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Synthetic stimulants called ‘bath salts’ act in the brain like cocaine

Les Lang EurekAlert CHAPEL HILL, NC – The use of the synthetic stimulants collectively known as “bath salts” have gained popularity among recreational drug users over the last five years, largely because they were readily available and unrestricted via the … Continue reading

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Inside Story – Rigged bank rates: Is there more to come?

Al Jazeera In the wake of the bank rate-rigging scandal, Bob Diamond, Barclays chief executive, announced his resignation from the post with immediate effect, on Tuesday. In a statement, Diamond, who faced mounting calls to step down, said he made … Continue reading

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador

Reuters & Associated Press msnbc.com Updated at 4:17 p.m. ET: WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange has taken refuge in the Ecuador Embassy in London and has asked for political asylum, Ecuador’s foreign minister said on Tuesday. “Ecuador is studying and analyzing the … Continue reading

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Joe Hockey accuses Julia Gillard of ‘lecturing’ world on economic management

Simon Benson & Alison McMeekin Herald Sun/Daily Telegraph UPDATE: THE Australian economy might be a shining light amid the global economic gloom, however Julia Gillard’s decision to write to world leaders about economic management has been slammed by the opposition … Continue reading

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How the US uses sexual humiliation as a political tool to control the masses

Naomi Wolf Guardian In a five-four ruling this week, the supreme court decided that anyone can be strip-searched upon arrest for any offense, however minor, at any time. This horror show ruling joins two recent horror show laws: the NDAA, … Continue reading

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Chile Stops Use of Mercury in Vaccines

PR Newswire Decision Comes as WHO Meets to Discuss Global Treaty on Mercury Use WASHINGTON, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Chile has become the first developing country to stop the use of mercury in vaccines. In meetings with the Coalition … Continue reading

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Pitt researchers link neural variability to short-term memory and decision making

B. Rose Huber EurekAlert A team of University of Pittsburgh mathematicians is using computational models to better understand how the structure of neural variability relates to such functions as short-term memory and decision making. In a paper published online April … Continue reading

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Reasoning, Learning, and Creativity: Frontal Lobe Function and Human Decision-Making

Anne Collins & Etienne Koechlin PLoS Biology Abstract The frontal lobes subserve decision-making and executive control—that is, the selection and coordination of goal-directed behaviors. Current models of frontal executive function, however, do not explain human decision-making in everyday environments featuring … Continue reading

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HUGE Win! Arysta pulls methyl iodide nationwide

Kathryn Gilje Panna After years of promoting their controversial pesticide in the face of scientific and public opposition, Arysta LifeScience has pulled cancer-causing methyl iodide off the U.S. market. The Tuesday evening announcement ends use in this country of what … Continue reading

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Historic $A pact seals China ties

Michael Dwyer & Jason Murphy Financial Review Australia will become more enmeshed in the Asian financial zone after the Reserve Bank signed a $30?billion currency swap arrangement with the Chinese central bank yesterday. The historic agreement highlights the important role … Continue reading

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