Scientists Deliver Bee Toxin to Tumors Via "Nanobees"
Just out of curiosity (totally medically ignorant here) would such things trigger a bee-sting allergy? Someone close to me is extremely sensitive to bee products (milligram of honey is worth a long distance migrane). The delivery mechanism is interesting, but the toxin is scary to me.
I don't know if the post was meant as a joke, but this method of drug administration could in no way cause allergy - not unless the "nanobees" were packed with allergens derived from actual bees.
Apple Faces Inquiries In the EU On iPhone Accidents
The EU smells money.
Will Apple escape? Or will the EU leech off of them endlessly like they do with MS?
Should the EU not intervene on behalf of its citizens? I think this is exactly the kind of thing a governmental body should do, step in to protect people when corporations decide to do something stupid.
Global Warming To Be Put On Trial?
Someone linked this on /. a while back, and I thought I'd link it again.
"It seems that the debate on the authenticity of global warming and the role played by human activity is largely nonexistent among those who understand the nuances and scientific basis of long-term climate processes."
Is the Federal Government the Most Interesting Tech Startup For 2009?
Ah yes. It's not so much the government that is the problem, it's those who run the government...
Will Mainstream Media Embrace Adblockers?
We should stop talking about ad blockers. If a majority of people start blocking ads, then a majority of websites will start finding ways around them.
So? Internet will just route around the obstacles. It always does.
US Marine Corps Bans Social Networking Sites
Why isn't this tagged YRO? Or have we just tacitly accepted that soldiers have no rights?
Surface Plume On Betelgeuse Imaged
First thought I had was "Wow. Telescopy has really evolved!" Then the small print said "artist's impression", and the actual image of a blue smudge just wasn't all that exciting anymore.
Major New Function Discovered For the Spleen
what idiot modded this insightful? it's a joke!
Modding jokes insightful is a subtle way for the mods to reward the poster of a clever joke with karma.
30,000-Lb. Bomb On Fast Track For Deployment
Sweden is a major arms exporter, selling weapons worth of 1.4 billion USD in 2008. So no, they're not any more "peaceful and civilized" as most others.
Ads Retroactively Added To Wipeout HD, Soon Others
Picture a giant Sour-Patch man skateboarding as a competitor in a Tony Hawk Game. Or a Coca-Cola bottle skiing down the hill in Winter Sports 2.
To me, that would nonetheless totally ruin the game experience. If I feel I'm being expoited by the ad department, I find it hard to concentrate on having fun.
Apple Tries To Gag Owner of Exploding iPod
I've always thought Apple was just as greedy and immoral as Microsoft.
Sure, they are both for-profit corporations.
The Downsides to Digital Distribution
If they had an actual monopoly, do you think the prices would still be low?
The Pirate Bay Is Being Sued Again
Yeah, they're taking alot of flak from just about everyone around the world, but only because they're so smug about what they're trying to get away with. They're just getting what they deserve.
Their smugness is repeatedly brought up, and I don't quite understand how it affects the severity of their crime. Does it really matter if they're smug or remorseful, is their "crime" still not the same? If they had kept a low profile about the trial, would you then have said they don't deserve what they get?
Formerly Classified Global Warming Spy Photos Released
It's absurd to be basing multi-trillion dollar policy decisions on this garbage.
But you have to base them on something, and the policy-makers are right to base them on the overwhelming consensus of climatologists. What else do they have to go by? Even if those 97% somehow turned out to be wrong, isn't it better at this stage to mould the policies so that our impact on the climate is as small as possible, just in case?
Temperature Data Wants To Be Free
I agree that this data should be shared with all. But keep in mind that not sharing the data does not in any way imply that the data supports the global warming deniers' stance.
Scientists Worry Machines May Outsmart Man
1) Let them (the stupid people) starve
They are not going to starve. If there's one thing to learn from poverty, it's that it makes people revolt and rebel. Welfare is a means with which to pacify the poor so you'll have at least some form of social order in a society where unemployment exists.
How To Vet Clever Ideas Without Giving Them Away?
Such individuals cease to exist once money enters the picture
Windows 7 Hits RTM At Build 7600.16385
I have to agree. I installed Vista after purchasing a new rig with 6 GB of RAM, and installed 64-bit Vista to see it perform more than adequately. I am currently running Windows 7 RC1, and have not seen the performance increase compared to Vista that many people are proclaming; W7 is running just as smoothly as Vista was.
Ireland Criminalizes Blasphemy
The difference is in choice. Nobody chooses to be gay. But you choose whether you follow a religion or not. That's why the law should disallow the bashing of gays but allow the bashing of religion.
DNA Differences Observed Between Blood and Organs
Maybe. But then again, mutations happen in our body all the time. Sometimes they are detrimental to the cell's functioning, in which case the cell either repairs it or kills itself. Sometimes they are neoplastic, in which case the cell develops into a tumour cell and either thrives or is killed by the immune system. Sometimes the mutations don't matter much (i.e. the mutant protein functions like the original one), in which case we may see a situation where there exists different versions of genes within one individual.
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