posted on Nov, 5 2002 @ 10:10 AM
you can check out new scientist on the web but like most academic journals, it doesn't put its lead storys on the open access site until a few issues
have passed, you can pick up a physical copy though, it was an interesting read, theres also a nice bit on whatsisface er.....Chad, the fossil
they've found in Chad that may or may not be one of the missing links.
I don't have the article here and as such I can't go into much detail, but as I said, the main problem with this element seemed to be that it
invalidated our concept of the number of protons necessary to create matter (or somthing, seriously check the article, I am NOT a chemist)
The group responsible buried the findings in a lesser journal because they were scared of ridicule (another common reason people with information
somtimes don't publish) But now its out, it seems to have the scince bods a little jittery because, whilst oxygen will still bond wwith hydrogen, its
discovery calls into question what we thought Hydrogen and oxygen are, how they are created and why they exist.
If your here tomorrow I'll dig up the article and send you more info.