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Monsanto maize banned in France — RT

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Category: Science

From www.rt.com

A genetically modified strain of maize created by the notorious American company Monsanto has been temporarily banned in France “to protect the environment.” This comes at a time of protests against the biotech giant in its homeland.

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Online comment-writers to get own internet

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Category: Humor

From www.thedailymash.co.uk

A new internet is to be created for people who like writing comments, so everyone else can enjoy surfing the web without their torrents of bile.

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Doctors ′rewire′ hands of paralysed man Science The Guardian

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Category: Medicine

From www.guardian.co.uk

Man, 71, regains some use of hands after surgeons use healthy nerves to bridge damaged area between brain and forearm

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Hitler’s Very Own Hot Jazz Band Past Imperfect

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Category: History

From blogs.smithsonianmag.com

Goebbels knew he needed to engage—with an increasingly war-weary German public, and with the Allied servicemen whose morale he sought to undermine. This clear-eyed determination to deal with reality, not fantasy, led him to some curious accommodations.

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Giving a Powerpoint presentation with an Apple ][ - Hack a Day

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Category: Hacks

From hackaday.com

When [Vince] saw a coworker give a presentation with an iPad, he thought to himself what a tremendous waste of computing resources he was witnessing; an iPad is just as powerful as an early Cray supercomputer, and displaying slides isn′t a computationally intensive task.

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Gold! Haiti hopes ore find will spur mining boom - Yahoo! News

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Category: World

From news.yahoo.com

Its capital is blighted with earthquake rubble. Its countryside is shorn of trees, chopped down for fuel. And yet, Haiti′s land may hold the key to relieving centuries of poverty, disaster and disease: There is gold hidden in its hills — and silver and copper, too.

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In search of the money gene - Ideas - The Boston Globe

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.bostonglobe.com

The brave new field of genoeconomics has just two problems: Whether it will ever work, and what on earth will happen if it does.

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BBC - Adam Curtis Blog: IF YOU TAKE MY ADVICE - I′D REPRESS THEM

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Category: World

From www.bbc.co.uk

Bahrain, along with Syria, has become a symbol of the failure of the Arab Spring to deliver real democracy and freedom across the Arab world. The media in Britain portray a rigid, oppressive almost feudal elite who are stubbornly holding out against the inevitable wave of modern freedoms and political justice.

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Who gets on the FBI′s ′top 10′ list?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.bbc.co.uk

To be included on the list, a fugitive must have a federal warrant for his or her arrest and must be a real menace to society - someone with the capacity to do continued harm if he or she remains on the run.

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