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Sun October 05, 2008
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Nintendo announces return of Glass Joe, King Hippo, and Bald Bull (w/ video). Secret code for Mike Tyson ear-biting mode not yet available
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
China unveils new "superfood." We'd tell you what it is, but you'd yak
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Because there just aren't enough USB drives soaked in alcohol, here's a beer-filled USB drive. This can only end badly
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Sat October 04, 2008
(Independent)
 
 
 
The secrets of remembering almost ... ummm ... what's that word that's like, a lot of stuff?
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(CNN)
 
 
 
MIT honors Oliver Smoot, the human unit of measurement. Neeerrrrrrds
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(Some Farker)
 
 
 
Study shows women turn slutty for brains as well as brawn; no evidence it takes anything to turn men slutty
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(London Times)
 
 
 
Asteroid impact may have exterminated life on Mars the same way blast from Uranus made your surroundings unlivable
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(CBC)
 
 
 
"People often see patterns where none exist in an attempt to give structure and security to unpredictable situations," claims study that explains all you need to know about gambling, religion, and government economics
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(Chron)
 
 
 
Man finds mammoth tooth in pile of debris left by hurricane Ike
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(U. of Chicago Magazine)
 
 
 
Geographers, anthropologists and ecologists gather at University of Chicago for conference on "The Social Life of Forests"
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(BBC)
 
 
 
Brazil uses planes and ships to evict thousands of penguins from warm beaches back to Patagonia
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(The Onion)
 
 
 
Police: iPhone left in hot car for three hours
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
After unsubstantiated Steve Jobs heart-attack rumor crosses the wires, Apple fanbots panic and sell AAPL stock en maase
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Fri October 03, 2008
(Science Daily)
 
 
 
My hovercraft is powered by eels
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(Tech News World)
 
 
 
Sony releases touch e-book reader, bringing us closer to an elaborate and expensive version of a real book
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Obama campaign publishes iPhone app that uses location awareness to find campaign offices, rally info, etc. McCain campaign seen hurriedly researching newfangled teletype, mimeograph, and facsimile-apparatus
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(Telegraph)
 
 
 
The coolest slideshow taken with the first system for color photographs you'll see before the weekend
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(Cape - Gazette)
 
 
 
Facebook cofounder leaves to start Facebook equivalent for "your work life"
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(Jalopnik)
 
 
 
Hey Detroit, guess what happens when you let a video game company design a car? It looks freaking sweet, that's what
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(Live Science)
 
 
 
Today's headline that probably should have been rethought by the editor: "Dim But Visible: Seeking out Uranus"
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(The Earth Times)
 
 
 
People given only a pen and pencil solved problems faster, better and more creatively than those given a computer
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(MSNBC)
 
 
 
The brains behind a blade runner. I need the old blade runner, I need your magic
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(BBC)
 
 
 
Contest to find the world's old working television launched; winning set will be converted to digital for free, giving picture so sharp, you'll swear FDR is right there in the room with you
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(PCWorld)
 
 
 
Nokia's "tube" phone is the most serious threat to the iPhone
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(BBC)
 
 
 
How to survive falling out of a plane at 30,000 feet
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(MSNBC)
 
 
 
Spoofing GPS systems bye even 10 microseconds could cause planes to crash, criminals to run free and power plants to explode. EVERYBODY PANIC
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Japanese scientists believe the the pterodactyl, which weighed a quarter of a ton, would not have been able to flap its wings fast enough to stay in the air
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(USA Today)
 
 
 
Is the Hubble telescope worth saving?
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(esquire.com)
 
 
 
Man who has been unable to move, blink his eyes or communicate since a 1999 accident, uses computerized thought-to-speech interface to communicate for first time in nine years
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(Philly.com)
 
 
 
Florida turns to voodoo as an alternate energy source
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(Boston Globe)
 
 
 
Slide show of notable Ig Nobel prizes awards. Includes research into how Coca-Cola kills sperm, exotic dancers make more money when they are at peak of their fertility cycles
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Thu October 02, 2008
(PhysOrg.com)
 
 
 
New study proves that musicians use their brains better than the unskilled, tone-deaf, unwashed masses
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(Fox News)
 
 
 
Elvis sighting. Is alive and well... traveling in Europe
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Gamer Grub: Because "food" takes too long to chew
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(New Scientist)
 
 
 
Cancer cured with RADIOACTIVE SCORPION VENOM. (Subby just likes saying "radioactive scorpion venom")
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(Slashdot)
 
 
 
Ultrasonic device instantly creates fine vintage wine from $3.00 rotgut. Same machine used on Bud Light yields... old-ass Bud Light
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
Nintendo seems to have found yet another way to print money
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(CBC)
 
 
 
China is monitoring Skype messages. Captain Obvious is 未提供为备注
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(American Thinker)
 
 
 
British power company urges children to record their parents "climate crimes." If your mommy is a commie, then you've got to turn her in
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(Some cat)
 
 
 
When it comes the particle physics, whom do you trust? A worldwide community of scientists, or a Wikipedia science editor who thinks Geneva is under American jurisdiction?
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Israeli scientists successfully transplant frozen pig liver. Still not sure why
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(BBC)
 
 
 
Climate change could render haggis "unfit for consumption" by humans. In other news, haggis was apparently fit for human consumption at some point
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(Watley Review)
 
 
 
Palin downgraded from Vista to XP
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Making a bong out of an NES controller? Not an authorized Nintendo accessory, duuuude
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(New Scientist)
 
 
 
New Scientist's best and worst sci-fi films ever
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(Sun Journal (Maine))
 
 
 
Group seeks protection for ugly fish, because it's the ugly fish that need the most love
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Macs can do something PCs can't: Emit benzene
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Wed October 01, 2008
(CBC)
 
 
 
Hippies have been fighting for years to legalize it in Canada. It's high-quality, enjoyable, and pretty harmless. Today, Vancouver, BC legalized it
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(NASA)
 
 
 
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft is returning to Mercury. On Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, the probe will conduct the second of three planned flybys and photograph most of Mercury's remaining unseen alien bases
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(Marketwatch)
 
 
 
Google unveils $4.4 trillion alternative energy plan
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(NextAutos.com)
 
 
 
New Lamborghini show car has four doors, looks suspiciously like Dodge Charger. But in a good way
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(Dallas News)
 
 
 
Facebook 2.0 launched for iPhone. All the bloat of the new Facebook crammed in a 3-inch format
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(Breitbart.com)
 
 
 
Scientists think AIDS has been around since 1908. But back then, they called it "Gay Blade's Dropsy"
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(New Scientist)
 
 
 
Viking Mice do battle with Viking Kitties
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(Chron)
 
 
 
Texas scientists to schoolboard: "Calling 'intelligent design' arguments a weakness of evolution is like calling alchemy a weakness of chemistry, or astrology a weakness of astronomy"
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(CNN)
 
 
 
Apple threatens to close iTunes
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(Jalopnik)
 
 
 
Nissan: Our new GT-R can beat GT2 lap times. Porsche: Only when you use race tires
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
GameStop to acquire French video-game retailer Micromania, which is noted for selling such games as "Call of Duty: Surrender"
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(Chud)
 
 
 
Cover art for new video game misses obvious left-field pun, quickly corrected to make more sinister. Give them a hand
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(Valleywag)
 
 
 
The 15 hottest CEO wives
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Apple removes NDA for released iPhone applications. Reserves right to deny any and all applications from store, cockpunch developers
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(Wired)
 
 
 
Warner CEO: "Pay us or we yank our music from Guitar Hero and Rock Band." Activision CEO: "You should pay us for promoting your shiatty bands"
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(CNN)
 
 
 
Chevrolet thinks NASCAR fans would really want to buy an electric car, unveils one at Texas Motor Speedway
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(New Scientist)
 
 
 
"Invisiblity cloaks" could protect coastlines against tsunamis, Mothra
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(Time)
 
 
 
Houston, we have a party... NASA turns 50 today
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
UK mobile phones designed to track carbon footprint. Sensitive data will be stored securely and left on a train
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(Some Rocket Surgeon)
 
 
 
Google Earth: Every satellite tracked in real time. First result on page goes to GE file
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(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Japanese researchers announce plan to inject bacteria into dead oil wells in order to transform leftover crude into badly needed natural gas. That's so crazy, it just might work
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(MIT Technology Review)
 
 
 
Just like your 12-year-old brother, single-celled organisms could be trained to deliver drugs
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(Science Daily)
 
 
 
Thousands of feet below the bottom of the sea, off the shores of Santa Barbara, single-celled organisms are busy feasting on oil. BOMB THEM
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(USA Today)
 
 
 
Caution: Objects in your cosmic mirror may be much closer that they appear
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(Japan Today)
 
 
 
Nissan invents robotic car that can instantly avoid collisions, using "Laser Range Finder" detection and avoidance technology modeled on bees' compound eyes. I'm American, so I understand none of this
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Tue September 30, 2008
(Gadget Zone)
 
 
 
20 reasons why the Zune is better than the iPod. Yes, really
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(PhysOrg.com)
 
 
 
Study confirms that people under fifty who have regular colorectal screenings are just doing it for fun
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
DC fast-tracks new "Green Lantern" movie to start shooting in spring. No word if Jack Black will play title role
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(Science Daily)
 
 
 
Scientist developing new anti-global warming system which captures carbon dioxide from the air, packages it, and then puts it behind the couch
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Bar2D2
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(io9)
 
 
 
Author says progress is moving so fast that writing near-future science fiction is impossible. The nanobots who wrote this article would agree
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(Advertising Age)
 
 
 
CBS decides piracy is okay... for Letterman clips on YouTube
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(SlashFilm)
 
 
 
Marc Ecko's Star Wars collection features some of the coolest SW clothes seen in a while, also works as a form of contraception
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Panasonic's new 150-inch TV will melt your brain, empty your wallet, ruin your life. Sign me up
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(MTV)
 
 
 
"Guitar Praise" developer ponders a Christian "Grand Theft Auto," with no theft, hookers or guns. There's a "turn the other cheek" feature and you can also get on your knees and pray, but nothing really happens
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(Telegraph)
 
 
 
British scientists report that they've cured cancer. Just kidding, they've finally nailed down how spittlebugs jump
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(The Register)
 
 
 
Researchers predict laptops to be hotter than the surface of the sun by 2030, will rely on Maxwell's Demons to violate Second Law of Thermodynamics for cooling
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(BBC)
 
 
 
Big babies correlate to risk of breast cancer, professional sports contracts
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(Network World)
 
 
 
RealNetworks lawyers give movie industry copyright bullies a swift kick
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(stevenallen. blogspot.com)
 
 
 
To evade detection, the Taliban are using Skype. Wait, aren't these the same guys who use donkeys to get around?
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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)
 
 
 
The story of "Twisted," an obscure videogame that helped create the concept of "casual gaming." You could play it today "and it would not feel one bit out of touch 15 years after its debut"
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(Science Daily)
 
 
 
Researchers study case of a patient who, without apparent brain damage or cognitive impairment, is unable to orient within any environment. They call the patient a "female"
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(Cape - Gazette)
 
 
 
Big media figures out video: SNL's Palin sketch a hit for NBC.com, not YouTube
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(C|Net)
 
 
 
Yahoo decides to send users passwords in plain text, acts pissed of when someone points out the problem
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(Canoe)
 
 
 
Biologically speaking, men aren't supposed to cuddle. Scientists turn their attention to quiche
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(Washington Post)
 
 
 
Sprint hops on the limit-bandwidth bandwagon
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(MSNBC)
 
 
 
Self-report study finds that video game players are surprisingly fit. Respondents also overwhelmingly had girlfriends and lived outside their mother's basements
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Old and busted: The LHC wiping us out with a black hole. New fear-mongering hotness: The LHC causing every crappy speaker system on the planet to go nova
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(The Earth Times)
 
 
 
Martians get a snow day
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(NASA)
 
 
 
Coolest False Kiva you'll see all day
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Mon September 29, 2008
(BBC)
 
 
 
"Iceman" finders' fee battle finally settled after 17 years. Firestar and Miss Lion battles still raging merrily on
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(CTV)
 
 
 
Study: Second-hand cigarette smoke makes kids crave nicotine
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(io9)
 
 
 
Looks like they are turning the story of "lonelygirl15" into a SciFi drama. Wait? What?
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(CBR)
 
 
 
When you were a kid, did you ever think about buying a monkey through a comic book ad? Here's what you missed out on
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(BBC)
 
 
 
Half of Europe's amphibians could be extinct (or may surrender) by 2050
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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)
 
 
 
Creative Loafing files for bankruptcy. They'll have plenty of time to loaf now
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(PC Pro)
 
 
 
In terms of router setup, some can claim to be easy to configure, but if you're very lucky you can find one which is already configured to log in to your local council's allegedly secure internal networks
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(Scotsman)
 
 
 
Scotland announces plans to build world's first underwater wind farms. So this is why we have the new tag...
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(Science Daily)
 
 
 
Scientist discover learning from mistakes only works after age 12. No explanation for the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections
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(Space.com)
 
 
 
NASA didn't have enough problems as it is, so the Hubble control system decided to take a shiat
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(io9)
 
 
 
Final resting places of famous science-fiction writers. Bonus: Arthur C. Clarke had the pimp'nist funeral ever (pics)
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(Independent)
 
 
 
Smithsonian Institution may enable simple solution to U.S. economic crisis
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
"Video games made me do it." For the first time, this might actually be true
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(The Inquirer)
 
 
 
It's cheaper for a Londoner to fly to NYC, buy Adobe Creative Suite 4, spend the night AND fly back than it is to buy the same software on the High Street
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
Remember: Every time you climb into your Prius, someone in China roasts a baby harp seal over an open coal fire just to spite you
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Old and busted: H5N1 bird flu epidemic. New hotness: Brisbane H3N2 killer influenza epidemic. Submitter wonders if the drug companies are making... +BLAM+ +BLAM+
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(USA Today)
 
 
 
With the Large Hadron Collider offline, those of you looking to see sucking black holes created on Earth may have to settle for watching Sprint's new "wireless to the max" expansion into Baltimore
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(AFP)
 
 
 
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
Rare sea creatures are making their homes out of the litter people toss into Sydney Harbour. "I've found a blennie fish in a coke can, octopuses in old jam jars and sea horses in swimming nets"
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(Space.com)
 
 
 
Scientists see signs of underground plumbing on Mars. Hmm... what to do with a series of tubes
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