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Ukrainian Protests Persist Despite ‘Orwellian’ Surveillance, Violence

Clashes between the Ukrainian government and demonstrators continued Friday, despite President Viktor Yanukovych offering to give a little ground. The government’s creative use of text messaging earlier in the week, not to mention violence, had something to do with the ongoing calls for regime change.

Posted on Jan 24, 2014 READ MORE


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Wikimedia Commons / André Luís Carvalho; Leandro Maranghetti Lourenço

Scientists Create ‘Synthetic Cell’

A team of U.S. scientists has created what they’re calling a “synthetic cell,” although really it appears to be more of a Franken-cell, if you will, since the cell’s genome is artificial but the “recipient cell” is not. All the same, it’s still bound to freak some people out.

Posted on May 20, 2010 READ MORE



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Can You Hear Me Now? Telecoms Paid to Give Team McCain More Bars

It’s hard to get cell reception in an out-of-the-way place like Sedona, Ariz., but it helps if you sit on the Senate committee that oversees the telecommunications industry. The Washington Post has learned that AT&T and Verizon, both of which have lobbying ties to the McCain campaign, provided cell towers for the McCains’ ranch at no charge to the couple.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008 READ MORE


Top Al-Qaida Operative Killed in Somalia

The U.S. military carried out an overnight airstrike in Somalia, targeting the country’s primary al-Qaida cell—and by Thursday morning the man considered the group’s leader, Aden Hashi Ayro, was confirmed dead, along with 10 others.

Posted on May 1, 2008 READ MORE


Is Obesity Contagious?:  Round Two

It’s beginning to look like there’s nowhere to hide from the often-referenced “obesity epidemic.”  First came the news this month that friends may cause each others’ waistlines to expand, and now there’s a new study out that links excess weight, in certain cases, to a common cold-inducing virus, adenovirus-36.

Posted on Aug 20, 2007 READ MORE


5 Suspected Militants Captured in Baghdad

American and Iraqi troops raided houses and buildings in Baghdad’s Sadr City neighborhood on Wednesday to arrest five suspected members of a Shiite terror cell following Tuesday’s brazen kidnapping of a British computer expert and his four bodyguards from a government building in the capital city.

Posted on May 30, 2007 READ MORE


Michael J. Fox

Fox Strikes Back

Michael J. Fox defends his advocacy against Rush Limbaugh’s ignoble attack: “Because the thing about ... being symptomatic is that it’s not comfortable. No one wants to be symptomatic; it’s like being hit with a hammer.”

Posted on Oct 27, 2006 READ MORE


Pro stem cell ad

Politician Is Slammed by Ad Backing Stem Cell Research

An ad produced by an advocacy group features a small girl saying this about an anti-stem-cell congressman: “How come he thinks he gets to decide who lives and dies?”

Posted on Oct 14, 2006 READ MORE


Driving while holding
Béatrice de Géa / LAT

Arnold Outlaws Handhelds-While-Driving

With the governor’s signature, California becomes the fourth state to ban drivers from holding cellphones while driving. The law goes into effect in July 2008, and motorists will still be allowed to use hands-free phone technology.

  • Cool tidbit: Schwarzenegger said he sometimes follows his 16-year-old daughter to make sure she’s not driving while holding a phone.

  • Posted on Sep 15, 2006 READ MORE


    See No Facts
    From freakingnews.com

    Bush Inventing Reasons to Oppose Stem Cell Research

    Don’t both Bush with new facts; his mind’s made up.
    Even though scientists have discovered a way to experiment on stem cells without killing viable embryos, Bush still opposes the research, for maddeningly opaque reasons. A spokesperson tried to say it’s because the research wasn’t peer-reviewed, but that’s just false. (Above photo a satire)

    Posted on Aug 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Another European Airline Scare

    Dutch authorities detained 12 passengers on a flight headed to Mumbai, India, after the plane was turned around under fighter escort.  The passengers were reported to have behaved suspiciously?using and exchanging cellphones midflight.  Later, authorities said the incident probably had nothing to do with terrorism and that the 12 passengers would be released today.

    Posted on Aug 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Stem cell research
    BBC News

    Win-Win for Stem Cell Research

    A U.S. research team has developed a method for creating stem cell lines without destroying human embryos by removing a single cell, leaving the embryo intact.  If the technique proves to be effective, it should deflate the nonsense rhetoric of right-wing strategists who argue that the surplus embryos used by scientists?destined for disposal anyway?should not be used for lifesaving research.

    Posted on Aug 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Driving with celling
    From dottocomu.com

    Cellphone Calls Mangle Driving Skills

    Driving while talking on your cell cuts by half the brain’s ability to recognize and respond to traffic conditions, according to a study. Says a researcher: “Twentysomethings on a cellphone have the same reaction time as 70-year-olds.”

    Posted on Aug 14, 2006 READ MORE


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    From popularitydialer.com

    ‘Popularity Dialer’ Offers Phone Escape Route

    Have you ever hoped your cell phone would ring in order to extricate you from a boring date or an unpleasant meeting? Well, The Popularity Dialer, via a Web interface, will ring you up and supply half of a conversation you can use to make your apologies and get the hell out.

    Posted on Aug 3, 2006 READ MORE


    Jon Stewart

    Culture of Hypocrisy

    “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart seized upon Bush’s stem cell veto to explore the president’s “culture of life” inconsistencies.

    Posted on Jul 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush Set to Veto Stem Cell Bill

    It would be the first time the president has used his override power; but that’s only because he has made unprecedented use of so-called signing statements to ignore the parts of new laws that he doesn’t feel like obeying.

    Posted on Jul 18, 2006 READ MORE


    Engineered Muscle
    From Wired News / Tissue Genesis

    Test-Tube Meat May Be En Route to Dinner Table

    Dutch scientists are working on growing artificial pork out of pig stem cells. Efforts to mass-produce it are underway.
    This use of stem cells may have the unintended effect of uniting militant vegans and evangelical right-to-life’ers.

    Posted on Jul 6, 2006 READ MORE


    U.S. Officials Seeing New Home-Grown Terror Cells

    This is according to Scott Redd, director of the National Counterterrorism Center. These groups of Islamic radicals are made up of disaffected men in their teens and 20s who draw moral inspiration from Al Qaeda and use the Internet to organize and plan potential attacks.

    Posted on Jun 13, 2006 READ MORE


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