest lie ever told'

The uncompromising verdict of Dr Mörner is that all this talk about the sea rising is nothing but a colossal scare story, writes Christopher Booker.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/5067351/Rise-of-sea-levels-is-the-greatest-lie-ever-told.html

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For 'Shocking Facts About Sea Level Rise' go here...

If one thing more than any other is used to justify proposals that the world must spend tens of trillions of dollars on combating global warming, it is the belief that we face a disastrous rise in sea levels. The Antarctic and Greenland ice caps will melt, we are told, warming oceans will expand, and the result will be catastrophe.

Although the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) only predicts a sea level rise of 59cm (17 inches) by 2100, Al Gore in his Oscar-winning film An Inconvenient Truth went much further, talking of 20 feet, and showing computer graphics of cities such as Shanghai and San Francisco half under water. We all know the graphic showing central London in similar plight. As for tiny island nations such as the Maldives and Tuvalu, as Prince Charles likes to tell us and the Archbishop of Canterbury was again parroting last week, they are due to vanish.

But if there is one scientist who knows more about sea levels than anyone else in the world it is the Swedish geologist and physicist Nils-Axel Mörner, formerly chairman of the INQUA International Commission on Sea Level Change. And the uncompromising verdict of Dr Mörner, who for 35 years has been using every known scientific method to study sea levels all over the globe, is that all this talk about the sea rising is nothing but a colossal scare story.

Despite fluctuations down as well as up, "the sea is not rising," he says. "It hasn't risen in 50 years." If there is any rise this century it will "not be more than 10cm (four inches), with an uncertainty of plus or minus 10cm". And quite apart from examining the hard evidence, he says, the elementary laws of physics (latent heat needed to melt ice) tell us that the apocalypse conjured up by Al Gore and Co could not possibly come about.

The reason why Dr Mörner, formerly a Stockholm professor, is so certain that these claims about sea level rise are 100 per cent wrong is that they are all based on computer model predictions, whereas his findings are based on "going into the field to observe what is actually happening in the real world".

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$700 Billion Is Nothing

$700 Billion Is Nothing, not like we're stuck with the bill =)

World's largest laser now ready for use

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iNnHeARUM0Vyfsoy1YdJfLjJF0ggD978KR9O0

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WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a decade of work and $3.5 billion, engineers have completed the world's most powerful laser, capable of simulating the energy force of a hydrogen bomb and the sun itself.

The Energy Department will announce Tuesday that it has officially certified the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, clearing the way for a series of experiments over the next year. Scientists hope the experiments eventually will mimic the heat and pressure found at the center of the sun.

The facility, the size of a football field, consists of 192 separate laser beams, each traveling 1,000 feet in a one-thousandth of a second to converge simultaneously on a target the size of a pencil eraser.

While the NIF laser is expected to be used for a wide range of high-energy and high-density physics experiments, its primary purpose is to help government physicists ensure the reliability of the nation's nuclear weapons as they become older.

The laser "will be a cornerstone" of the weapons stewardship program "ensuring the continuing reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile without underground nuclear testing," Thomas D'Agostino, head of the National Nuclear Security Administration, said in an interview Monday.

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And who is making this laser???

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Laser misuse???


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Soldiers Blinded, Hospitalized by Laser 'Friendly Fire'

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Could a Massive “False-Flag” Cyberattack Be On The Horizon?

Michael S. Swenson - Underground Brooklyn - Monday, March 30, 2009
http://www.prisonplanet.com/could-a-massive-false-flag-cyberattack-be-on-the-horizon.html


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In what has become a bit of a disturbing trend this week, yet another computer infiltration article was posted today on CNN.com.

According to the article, “nearly 1,300 computers in more than 100 countries have been attacked and have become part of an computer espionage network apparently based in China, security experts alleged in two reports Sunday.”

The mysterious network, dubbed “Ghostnet” by researchers, has many dubious capabilities, including the ability to see everything in a network, as well as “hear the people using it”, according to the article. “GhostNet is capable of taking full control of infected computers, including searching and downloading specific files, and covertly operating attached devices, including microphones and web cameras,” the report says.”

Since the attacks on September 11th, 2001, which many have called a “false-flag operation”, meaning elements within the Federal Government carried out the attacks while blaming it on its enemies, there has yet to be a massive Internet attack which would, no doubt, cripple the global infrastructure, especially in these unstable times. But could one be in the works in order to usher in complete worldwide government control of the Internet?

In an article posted earlier this week by the Associated Press, a fast-moving Internet worm, known as the Conficker Worm, has deviously ravaged the PC’s of more than 3 million users worldwide. The worm is reportedly “set to spring to life in a new way on Wednesday — April Fools’ Day….That’s when many of the poisoned machines will get more aggressive about “phoning home” to the worm’s creators over the Internet. When that happens, the bad guys behind the worm will be able to trigger the program to send spam, spread more infections, clog networks with traffic, or try and bring down Web sites.”

Big Brother: what's on your PC?

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Nicolas Sarkozy’s threat to walk out of global summit

Anglo-Saxon gibe strains relations with Obama.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/G20/article6005810.ece

Nicolas Sarkozy

President Sarkozy yesterday threatened to wreck the London summit if France’s demands for tougher financial regulation are not met.

France will not accept a G20 that produces a “false success with language that sounds good but contains no commitments”, his advisers said.

Asked if this meant a possible walk-out, Xavier Musca, Mr Sarkozy’s deputy chief of staff for economic affairs, said: “A basic rule with nuclear deterrence is that you do not say at what point you will use the weapon.”

The French threat dramatically raised the temperature hours before President Obama arrives in London today. If carried through, it would ruin a summit for which Mr Brown and Mr Obama have high ambitions, believing it vital to international recovery.

Mr Sarkozy, who blames the “Anglo-Saxons” for causing the economic crisis, told his ministers last week that he would leave Mr Brown’s summit “if it does not work out”.

A deal to tighten regulation will be one of the key features of the G20 accord but France wants a global financial regulator, an idea fiercely opposed by the United States and Britain. Mr Brown has described the notion as ridiculous.

Germany and other nations are reported to be against a global regulator and sources said that President Sarkozy must know that the proposal would not make progress.

Thousands of demonstrators march through central London, on March 28, 2009. Tens of thousands of trade unionists, environmental campaigners and anti-globalisation activists took to the streets of London on Saturday to start five days of protests before the G20 summit.

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Ireland's economy loses coveted AAA rating.
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economics/article6005518.ece

Ireland’s economy ends long winning run

Ireland was stripped of its top AAA credit ranking and downgraded to AA+ by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) yesterday while being warned that it could drop further if Dublin fails to get its public finances under control.

The former “Celtic Tiger” economy is the second eurozone country after Spain in January to lose its top ranking since the onslaught of the global downturn. Such a downgrade will increase Ireland’s borrowing costs.

S&P said the Irish Government had underestimated the scale of its fiscal problems and the agency dismissed the possibility of a solution emerging at an emergency budget next week.

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Cosmonauts banned from using astronauts' space station toilet

Russian complains he is not allowed to use American facilities as commercial interests dent space cooperation. [=D]
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/mar/31/space-mission-russia-us

The International Space Station as seen from the US space shuttle Discovery

It was supposed to be the final frontier, where the petty jealousies of earth and other planetary concerns were left behind. But space is not the haven of international harmony it used to be. Once upon a time, astronauts on the international space station shared resources - food, equipment, facilities. But now, a veteran Russian cosmonaut has complained that he is not even allowed to use his American colleagues' exercise bike - or his toilet.

According to Gennady Padalka, commercial squabbles on earth are starting to compromise morale in space. For seven glorious years after his first space mission in 1998, Padalka said he and his American astronauts had cooperated brilliantly. All this changed in 2005 when space missions were put on a commercial footing, he said, and Moscow started billing the US for sending its astronauts into orbit.

Padalka told Novaya Gazeta newspaper that officials had rejected his request to work out on the American exercise bike during their pre-training mission. Worse than that, they had also ruled that American and Russian crew members should use their own "national toilets", with Russian crew banned from using the luxurious American astro-loo.

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Big Brother is watching: surveillance box to track drivers is backed

Privacy row brewing over surveillance on the road.
Box could reduce accidents, pollution and congestion. (???!!!)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/mar/31/surveillance-transport-communication-box

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The government is backing a project to install a "communication box" in new cars to track the whereabouts of drivers anywhere in Europe, the Guardian can reveal.

Under the proposals, vehicles will emit a constant "heartbeat" revealing their location, speed and direction of travel. The EU officials behind the plan believe it will significantly reduce road accidents, congestion and carbon emissions. A consortium of manufacturers has indicated that the router device could be installed in all new cars as early as 2013.

However, privacy campaigners warned last night that a European-wide car tracking system would create a system of almost total road surveillance

Details of the Cooperative Vehicle-Infrastructure Systems (CVIS) project, a £36m EU initiative backed by car manufacturers and the telecoms industry, will be unveiled this year.

But the Guardian has been given unpublished documents detailing the proposed uses for the system. They confirm that it could have profound implications for privacy, enabling cars to be tracked to within a metre - more accurate than current satellite navigation technologies.
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Científicos y técnicos empezarán en abril el traslado al sincrotrón Alba

Vista aérea del sincrotrón. Foto: XAVIER JUBIERRE
El edificio de la gran infraestructura y el acelerador ya están acabados, pero aún falta el anillo principal.
La previsión es que la máquina pase dos años en pruebas y llegue a ser operativa a finales del 2011.
http://www.elperiodico.com/default.asp?idpublicacio_PK=46&idioma=CAS&idnoticia_PK=599939&idseccio_PK=1021

Un centenar de profesionales de diversa índole, entre científicos y técnicos, dejarán en los próximos días las dependencias que ocupan en la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) para trasladarse al sincrotrón Alba y así poder proseguir sus trabajos in situ. El sincrotrón aún no está acabado, pero justamente por esta razón necesita que su personal vaya tomando asiento: en cierta manera, la ambiciosa máquina, que será la mayor y más costosa instalación científica de España, es una obra de ingeniería única que se fabrica a gusto de sus responsables y, por supuesto, a gusto de la demanda cien- tífica. Que ya la hay.
Según las previsiones, el anillo de 268 metros de circunferencia por el que circularán los haces de electrones estará acabado a finales del 2009, aunque luego serán necesarios dos años de ajustes hasta que la instalación sea operativa comercialmente. "Esperamos que las primeras líneas empiecen a funcionar a finales del 2011", avanza Ramon Pascual, catedrático de Física de la UAB y presidente del consorcio gestor del laboratorio sincrotrón. Las líneas son haces de luz emitidos por los electrones que salen del circuito y que pueden emplearse para experimentos científicos. De hecho, un sincrotrón es como un microscopio de rayos X de última generación con el que se estudia la estructura y la composición de la materia.
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Caja Castilla La Mancha ocultó datos clave al auditor y al Banco de España

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La entidad no ha reflejado el impacto real de la crisis en su inversión crediticia | A estas alturas del ejercicio, las cajas ya han presentado sus resultados anuales | Zapatero afirma que CCM tenía riesgo de afrontar un problema (de solvencia) | Para Solbes, la caja falló en la evaluación de riesgos y se le complicó con la crisis.
Lalo Agustina| Madrid | 31/03/2009 | Actualizada a las 03:31h
http://www.lavanguardia.es/economia/noticias/20090331/53671092686/caja-castilla-la-mancha-oculto-datos-clave-al-auditor-y-al-banco-de-espana.html

Los ex gestores de Caja Castilla La Mancha (CCM) no han suministrado a su auditor Ernst & Young, al Banco de España y al mercado la información sobre el estado real de su activo -cartera de créditos y participaciones industriales, con las provisiones adecuadas- correspondiente al 2008. Y ya no lo harán, tras la sustitución del consejo por el Banco de España hace dos días.
A día de hoy no están auditadas las cuentas. Este hecho es anómalo, según aseguraron ayer fuentes financieras y auditoras. La única información pública de CCM del conjunto del pasado ejercicio es la que obra en poder de la CECA, la asociación de las cajas españolas. Las dudas sobre el impacto de la crisis financiera y las derivadas de la gestión de la caja no han desaparecido, pese a los mensajes de tranquilidad.
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La banca hunde la bolsa, que sufre su tercera peor caída del año.

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El Ibex-35 cede un 4,12 por ciento, hasta los 7.601 puntos, arrastrado por el sector bancario.
http://www.lavanguardia.es/economia/noticias/20090330/53670781958/la-banca-hunde-la-bolsa-que-sufre-su-tercera-peor-caida-del-ano-ibex-general-motors-wall-street-euro.html

Madrid. (EFE).- La bolsa española bajó el 4,12 por ciento, la tercera mayor caída del año, lastrada por el retroceso de la banca y por el miedo de los inversores a que ésta necesite de más ayudas públicas, tanto en Europa como en Estados Unidos.
El principal indicador de la bolsa española, el Ibex-35, cedió 326,50 puntos, hasta 7.601,10 unidades, después del anuncio de la intervención por parte del Banco de España de Caja Castilla-La Mancha, que presionó a la baja a toda la banca española.
Las pérdidas anuales del selectivo español aumentan así hasta el 17,34 por ciento.
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El Banco Santander vende su 32,5% en Cepsa por 2.869 millones.

Banco Santander, Uruguay, ABN AMRO
La compañía estatal de los Emiratos Árabes IPIC compra el paquete a un precio de 33 euros por acción.
http://www.lavanguardia.es/economia/noticias/20090331/53672131604/el-banco-santander-vende-su-325-en-cepsa-por-2.869-millones.html

Madrid. (EFECOM).- El Banco Santander ha alcanzado un acuerdo para vender el 32,5% del capital que mantiene en Cepsa a la compañía estatal de los Emiratos Árabes IPIC a un precio de 33 euros por acción, lo que eleva el montante de la operación a 2.869 millones de euros.

En un comunicado a la Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores, la entidad financiera explica que, no obstante, a ese precio habrá que descontar los dividendos que Cepsa distribuya antes del cierre definitivo de la operación.

En una nota de prensa, el banco añade que las partes implicadas en la operación prevén que Unión Fenosa también venda su participación del 5% de Cepsa a IPIC en las mismas condiciones.

La eléctrica había dado un mandato al Santander para que vendiera su paquete accionarial en las mismas condiciones y al mismo tiempo que el suyo, aunque por el momento no ha comunicado la venta al supervisor bursátil.
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3.30.2009

UFO fleet menaces east London

Street View sighting rocks Bethnal Green
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/30/street_view_ufo_fleet/

The Sun has mobilised a crack team of hacks and ufologists to probe a sensational sighting of a formation of extraterrestrial vehicles swooping over the mean streets of Bethnal Green:
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"Baffled" expert Nick Pope, who "used to investigate sightings for the Ministry of Defence", described the visitation as “truly fascinating”. He said: “It appears to show nine objects flying in near perfect formation. About the only thing I know that can do this is the Red Arrows - and it’s not them. I’ve run through the list of possibilities that normally explain these things, but I can’t find an answer.”

Shaken locals shared Pope's bafflement, with one telling an on-the-spot Sun reporter: “This is definitely the strangest thing I’ve ever seen in Bethnal Green.”

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They're Censoring Your Reality

Alex Jones: They're Censoring Your Reality
In this video, from August 4th 2008, Alex discusses in detail the serious issue of Internet censorship and how it is affecting us. The only winners of this censorship are the governments and corporate oligarchies who want to severely restrict our freedom of speech and our ability to acquire factual information from independent news sites. If you sit by and do nothing about the info you hear in this video, you are effectively kissing goodbye to the Internet as we know it. By 2012, the 'powers-that-be' plan to turn the Internet into nothing more than a glorified cable TV system where access to anything other than mainstream sites will be highly restricted - just like in communist China. We cannot allow this to happen. Only the power of the people can stop this. If we fail to voice our views on this issue NOW, the Internet as we know it will be gone forever and important sites like InfoWars.com and PrisonPlanet.com will not be there for us anymore. I cannot stress enough how important this issue is. Please go to InfoWars.com and check out the links covering Internet censorship and you'll see what I mean. Copy and paste the articles and email them to everyone you know, including the mainstream news sites. Post the articles on MySpace and as many other forums as you can. You can also download this video and upload it to your channel and to other video sites. We need to make a big noise over this, otherwise they'll go full steam ahead with their plans to dismantle the Internet by 2012. Once the Internet is gone, it's gone forever, and there won't be any complaints departments to complain to when you want the old Internet back. The time to take action is NOW.
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Did You Know? 3.0

Did You Know? 3.0



What does it all mean?
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Five Britons arrested over G20 explosives stunt plan

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Plot to disrupt G20 summit follows warnings by police that protesters are planning to bring London to a standstill.
Paul Lewis, guardian.co.uk, Monday 30 March 12.51 BST

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/mar/30/g20-protest-explosives-plot-arrests

Five Britons have been arrested in connection with a suspected plot to use explosives to disrupt the G20 summit.

The individuals, who are political activists unaffiliated to any terrorist organisation, were arrested at addresses in Plymouth. They are being held under terrorism legislation.

Despite the involvement of explosives, a police source with knowledge of the investigation has told the Guardian that initial inquiries indicate the five were "not planning a Guy Fawkes plot".

"I think it was more designed to disrupt than injure or kill," the source said, adding that reports that the individuals were Greek nationals were false.It is understood that the quantity and type of material found at the addresses indicates a small-scale stunt.

Scotland Yard has issued a series of warnings in recent days that protesters are planning to bring the capital to a standstill this week in potentially violent protests scheduled to coincide with the arrival of world leaders for the summit, in east London.

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Noches con récord de delitos por alcoholemia

En este macrocontrol de la ronda Litoral, la conductora fue detenida y trasladada al calabozo por una tasa de 0,88
http://www.lavanguardia.es/ciudadanos/noticias/20090330/53670729381/noches-con-record-de-delitos-por-alcoholemia.html

La Guardia Urbana interceptó el pasado fin de semana a 277 conductores que rebasaban el límite de alcoholemia y practicó 39 detenciones en la operación 0,25. Un conductor ebrio llama a los Mossos tras ser interceptado por la Urbana. La mitad de los 'positivos' se desplaza a localidades fuera de Barcelona.

La Guardia Urbana ha librado el último fin de semana en las calles de Barcelona su batalla más intensa contra la conducción etílica. Y la denominada operación 0,25, con dos centenares de agentes involucrados, ha concluido con cifras espectaculares, datos de récord para refrescar la máxima "si bebes, no conduzcas". 2.150 pruebas de alcoholemia, 277 positivos (12,88%) saldados con 238 denuncias administrativas y 39 detenciones de conductores que visitaron el calabozo y rendirán cuentas al juez. "Aunque no tanto como antes, la gente todavía bebe, y debe saber que en cualquier momento puede encontrarse con un control", señalan fuentes de la policía barcelonesa.
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EDITORIAL de elPeriódico: 'Primera intervención de una caja'

Pedro Solbes, durante la rueda de prensa de ayer.   Foto: EFE / VÍCTOR LERENA
http://www.elperiodico.com/default.asp?idpublicacio_PK=46&idioma=CAS&t=1&idseccio_PK=1006
La opinión del diario se expresa solo en los editoriales. Los artículos exponen posturas personales.


El Banco de España tomó el sábado una decisión de amplio alcance en sus efectos para todo el sector: la intervención de la Caja de Castilla la Mancha (CCM), sumida en un grave problema de liquidez, por la desconfianza de sus clientes, y tras saber que ha hecho inversiones desproporcionadas para su tamaño, dos de ellas en proyectos públicos de la comunidad autó-
noma, como un parque de atracciones y un aeropuerto. Por el tamaño de la entidad, que representa menos del 1% del sector financiero español, sería un hecho poco relevante, pero es un aviso a tener en cuenta. Hace unas semanas, la caja manchega iba a ser absorbida por otra más saneada, la andaluza Unicaja. Se seguía así el principio de que las cajas nunca quiebran, se fusionan.

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Solbes atribuye los problemas de la Caja Castilla La Mancha a una ''gestión inadecuada''

http://www.elperiodico.com/default.asp?idpublicacio_PK=46&idioma=CAS&idtipusrecurs_PK=7&idnoticia_PK=599667


El vicepresidente segundo y ministro de Economía, Pedro Solbes, ha atribuido los problemas de liquidez de la Caja Castilla La Mancha (CCM) y su posterior intervención a "una gestión inadecuada". Solbes también ha apuntado al peso del sector inmobiliario y la construcción en la cartera de préstamos de la caja, así como a determinadas declaraciones "no muy afortunadas".


Un día después de que el Banco de España decidiera intervenir la CCM, Solbes ha vuelto a enviar esta mañana, en entrevistas en la cadena SER y en TVE, un mensaje de tranquilidad a los clientes de la entidad financiera y ha señalado que "sus depósitos están absolutamente asegurados".

El Gobierno aprobó ayer, en un Consejo de Ministros extraordinario, la destitución de los gestores de la CCM y un aval de hasta 9.000 millones para reflotar la entidad. Se trata de la primera intervención pública de una entidad en el marco de la recesión.

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New Artificial DNA Points to Alien Life

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http://www.livescience.com/strangenews/090214-weird-life.html
By Robin Lloyd,
LiveScience Senior Editor

CHICAGO — A strange, new genetic code a lot like that found in all terrestrial life is sitting in a beaker full of oily water in a laboratory in Florida, a scientist said today, calling it the first example of an artificial chemical system that is capable of Darwinian evolution.

The system is made of the four molecules that are the basic building blocks of our DNA along with eight synthetic modifications of them, said biochemist Steven A. Benner of the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution in Gainesville.

The main difference between the synthetic molecules and those that make up conventional DNA is that Benner's molecules cannot make copies of themselves, although that is just "a couple of years" away, he said.

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