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Obesity Universal?

Scientists at the University of Sydney have found that the Milky Way is twice the size we thought it was. What can I say, obesity is indeed universal.

Proving not all science requires big, expensive apparatus, Professor Gaensler and colleagues, Dr Greg Madsen, Dr Shami Chatterjee and PhD student Ann Mao, downloaded data from the internet and analysed it in a spreadsheet.

When they say spreadsheet, were they using Excel 2007? and did their calculations involve numbers whose products result in 65535? If so, I think they should probably recheck. Remember what MS is capable of doing to such multiplcations.