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FEI Announces That Cloned Horses Can Compete

Thursday, July 5, 2012
Category: Sports

From www.chronofhorse.com

Following the Fédération Equestre Internationale Bureau’s spring meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, on June 8-9, the FEI has announced that cloned horses may now compete in international competitions.

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The British establishment, panicked

Thursday, July 5, 2012
Category: Finance

From www.bbc.co.uk

The chairman resigns to save the CEO. The CEO makes a public threat to drag the central bank into the mire. And the previous government. And the Treasury. Next morning, the CEO resigns and the chairman re-installs himself to "oversee transition".

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Orbitz defends practice of showing Mac users pricier hotels

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Thursday, July 5, 2012
Category: Internet

From www.latimes.com

The top few hotels shown on a search engine website are crucial because, according to Orbitz, half its customers books one of the top five hotels shown on the screen and 25% book the top property displayed.

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The Big Business of Divorce

Thursday, July 5, 2012
Category: Society

From finance.yahoo.com

The need for everything - from lawyers to therapists to movers - is astounding. As morbid as it may sound, in the business world, that would be considered a big market. "If you think about the bridal industry, it′s a $2 billion industry," said Francine Baras, co-founder of Start Over Smart, an expo business that brings together services for the newly divorced.

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The Libor Scandal and the Price of Prosperity - Umair Haque - Harvard Business Review

Thursday, July 5, 2012
Category: Finance

From blogs.hbr.org

This scandal isn′t about price-fixing. It′s not about a bank. It′s not even about power and privilege, corruption and compromise. It′s about life, tragedy, and human potential. It′s about the capacity to create a worthwhile future.

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Handheld DMR spectrometer diagnoses cancer in an hour

Thursday, July 5, 2012
Category: Health

From www.gizmag.com

The DMR technique is sensitive enough that only material from a fine needle aspiration biopsy is needed for the test - a far less painful experience compared to the usual surgical or core needle biopsies.

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Why Do People Pay for Useless Advice?

Thursday, July 5, 2012
Category: Behavior

From ftp.iza.org

Traditional economists attribute such behaviors to random error in decision-making. This is the notion that an average person is disinclined to commit such errors, and that people rationally pay for advice only if it does not seem logically counterintuitive at the time of purchase but that is potentially useless ex post.

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Why is 2008 the worst year for banking crises?

Thursday, July 5, 2012
Category: Economics

From www.postlibertarian.com

The last thing our economy needs right now is irrational fear about sections of the calendar.

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The history of the fork

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Thursday, July 5, 2012
Category: History

From www.slate.com

The fork is a latecomer to the table. Knives are the descendants of sharpened hand axes—the oldest human tools. It is likely that the first spoons derived from whichever local objects were used to scoop up liquid: The word for spoon in both Latin and Greek derives from a snail shell while the Anglo-Saxon spon means chip.

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The False Allure Of Group Selection

Thursday, July 5, 2012
Category: Behavior

From edge.org

The idea of Group Selection has a superficial appeal because humans are indisputably adapted to group living and because some groups are indisputably larger, longer-lived, and more influential than others.

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U.S. Students Know What, But Not Why

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Thursday, July 5, 2012
Category: Education

From news.sciencemag.org

What the vast majority of students can do, the data show, is make straightforward analyses. More than three-quarters of fourth grade students, for example, could determine which plants were sun-loving and which preferred the shade when using a simulated greenhouse to determine the ideal amount of sunlight for the growth of mystery plants.

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