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EU officials meet Chinese leaders

Euro Observer Top EU officials Van Rompuy and Barroso will meet Chinese premier Wen Jiabao in Beijing at a regular summit on Tuesday. The EU is keen for China to invest in its bail-out funds and to stop buying Iranian … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Goldman Sachs VP Changed His Name, Now Advances Goldman Lobbying Interests As Top Staffer To Darrell Issa

Source: ThinkProgress Has Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) turned the House Oversight Committee into a bank lobbying firm with the power to subpoena and pressure government regulators? ThinkProgress has found that a Goldman Sachs vice president changed his name, then later … Continue reading

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The World Tomorrow : Cypherpunks Part 1

Julian Assange Journeyman Pictures A terrifying war is being fought in the digital second world of modern life. Technology designed to soak up individual’s private communications is in constant development. In the age of cyber surveillance where does the boundary … Continue reading

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Rory Sutherland: Perspective is everything

Rory Sutherland TED “Waiting seven minutes for a train with a countdown clock is less frustrating and irritating than waiting four minutes, knuckle-biting, going ‘When’s this train going to arrive?’” (Rory Sutherland) The circumstances of our lives may matter less … Continue reading

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Researchers determine vitamin D blood level for reducing major medical risks in older adults

Leila Gray EurekAlert Association of low blood concentrations with major disease events, like heart attacks, varies with seasons In testing older patients’ blood vitamin D levels, there’s uncertainty about where the dividing line falls between enough and not enough. The … Continue reading

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A Point of View: Do human rights really exist?

BBC News Do “human rights” really exist, when they can be so easily taken away, asks Will Self. I always feel slightly queasy when people begin talking about the humane treatment of animals. Of course, I know what they mean … Continue reading

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Variation in the internalization of differently sized nanoparticles induces different DNA-damaging effects on a macrophage cell line.

Zhang et al. PubMed Abstract Although researchers have expended considerable effort on studying the cytotoxicity of nanomaterials, it is possible that there has been insufficient attention paid to their genotoxic potential. Here, we describe a test model that we have … Continue reading

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Int’l Women’s Day: Women reclaim their stewardship of life, reject GMOs, GMO vaccines

Sylvia Gonzales & Esther Rhodes Food Freedom News Women and children’s bodies are the very source of the world’s future. Yet women and children’s bodies are at the heart of the corporate assault. That is the reality women face on … Continue reading

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Why Being Less of a Control Freak May Make You Happier

Kristin van Ogtrop Time A survey finds that many women won’t even delegate their most hated chore: housecleaning. And yet doing so could guarantee some measure of happiness. On my last birthday one of my sons wrote a poem for … Continue reading

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Literal Lucy to the rescue: A new way to distinguish between literal meaning and contextual meaning

Alyson Reed EurekAlert Washington, DC – A new linguistic study of how individuals interpret various types of utterances sheds more light on how literal and contextual meaning are distinguished. The study, “A novel empirical paradigm for distinguishing between What is … Continue reading

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