Friday, September 28, 2007

MRSA deadly virus like HIV

Researchers have found a new deadly virus Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus(MRSA) is beginning to appear outside hospitals in San Francisco, Boston, New York and Los Angeles, they say that this disease is being transmitted among the gay men during sex. Sexually active gay men in San Francisco are 13 times more likely to be infected than their heterosexual neighbors. Researchers at the University of California said that, once this disease reaches the general population, it will be truly unstoppable. This disease has already killed about 19,000 Americans in 2005. The bacteria can cause deep tissue infections if they enter the body through a wound in the skin.

Thursday, September 27, 2007


Treasure Island is an adventure novel by author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold". First published as a book in 1883, it was originally serialised in the children's magazine Young Folks between 1881-82 under the title The Sea Cook, or Treasure Island.

Traditionally considered a coming of age story, it is an adventure tale known for its superb atmosphere, character and action, and also a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality—as seen in Long John Silver—unusual for children's literature then and now. It is one of the most frequently dramatised of all novels. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perception of pirates is vast, including treasure maps with an 'X', schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen with parrots on their shoulders.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


Pluto is the baby out of the planets! It is the smallest and furthest away from the sun, and if an aircraft was travelling at a speed of 1,810 Km/h (1,125 mph) it would take about 370 years to travel from Earth to Pluto.

It was discovered in 1930. Its mass is much larger than Earth! which is surprising, considering that Earth is three times bigger. Even the moon is larger!!!!!

Pluto only has one moon - Charon. It was named after the character in Greek mythology who was a ferryman in the realm of Pluto. It was a happy coincidence for Jim Christy, its discoverer, that the name was so like that of his wife Charlene. Charon has a diameter of 1,186 Km (736 miles), more than half of Pluto.

Pluto is known to have a density just over twice that of water, indicating that it contains a rocky core. Its mantle is made, probably, of water and Methane. Its atmosphere probably consists of methane in a gaseous form, together with heavy gases such as nitrogen, argon, carbon monoxide and oxygen.

Its surface temperature is around -216°C (-355°F).