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Florida Keys residents resist release of dengue fever-immune mosquitoes

Monday, July 16, 2012
Category: Environment

From www.guardian.co.uk

Oxitec, whose headquarters are in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, has developed the genetically modified mosquito in laboratories over the past 10 years, releasing it into the open in the Cayman islands for the first time in 2009.

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The Education of Groupon CEO Andrew Mason

Monday, July 16, 2012
Category: Business

From www.businessweek.com

Mason says his hosting gig, which he agreed to discuss on the condition that the establishment not be named, helps him understand what makes local merchants tick—how they book reservations, accept payments, and manage inventory.

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The End of the Asian Miracle - By Antoine van Agtmael

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Monday, July 16, 2012
Category: World

From www.foreignpolicy.com

In BRICs at two ends of the political spectrum, political stability has turned out to be more fragile than earlier assumed. The Bo Xilai case in China has raised questions about the legitimacy of the whole political succession process.

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let me begin by not beginnin: a letter from Bob Dylan

Monday, July 16, 2012
Category: Culture

From www.lettersofnote.com

Early-January of 1964, at which point his third studio album was soon-to-be released, 22-year-old Bob Dylan wrote the following letter to Sis Cunningham and Gordon Friesen — both founding editors of Broadside, a highly influential underground magazine of the period — and spoke of, amongst other things, his recent rise to fame, the money and guilt that came with it, and his love for Suze Rotolo.

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New keyboard layout easy as ABC

Monday, July 16, 2012
Category: Innovation

From www.stuff.co.nz

The Dextr keyboard is in alphabetical order with the letters split over five rows instead of three and it is able to be flipped for easier use by left handed people.

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Morning sickness: Can oral sex help?

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Monday, July 16, 2012
Category: Health

From www.slate.com

Because half of the DNA the fetus is carrying comes from the father, the mother’s body may initially treat the organism as foreign tissue or an infection. This response, Gallup says, triggers an immune reaction that is commonly experienced as nausea, vomiting, and malaise (aka morning sickness).

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Christopher Nolan Not Doing Justice League Movie Or Any More Batman Flicks

Monday, July 16, 2012
Category: Entertainment

From www.eonline.com

Christopher Nolan is bidding goodbye to the Caped Crusader—and, with the exception of a certain Man of Steel, superheroes in general. With his epic Batman cycle coming to a close with the July 20 release of The Dark Knight Rises, the acclaimed director says he has no desire to take the reins on any additional installments, let alone Warner Bros.

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More public schools splitting up boys, girls

Monday, July 16, 2012
Category: Education

From news.yahoo.com

Proponents argue the separation allows for a tailored instruction and cuts down on gender-driven distractions among boys and girls, such as flirting. But critics decry the movement as promoting harmful gender stereotypes and depriving kids of equal educational opportunities.

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Racial bias colours visual perception

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Monday, July 16, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.nature.com

The researchers presented low-contrast images of white, Moroccan and black faces to one eye and high-contrast changing patterns to the other. At first, the study participants were aware of seeing only the patterns.

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California’s Bioterror Victim, Eucalyptus trees

Monday, July 16, 2012
Category: Nature

From failuremag.com

In the past three decades, sixteen new insect pests—all native to Australia—have become established. (Prior to 1983 there had been two since the introduction of blue gum to the state in the 1850s.) The arrivals have prompted a painstaking effort to find other Australian insects which are natural enemies of the pests, ones which can be brought in to save the trees.

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The True Costs Of Launching A Startup

Monday, July 16, 2012
Category: Business

From www.fastcompany.com

Development is expensive: Mobile and web applications and stores are interactive and more expensive. Smart web development companies will bill for their services like a law firm--for time and materials.

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Ford′s Traffic Jam Assist Is The Next Step To Self-Driving Cars Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation

Monday, July 16, 2012
Category: Innovation

From www.fastcoexist.com

The self-driving car is no longer firmly planted in the science-fiction realm; Google has made sure of that. But the masses probably wouldn’t yet be comfortable letting cars completely think for themselves.

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