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Laron Dwarves – Ecuador – August 2008

Cyrano Media Journeyman Pictures In the isolated mountains of Ecuador, a community of four-feet tall dwarves appear to be immune from cancer and diabetes. Here, two scientists are on a mission to find the ultimate cure for cancer. Inbreeding among … Continue reading

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Death knell may sound for Canada’s GMO pigs

Rod Nickel Reuters Pigs that might have become the world’s first genetically modified animals approved for human consumption may instead face an untimely end, as key backers of Canada’s “Enviropig” project withdrew their support for the controversial engineered animal. Scientists … Continue reading

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Chinese boy sells kidney for iPhone, iPad

Reuters Dawn BEIJING: Five people in southern China have been charged with intentional injury in the case of a Chinese teenager who sold a kidney so he could buy an iPhone and an iPad, the government-run Xinhua News Agency said … Continue reading

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Exploding Watermelons, Latest Food Scandal in China

NTD TV Chinese consumers have been hit by yet another food safety scandal. This time, it’s exploding watermelons. Farmers in eastern Jiangsu province say they used a chemical to make the watermelons grow faster, so they could make more money. … Continue reading

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CNN crew detained amid Chinese Tibet crackdown

Stan Grant CNN Sichuan province, China (CNN) — It’s after 10 p.m. when we see a light in the distance. We’ve traveled for more than three hours up a windy, icy road in western China. Our hope is to get … Continue reading

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Man killed after Chinese security forces fire on Tibetan protest: activists

Source: Globe and Mail Overseas Tibetan activist groups said security forces fired on Tibetan protesters in southwest China on Monday, killing at least one and injuring others. Up to several thousand Tibetans in Ganzi prefecture of Sichuan province marched Monday … Continue reading

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Darpa Wants to Master the Science of Propaganda

Source: Wired Mark Twain once tried to distinguish between the storyteller’s art and tales that a machine could generate. He observed that stringing “incongruities and absurdities together in a wandering and sometimes purposeless way, and seem innocently unaware that they … Continue reading

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