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  • Christmas Tree Rocketry
    By on December 31, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments


    An anonymous reader writes “It`s after Christmas, so what do you do with your Christmas tree? Turn it into an missile of course! From the creators of ‘Christmas Tree Rocketry: The Art and Science of Holiday Recycling'(video) comes a new epic, the flight of the XMS MissileToe.”

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  • VIDEO: Vettel’s road to glory in 2012
    By on December 31, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    BBC Sport looks back at how Sebastian Vettel claimed his third successive world championship in 2012.

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  • China’s Controversial Brain Surgery To Cure Drug Addiction
    By on December 31, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    kkleiner writes “A small handful of doctors in China are using a highly controversial procedure to rid people of drug addiction by destroying a part of patients’ brains. The procedure involves drilling small holes into the skulls of patients and inserting long electrodes that destroy a part of the brain called the nucleus accumbens. This area, often referred to as the “pleasure center” of the brain, is the major nucleus of the brain’s reward circuit. (more…)

  • Jeremy Guscott Q&A
    By on December 30, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    BBC Sport’s rugby union expert on the team of 2012, Six Nations and Heineken Cup contenders and more

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  • Robertson backs UK Sport funding
    By on December 25, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Sports minister Hugh Robertson backs UK Sport’s Olympic funding plans, despite four sports losing all of their money.

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  • Defending the First Sale Doctrine
    By on December 25, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation recaps two court cases pending in the U.S. which will decide whether you’re allowed to re-sell the things you purchase. The first case deals with items bought in other countries for resale in the U.S., such as textbooks. An unfavorable decision there would mean “anything that is made in a foreign country and contains copies of copyrighted material – from the textbooks at issue in the Kirtsaeng case to shampoo (more…)

  • Jeremy Guscott Q&A
    By on December 20, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    BBC Sport’s rugby union expert on the weekend’s biggest Heineken Cup shock, and rugby league’s State of Origin

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  • Taking Sense Away: Confessions of a Former TSA Screener
    By on December 20, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    OverTheGeicoE writes “TSA gets discussed on Slashdot from time to time, usually negatively. Have you ever wondered about the TSA screeners’ perspective? Taking Sense Away is a blog, allegedly written by a former TSA screener, offering insider perspectives on TSA topics. For example, there’s the Insider’s TSA Dictionary, whose entries are frequently about the code screeners use to discuss attractive female passengers (like ‘Code Red,’ ‘Fanny Pack,’ (more…)

  • Magennis ends rugby league career
    By on December 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    St Helens forward Shaun Magennis announces his retirement at the age of 23 after a succession of injury problems.

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  • Spinal Fluid Chemical Levels Linked To Suicidal Behavior
    By on December 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “For the first time, researchers have found that a chemical in the brain called glutamate is linked to suicidal behavior. While previous research and drugs have targeted serotonin to fight severe depression, this study shows that more attention should be paid to this chemical.”

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