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Worm lifetime 'longer in space'
Spacefaring worms undergo genetic changes associated with longer lives in their Earth-bound cousins, research has shown. A number of Caenorhabditis elegans worms were carried aboard a mission to the International Space Station (ISS) and brought back for study. Researchers found reduced activity of five genes in the worms that, when suppressed in the species on Earth, lead to longer lifetimes.
69 Love Songs, Illustrated.
It's about time to finish this project, guys - so I'm re-opening submissions. Head over to "The Songs" in the links above to see which songs have become available again and email me at julia.scheele {at} gmail {dot} com with examples or links to your work. First come, first serve!
Tim Harford - Article - Pound for pound 99p is worth every penny
Pound for pound 99p is worth every penny 'Supermarkets, and also chemist chains, have started to rely on distinctive red stickers and very clear £1 or £2 prices in a bid to attract shoppers on a budget, as well as those consumers fed up trying to work out complex deals.
Locked out of the property market
My generation have always suspected we wouldn't be able to buy a home of our own, but now we're realising we might not be able to rent one either, writes Eva Wiseman
Too ugly for TV? No, I'm too brainy for men who fear clever women
By Mary Beard PUBLISHED: 17:21 EST, 23 April 2012 | UPDATED: 17:53 EST, 23 April 2012 As a classicist, I know a lot about revenge: the Ancient Greeks and Romans were horribly good at it. But not the crude, getting-your-own-back sort; they always ensured their retribution was absolutely appropriate to the crime.
"It all stemmed from the time when we were youngsters," Richard Sherman, now 83, told me when I reached him at his Los Angeles home, "at a little place called Camp Equinunk." At this Pennsylvania camp in 1937, he recalled, "Everybody was making up crazy double-talk words, including my brother Bob and myself."
New Humanist (Rationalist Association) - discussing humanism, rationalism, atheism and free thought
Be still my achey-breaky heart, we have a new atheist heroine, in the, ahem, divine form of Southern-fried popstril and film starlet Miley Cyrus aka Hannah Montana.
Despite protests, Russian spring still distant dream -
Editor's note: Andrew Keen is a British-American entrepreneur and professional skeptic. He is the author of "The Cult of the Amateur," and the upcoming (June 2012) "Digital Vertigo." This is the latest in a series of commentaries for CNN looking at how internet trends are influencing social culture.
Marbury: harvey on hillary (and bill)
The Times has a great (paywalled) interview with Harvey Weinstein, who is King of Hollywood once more after sweeping the Oscars two years in a row (his company made The King's Speech and The Artist, as well as The Iron Lady).
Politics, Political News - Election 2012
By JONATHAN ALLEN | 3/1/12 9:16 PM EST Authorities are investigating possible ties to a "green vehicle" earmark the lawmaker sought. By JUANA SUMMERS | 3/1/12 4:17 PM EST By JENNIFER HABERKORN and KATE NOCERA | 3/1/12 8:22 PM EST The 51-48 vote is a blow to Republicans.
Jeremy Lin row reveals deep-seated racism against Asian Americans
The racist language directed at the NBA Asian American basketball player has been quite something to behold Of the many questions that have been asked about the jaw-dropping success of the New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin, who went from a barely known basketball player to one of the most famous athletes in America in a single game, one that has yet to be posed is: what is the connection between Lin and Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany's?
Umar Patek 'never met Bin Laden'
20 February 2012 Last updated at 03:05 ET Umar Patek's lawyers object to murder charges and say he did not plan the 2002 Bali bombing Umar Patek, an alleged mastermind of the 2002 Bali bombing, "never met" al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in the Pakistani town they were both in.
How the digital blob feasts on our intimate data -
Editor's note: Andrew Keen is a British-American entrepreneur and professional skeptic. He is the author of "The Cult of the Amateur," and the upcoming (June 2012) "Digital Vertigo." This is the latest in a series of commentaries for CNN looking at how internet trends are influencing social culture.
Lucan's 'secret life in Africa'
17 February 2012 Last updated at 21:42 ET By Glenn Campbell BBC Inside Out, South East Evidence that missing aristocrat Lord Lucan was smuggled out of the UK to a secret life abroad has come from two new witnesses. An ex-detective said there was a credible sighting of Lucan in Africa.
Orange Rolling Out Facebook To All Phones In Africa
Mobile phone users in Africa may be saying, “Orange you glad we can get on Facebook now?,” as France Telecom’s Orange service provider announced that the social network will soon available on any phone within its footprint across the continent, potentially giving Facebook’s mobile user count a huge boost.
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Sales of unmanned aircraft are growing fast as military and civilian demand increases, and now Asian companies are trying to carve out a slice of the market. Murdoch in UK after Sun arrests Rupert Murdoch, the chief executive of News Corporation, arrives in London to take charge of the latest crisis involving one of his newspapers.
Henry Miller's writing commandments
From Henry Miller on Writing, his 11 commandments: 1. Work on one thing at a time until finished. 2. Start no more new books, add no more new material to "Black Spring." 3. Don't be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand. 4.
Did Rossetti really need to exhume his wife? | TLS
W as exhumation really necessary? A hundred and fifty years ago this month, the Pre-Raphaelite model and artist Elizabeth Siddal died of an opiate overdose after twenty months of marriage. When she was buried on February 17, her husband Dante Gabriel Rossetti consigned his manuscript poems to her coffin as a gesture of sacrifice.