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FAIRFAX, Va. – Officials in northern Virginia are blaming Krispy Kreme doughnuts for clogging the sewers.

Lawmakers in four U.S. states have banned smiling in driver’s license photos, saying that smiling interferes with face recognition software. So if you live in Arkansas, Indiana, Nevada or Virginia, you will be required to maintain a neutral facial expression when facing the camera at the DMV.

Since it first caught public attention a little over a month ago, swine flu has captured numerous headlines, in addition to generating a lot of new, cautionary information for people to learn.

The four-year-old daughter of US boxer Mike Tyson has died, a day after she was injured while playing at home, police in Phoenix have said. Exodus Tyson had been in hospital on life support since Monday, when she was found with her neck caught in a cable of a treadmill exercise machine. Mr Tyson, an [...]

Sonia Sotomayor, nominated by President Barack Obama for the U.S. Supreme Court, has a lengthy record of rulings in business cases as a federal judge in New York. But legal experts said Sotomayor does not appear to be either particularly liberal or conservative on business issues — resulting in a patchwork of decisions based more [...]

PHOENIX (AP) — Boxer Mike Tyson’s 4-year-old daughter is on life support after she was found with her neck caught in a cord of a treadmill machine Monday, police said. Exodus Tyson’s 7-year-old brother found her on a treadmill with her neck in the cord that dangles from the console of the exercise machine at [...]

Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian is album number five for Prefuse 73, aka Guillermo Scott Herren. With 28 tracks lasting a total of 48 minutes, it sounds like the future on fast forward. Picture a mixtape mash up of psychedelic hip hop with only the briefest of pauses for breath.

Ooh, baby, baby, it’s a wild world. And we all have to bond together on these Internet social systems so we know we’re not alone. As time marches on, social networks evolve from global gathering grounds to cul-de-sacs devoted to specific interests.

A group of Birmingham police officers beat an already-unconscious suspect with fists, feet and a billy club, a battering caught on videotape until a police officer turned off the patrol car camera.  Authorities believe the video, taken in January 2008 after a chase by several area law enforcement agencies ended when the fleeing suspect’s van [...]

Genetic Clues to Male Autism

Posted: 20th May 2009 by Veritas in Randomness
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Among the many mysteries that befuddle autism researchers: why the disorder affects boys four times more often than girls. But in new findings reported online today by the journal Molecular Psychiatry, researchers say they have found a genetic clue that may help explain the disparity.

A total of 43 children were directly and indirectly shocked by electric stun guns during simultaneous ”Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day” events gone wrong at three state prisons, according to new information provided Friday by the Florida Department of Corrections.