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Tiny brain-computer used to help paralyzed patients

Will Pearson

ScienceDaily has a fascinating article about research being done to help paralyzed patients. A multi-institutional team of researchers has found that people with long-standing, severe paralysis can

There's a reason his name is one letter away from "Gigli"

Mary

Jim Guigli, a retiree from Carmichael (no relation), California, is the winner of this year's Bulwer-Lytton bad writing contest, named after the dashing gent pictured at left, who gave us "I

Here Chikichicky

David K. Israel

Because you know these chicken facts will come in handy later.... The longest recorded flight time of a chicken is 13 seconds. A chicken that just lost its head can run the length of a football

Okay, I'm declaring it Official Pirate Day

Mary

Not to be confused with International Talk Like a Pirate Day, which isn't for another two months. Anyway, since lately I seem to do nothing but look up POTC: DMC-related trivia, I thought I�

The World's Biggest Companies

Will Pearson

 

When Killer Kangaroos Roamed the Earth

Mangesh Hattikudur

Reuters is reporting that a team of Australian paleontologists has discovered over 20 previously unknown species in a fossil dig in Northwest Queensland.

More Piratical pontificating

Mary

No, that's not a picture of the newly refurbished Pirates of the Caribbean ride: It's Sea World's Kraken coaster, named after the mythical sea beastie who features in the latest install

The Greatest Chicken Parade in the Land!

Mangesh Hattikudur

In all the hubbub over Roger Federer's 4-in-a-row win streak at Wimbledon, a far more newsworthy story was overshadowed.

Yo-ho-hoes and a bottle of rum

Mary

I finally got around to seeing Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest last night, and I have only one gripe: cross-dressed Keira Knightley and the swampy voodoo priestess aside, where are the

Stem Cells Successfully Create Sperm

Will Pearson

  Scientists have now turned mice stem cells into sperm and have successfully fertilized eggs and produced offspring with those sperm.

Now that's "Must See TV!"

David K. Israel

So I was watching NASA TV over the weekend, live, through the link I just provided.

Things could get ugly

Mary

Since I can't enter the Ernest Hemingway Lookalike pageant -- I mean, I assume it's no girls allowed -- I'm thinking about indulging my competitive spirit elsewhere, on MySpace.

Czech Please!

Mangesh Hattikudur

Two of my favorite historical events have occurred in Prague.

Watch us get Fatter

Will Pearson

                            The CDC and MSN worked together to create a fascinating animated bit about the rise of obesity in America.

Out of Africa, and now back in

David K. Israel

According to this article in The Guardian yesterday, a new book has been published to help Africans understand the Bible. Called the "Africa Bible Commentary," the 1,600-pager, "prov

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