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Utah School Board Says Cougar Mascot Too Offensive To Women

January 20, 2012

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One Utah school district believes a cougar mascot would be insensitive to women. The Canyons School District overrode the students top choice of a cougar mascot for their high school that is to be completed in 2013. Would-be Corner Canyon High School students chose the Cougars as their mascot — a name principal Mary Bailey […]

Calif. HS student devises possible cancer cure

January 20, 2012

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If you ever worry about the future of America, there is no need: it is in good hands. A high school student named Angela is proof of that. We think you’ll agree she is nothing short of amazing. CBS News correspondent Steve Hartman met her on the road. Born to Chinese immigrants, 17-year-old Angela Zhang […]

Why (and how) is NASA censoring an 8-minute sci-fi horror movie?

January 20, 2012

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We know the space program’s been slow lately, but we never expected the people at NASA to be so bored that they’d take time out of their day to look at someone’s sci-fi short film and say “Nah, that’s not going out.” But wait, how does NASA have the ability to block a movie’s release, […]

Megaupload shut down by US officials. Anonymous targets DOJ and FBI websites in retaliation

January 20, 2012

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Megaupload, one of the internet’s largest file-sharing sites, has been shut down by officials in the US. The site’s founders have been charged with violating piracy laws. Federal prosecutors have accused it of costing copyright holders more than $500m (£320m) in lost revenue. The firm says it was diligent in responding to complaints about pirated […]

SOPA/Protect IP – Putting An End To Youtube

January 20, 2012

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SOPA/Protect IP – Putting An End To Youtube – Help Stop This! [Senate Votes January 24th, 2012] – YouTube.

Ex-wife Claims Gingrich Sought ‘open Marriage,’ Gingrich Calls Allegation False

January 20, 2012

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Newt Gingrich’s second ex-wife told ABC News that the Republican presidential candidate sought an “open marriage” and that his campaign positions do not coincide with what she saw during their 18 years of marriage. Marianne Gingrich, in her first television interview since the couple’s 1999 divorce, told ABC News that when Gingrich admitted to a […]

iPhone app: Sleep Talk Recorder

January 20, 2012

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Do you snore? Talk in your sleep? You might be surprised! Sleep Talk Recorder Check out this application: Sleep Talk Recorder MadInSweden Category: Utilities Updated: Aug 04, 2011

iPhone app: Heart Rate Monitor

January 20, 2012

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Check this out, a free app that uses your camera to read your pulse from your finger. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/instant-heart-rate-free/id409625068?mt=8

Paranormalia: Plans for the Million Dollar Challenge?

January 20, 2012

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The Million Dollar Challenge, in case you don’t know, is an offer by “The Amazing Randi” a magician who offered a million dollars to anyone who can demonstrate a paranormal ability such as moving an object with his/her mind. “At JREF, we offer a one-million-dollar prize to anyone who can show, under proper observing conditions, […]

The Great Pyramid of Garut?

January 20, 2012

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A pyramid far older and larger than the Great Pyramid of Giza, may have been discovered in Indonesia. Mount Sadahurip in Garut, West Java, dubbed the “Garut Pyramid,” has been undergoing verification tests by the Ancient Catastrophic Disaster Team to see if the mount is indeed based upon a man-made structure. By using geo-electric instruments, […]

Stars Are Born Like Popcorn, Mystery Deepens Over Sun’s Origin

January 20, 2012

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New 3-D computer simulations have delivered a crushing blow to the strongest contender for our sun’s birthplace, astronomers say, returning the quest for the solar system’s origins to square one. Stars like the sun typically form in clusters with other stars. Many clusters are spread out so that the stars drift apart, but others are […]

NASA Debunks Mysterious Triangular ‘UFO’

January 20, 2012

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  Once again, alien conspiracy theorists have attempted to use publicly available NASA images to prove that the space agency must be engaging in an elaborate UFO cover-up. And, once again, they’ve been foiled by the laws of physics. This time, they called attention to peculiar new footage captured by a telescope onboard NASA’s STEREO-B […]

UC Davis investigators achieve important step toward treating Huntington’s disease

January 20, 2012

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A team of researchers at the UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures has developed a technique for using stem cells to deliver therapy that specifically targets the genetic abnormality found in Huntington’s disease, a hereditary brain disorder that causes progressive uncontrolled movements, dementia and death. The findings, now available online in the journal Molecular and […]

Are Religious People Better Adjusted Psychologically?

January 20, 2012

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Divya Menon – Psychological research has found that religious people feel great about themselves, with a tendency toward higher social self-esteem and better psychological adjustment than non-believers. But a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that this is only true in countries that put a high […]