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Could Conjoined Twins Share a Mind? Posted: 5 months ago by suebe
Four-year-old Krista and Tatiana Hogan are joined at the heads, known as craniopagus. The way the girls’ brains formed beneath the surface of their fused skulls, however, makes them beyond rare: their neural anatomy is unique, at least in the annals of recorded scientific literature. Their brain images reveal what looks like an attenuated line stretching between the two organs.
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17 new pyramids discovered in Egypt Posted: 5 months ago by chilehead
A new infra-red satellite survey of Egypt reportedly found 17 lost pyramids along with more than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements.

Edit: New link w/ more information
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Iran's largest lake turning to salt Posted: 5 months ago by zircon77777
The long popular lake, home to migrating flamingos, pelicans and gulls, has shrunken by 60 percent and could disappear entirely in just a few years, experts say — drained by drought, misguided irrigation policies, development and the damming of rivers that feed it.
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$1 billion Star Trek resort promises 23rd century experiences Posted: 5 months ago by zircon77777
Rubicon Group Holding's $1 billion, 184-acre "Red Sea Astrarium" is a resort with a Star Trek twist. According to Hotelier MiddleEast, RGH and Paramount Recreation are working closely to create a Star Trek attraction that will "deliver a variety of multi-sensory 23rd-century experiences, culminating with a state-of-the art space-flight adventure that takes real-time immersive entertainment experiences to bold new heights."
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Facebook nailed in covert whispering campaign against Google Posted: 5 months ago by Moe
Someone has been paying a huge Blue Chip PR Firm to say bad things about Google. One blogger declined to cooperate and posted the emails. As it turns out, it was Facebook who did the dirty.

The plot as always, thickens.
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JEDDAH:majority of conservatives would prefer to keep their girls illiterate than sending them to schools where they would have to sit with boys. Posted: 5 months ago by midnightbliss10
A move by the Ministry of Education toward introducing coeducation in primary schools has triggered a dispute between conservatives and reformists in the Kingdom.
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Ex-US autoworker guilty of helping kill 27,900 Jews; is jailed 5 years Posted: 5 months ago by drogue
Demjanjuk, who emigrated to the United States in the early 1950s, became a naturalized citizen in 1958 and worked as an engine mechanic in Ohio, had been exonerated in a separate Holocaust trial two decades ago in Israel. In that trial he was initially sentenced to death for being the notorious "Ivan the Terrible'' camp guard at Treblinka in Poland, but the ruling was overturned by Israel's supreme court after new evidence exonerated him.

*Their headline, not mine*
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Inmate in Solitary Confinement for 28 Years Posted: 5 months ago by jhordie
Terry Silverstein is suing for human contact after being in extreme solitary confinement for 28 years.

*Additional source to plurk's original post in the forum.
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Nine of Out Ten Climate Denying Scientists Have Ties to Exxon Mobil Money Posted: 5 months ago by zircon77777
Once you crunch the numbers, however, you find a good proportion of this new list is made up of a small network of individuals who co-author papers and share funding ties to the oil industry. There are numerous other names on the list with links to oil-industry funded climate sceptic think-tanks, including more from the International Policy Network (IPN) and the Marshall Institute.
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‘Canine Houdini’ Mounts Daring Escape From Medical Facility Posted: 5 months ago by suebe
They're calling Jack, a German Shepherd from Oregon, a "canine Houdini" for the amazing skill with which he broke out of the veterinary hospital, not once, but three times where he was being treated for a severe and mysterious flu.
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Men Temporarily Lose Brain Function Around Pretty Women Posted: 5 months ago by Bornbad
Men who spend even a short time talking to a woman they find attractive temporarily lose a little of their cognitive function, probably because the man’s brain is consumed with trying to impress the woman.
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What's living in your bellybutton? Posted: 5 months ago by Bornbad
N.C. State scientists find minuscule worlds of microbes and fungi thrive in human navels
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Morgellons: A hidden epidemic or mass hysteria? Posted: 5 months ago by plurk
I meet Paul in a pub in a Birmingham suburb. He shows me pictures he's collected of his fibres. On his laptop, a grim parade of images flicks past. There are sores, scabs and nasal hairs, each magnified by a factor of 200. In each photo there is a tiny coloured fibre on or in his skin.
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Don't Want Your Baby Anymore? Posted: 5 months ago by suebe
Lock it in this box with holes.
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Acupuncture needle found in ex-S.Korea president's lung Posted: 5 months ago by midnightbliss10
Former South Korean president Roh Tae-woo was admitted to hospital with a bad cough and ended up on the operating table to remove an acupuncture needle from his right lung.
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In college kid v. big companies, small claims court key to big satisfaction Posted: 5 months ago by drogue
Christopher Akinyemi hates feeling like a company has taken advantage of him. Like the rest of us, he gets angry at what seems like a constant stream of broken products, ignored warranties, screwed up reservations, endless phone calls and unwanted email. But unlike most of us, the 22-year-old college student in Indiana puts his anger to good use.
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Life Lessons From the 1968 Playboy Club Bunny Manual Posted: 5 months ago by suebe
In the Playboy Club Bunny Manual , it states: "At all Clubs, except New York Club, Bunnies may: 1. Have their pictures taken with patrons, provided there is now physical contact whatsoever; 2. Dance with patrons at the feature dance party, provided there is no close physical contact, (twist, watusi, bugaloo, etc., are examples of acceptable dances)."
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Chinese teenager carries friend on back for eight years Posted: 5 months ago by zircon77777
Lui Shi Ching, 16 years old, has carried his friend to school daily for the last 8 years. His friend Lu Shao has a congenital disorder which makes it difficult for him to walk.
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Macho Men Die Early Posted: 5 months ago by Bornbad
The tragedy of traditional masculinity is that it shortens men’s lives—and that it does so in the name of making them better husbands, fathers, brothers, and sons.
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3-Year-Old With Blowtorch Sets Neighborhood Fires Posted: 5 months ago by Bornbad
Township police said somebody reported seeing the boy walking on Route 388, carrying the blowtorch and wearing only a T-shirt.
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Sword Wielding Pirate Shot By Cops Posted: 5 months ago by suebe
Jonathan Martis of Omaha was shot by police on Thursday after calling them to his house. His mother says he had been feeling depressed and telling people he wanted to die. But this fact doesn't fully explain why he was dressed up as a pirate.
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Mozilla resists US gov't request to nuke "MafiaaFire" add-on Posted: 5 months ago by NoPantsMan
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has asked Mozilla to remove a simple Firefox extension that redirects visitors from one domain name to another. Why? Because the MafiaaFire Redirector makes it easy for Web surfers to bypass the government's domain name seizures. Mozilla, the foundation that oversees Firefox development, has resisted the request.
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Florida Bans Bestiality, Baggy Pants Posted: 5 months ago by Bornbad
The Florida legislature has passed legislation banning students from wearing baggy pants in school—and also a bill outlawing bestiality, after a man accidentally asphyxiated the family goat during sex.
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Another Teacher Facing Jail For Sex With A Student Posted: 5 months ago by NoPantsMan
What makes this case different is the fact that the student, the so-called "victim" is 18 years old. In other words he is an adult. Ohio's laws don't take that into consideration and says any teacher who has sex with a student is a rapist.
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Koalas have exactly the same fingerprints as humans Posted: 5 months ago by zircon77777
And it's not just that our fingerprints are roughly similar to koalas - they really are identical. A trained expert would have trouble telling human and koala fingerprints apart, even using a microscope.
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