We reported that several people were hit by falling meteors during the recent leonids shower on November 18. Now we?ve learned that some skywatchers not only saw the leonids, they heard them too.

?I am sure I could hear several of the meteors,? says Karen Newcombe from San Francisco. ?Several times when a Leonid with a persistent debris train flew directly overhead, I heard a faint fizzing noise.? She reports that there was delay between the sight and the sound and wonders, ?How is that possible when the meteor was so many miles above my head??
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The first film of Scotland?s Loch Ness Monster was shown 65 years ago. Since then, the short newsreel clip of the 30 foot long creature has been missing.

Now the footage has been found and will be screened again. Janet McBain, curator of the Scottish Screen Archive, found the 16mm film dumped in an old rusty can among hundreds of film cans passed on to the organization by the former Scottish Film Council.

The film shows grainy black and white images of a dark blob moving slowly across gray water, looking ?almost black in color and very shiny.? When it was first shown as part of a newsreel in British movie theaters in 1936, it was hailed as final proof of the Loch Ness monster?s existence.
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Three years ago, in response to mounting criticism from environmentalists and physicians, the Clinton administration stopped using information from industry studies conducted on humans to determine the amount of pesticides that could be applied to fruits, vegetables and other crops.

This is related to the problem that physicians have had since World War II, when deciding whether or not to use the test results from Nazi doctors testing Jewish subjects in concentration camps. Since these tests cannot be duplicated, this is the only data available in many cases about the reaction of the human body to things like extreme cold.
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The drug industry?s efforts to restrict customer access to nutritional supplements and other natural health therapies have been thwarted by a huge consumer letter writing campaign.

Pharmaceutical industry executives and politicians representing more than 50 countries met in Berlin as part of the UN ?Codex Alimentarius? Commission. The purpose of this meeting was to establish global legislation to restrict access to vitamins and make them available only by prescription.

This plan was met with an unprecedented degree of protest. Over 100 million letters were sent by people from around the world to the members of the commission and politicians. More than half of them came from the United States.
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