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Feb 15, 2011 Comments Off Grizz

Below the radar of public opinion, Mexico has started to assemble the type of biometric national identity database that could be used to document names for a North American Trusted Traveler border pass card, a plan already being developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for Mexican citizens. It apparently would be similar to the ...

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Feb 14, 2011 Comments Off Grizz

PORTLAND -- A 4.3 earthquake hit the Mt. St. Helens area about 10:35 a.m. Monday, followed by two more quakes minutes later at magnitude 2.5 and 2.3. The first quake was reported initially as a 3.3 magnitude quake. USGS data on the quake The 4.3 quake happened at 10:35 a.m., about six miles north and northwest of the ...

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Feb 12, 2011 2 Comments ›› Grizz

Famously sadistic dictators like Saddam Hussein and Joseph Stalin share a personality profile marked by narcissism and paranoia, political psychologists say. But what of authoritarian-style dictators like Hosni Mubarak? Could an ordinary, well-meaning person turn into a repressive despot? Perhaps not overnight, but power does have an effect on the psyche, according to psychological research. The ...

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Feb 11, 2011 4 Comments ›› Grizz

NASA scientists and their colleagues are now proposing corporate financing for a human mission to Mars. This raises the prospect that a spaceship named the Microsoft Explorer or the Google Search Engine could one day go down in history as the first spaceship to bring humans to the Red Planet. The proposal suggests that companies could ...

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Feb 11, 2011 4 Comments ›› Grizz

Marijuana users sometimes report that pot enhances their desire for sex. But a new review of research on marijuana and sexual health suggests that male smokers could be courting sexual dysfunction. Research on the topic is contradictory and few studies are high-quality, said study researcher Rany Shamloul, a physician with appointments at the University of Ottawa ...

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Feb 1, 2011 Comments Off Pat Dollard

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Jan 28, 2011 6 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

pp Multisource political news, world news, and entertainment news analysis by Newsy.com

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Jan 21, 2011 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Fox News: A New Zealand woman was temporarily partially paralyzed by a hickey on her neck from her amorous partner, AFP reported Friday. The 44-year-old woman went to the emergency department of Middlemore Hospital in Auckland last year after experiencing loss of movement in her left arm while watching television, doctors reported in the New Zealand Medical ...

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Jan 3, 2011 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) – Stress from New Year's Eve fireworks may have caused the deaths of up to 5,000 birds in Beebe, Ark., which mysteriously began falling from the sky late Friday night, state officials said on Monday. Officials believe that stress may be a more likely cause than severe weather such as hail or ...

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Jan 2, 2011 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Jan 1, 2011 1 Comment ›› Angelia

AP: A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 earthquake hit off the shores of Japan's southern Pacific island.

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Dec 31, 2010 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Dec 31, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

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Dec 27, 2010 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israeli archaeologists said Monday they may have found the earliest evidence yet for the existence of modern man, and if so, it could upset theories of the origin of humans. A Tel Aviv University team excavating a cave in central Israel said teeth found in the cave are about 400,000 years old and ...

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Dec 24, 2010 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

McClatchy Newspapers: 'Tis the season for making whoopee. The Christmas-New Year's period produces a year-high spike in sexual activity and conceptions in the United States, according to biorhythm researchers and makers of sex-related products. They attribute the increase to holiday leisure and New Year's resolutions to have children. New Year's irresolution fueled by alcohol and partying is ...

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Dec 21, 2010 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse from William Castleman on Vimeo.

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Dec 19, 2010 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

New York (AP) - This was the year the Earth struck back.

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Dec 17, 2010 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Dec 4, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

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Dec 2, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

Nasa: NASA-funded astrobiology research has changed the fundamental knowledge about what comprises all known life on Earth. Researchers conducting tests in the harsh environment of Mono Lake in California have discovered the first known microorganism on Earth able to thrive and reproduce using the toxic chemical arsenic. The microorganism substitutes arsenic for phosphorus in its cell components. "The ...

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Dec 1, 2010 8 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Los Angeles Times: Reporting from Baltimore — Soldiers haunted by scenes of war and victims scarred by violence may wish they could wipe the memories from their minds. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say that may someday be possible. A commercial drug remains far off — and its use would be subject to many ethical and practical questions. ...

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Nov 30, 2010 34 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Australian Islamist Monitor: Massive inbreeding within the Muslim culture during the last 1.400 years may have done catastrophic damage to their gene pool. The consequences of intermarriage between first cousins often have serious impact on the offspring’s intelligence, sanity, health and on their surroundings The most famous example of inbreeding is in ancient Egypt, where several Pharaonic ...

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Nov 21, 2010 Comments Off Pat Dollard

GENEVA (AP) - Scientists may have been able to capture elusive atoms of antimatter, but don't expect that to lead to interstellar rocket engines or powerful bombs anytime soon - if ever. Even as they announced the important advance in studying antimatter, they emphasized that science-fiction uses of the stuff - like propelling the starship ...

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Nov 15, 2010 7 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Invoking the spirit of "Star Trek" in a scholarly article entitled "To Boldly Go," two scientists contend human travel to Mars could happen much more quickly and cheaply if the missions are made one-way. They argue that it would be little different from early settlers to North America, who left Europe ...

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Nov 15, 2010 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

The Guardian: The UK government is poised to start measuring people's psychological and environmental wellbeing, bidding to be among the first countries to officially monitor happiness. Despite "nervousness" in Downing Street at the prospect of testing the national mood amid deep cuts and last week's riot in Westminster, the Office of National Statistics will shortly be asked ...

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