Nearly extinct lizard’s venom safely treats diabetes

18 09 2007

The Guatemalan beaded lizard is rumored to be evil, but its venom now used as an effective treatment for diabetes. Too bad there’s only 200 of these mythic lizards left in the wild. Is there still time to save this endangered species so that it can help save us?

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MoveOn fires back at Giuliani for also ‘betraying’ us

18 09 2007

Having been attacked by Giuliani over their “Petraeus / Betray Us” ad, MoveOn has fired back, accusing Rudy of valuing money over Iraq strategy. Giuliani had been invited to join the Iraq Study Group; according to the MoveOn ad, Giuliani instead chose to go on a (very profitable) speech-making circuit. MoveOn.org hopes to air this in an Iowa ad.

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Beyond Bizarre: New Bestiality restaurant lets you have Sex with your Pork

18 09 2007

Lurking underground in the heart of Tokyo’s trendy Roppongi is a true heart of darkness – a members-only club that combines forbidden sex practices with the art of fine dining. Only in Japan!

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The real reason Bush is withdrawing troops from Iraq

18 09 2007

Bush says his troop draw down is due to the success of the surge, but his own advisors — including Gen. Petraeus — have given a very different explanation.

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Ann Coulter: It’s Good for Wall Street If We Bomb Iran

18 09 2007

Ann Coulter joined a panel of financial regulars to dish out more “Bomb Iran” propaganda, thus continuing the concerted effort on the part of the radical right and the Bush administration to scare Americans into war – just like they did before the attack on Iraq. Thankfully, most of the “real” business experts opposed the insanity

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8 Simple Ways to Cancer-Proof Your Body

18 09 2007

Recent research reveals 8 stealth strategies to keep the killer at bay. It’s time to raise your carcinogen shields — and your overall health — using these smart anti-C moves.

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Comcast Customers Limited To 90GB/Month

18 09 2007

Comcast has revealed some details about its mysterious bandwidth limitations. Previously the company had only said that it would shut down customers who went over what the company considered average use. But given that the company doesn’t seem to have a definition of average use, it’s difficult to know whether you’re in danger of being shutdown.

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Infant Killed Execution-Style; This is Just Wrong

18 09 2007

Two men fatally shot a 21-year-old man during a suspected home-invasion, then shot his 7-month-old son in the head as he was strapped in a car seat outside the home, police said.

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Blackwater security firm banned from Iraq

18 09 2007

Iraq’s Interior Ministry has revoked the license of Blackwater Security Consulting, an American firm whose contractors are blamed for a Sunday gunbattle in Baghdad that left eight civilians dead.

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30 Essential Pieces Of Free (and Open) Software for Windows

18 09 2007

What follows is a list of thirty pieces of software that are the cream of the crop of open source software for Windows. Not only is every piece of it free, almost all of them directly replace expensive software packages.

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Doc develops enzyme that can destroy HIV

18 09 2007

Dr Indrani Sarkar has has every reason to be excited. Her PhD thesis, which started in 2002 at the Max Planck Institute in Dresden, Germany, has thrown open the doors for developing enzymes that can destroy the dreaded Human Immuno-deficiency Virus or HIV within infected cells permanently.

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Trent Reznor: Steal My Music

18 09 2007

Reznor to Fans: “Has anyone seen the price come down? Okay, well, you know what that means – STEAL IT. Steal away. Steal and steal and steal some more and give it to all your friends and keep on stealin’. Because one way or another these motherfuckers will get it through their head that they’re ripping people off and that that’s not right.”

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