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FDA approves lorcaserin, first weight-loss drug since 1999

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Category: Health

From www.latimes.com

http://www.latimes.com/health/la-sci-obesity-drug-20120628,0,5990128.story

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Zynga Unleashes New Games and Its Own ′With Friends′ Social Network

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Category: Internet

From www.wired.com

The key feature of this network is that it works across various platforms. It doesn’t matter if you’re playing a game on your iPhone or on Facebook. Zynga With Friends will connect you with players no matter where they’re playing.

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean: 5 Features We Want in Google′s New OS

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Category: Technology

From www.wired.com

When Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, arrived on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone last November, it marked the most radical change Google’s hugely popular mobile operating system had undergone since its debut.

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New Zealand Company Register Facilitates Arms Dealing With Iran, Massive Money Laundering, But Will the Minders Beat the Perps?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Category: World

From www.nakedcapitalism.com

Once you have a trusting company registrar and a suitably uninhibited company incorporator, all you need is one desperate, clueless kid, somewhere far away, with an address and a passport.

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Love at first smell?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Category: Love

From metronews.ca

Many partygoers chuckled at the idea of finding a match in a smelly T-shirt. But that’s not to say there isn’t some science supporting the idea. Research studies using similar T-shirt experiments have shown that people prefer different human scents.

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GM grass linked to Texas cattle deaths

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Category: Agriculture

From www.cbsnews.com

A mysterious mass death of a herd of cattle has prompted a federal investigation in Central Texas. Preliminary test results are blaming the deaths on the grass the cows were eating when they got sick, reports CBS Station KEYE.

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Why We Help: The Evolution of Cooperation

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.scientificamerican.com

Far from being a nagging exception to the rule of evolution, cooperation has been one of its primary architects

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Children of Mao′s wrath vie for power in China

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Category: World

From news.yahoo.com

In the middle of this uproar, Bo Xilai was a shy, gangly boy squeezed between two lively brothers, schoolmates recalled. His older brother, Bo Xiyong, was a star athlete who became a deputy head of the school′s Cultural Revolution committee.

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What America Spends On Groceries

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Category: Economics

From www.npr.org

"We′ve seen major restructuring in poultry, pork and beef industries that has allowed efficiencies and brought down the cost," Walter Falcon, a Stanford economist who′s an expert on food, said.

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The Research-Practice Gap in Eating Disorder Treatment

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Category: Health

From www.scienceofeds.org

The approaches used in clinical practice to treat patients often lag behind the most up-to-date developments in research. It can take a long time to integrate scientific findings into clinical practice.

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IT ALL BEGAN WITH A STRANGE EMAIL Valve

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Category: Technology

From blogs.valvesoftware.com

The odd, interesting first-hand story of how Valve, a video game company, has put an economist in residence on its payroll.

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Rich Parents May Give Your Inheritance to Charity

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Category: Finance

From finance.yahoo.com

Even if some respondents are planning on giving their children a chunk of this money, their kids may have no idea how much to expect. Only 37% of respondents said they fully disclose their wealth to their children.

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Rudolph Valentino, aka the "Latin Lover," and His Enemies

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Category: History

From blogs.smithsonianmag.com

With the Roaring Twenties in full swing and the first talkies on the horizon, Hollywood’s booming film industry already had its share of bankable stars—Charlie Chaplin, Greta Garbo, Douglas Fairbanks, Buster Keaton.

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Reputation in the Market for Stolen Data

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Category: Crime

From docs.google.com

The skills required to successfully intercept payment data differ from the skills required to use that information for one’s own gain. This creates gains to trade between those who steal the data and those who know how to use it.

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The Wilderness Highway Where People Go Missing

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.outsideonline.com

In testimony to B.C.’s Missing Women Commission of Inquiry—formed in 2010, mainly to investigate why it took law enforcement so long to catch Willie “the Pig Farmer” Pickton, a serial killer who preyed on Vancouver women from 1995 through 2001—First Nations bands and local community groups claimed that as many as 43 women have been killed or gone missing along Highway 16.

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What’s the Best Way to Discriminate?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Category: Behavior

From peerreviewedbymyneurons.wordpress.com

Assuming that the findings can be generalized to other types of discrimination (a real assumption, but not one that’s farfetched), the study has a lot of implications for academic motivation. For example, imagine a 10th or 11th grader who tells their college guidance counselor they want to go to Harvard.

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Analyzing the chords of 1300 popular songs for patterns

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Category: Mathematics

From blog.hooktheory.com

This result is striking. If you write a song in C with an E minor in it, you should probably think very hard if you want to put a chord that is anything other than an A minor chord or an F major chord.

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