Dr. Robert Benson of Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi did not believe in Big Foot, which is why he was asked by a T.V. producer to analyze possible audio evidence for a Bigfoot documentary being produced by the Discovery Channel. “It’s interesting,” he says.

Benson studies the sounds of birds and marine mammals, and so has been asked many times to listen to recordings of sounds that people claim belong to a Sasquatch, but he never gave them much consideration before. He wasn?t sure he even wanted to work with the Discovery Channel when they called.”I weighed the pros and cons,” he says. “It wasn’t a hasty decision.”
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If you had a smallpox vaccination as a child and think you?re still protected, it?s not true. Almost everyone vaccinated before smallpox was eradicated in the mid-1970s has now lost their immunity.

621 microbiologists in Maryland received fresh vaccinations between 1994 and 2001 to protect them in their work. Before they had the shots, only about 40 of them, or just six per cent, were still immune from their earlier vaccinations. “The study is, to the best of my knowledge, the only one since eradication which tries to look at the durability of immunity,” says Michael Sauri, director of the Occupational Medicine Clinic in Maryland. “It’s showing us that after 20 years immunity is not going to be there.”
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President Bush has sent a report titled ?U.S. Climate Action Report 2002? to the United Nations, which details the specific and far-reaching effects that global warming will inflict on the U.S. environment. For the first time, the Bush administration blames recent global warming on human actions and says the main cause is the burning of fossil fuels which trap greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

The report says the United States will be substantially changed in the next few decades, with a disruption of snow-fed water supplies, more heat waves, the disappearance of Rocky Mountain meadows and coastal marshes.
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The FBI had a chance to infiltrate an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan months before September 11, but top FBI agents rejected the plan. U.S. News & World Reportsays an informant told a bureau field agent months before the September 11 attacks that he was invited to attend a commando training course at an al Qaeda camp in Afghanistan.The information was relayed to a supervisor, who passed it on to FBI headquarters, where it was rejected by the Bin Laden unit of the bureau’s counterterrorism division.

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