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BBC News - Flame: Massive cyber-attack discovered, researchers say

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Category: Internet

From www.bbc.com

The size and sophistication of Flame suggested it was not the work of independent cybercriminals, and more likely to be government-backed.

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The Glowing Spider-Worms of New Zealand The Artful Amoeba, Scientific American Blog Network

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Category: Science

From blogs.scientificamerican.com

To be human in the caves where these worms dwell is to feel like you’ve entered something out of Tolkien, or at least live on what must be one of the most extraordinary planets in the universe.

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The history of the paper clip: It was invented in 1899. It hasn’t been improved upon since. - Slate Magazine

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Category: Design

From www.slate.com

The paper clip is something of a fetish object in design circles. Its spare, machined aesthetic and its inexpensive ubiquity landed it a spot in MoMA’s 2004 show Humble Masterpieces.

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Artnet’s silly indices Felix Salmon

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Category: Business

From blogs.reuters.com

According to the press release : It is now possible to measure price performance and other important market metrics for individual artists and artworks with the same rigorous standards used in financial indices.

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Egypt′s presidential election: a game of the least bad option Magdi Abdelhadi Comment is free guardian.co.uk

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Category: Politics

From www.guardian.co.uk

Egyptians are being asked not to choose the future but to choose between various versions of an imagined glorious past

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The Public Sees Merit in Negative Ads

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Category: Politics

From today.yougov.com

Consider that 56% of the public found information in ads that show “the inconsistencies in a candidate’s positions on issues” as either “very” or “somewhat” helpful. In other words, most of the public wants to know if a candidate “flip-flops.

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