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The Flaming Lips performed a concert with the band and fans encased in plastic bubbles

Jason Kurtz |  CNN It’s unclear whether The Flaming Lips are using jelly — or vaseline, for that matter — at their concerts these days. The rock band is, however, trying plastic bubbles. The rock musicians from Oklahoma City are … Continue reading

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IBM unveils chips that mimic the human brain

Source: Computing.co.uk IBM has unveiled a new experimental computer chip that it says mimics the human brain in that it perceives, acts and even thinks. It terms the machines built with these chips “cognitive computers”, claiming that they are able … Continue reading

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Raquel Welch: the ‘era of porn’ has ‘annihilated’ men

Kathleen Gilbert LifeSiteNews March 13, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As one of America’s most revered sex symbols, she might not be the first celebrity to jump to mind as a crusader against pornography. But Raquel Welch, who rose to icon status … Continue reading

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Study: Toxic chemicals found in gardening tools

Dr. Sanjay Gupta CNN Planting season is here. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a novice, a new study is raising a red flag about some of the products you might be using. Researchers for the Ecology Center, a nonprofit … Continue reading

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Garbage Island

Journeyman Pictures Come aboard as the VICE crew takes a cruise to the Northern Gyre in the Pacific Ocean, a spot where currents spin and cycle, churning up tons of plastic into a giant pool of chemical soup, flecked with … Continue reading

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Exercise changes your DNA

Elisabeth Lyons EurekAlert You might think that the DNA you inherited is one thing that you absolutely can’t do anything about, but in one sense you’d be wrong. Researchers reporting in the March issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press … Continue reading

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Struggling Greeks losing belief in the state

Paul Mason BBC News The breeze block homes that cling to the sides of the cliffs above Piraeus harbour are painted typical Greek colours: cream and pink. The bare twigs poking out of hanging baskets and trellises stand ready to … Continue reading

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BPA chemical dangers

Laura Spikes Today Tonight BPA is the hidden in chemical in many of our most common food and drink products, and a debate is raging about how harmful it is to our health. It’s so common, it’s virtually impossible to … Continue reading

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In new mass-production technique, robotic insects spring to life

Caroline Perry EurekAlert Cambridge, Mass. – February 15, 2012 – A new technique inspired by elegant pop-up books and origami will soon allow clones of robotic insects to be mass-produced by the sheet. Devised by engineers at Harvard, the ingenious … Continue reading

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Experts Call For Nationwide BPA Ban Over Hazardous, Carcinogenic Effects

Mike Barrett Natural Society Even small amounts of exposure to many chemicals can result in drastic negative health consequences – bisphenol-A (BPA)  is no exception. Found in many household goods such as plastic and some food items, BPA acts as … Continue reading

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