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May 16, 2010[edit]

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As there are no stories in the newsroom ready for publishing and I already have the show all written and ready to go, I'm closing all new stories and will place anything else published today on tomorrow's show. Turtlestack (talk) 19:19, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

Colegio Preciosa Sangre, Pichilemu, amidst other Chilean schools celebrate Student's Day[edit]

Okay, this is a summary of the story for the show: (note, this story follows the story of the 16 year old who sailed around the world, hence the lead in):

Meanwhile, young people on dry land celebrated Students' Day in schools across Chile. 

Student's Day was created in May 11, 1990 by Chile's Ministry of Education and allows students to engage in fun and team building activites such as live music performances by local bands and an event known as gymkhana which pits teams of students against each other in fun competitions that include threading a needle and eating a pear while playing with a basketball.

In the town of Pichilemu, team Verde edged out team Rojo in these student competitions. 

All accross the nation, students enjoyed a wide range of activities, most noteably free food, especially in Parral where Savory's ice cream was given to people in front of the the city's Municipality building.

Meanwhile, the Clerk of the Municipality of Punta Arenas, Orlando Estefó, congratulated students for "making history every day by day, as the main actors in the educational process."
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Hong Kong by-elections start[edit]

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Efforts to cap Deepwater Horizon oil spill delayed again[edit]

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UK Foreign Secretary meets US Secretary of State in Washington, D.C.[edit]

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Canadian military aircraft escort airliner after bomb threat[edit]

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Jessica Watson becomes youngest solo sailor to sail the world[edit]

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On this day in history[edit]

In 1842, the second organized wagon train along the famed Oregon Trail, set out from Elm Grove, Missouri, with more than 100 pioneers. The party was led by Elijah White, a missionary and agent for the United States government in Oregon Country.

The Oregon Trail was one of the main overland migration routes on the North American continent, leading from locations along the Missouri River to the Oregon Country, located in the America's Pacific Northwest region.

The trail was used extensively between 1841 and 1869 by settlers, ranchers, farmers, miners, and business men looking for new opportunities away from the rapidly growing eastern portion of the pre Civil War United States.

To complete the journey in one traveling season most travelers left in April to May as soon as grass was growing enough to support their teams and the trails had dried out after the snow had melted. To meet the constant needs for water, grass, and fuel for campfires the trail followed various rivers and streams and the network of trails required a minimum of road work to be made passable for wagons. People using the trail traveled not only by wagon but also on pack trains, horseback, on foot, by raft, and by boat.

The cost of traveling over the Oregon Trail and its extensions varied from nothing to a few hundred dollars per person. The cheapest way was to hire on to help drive the wagons or herds, allowing one to make the trip for nearly nothing or even make a small profit. Those with capital could often buy livestock in the midwest and drive the stock to California or Oregon for profit.

The journey itself was arduous and filled with many dangers, but the number of deaths on the trail is not known with any precision and there are only wildly varying estimates. The estimates are made even harder by the common practice then of burying people in unmarked graves that were intentionally disguised to avoid them being dug up by animals.

While Indian attacks were a hazard and increased significantly after 1860 when miners and ranchers began fanning out all over the country which, incidentally, often encroached on Indian territory, it was diseases such as cholera that were the main killer of travelers with up to 3% of all travelers dying of the disease in the cholera years of 1849 to 1855.

By the time the first transcontinental railroad by the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific railways was completed in 1869, the use of the trail rapidly diminished, yet one of the main enduring legacies of the Oregon Trail is the expansion of the United States territory to the West Coast. Without the many thousands of United States settlers in Oregon and California and thousands more on their way each year, it is highly unlikely that this would have occurred.

When Elijah White had set out in 1842 with his 100 pioneers, the Oregon Country was subject to competing claims by the United States and Britain, but after years of industrial expansion and western migration the territory was admitted to the Union on November 11, 1889.

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May 17, 2010[edit]

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In yesterday's news, nobody died; today, everyone died. :(

The show is all written, but I'm going to have to record it a little later this evening. Any new stories that come in (which I doubt since there is nothing in the newsroom) will go into tomorrow's show. Turtlestack (talk) 22:55, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

OK, I'm starting to record the show now. Sorry today's show is taking longer than usual. Turtlestack (talk) 01:32, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

Metal singer Ronnie James Dio dies aged 67[edit]

Didn't Tenacious D write a song about this? :)

Wasn't this one? :) --Diego Grez return fire 22:55, 17 May 2010 (UTC)
Yep, that's the one. I missed them in Vegas by 1 day a few years ago. Would have loved to see them live. Turtlestack (talk) 22:59, 17 May 2010 (UTC)
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Girl aged 7 killed in Detroit, Michigan police raid[edit]

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Iran, Turkey, Brazil reach nuclear agreement[edit]

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Plane crash in northern Afghanistan kills at least 43[edit]

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Bus attack in India kills many[edit]

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England defeats Australia and wins 2010 Twenty20 Cricket World Cup[edit]

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On this day in history[edit]

In 1866, French composer and pianist, Éric Alfred Leslie Satie, was born in Paris to his father Alfred, a translator, and his English born mother, Jane. At the age of four, Erik's mother died and he was sent, together with his younger brother Conrad, to Honfleur, to live with his paternal grandparents. It was here that he received his first music lessons from a local organist but when his grandmother died in 1878, the two brothers were reunited with their father in Paris, who remarried a piano teacher shortly afterwords.

In 1879 Satie entered the Paris Conservatoire, where he was soon labeled untalented by his teachers. Émile Descombes, believed to be one of the last pupils of Frédéric Chopin, called him "the laziest student in the Conservatoire" and he was sent home from the school. In 1886, he resolved to take up military service, but that career did not last long and within a few weeks he left the army through deceptive means.

It was a year later, in 1887, that he started publishing his Gymnopédies which consisted of three short and atmospheric piano compositions. These compositions represent his attempt to cut himself loose from the conventional 19th century "salon music" environment of his father, who had also become a composer, and stepmother.

The name Gymnopédies derives from an anecdote when Satie introduced himself as a "gymnopaedist" in December 1887 to the director of the Chat Noir cabaret, Rodolphe Salis, who in the grand French tradition, was famous for serving sharp comments. Being coerced to mention his profession, Satie, lacking any recognizable professional occupation, presented himself as a "gymnopaedist", supposedly in an attempt to outwit the director.

One of the criticisms of Satie's work was that his harmonizations were erratic, and this is somewhat reflected in his social life and choice of friends in the avant-garde scene of Paris. Satie befriended famous artists such as filmmaker Jean Cocteau, writer Gertrude Stein, the composer Igor Stravinsky and artists Pablo Picasso and Man Ray with whom he helped create the dada sculpture "The Gift", a clothes iron with 14 nails glued to its sole. Satie contributed written work for a range of publications, including the American top culture chronicle Vanity Fair and kept a filing cabinet with a collection of imaginary buildings, which he drew on little cards that he would, occasionally, publish as anonymous small announcements in local journals, offering some of these buildings, such as "castle in lead" for sale or rent.

On 1 July 1925, after years of heavy drinking, Satie died from cirrhosis of the liver. At the time of his death absolutely nobody had ever entered the room he had moved into twenty-seven years earlier. What his friends would discover there, after Satie's burial, had the allure of the opening of the grave of Tutankhamun. Inside, they found four pianos, two of which were back to back, and the others sitting upside-down on top of the other two, a great numbers of umbrellas and seven velvet suits from his Velvet gentleman period.

Though not considered a major composer, his work was a precursor to later artistic movements such as minimalism, repetitive music, and the Theatre of the Absurd.

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May 18, 2010[edit]

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French teacher returns home after being held in Iran for ten months[edit]

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Australian rules football: Interview with Andy Thissling, statistician for the Traralgon Football Club senior side[edit]

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Afghanistan: Suicide attackers kill several people in Kabul[edit]

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Twelve people dead after blast in north-west Pakistan[edit]

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Karzai visits UK for talks with new PM[edit]

  • completed brief and recorded and it's in the show, but, I thought this had gone live and it hasn't yet. I was talking to Mike Moral on IRC about this story and it looked fine, but I jumped the gun on this one. Let me know if this needs to be pulled. Turtlestack (talk) 01:34, 19 May 2010 (UTC)
OK, the story went live, so it's all good; I just got to it a day early Turtlestack (talk) 03:47, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

On this day in history[edit]

It was 30 years ago today that Mount Saint Helens in Washington State erupted causing massive damage to the landscape and killing 57 people, as well thousands of animals and damaging or destroying more than 4 billion board feet of timber, mainly by the lateral blast. The eruption was classified on the 9 point Volcanic Explosivity Index as a VEI 5 event, meaning an event that releases a volume of at least 1 cubic kilometer with immediate exceptional effects on the surrounding area. Such events average about once per 50 years around the globe and Mt. St. Helens was the only significant eruption to occur in the contiguous 48 U.S. states since the 1915 eruption of Lassen Peak in California which was actually slightly more powerful.

The event began back on March 15, 1980 with the detection of Several small earthquakes which indicated that magma may have begun moving below the volcano. Prior to this, Mount. St. Helens had remained dormant from its last period of activity in the 1840s and 1850s. Then on March 18 at 3:45 p.m. local time, a shallow 4.2 magnitude earthquake, centered below the volcano's north flank, signaled the volcano's violent return after 123 years of hibernation.

A gradually building earthquake swarm saturated area seismographs and started to climax at about noon on March 25, reaching peak levels in the next two days, including an earthquake registering 4.5 on the Richter scale. A total of 174 shocks of magnitude 2.6 or greater were recorded during those two days.

Then, on March 27th,

Two days later, on March 29th, a second, new crater and a blue flame, probably created by burning gases, was observed on the mountain. Static electricity generated from ash clouds rolling down the volcano sent out lightning bolts that were up to two miles long. Ninety-three separate outbursts were reported on March 30th, and increasingly strong harmonic tremors were first detected on April 1, alarming geologists and prompting Governor Dixy Lee Ray to declare a state of emergency on April 3.

With scientists now in place all around the mountain, predictions of what may happen became more accurate, especially those of David A. Johnston, a volcanologist from the United States Geological Survey.

However, not everyone was heading the warnings,

For the rest of April and early May a bulge on the mountain was growing 5 to 6 ft per day, and by mid-May it had extended more than 400 feet north. This bulge presumably corresponded to the volume of magma below that was pushing into the volcano, deforming its surface. Geologists announced that sliding of the bulge area was the greatest immediate danger.

Again, David Johnston,

Yet, despite the warnings and visible signs of the mountain preparing to erupt, some people who lived in the area had no intention of leaving. Most famously was Harry R. Truman, the owner of Mount St. Helens Lodge at Spirit Lake, right at the base of the mountain.

At 7 a.m. on May 18, USGS volcanologist David A. Johnston, who had Saturday night duty at an observation post about 6 miles north of the volcano, radioed in the results of some laser-beam measurements he had made moments earlier. Mount St. Helens' activity that day did not show any change from the pattern of the preceding month. The rate of bulge movement, sulfur dioxide emission, and ground temperature readings did not reveal any unusual changes that might have indicated a catastrophic eruption.

Suddenly, at 8:32 a.m., a magnitude 5.1 earthquake centered directly below the north slope triggered that part of the volcano to slide, approximately 10 seconds after the shock. One of the largest landslides in recorded history, the slide traveled at 110 to 155 miles per hour and moved across Spirit Lake's west arm.

Most of St. Helens' former north side became a rubble deposit 17 miles long, averaging 150 feet thick. Thousands of trees were torn from the surrounding hillside after the lake was sloshed 800 feet up the hillside. All the water in Spirit Lake was temporarily displaced by the landslide, sending 600-foot high waves crashing into a ridge north of the lake. As the water moved back into its basin, it pulled with it thousands of trees felled by a super-heated wall of volcanic gas and searing ash and rock that overtook the landslide seconds before.

Gary Rosenquist, who was camping 11 miles away from the blast, managed to take a series of photographs of the initial blast, Sallowing scientists to be able to reconstruct the landslide. Rosenquist, and his photographs survived because the blast was deflected by local topography 1 mile short of his location, however, Harry R. Truman and David A. Johnston were not so fortunate; both men were killed in the blast.

The event was the most deadly and economically destructive volcanic eruption in the history of the United States. Fifty-seven people were killed and 200 homes, 27 bridges, 15 miles of railways and 185 miles of highway were destroyed. In all, the cost of the eruption was $1.1 billion dollars in damage.

Then U.S. President Jimmy Carter surveyed the damage and said it looked more desolate than a moonscape. A film crew was dropped by helicopter on St. Helens on May 23 to document the destruction. Their compasses, however, spun in circles and they quickly became lost.

In all, Mount St. Helens released 24 megatons of thermal energy, 7 megatons of which was a direct result of the blast. This is equivalent to 1,600 times the size of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.

The ash fall created some temporary but major problems with transportation, sewage disposal, and water treatment systems. Visibility was greatly decreased during the ash fall, closing many highways and roads. Interstate 90 from Seattle to Spokane was closed for a week and a half. Air travel was disrupted for a few days to 2 weeks as several airports in eastern Washington shut down because of ash accumulation and poor visibility. Over a thousand commercial flights were canceled following airport closures. Fine-grained, gritty ash caused substantial problems for internal-combustion engines and other mechanical and electrical equipment. The ash contaminated oil systems and clogged air filters, and scratched moving surfaces. Fine ash caused short circuits in electrical transformers, which in turn caused power blackouts.

Though the area around the eruption was devastated, some life had survived.

In the months and years that followed the blast, scientists were given a unique opportunity to study the biology of the landscape and in 1982, President Ronald Reagan and the U.S. Congress established the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument, a 110,000 acre area around the mountain which would allow the region to gradually return to its natural state. In 1987, the U.S. Forest Service reopened the mountain to climbing, though in 2004 it was closed for 2 years during a period of renewed geological activity.

Mount Saint Helens is still considered an active volcano and though it is unknown when it will erupt again, scientists know it is just a matter of time.

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May 19, 2010[edit]

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'I was going to use Wikinews investigates: Advertisements disguised as news articles trick unknowing users out of money, credit card information as the feature today and not do a This Day In History but since the article is not going to be used, I will write a This Day In History. However, it may take me awhile so I will probably be posting the show later than usual.' Turtlestack (talk) 00:46, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Same-sex marriage allowed in Portugal[edit]

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Wikinews investigates: Advertisements disguised as news articles trick unknowing users out of money, credit card information[edit]

  • This is a really cool article - I really want to do something extra with it - maybe sound effects or something unique to really highlight this story.
  • Looks like this article does not meet the Wikinews standards of style and neutrality and it was published prematurely. I was sort of wondering myself about this article - I mean, I really liked it but it not quite seem to fit with what we usually publish either. Maybe someday it will be fixed up, but I agree with the community on why this article should not be published, and therefore I will not add this to today's AW. Turtlestack (talk) 00:44, 20 May 2010 (UTC)
    That's probably a good idea, at least until the community settles on an acceptable solution. Benny the mascot (talk) 02:04, 20 May 2010 (UTC)
    I agree. --Diego Grez return fire 02:28, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Afghan Taleban attacks NATO base; several dead[edit]

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Curfew imposed in parts of Thailand[edit]

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Investigation into Polish air crash reveals passengers in cockpit[edit]

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Oil from Gulf spill reaches major current[edit]

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On This Day In History[edit]

On the morning of Friday 19 May, Anne Boleyn was judicially executed, not upon Tower Green, but rather, a scaffold erected on the north side of the White Tower, in front of what is now the Waterloo Barracks. She wore a red petticoat under a loose, dark grey gown of damask trimmed in fur and a mantle of ermine.

On 2 May 1536, Anne was arrested and taken to the Tower of London and three days later, Anne and her brother George Boleyn were tried separately in the Tower of London. She was accused of adultery, incest, and high treason.

Anne had been King Henry VIII's second wife, following Catherine whose marriage had been annulled. However, like Catherine, Anne too was unable to bear Henry a son, and thus heir to the throne and so with the help of Thomas Cromwell, the court conspired and spied on her, eventually condemning her with the testimony of a low-born, Flemish musician named Mark Smeaton, whom Cromwell had tortured as well as the testimony of others who claimed she had had an incestuous affair with her brother. She, of course denied all charges, but the so called evidence against her was too persuasive and she was found guilty.

On that spring morning in May, Anne climbed the scaffold and after making a short speech to the crowd, she then knelt upright, in the French style of executions. Her final prayer consisted of her repeating, "To Jesus Christ I commend my soul; Lord Jesus receive my soul."

According to historian Eric W. Ives, her executioner was so taken by Anne that he was shaken, and found it difficult to proceed with the execution. In order to distract her, he shouted, "Where is my sword?" just before killing her so that Anne would never know the sword was coming.

The execution was swift and consisted of a single stroke.

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May 20, 2010[edit]

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Works valued at €100 million stolen from the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris[edit]

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YouTube, Facebook blocked in Pakistan[edit]

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Surf's up in Chile; championship competition in Pichilemu[edit]

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On This Day In History[edit]

In 1622, Osman II, also known as Osman the Young, died after ruling as Sultan of the Ottoman Empire after a reign of only 4 years.

Osman II had been born in Istanbul and because his mother paid a lot of attention to his education, he became a known poet and had mastered many languages, including Arabic, Persian, Greek, Latin and Italian. He ascended the throne at the early age of 14 as the result of a coup d'état against his uncle Mustafa I.

Despite his youth, Osman II soon sought to assert himself as a ruler and he personally led the Ottoman invasion of Poland during the Moldavian Magnate Wars. However, during the Battle of Khotyn against the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth's army, Osman II was unable to advance any further and by October 9th, due to lateness of the season and after sustaining heavy losses in several assaults on the fortified Commonwealth lines, he was forced to abandon the siege. The battle ended in a stalemate and a treaty was signed which in some sections favored the Ottomans and others the Commonwealth.

Osman II returned home to Istanbul in shame, blaming the cowardice of the Janissaries, who were infantry units that formed the Ottoman sultan's household troops and bodyguards.

Osman II probably became the first Sultan to identify and attempt to tackle the Janissaries as a praetorian institution doing more harm than good to the modern empire, and he closed their coffee shops (which were the gathering points for conspiracies against the throne) and started planning to create a new, loyal and ethnic Turkic army consisting of Anatolian, Mesopotamian and Egyptian Turks and Turkmens. The result was a palace uprising by the janissaries, who promptly imprisoned the young sultan.

On May 20th, an executioner was sent to strangle him but when the cord was thrown over his neck, Osman had the presence of mind to slip it with his hand, and knock down the principal executioner; on which his grand vizier, Davut Pasha, seized him by the most sensible part of his body and when Osman fainted with pain he was strangled.

Compression of the testicles was a mode of execution reserved by custom to the Ottoman sultans.

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May 21, 2010[edit]

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I'm going to have to be strict to my schedule today and not do any more stories that might come in. Anything that gets published for today will go into tomorrow's show. Turtlestack (talk) 22:51, 21 May 2010 (UTC)


Promo[edit]

Mike, if you read the Chile story, I need you to read the part of the promo in red (remember to make it sound as if you are completing my sentence). Record that as a seperate file called EN-AWNB-2010-05-21-promo.ogg

Today on Wikinews : Chile is hit by another aftershock from the March earthquake, Cyclone Laila lashes across India's Eastern coastline, a US scientist creates 'artificial life' and in history, The Naval Battle of Iquique was fought between Chile and Peru.

Today is Friday, May 21st, 2010. I'm Dan Harlow and I'm Mike Morales and this is Wikinews.

BUT

If you want to do the science story, then read these red parts of the promo :

Today on Wikinews : Chile is hit by another aftershock from the March earthquake, Cyclone Laila lashes across India's Eastern coastline, a US scientist creates 'artificial life' and in history, The Naval Battle of Iquique was fought between Chile and Peru.

Today is Friday, May 21st, 2010. I'm Mike Morales and I'm Dan Harlow and this is Wikinews.


Iquique is pronounced e-Key-k


New earthquake hits Chile[edit]

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A strong earthquake hit Chile at approximately at 14:52 local time on Friday. The United States Geological Survey reported that it reached a magnitude of 5.6, at a depth of 7.3 kilometers with the epicenter located 28 kilometers to the south of Pichilemu, a coastal town in the O'Higgins Region about 165km to the southwest of the capital, Santiago. The University of Chile Geological Survey reported it is most likely an aftershock to the March 11 earthquake.

Wikinews reporter Diego Grez, who was in Santa Cruz at the time of the tremor, reported that the power went out for approximately 30 minutes and people evacuated their houses quickly. In Pichilemu, the power also went out, but came back in a few minutes. Desperate people quickly ran to the now well-known La Cruz Hill.

Chile's National Emergencies Office has reported no casualties or structural damage.

Cyclone Laila lashes across India's Eastern coastline[edit]

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US scientist creates 'artificial life'[edit]

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American biologist Craig Venter has announced that he has created the first ever "artificial life form" on Earth at the J. Craig Venter Institute, a U.S. laboratory and research center.

The breakthrough is the culmination of fifteen years of research and builds upon earlier work, research which saw the creation of a synthetic bacterial genome and the transplant of a genome from one species of bacteria into a second. "Synthia", a nickname derived from synthetic lifeform, combines these two techniques to create a "new lifeform".

A genome was created using synthetic chromosomes made from bottles of chemicals, the chromosomes sequenced to create a genome using as a template an existing bacterium . A bacterium from different species then had its own genome removed and the synthetic one transplanted in its place. Venter's achievement is that the new genome switched on and the new cell replicated to create new cells. A process likened to the booting of a computer with a new operating system.

Venter's achievement has been dismissed by some as falling short of a true technolgical breakthrough, claiming that rather than creating a new genome, that he has merely recreated the genome of an existing bacterium: "a technical tour de force" but not breakthrough science, according to Caltech geneticist David Baltimore.

Amongst the possibilities of artificial bacteria talked about are bacteria tailored to solve climate change by taking CO2 out of the atmosphere and to develop new vaccines. More complex organisms could include algae which would both be a source of biofuels and a CO2 remover. This is not, however, the instant solution to the Earth's major problems. Although enough is now known to duplicate a genome, there is insufficient knowledge as to what the role of individual chromosomes within the genome do. Any advances in synthetic biology to design life forms would require a much greater understanding of how the creation of proteins are coded in a genomes chromosomes.

On This Day In History[edit]

In May 21, 1879, the Battle of Iquique (e-Key-k) took place in Chile. The Peruvian Huáscar, commanded by Captain Miguel Grau Seminario, managed to sink the Chilean corvette Esmeralda. Esmerelda's commander, Arturo Prat Chacón, died in combat and eventually became Chile's greatest naval hero.

Thanks! If you could give me some help with the pronunciations, I'd really appreciate it :) Turtlestack (talk) 21:25, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

OK.

  • Huáscar - Woo-ask-ar
  • Miguel Grau Seminario - Mee-guel Gra-oo Se-mee-nah-rioh
  • Arturo Prat Chacón - Arthur-oh Prat Chac-on

Simple :) --Diego Grez return fire 00:25, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

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May 22, 2010[edit]

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I won't be able to do a show today or tomorrow. A few of you have said you want to write briefs, so please do so here and I will edit in some the stories into the show on Monday.' Turtlestack (talk) 19:41, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

Former Illinois governor Blagojevich asks US Supreme Court to delay corruption trial, prosecutors to respond by Friday[edit]

Car bomb in Iraq leaves at least 30 dead[edit]

Indian airliner crashes; nearly 160 presumed dead[edit]

Hong Kong chief executive invites opponent to television debate[edit]

Times Square bomb suspects arrested in Pakistan[edit]

Clinton warns North Korea of "provocative behavior"[edit]

Volunteers collaborate in reconstruction of Lolol, Chile[edit]

Yesterday, the day of the National Monuments of Chile were celebrated, and a group of volunteers travelled to Lolol, a small town located in central Chile, to help with the reconstruction of the city.

"Their attitude is a clear sample of the conscience and love of the Chileans with their legacy," said Oscar Acuña, from the National Monuments Council.

The famous musical group, Bafona, also visited Lolol, and a few other towns that were damaged by the earthquake.

I hope this is ok. --Diego Grez return fire 16:26, 22 May 2010 (UTC)
The brief is fine, but your full story is even better. No need to edit it down, in my opinion. :) Turtlestack (talk) 18:33, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

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