Mayors Come Together Under the Threat of (Gasp!) Free SpeechThe AP reveals information about how cities organized the Occupy evictions; IMDb.com says, no, you can't be forever young; and a study exposes the dangers of using mice to study every disease. These discoveries and more after the jump.
The AP reveals information about how cities organized the Occupy evictions; IMDb.com says, no, you can’t be forever young; and a study exposes the dangers of using mice to study every disease. These discoveries and more below.
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How mayors and police chiefs coordinated raids The AP has a few more details on how the mayors of 18 cities “informally” coordinated and swapped advice for clearing out those pesky Occupy tents, including warning one another that the presence of homeless, the addicted and the ill would be a “tipping point.”
Marketing Jesus The marketing slogan “See Jesus in a New Light” made the cut, but “If Jesus Came to Detroit, Would You Go See Him?” did not.
IMDb Strikes Back at ‘Selfish’ Actress Suing Over Age Disclosure The Internet Movie Database has launched a blistering counterattack against the anonymous actress who sued the service for revealing her age.
Groups Urge Supreme Court to Halt FCC Broadcast Censorship Technology freedom groups from across the political spectrum urged the Supreme Court on Monday to stop the Federal Communications Commission from enforcing decency standards.
Not Guilty by Reason of Neuroscience Some people’s brains may doom them to a life of crime.
Because of your niceness: Taylor Swift and fan intimacy About a month ago, The New Yorker ran a fascinating profile of Taylor Swift.
How one rodent rules the lab The dangers of using one lab animal to study every disease.
Cops Release Broken iPhone 911 Calls Illinois man placed five emergency calls over faulty Apple product.Wait, before you go…
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