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Breaking news in bird songs

Brittany @ May 23, 2009 # 2 Comments

As plant life began to resurge in some formerly cleared lands in California, Oregon and Washington over the course of the past 35 years, male white-crowned sparrows have lowered their whistling pitch and slowed down their long song-singing abilities so that their songs would carry better through the newer, thicker foliage. Apparently, this is the […]

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Solar power for sunnier days in France, I think not

Brittany @ May 22, 2009 # 2 Comments

As reported by the Associated Press, Jean-Louis Borloo, the French Minister of Ecology, believes that increasing the amount of solar plants in France would allow the country to produce four times the amount it produces now on solar power. In total, it’s a 300 megawatt project that will mean solar plants for each region and […]

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YouTube expanding, print and press shrinking?

Brittany @ May 21, 2009 # 4 Comments

It was already raking in millions of unique visitors each month, even being known for its vast collection of much funny, yet fuzzy, video content. Now it’s getting even bigger. YouTube has not only begun to expand its library of full-length movies and TV shows, but it’s freshening up its advertising and adding several new […]

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Crazy parents don’t get their First Amendment rights

andrea @ May 20, 2009 # 2 Comments

We know about the (supposed) separation of church and state, which the majority of Americans agree is a good idea. But how do we feel about the separation of parenthood and state? Well, parents Colleen and Anthony Hauser are having to deal with those feelings right now. You may be familiar with this Minnesota family […]

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Producer of “Farrah’s Story” suing

andrea @ May 17, 2009 # 2 Comments

According to the Associated Press, two days before the documentary “Farrah’s Story,” which shows Farrah Fawcett’s battle with cancer, one of the producers, Craig Nevius, decided to file a lawsuit against against others working on the film. He’s claiming altruistic motives in his suing for creative control, saying that the lawsuit “isn’t against Farrah Fawcett, […]

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“Model city” to combat software piracy

andrea @ May 16, 2009 # One Comment

Apparently software piracy needs an entire Chinese city to go to war against it. Microsoft Corp. announced that it’s partnering with the eastern Chinese city Hangzhou. Microsoft chose this city as “a model for innovation and protection of intellectual property” in a three-year contract that will promote the development of local technological innovation. Microsoft will […]

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Cover your mouth, young man!

andrea @ May 15, 2009 # 2 Comments

There’s nothing quite as disturbing as following the little particles from a sneeze to find they’re covering everything around you. Coughs are even worse because you usually can’t see the particles flying around. I guess we needed a scientific study to remind us that when we sneeze or cough, nasty stuff comes out. In a […]

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Hydroxycut…cut it out!

andrea @ May 14, 2009 # 3 Comments

In current breaking news we learned that dietary supplements are unhealthy. The one in the limelight today is Hydroxycut, a supplement used by people looking to lose weight or tighten muscles. After causing liver damage in many people and at least one death, the FDA decided to encourage people not to use it. They announced […]

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A love letter of silicone proportions

andrea @ May 13, 2009 # 2 Comments

Dear Silicone, Wow! We sure have come a long way. I remember when all you were used for was helping me cook in the kitchen. You have always made such a great spatula. You also always do a great job as a caulk or sealant so I know that I could trust you with anything. […]

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U.S. economy + budget plans = impossible

andrea @ May 12, 2009 # 4 Comments

Forty-six cents for every dollar borrowed? Forty-six cents?! What a fantastic idea. It’s one of the best in American history. Thanks to President Obama’s economic stimulus bill and the Wall Street bailout we can look forward to the federal deficit increasing to about $2 trillion (yes, TRILLION). This year, the government plans to borrow 46 […]

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