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Sun March 01, 2009
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(Science News)
 
 
 
Old and Busted: Getting telescope time to look for new planets. New hotness: Searching Hubble archives for new planets
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(26)
 
(PhysOrg.com)
 
 
 
Scientists learn to control plasma bullets, plan to make a rifle in the 40 watt range
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(93)
 
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Bottled water found to take 2,000 more times as much energy to produce as tap water
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(110)
 
(Fark)
 
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"Totalfark made me the artist I am. Before TF, I was sane. And could still wear normal glasses" -Vincent van Gogh
 
 
(Scotsman)
 
 
 
Animal rights activists horrified to discover "recycled" grey squirrels are being fed to hungry wolves at Scottish wildlife centre
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(36)
 
(Wired)
 
 
 
Lockheed unveils HULC exoskeleton. Our marines are angry. You won't like them when they're angry
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(85)
 
(PhysOrg.com)
 
 
 
"Dude, you got Cerium in my Aluminium." "You got Aluminium in my Cerium"
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(42)
 
(Engadget)
 
 
 
Newly developed robot makes sammiches on command. But only after complaining bitterly about having to do so first. Oh look - science has replaced your wife (pic)
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(26)
 
(PhysOrg.com)
 
 
 
Movie theaters will soon be installing audio watermarking technology that detects pirates and distorts sound on the copy. Not that anyone will notice the difference
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(49)
 
(Mental Floss)
 
 
 
What's a Hulu? The Origins of 8 High-Tech Names
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(29)
 
(Science Blogs)
 
 
 
Today's Fark ready science paper title: "Harmonic Convergence in the Love Songs of the Dengue Vector Mosquito" Bonus: Great bug zapper idea to send those love sick insects to the great swamp in the sky
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(6)
 
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Scientists: "No cure for cancer yet. But hey, we now know why hair turns gray"
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(29)
 


Sat February 28, 2009
(AlterNet)
 
 
 
How to get your home off the water grid. And it's not as easy as 'Don't pay the water bill'
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(72)
 
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
3M upgrades the world's most useful tool. Introducing Duct Tape: Nuclear Grade
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(77)
 
(Reuters)
 
 
 
Spit researchers excited about recent discoveries, new spokesmodel
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(12)
 
(SacBee)
 
 
 
New species of forward looking fish identified. Mr. Creosote unimpressed
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(29)
 
(Telegraph)
 
 
 
Scientist discovers cause of navel lint. Still no cure for cancer
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(32)
 
(TechEBlog)
 
 
 
When soft sand and steam have intercourse, you get a sand fountain
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(33)
 
(Discovery)
 
 
 
San Francisco robot searches for Sarah Connor... so it can deliver her pizza
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(13)
 
(The Onion)
 
 
 
Are video games adequately preparing your children for the post-apocalyptic future?
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(51)
 


Fri February 27, 2009
(Discover)
 
 
 
The Boned Star State
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(18)
 
(Evening Tribune)
 
 
 
Grade school offers hands-on mumification course. "It was fun. I got to put salt in its pooper..."
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(28)
 
(UPI)
 
 
 
Ric Romero visits his offshore millions in Switzerland, reports that voters can be heavily biased by physical appearance of political candidates. Dennis Kuchinich considers Insanely Hot Wife/Kuchinich 2012 campaign run
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(MSNBC)
 
 
 
"Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which of course in German means a whale's vagina"
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(33)
 
(London Times)
 
 
 
Thirteen scientific mysteries that no one can explain
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(114)
 
(MSNBC)
 
 
 
Scientists in Florida develop first synthetic lifeform capable of evolving, and a first for any Florida lifeform in general
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(37)
 
(Cape - Gazette)
 
 
 
And the winner for the biggest tech bomb goes to... Windows Vista
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(220)
 
(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Amazon.com is giving away thousands of free books. Unintentionally
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(146)
 
(MSNBC)
 
 
 
No son, you can't play the new "Call of Duty" without first reading all four articles of the Geneva Convention, and then while you play, you must abide by those rule. WTF?
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(446)
 
(BBC)
 
 
 
Texting "improves language skill." LOLWUT?
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(100)
 
(LA Times)
 
 
 
A brief history of the relentless suck that is movie adaptations of video games, with sucky slideshow suckiness
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(89)
 
(C|Net)
 
 
 
Judge orders defendant to decrypt his encrypted drive. Defendant: I plead the fif. I plead the fif. FIVE 1,2,3,4, fiiiif. Anything you say FIIIF. Go ahead and ask me a question. Fif
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(203)
 
(Telegraph)
 
 
 
Scientists discover that immoral behaviour actually does leave a bad, and possibly salty, taste in your mouth
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(37)
 
(Kotaku)
 
 
 
From the WTF files: Super Mario Kart considered the most influential game in history
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(149)
 
(Reuters)
 
 
 
The top killers of Texas inmates is: 1) Execution. 2) Prison violence. 3) HIV. Now Texas is working on creating a more powerful, more drug-resistant HIV for its parolees. Really
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(126)
 
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Dragon Con founder sues his successor over money. Demands to be repaid in hot Princess Leia cosplayers
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(27)
 
(Kotaku)
 
 
 
For the fourth week in a row, the Xbox 360 has outsold the PS3 and the Wii... in Japan
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(176)
 
(Baltimore Sun)
 
 
 
Ten reasons to hate the Kindle
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(96)
 
(National Geographic)
 
 
 
New discovery reveals Noah's first steps off of the Ark over 6,000 years ago
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(268)
 
(Newsweek)
 
 
 
Good news: Guy finds a cheaper, faster way to make best known anti-malaria drug. Better news: He refuses to let anyone pricegouge the needy for it. Best news: He's working on ethanol next
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(59)
 
(Labspaces.net)
 
 
 
Kids are influenced more by the douchebags in the family than anyone else. So tell your batshiat crazy uncle to keep away from your kids
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(22)
 
(Discover)
 
 
 
Discover explores the technical feasibility of the self-repairing Cylon material used on Battlestar Galactica, mm-hai
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(37)
 
(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Right-handers found to be "more playful and adventurous" than the knucklebreathing devilspawn who wear their watches on the wrong hand and drag their claws through what they just wrote
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(68)
 
(UPI)
 
 
 
German scientists have trained desert ants to recognize odors pointing to a hidden nest entrance. Still no cure for rising joblessness and economic woes in Germany
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(23)
 
(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Doodling called 'good for the brain' by scient ... $%^^&&%$∞§•
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(14)
 


Thu February 26, 2009
(Utne)
 
 
 
Use of the word "effect," as in "Doppler effect" or "greenhouse effect," has become a mainstream term to describe various phenomena. Let's call it the "effect effect"
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(42)
 
(CTV)
 
 
 
Remember that study that found if a big piece of the Antarctic ice shelf were to collapse, sea levels would rise 7 feet? Scientists found a sheet capable of raising sea levels 200 feet. EVERYBODY PANIC
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(99)
 
(Telegraph)
 
 
 
Scientists plan to stop global warming with mirrors / srorrim htiw gnimraw labolg pots ot nalp stsitneicS
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(71)
 
(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
U.S. Navy can't even give away its new and unwanted $200 million ugly-ass stealth ship (pics)
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(76)
 
(BBC)
 
 
 
Facebook: All right, fark it. YOU people run the damned place
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(32)
 
(Some Zealot)
 
 
 
And today's christian moral outrage is going to be directed towards *spins wheel*...........Olivia Munn
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(187)
 
(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
British soldiers heading to war zones issued helmets full of goo to make them "Spiderman, not Robocop." Seriously (pics)
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(34)
 
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Best video games for the unemployed. "Turbo Job Hunter Xtreme Part 3" strangely absent
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(71)
 
(AP)
 
 
 
Radical new study finds that it's not the carbs or fat, but how much you eat that determines whether you're a lard-ass
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(269)
 
(Guardian)
 
 
 
American demand for extra-soft toilet paper called 'worse than Hummers' for the environment, just proving once again that Americans are asswipes when it comes to the planet
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(125)
 
(Network World)
 
 
 
Verizon sues distributor of children's movies and you'll be rooting for Verizon. No, really
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(58)
 
(The Citizen)
 
 
 
Swedish youth group warns that WoW is as addictive as cocaine. Evercrack smiles, nods approvingly
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(87)
 
(BBC)
 
 
 
Scientists attempt to convince young people that science is not just for nerds by having them walk through pudding for some damn reason or another
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(16)
 
(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
The coolest model of Herod's Temple that you will ever see. It has taken this man so long to build it, he won't live to finish it
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(64)
 
(London Times)
 
 
 
Handy phrases every Time Traveller should learn
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(105)
 
(Denver Channel)
 
 
 
Colorado man finds tools borrowed from neighbor 13,000 years ago, never returned
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(14)
 
(ZDNet)
 
 
 
All hail our new browser overlord
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(174)
 


Wed February 25, 2009
(Bloomberg View)
 
 
 
Steve Ballmer's imaginary world, where the iPhone is a toy and Windows Mobile has momentum
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(193)
 
(Network World)
 
 
 
Coolest use of old cell phones you'll see today
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(95)
 
(BBC)
 
 
 
A glass of wine each day (shakes Magic 8-ball) INCREASES your risk of cancer
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(62)
 
(Mainichi Daily News)
 
 
 
If you keep your secret collection of schoolgirl upskirt photos on your PC, make sure your antivirus software is up to date
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(79)
 
(News.com.au)
 
 
 
Bill Gates progresses from being a douche to investing in one
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(93)
 
(3 News New Zealand)
 
 
 
30 years ago today, the Freemasons launched their secret plan to stamp every consumer product on the planet with the mark of the beast and dominate us all
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(106)
 
(The New York Times)
 
 
 
Cancer is now caused by... elevators
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(40)
 
(Telegraph)
 
 
 
New Bentley shows environmental awareness. And not just by sitting broken down in the garage like all the old Bentleys
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(16)
 


Tue February 24, 2009
(Reuters)
 
 
 
Alp-sized mountains found under Antarctic ice sheet. Also found: A sign that reads, "Please curb your Shoggoth."
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(163)
 
(News.com.au)
 
 
 
If your husband told you he was checking his Gmail and you walked in to find porn on his screen instead, believe it or not, it really wasn't his fault
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(27)
 
(Elko Free Press)
 
 
 
Western U.S. may be invaded with plague of "Mormon crickets" this summer. You can identify them by their minature long undergarments and tiny "Yes on Prop 8" stickers
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(89)
 
(Reuters)
 
 
 
Dermatologists publish warning that repeatedly gripping PlayStation controller may cause painful bumps called "PlayStation palmar hidradentitis". Still no cure for blindness and hairy palms from clutching your Wii
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(26)
 
(The Sun)
 
 
 
Man creates blog with pictures showing how far he can run from his digital camera after setting the timer to two seconds. These are truly wondrous times in which we live
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(41)
 
(UPI)
 
 
 
Scientists develop new wireless method of brain stimulation using light-activated semiconductor nanoparticles, because they're cool and it's fun
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(23)
 
(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Working long hours causes brians tu knot wurk gooder
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(63)
 
(Spike)
 
 
 
Top 10 Deaths caused by video games
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(142)
 
(Stuff.co.nz)
 
 
 
Weta Workshop, the special effects studio behind Lord of the Rings, makes fully functional mermaid tail for double amputee (with pic)
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(42)
 
(BBC)
 
 
 
Lord Carter *buffering* defends *buffering* dec*buffering*ision to set *buffering* 2Mbps base*buffering*line speed for *buffering* UK *buffering* broad*buffering*band
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(26)
 
(BBC)
 
 
 
British stereotypes on high alert after scientists located the gene responsible for the growth of enamel, opening the possibility of growing teeth in a lab
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(11)
 
(CBC)
 
 
 
NASA satellite that was launched to track atmospheric CO2 levels will now be measuring oceanic temperature fluctuations
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(77)
 
(MediaMemo)
 
 
 
Jeff Bezos tries selling the Kindle to Jon Stewart: "We'd make it cheaper if we could"
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(165)
 
(CTV)
 
 
 
Today's forecast - sunny with cloudy periods. Tomorrow - cloudy with headaches in the morning and chance of sore joints in the afternoon
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(10)
 
(Engadget)
 
 
 
Man gets $28,000 data bill for watching Bears/Lions game on a data card with his Slingbox
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(56)
 
(Telegraph)
 
 
 
Biologist lands 770-pound stingray, the largest freshwater fish ever caught, before tagging it and releasing it back to the wild. Crikey
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(49)
 
(TC Palm)
 
 
 
Latest attempt to thwart crocodiles? Taping magnets to their heads. Who's the lucky scientist who gets that job?
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(51)
 
(Telegraph)
 
 
 
Not news: Worm causes computer crash. Fark: Actual worm
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(26)
 
(Telegraph)
 
 
 
New research suggests that patients with Alzheimer's can improve their memory by listening to their favourite songs. They just need to find someone who remembers what they were first
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(11)
 
(UPI)
 
 
 
Rare fungus migrates south to the US after killing 19 in Canada. That's like 15 in American deaths
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(37)
 
(Fox News)
 
 
 
Study finds that anger really can kill you. Subby thinks twice about visiting the politics page again
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(38)
 


Mon February 23, 2009
(MSNBC)
 
 
 
The coolest pic of a deep-water transparent headed fish you'll see...well, probably ever
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(168)
 
(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Neuroscientists warn parents: Facebook and Twitter will reduce your kids to sheltered, self-absorbed chronic masturbators with the attention span of a fly
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(140)
 
(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
100 - [10L - 7F + C(k - C) + T(m - T)]/(S - E) = OM NOM NOM
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(195)
 
(Network World)
 
 
 
Sure, DARPA helped create the Internet. But what has it done for us lately?
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(78)
 
(C|Net)
 
 
 
AOL updates Bebo. Unfortunately, Bebo still sucks metric tons of ass so it doesn't matter
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(27)
 
(Politico)
 
 
 
The 10 most influential Twitterers in the nation's capital. Includes the president, Karl Rove, and that hot chick who lives in Northwest DC and tweets about her cats
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(111)
 
(Telegraph)
 
 
 
Rare crab spotted in British waters for only the third time in a century; Paris Hilton blamed
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(21)
 
(Den Of Geek)
 
 
 
Comics ideas that Hollywood can't handle
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(238)
 
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Star Wars "science" toys will teach your child to use The Force, measure time in parsecs, reproduce asexually
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(82)
 
(20 years from now?)
 
 
 
Pause and reflect: 1 GB. Twenty years ago vs today
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(183)
 
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
The Revised Top 20 Sexy Science Fiction Costumes (now with 100% less Jane Fonda)
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(168)
 
(New Scientist)
 
 
 
Red tide kills hundreds of seabirds, and it might be back next month
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(15)
 
(TampaBay.com (St. Petersburg Tim)
 
 
 
Why your DVR always cuts off the climax of this week's "Heroes," and why David Letterman's show always runs 28 seconds late
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(112)
 
(TechEBlog)
 
 
 
Go for the iRobots, Boo
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(39)
 
(Guardian)
 
 
 
Cancer rates to double in 40 years. Obesity blamed for rate increase and inability of scientists to get off collective asses to find cure
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(44)
 
(yomiuri.co.jp)
 
 
 
Unusual rodent known as "ugly naked bucktooth rat" becomes sensation in Japanese zoos, with soft toy version becoming particularly popular among women in their 20s and 30s
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(38)
 
(LA Times)
 
 
 
New miracle cleaning agent is "electrolyzed" water. It's what your floor craves
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(58)
 

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