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The Last Laughing Death The Global Mail

Thursday, November 22, 2012
Category: Health

From www.theglobalmail.org

After 55 years, the final patrol for cases of the mysterious ‘laughing death’ in remote Papua New Guinea has returned from the highlands. From this pursuit came Nobel-winning science, clues to ‘mad cow’ and insights into Alzheimer’s disease.

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Why Listening Is So Much More Than Hearing - NYTimes.com

Thursday, November 22, 2012
Category: Science

From www.nytimes.com

Hearing is a vastly underrated sense. We tend to think of the world as a place that we see, interacting with things and people based on how they look. Studies have shown that conscious thought takes place at about the same rate as visual recognition, requiring a significant fraction of a second per event.

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The Dark Romance and Grim Reality of Life in the French Foreign Legion Vanity Fair

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Thursday, November 22, 2012
Category: World

From www.vanityfair.com

Forget your civilian reflexes. War has its own logic. Be smart. For you the fighting does not require a purpose. It does not require your allegiance to France. The motto of the Legion is Legio Patria Nostra.

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