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FDA says adult stem cell research shows promise

Scientists sporting white coats and safety gloves are working in a bright Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lab. They are part of a large team of FDA scientists studying adult stem cells which could eventually be used to repair, replace, restore or regenerate cells in the body, including those needed for heart and bone repair. 346 more words

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Week-long demonstration in Budapest was not in vain

Many people labeled the dogged effort of a small group of protesters against the erection of the proposed  monument to the victims of the German “occupation” of Hungary a waste of time and energy. 985 more words

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The single biggest cause of government data breaches is "oops"

Verizon just released its authoritative annual report on data breaches (registration required) and information security. It’s a jaunty, colorful document, packed full of interesting charts and information, if you’re into that sort of thing. 472 more words

Government-forced retirement at 57?

The words of Thomas Jefferson are etched under the dome of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.: “I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” Imagine if Jefferson finished that thought with these words: “Unless, of course, you’re 57 years old and a U.S. 537 more words

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If You Can't Win... Sew

Every parent in America dread this special occasion, one of many dreading events involving their child and the school he’s or she’s involved in. From the first day going to these cold concrete buildings full of other kids to the Prom. 452 more words

The US Government: Paying to Undermine Internet Security, Not to Fix It

Source: RINF, by Julia Angwin

The Heartbleed computer security bug is many things: a catastrophic tech failure, an open invitation to criminal hackers and yet another reason to upgrade our passwords on  138 more words

Propaganda, Fraud, And Outright Lies

Cold War 2.0 and the Threat of Nuclear Warfare

The rhetoric that has been spewed in recent years about nuclear disarmament is, of course, was always just that: rhetoric. The US government has never seriously considered giving up its nuclear stockpile, or even renouncing a first-use nuclear doctrine. 60 more words

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