Russian Scientists Close To Hitting Lake Vostok

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“If it goes well, a breakthrough opens up a whole new chapter in our understanding of our planet and possibly moons in our solar system and planets far beyond,” he said. “If it doesn’t go well, it casts a pall over the whole effort to explore this wet underside of Antarctica.”

Also, the over pressurized water will come spewing out of the lake, water which hasn’t seen sunlight in over 20 million years. Along with it comes THE BLOB.

via The High Definite.

Chicago water boss: if we took the sewage out of the Chicago River, people might swim and drown!

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Making the Chicago River safe enough for swimming would waste taxpayer money and increase the risk of people drowning, officials who oversee the waterway said today…

Chicago is the only major U.S. city that fails to disinfect its sewage. The sharp contrast between the Chicago River and most other waterways can be summed up in part by tests for fecal coliform, a microscopic bacterium that indicates the presence of human waste and is measured in colony forming units, or CFUs.

via Boing Boing.