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Wednesday, February 18, 2004

From Crooked Timber:
Don't Be Afraid
Posted by Kieran

“Barbara Chamberlain, 79, also of Milwaukee, backed Edwards for the same reason,” the Associated Press reports from Wisconsin, “‘I have hope for him beating you-know-who,’ she said.”

Oh come, Barbara, you’ll just have stop living in fear and come out and say it — “Voldemort.” Now, doesn’t that make you feel better?
http://www.crookedtimber.org/archives/001342.html
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From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php

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Same-sex couples plan differently for retirement
Same-sex couples plan differently for retirement than married couples, with lesbians planning significantly less than other groups of men and women, according to Cornell University researchers in one of the first studies of the retirement plans of gay and lesbian couples. (Sustainable Careers Forum, New York, Feb. 20)
Cornell Careers Institute

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BMC Medical Genetics
What are your odds of surviving into your hundreds?
A genetic factor that protects you against heart disease during middle age could reduce the odds that you'll celebrate your hundredth birthday. Research published in BMC Medical Genetics shows that a genetic trait, which is rarely found in centenarians, is associated with lower cholesterol levels.

Public Release: 18-Feb-2004
Sandia's miniSAR offers great promise for reconnaissance and precision-guided weapons
Within a year the National Nuclear Security Administration's Sandia National Laboratories will be flying the smallest synthetic aperture radar (SAR) ever to be used for reconnaissance on near-model-airplane-sized unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and eventually on precision-guided weapons and space applications.

Public Release: 18-Feb-2004
Environmental Health Perspectives
Exposure to low-level magnetic fields causes DNA damage in rat brain cells, researchers find
Prolonged exposure to low-level magnetic fields, similar to those emitted by such common household devices as blow dryers, electric blankets and razors, can damage brain cell DNA, according to researchers in the University of Washington's Department of Bioengineering. The scientists further found that the damage from brief exposures appears to build up over time.

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