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Navy marks Battle of Midway′s 70th anniversary - Yahoo! News

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Category: History

From news.yahoo.com

The U.S. was badly outnumbered and its pilots less experienced than Japan′s. Even so, it sank four Japanese aircraft carriers the first day of the three-day battle and put Japan on the defensive, greatly diminishing its ability to project air power as it had in the attack on Hawaii.

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Tiananmen Date Match Bars Searches for China Stock Index - Bloomberg

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Category: Censorship

From www.bloomberg.com

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dropped by 64.89 (SHCOMP) points yesterday, matching the date on which Chinese authorities crushed student-led protests on June 4, 1989. Queries for “Shanghai Composite” on Sina Corp.

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In Ad Network Nightmare, Microsoft Making ′Do Not Track′ Default for IE 10 Threat Level Wired.com

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Category: Internet

From www.wired.com

Microsoft announced Thursday that the next version of its browser, IE 10, will ship with the controversial "Do Not Track" feature turned on by default, a first among major browsers, creating a potential threat to online advertising giants.

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Robotic Rehab Helps Paralyzed Rats Walk Again - ScienceNOW

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Category: Science

From news.sciencemag.org

By employing a combination of drugs, electrical stimulation, and robot-assisted rehabilitation, researchers have restored a remarkable degree of voluntary movement in rats paralyzed by a spinal cord injury.

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David Attenborough Narrates Video of Tortoise Having Sex With a Shoe

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Category: Humor

From laughingsquid.com

Recently on BBC One’s Graham Norton Show, natural history filmmaker Sir David Attenborough provided a live voice-over narration to the viral video that shows a tortoise mounting a Croc shoe.

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NASA Gets Two Formerly Secret Spy Telescopes More Powerful Than Hubble TPM Idea Lab

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Category: Space

From idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com

NASA has confirmed that the National Reconnaissance Office, the Defense agency in charge of U.S. intelligence satellites, has given it two complete, space-ready but previously unused spy telescopes, each more powerful than Hubble, with next to no strings attached.

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Greek Left Prepares Nationalization of Energy/Telecom Industries, Key Infrastructure « naked capitalism

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Category: Politics

From www.nakedcapitalism.com

Shipping, banking, energy, telecom AND cracking down on tax fraud is, well, a lot. It’s not Communism, but it is something we haven’t seen much of except in Iceland. It is an attempt to actually have the state take power from private financial and corporate interests.

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The future of medicine: Squeezing out the doctor The Economist

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Category: Medicine

From www.economist.com

Demand for health care looks unlikely to be met by doctors in the way the past century’s was. For one thing, to treat the 21st century’s problems with a 20th-century approach to health care would require an impossible number of doctors.

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Is It Art? Increasingly, That′s a Judicial Decision Postmodern Times by Eric Felten - WSJ.com

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Category: History

From online.wsj.com

Judges are regularly obliged to settle disputes over artistic meaning, expression or authenticity. Their answers have huge consequences for what can and cannot be attempted by artists.

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Revealed: how more and more Britons are paying Indian women to become surrogate mothers - Telegraph

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Category: World

From www.telegraph.co.uk

There are now up to 1,000 clinics, all entirely unregulated, in the country, many specialising in helping Britons become parents.

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