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High Blood Caffeine Levels in Older Adults Linked to Avoidance of Alzheimer’s Disease

Saturday, June 9, 2012
Category: Health

From www.alphagalileo.org

A recent study monitoring the memory and thinking processes of people older than 65 found that all those with higher blood caffeine levels avoided the onset of Alzheimer’s disease in the two-to-four years of study follow-up.

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Do Plants Think?: Scientific American

Saturday, June 9, 2012
Category: Science

From www.scientificamerican.com

How aware are plants? This is the central question behind a fascinating new book, “What a Plant Knows,” by Daniel Chamovitz, director of the Manna Center for Plant Biosciences at Tel Aviv University.

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Norwegian prison may hire friends for mass killer Anders Behring Breivik The Lookout - Yahoo! News

Saturday, June 9, 2012
Category: Odd

From news.yahoo.com

Paid position for civilians to be friends with confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik. Duties may include visiting his Norwegian prison to play chess or hockey.

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Jubilee’ve the hype? One hundred years of royal PR Roman Krznaric

Saturday, June 9, 2012
Category: World

From www.romankrznaric.com

One of the main reasons people give for preserving the monarchy is that it is a ‘great British tradition’ and a time-honoured symbol of national unity. At royal weddings and anniversaries, hundreds of thousands flock to see the gilded carriage glide by, the ermine cloaks and plumed hats, the gunfire salutes and stately processions (half a million were there to watch Wills and Kate tie the knot last year).

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Teen Pop and the Culture of Purity SPARK a Movement

Saturday, June 9, 2012
Category: Sex

From www.sparksummit.com

Only by being a young white woman who saves herself for Romeo/her best friend who ignores her for slutty girls/”true love” and regards her virginity as “her everything” can be beautiful. According to young boy bands like One Direction, only the girl who turns every head in the room but somehow manages to miss that fact is beautiful.

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When Continental Drift Was Considered Pseudoscience Science & Nature Smithsonian Magazine

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Saturday, June 9, 2012
Category: Science

From www.smithsonianmag.com

We like to imagine that knowledge advances fact upon dispassionate fact to reveal precise and irrefutable truths. But there is hardly a better example of just how messy and emotional science can be than Wegener’s discovery of the vast, turbulent forces moving within the earth’s crust.

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A Sugar Baby Leaves The Business

Saturday, June 9, 2012
Category: Sex

From clarissethorn.com

Taxes were a nightmare. Olivia wanted to pay them, but it’s not the easiest proposition. Then there was the question of paying off her debts. Some were simple enough, but then there were loans co-signed by her parents, and there was no way she could make any headway on those loans without talking to her parents… so Olivia had to maintain the fiction that she couldn’t pay.

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Google Says It Removes 1 Million Infringing Links Monthly Threat Level Wired.com

Saturday, June 9, 2012
Category: Internet

From www.wired.com

Each month, Google removes more than 1 million links to infringing content such as movies, video games, music and software -- with about half of those requests last month coming from Microsoft. The search and advertising giant revealed the data Thursday as it released sortable analytics on the massive number of copyright takedown requests it receives -- adding to its already existing data on the number of times governments ask for users′ personal data.

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This Rock Could Spy on You for Decades Danger Room Wired.com

Saturday, June 9, 2012
Category: Military

From www.wired.com

These “unattended ground sensors,” or UGSs, won’t do that kind of damage. But they could give the Pentagon an enduring ability to monitor a one-time battlefield long, long after regular American forces are supposed to have returned home.

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10 Surprising Things That Bacteria Like to Eat

Saturday, June 9, 2012
Category: Odd

From io9.com

Here are ten of the stranger things bacteria naturally (and unnaturally) eat. You′ll never look at dirty underwear the same way again.

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Nature News Blog: Dissolved iron may have been key to RNA-based life : Nature News Blog

Saturday, June 9, 2012
Category: Science

From blogs.nature.com

The gradual oxygen onslaught could have caused a shift in RNA folding and catalysis from iron to magnesium as iron became more toxic and less soluble. Other researchers have suggested that a similar shift occurred around the same time from iron to manganese in protein enzymes.

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Food Trucks Add American Flavor to Paris - NYTimes.com

Saturday, June 9, 2012
Category: Food

From www.nytimes.com

An artisanal taco truck has come to Paris.

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Brew Your Own: The How-To Homebrew Beer Magazine - View by Issue - November 2009 - Countertop Brewing System

Saturday, June 9, 2012
Category: Engineering

From www.byo.com

There is often a common progression in homebrewing. Brewers begin making extract beer in a pot on the stove. Next comes steeping grains to tweak the flavor of the beer. For many, this is followed by the lure of all-grain brewing and the addition of a simple mash/lauter tun to their brewing setup.

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Nebraska lawmakers question EPA′s aerial livestock surveillance Fox News

Saturday, June 9, 2012
Category: Politics

From www.foxnews.com

A bipartisan group of Capitol Hill lawmakers is pressing EPA Director Lisa Jackson to answer questions about privacy issues and other concerns after the agency used aerial surveillance to monitor livestock operations over their home state of Nebraska.

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