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Neither Euro, Nor Drachma: Could A New *Geuro* Currency Save Greece? - Worldcrunch - All News is Global

Saturday, May 26, 2012
Category: Economics

From www.worldcrunch.com

Top economists at Germany′s Deutsche Bank suggest creating a second "parallel" currency, alongside the euro, to save Greece. They also believe Greek banks should be turned into a European-managed "Bad Bank," a sort of banking union to protect Greek account-holders.

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New sensory organ discovered in whales TG Daily

Saturday, May 26, 2012
Category: Science

From www.tgdaily.com

Scientists discovered a grapefruit-sized sensory organ at the tip of the whale′s chin, lodged in the ligamentous tissue that connects its two jaws and supplied by neurovascular tissue.

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It′s Tinkerers v. Hollywood as Copyright Office Mulls New Jailbreaking Rules Threat Level Wired.com

Saturday, May 26, 2012
Category: Internet

From www.wired.com

To jailbreak or not to jailbreak? That was the question on everybody′s mind Thursday as copyright regulators, content creators and digital rights groups battled over whether Americans should have the right to tinker with the devices that they buy.

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BBC Nature - Chimps′ personalities are like people′s, study says

Saturday, May 26, 2012
Category: Science

From www.bbc.co.uk

Chimps and orangutans really do have "personalities like people", new research says

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2012 Post-Election Report: French Presidential Election — The Monkey Cage

Saturday, May 26, 2012
Category: Politics

From themonkeycage.org

French presidential elections have involved such runoffs because, since 1962, French presidents have been elected directly by popular vote in a two-round majority runoff system.[2] This set of electoral rules guarantees that whoever occupies L’Elysée will have obtained a majority of the popular vote,[3] because if no presidential candidate emerges with a majority on the first ballot, a second round of voting is held between the top two vote getters.

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Robots stack up to human professors in teaching Intro Stats Inside Higher Ed

Saturday, May 26, 2012
Category: Education

From www.insidehighered.com

In experiments at six public universities, students assigned randomly to statistics courses that relied heavily on “machine-guided learning” software -- with reduced face time with instructors -- did just as well, in less time, as their counterparts in traditional, instructor-centric versions of the courses.

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China growth: bottoming out? beyondbrics News and views on emerging markets from the Financial Times " FT.com

Saturday, May 26, 2012
Category: Economics

From blogs.ft.com

Was that it? While China’s Q1 growth figure came in below expectations, and marked a continued slowdown, the 8.1 per cent headline number has already been greeted with relief by some China watchers. Many even think China’s gradual slowdown is now done.

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Hidden Epidemic: 
Tapeworms Living Inside People′s Brains Infectious Diseases DISCOVER Magazine

Saturday, May 26, 2012
Category: Medicine

From discovermagazine.com

Theodore Nash sees only a few dozen patients a year in his clinic at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. That’s pretty small as medical practices go, but what his patients lack in number they make up for in the intensity of their symptoms.

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Business IndiaS Turtles Clean Up The Ganges Seattle Times Newspaper

Saturday, May 26, 2012
Category: World

From community.seattletimes.nwsource.com

To clean up the cesspool the Ganges River has become, India has used sewage-treatment farms, pumping stations, purification plants and 25,000 turtles. Flesh-eating turtles.

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