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  • British pair win second ATP title
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    Britons Colin Fleming and Ken Skupski win their second ATP World Tour title, beating Richard Gasquet and Jeremy Chardy in St Petersburg.

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  • Disease May Prevent Manned Journey To Mars
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    Pickens writes “Science Daily News reports that human missions to Mars and all other long-term space flights might be compromised by disease, first because space travel appears to weaken astronauts’ immune systems; and second, because it increases the virulence and growth of microbes. ‘When people think of space travel, often the vast distances are what come to mind first,’ says Jean-Pol Frippiat from Nancy-University in France, ‘but even after we (more…)

  • Zombies As American Zeitgeist Proxies
    By on October 30, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    blackbearnh writes “No doubt, there will be more than a few brain-munching glassy-eyed zombies showing up on the typical doorstep tonight, demanding brains, brains, brains, or at least some Milk Duds. But according to this essay over on Forbes.com, zombies are more than just the trendy monster on the block, they are to Americans what Godzilla is to Japanese: a personification of our fear of science and technology. ‘It seems you can’t throw a half-eaten (more…)

  • House, Senate get separate bills to kill net neutrality
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    With the FCC launching a rule-making proceeding on net neutrality, a pair of bills have been introduced to Congress that would bar the FCC from issuing “any regulations regarding the Internet.”

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  • Smith beats Quigley in thriller
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    Paul Smith Jnr is the new British super-middleweight champion after beating Tony Quigley over 12 rounds.

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  • World Series State of Mind
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    The people in both of these cities love to compete at everything and just like you would expect both cities musicians (specifically rappers) would get involved with a World Series championship on the line.

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  • Nintendo’s Holiday: Hands On With New Super Mario Bros. Wii
    By on October 30, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    At a recent Nintendo press stop in Cincinnati, Ars Technica was able to sit down and play New Super Mario Bros. for an extended demo. Surprise! The game is great, and the Super Guide feature shouldn’t worry hardcore gamers. Here are the details.

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  • The History of Birth Control (PICS)
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    A look back through several centuries worth of contraceptive choices.

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  • Towards a Permission-Based Web
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    On his blog over at RedMonk, analyst James Governor looks at the walled garden we seem to be moving into, and possible cracks in the wall. “As we rush to purchase Apple products and services on Cupertino’s monochrome treadmill of shiny shiny, I can’t help thinking the open web community is losing something vital — a commitment to net neutrality and platform openness. If a single company can decide what plays on the network and what (more…)

  • Golden night for Brits on track
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    Great Britain’s Geraint Thomas, Sir Chris Hoy, Chris Newton and Victoria Pendelton win gold at the Track World Cup in Manchester.

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