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WikiLeaks cables on Afghanistan show monumental corruption

December 2, 2010

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Hundreds of U.S. diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks paint a picture of corruption in Afghanistan at every level of government and society, according to the New York Times and the Guardian newspaper in London. The New York Times, reporting the scale of the problem, said the documents showed corruption’s ” pervasive nature, its overwhelming scale, […]

Triple That Vitamin D Intake, Panel Prescribes

December 2, 2010

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MELINDA BECK –  A long-awaited report from the Institute of Medicine to be released Tuesday triples the recommended amount of vitamin D most Americans should take every day to 600 international units from 200 IUs set in 1997. That’s far lower than many doctors and major medical groups have been advocating—and it could dampen some […]

Computer Game Makes You a Genetic Scientist

December 2, 2010

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A new online game harnesses the computational power of idle brains to help decipher the origins of genetic diseases. The game, called Phylo, stands on the shoulders of crowdsourced science giants like the protein-folding game Foldit and the celestial object identification powerhouse Galaxy Zoo. Each project takes advantage of humans’ prowess at pattern recognition, something […]

NASA’s Announcement: Arsenic Eating Bacteria Found On Earth, Ramifications for Alien Life

December 2, 2010

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RANDOLPH E. SCHMID – The discovery of a strange bacteria that can use arsenic as one of its nutrients widens the scope for finding new forms of life on Earth and possibly beyond.While researchers discovered the unusual bacteria here on Earth, they say it shows that life has possibilities beyond the major elements that have […]

Full-Scale Replica Of Noah’s Ark Planned For Grant Co.

December 2, 2010

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The Creation Museum will announce details Wednesday afternoon of its planned expansion. Answers In Genesis, which built and operates the religious-themed attraction, plans to build a full-scale wooden replica of Noah’s Ark based on biblical descriptions. The $24.5 million project will be constructed by the same team that built the Creation Museum. The religious ministry […]

Scientists Find 200 Sextillion More Stars in the Sky

December 2, 2010

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The night sky may be a lot starrier than we thought. A study suggests the universe could have triple the number of stars scientists previously calculated. For those of you counting at home, the new estimate is 300,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. That’s 300 sextillion. The study questions a key assumption that astronomers often use: that most galaxies have […]

You lose: FCC Backs Usage-Based Broadband Pricing

December 2, 2010

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The top U.S. telecommunications regulator on Wednesday endorsed the idea that broadband providers could charge extra for providing heavy Internet users with lots of online video or data-heavy services such as videogames. Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, backed “usage-based pricing” while outlining proposed rules that would bar Internet providers from deliberately tampering […]

The surreal treehoppers

December 2, 2010

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Jerry A. Coyne – The first thing a biologist does on seeing a model like this is think, “This can’t be real,” and resorts to some Googling. Sure enough, it’s a real insect. Here are two photos: via  The surreal treehoppers « Why Evolution Is True.  

US photographer snaps ‘eye of God’

December 2, 2010

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US photographer snaps ‘eye of God’. See more on the web site of Sean R. Heavey.

Conplan 3502, US Prepares for Civil Disturbance

December 2, 2010

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USARNORTH FUNCPLAN 2501 via YouTube – Martial Law in America – Conplan 3502 Exposed – NORTHCOM FEMA RNC G20 Civil Disturbance. Most of the PowerPoint slides say “unclassified” and the document is in a folder called “Library” so I think this is okay for the general public to check out. Good to know they have […]

US tested DIRTY RAIN to infect citizens 15 years ago?

December 2, 2010

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YouTube – 100% PROOF U.S.A. has tested DIRTY RAIN to infect AMERICAN CITIZENS! 15 years ago!.  

Student mistaken for murder suspect

December 2, 2010

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A college student in Florida is hoping to clear his name after he was wrongfully accused of murder by police. Zachary Garcia graduated from Hollywood’s McArthur High with a 5.0 GPA and is an honor roll student at the University of Florida. This week, Garcia searched his name on Google and discovered he was wanted […]

Fibers used in bullet-proof vests quadruple toughness of dental composites

December 2, 2010

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Vistasp Karbhari, a professor of structural engineering at UC San Diego, has developed fiber-reinforced polymer composites as strong, lightweight materials for aerospace, automotive, civil and marine applications, so he thought, “If they work so well in highway bridges, why not dental bridges?” In a paper scheduled for publication in Dental Materials, Karbhari and Howard Strassler, […]

Oxytocin ‘polarises men’s opinions of their mothers’, makes faces familiar

December 2, 2010

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A hormone known as the “love drug” makes men with good memories of early childhood more nostalgic about their mother’s love, say scientists. But oxytocin, which is produced in the brain, makes men with bad memories of their mothers even more critical of them, psychiatrists found. Dr Jennifer Bartz and colleagues from Mount Sinai Medical […]