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Watch Out for Holiday E-Mails Warns UAB's Computer Forensics Researchers
Dec 27, 2007

Clicking on Web links in holiday-related e-mail messages is a dangerous practice that could put your identity or your computer in the hands of criminals.

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University President Ranks America's Most Literate Cities
Dec 27, 2007

The annual America's Most Literate Cities ranking, published today in "USA Today," measures the cultural resources for reading in America's largest cities. It names Minneapolis, Seattle, St. Paul, Denver, Washington, DC, St. Louis, San Francisco, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Boston as the most literate US cities, in that order.

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EarthCam Announces Ninth Annual '25 Most Interesting Webcams' for 2007
Dec 27, 2007

EarthCam, the world's favorite webcam network and recognized authority on the Internet camera industry has released its ninth annual list of the world's most interesting webcams.

Leading with the only known webcam transmitting street views from Havana, Cuba, this year's top 25 list (viewable at www.EarthCam.com/top25) honors worldwide Internet camera producers for concept creativity, technology, visual quality and design.

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AFI AWARDS 2007 Moments of Significance Announced
Dec 27, 2007

The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced the year's AFI Moments of Significance. These seven noteworthy events were determined to have had an impact on the world of the moving image during the calendar year 2007.

Each year, AFI AWARDS adds another volume to the history of American film and television by documenting the collective opinion of the moving image communities, archiving the year's significant moments and honoring the talent and collaborative teams who have created the year's outstanding accomplishments.

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Parade.com's Year-End Pop-Culture Poll Reveals: Americans Most Want to be Stranded on an Island With Stephen Colbert and Other Useless Gossip
Dec 27, 2007

You've seen their names plastered in headlines throughout 2007, but which headline shocked you the most? Which rehab-grad will stay clean for the long haul? Who's the hottest bachelor of them all? Some of our answers will surprise you! Parade.com polled Americans about their opinions on pop culture, entertainment, celebrities and more.

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Health Coverage Improves Health and Reduces Major Heart Complications
Dec 27, 2007

As presidential candidates ramp up their primary campaigns, health care reform looms prominently among voters' main concerns.

A new study in the December 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) provides the most comprehensive evidence to date that expanding coverage to people without it leads to demonstrable improvements in health.

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Eighty Things to Watch in 2008
Dec 26, 2007

JWT, the largest advertising agency in the U.S. and the fourth-largest full-service network in the world, today released its list of 80 things to watch in 2008.

"These people, products, places, services and shifts will help to define 2008," says Ann Mack, director of trendspotting at JWT. "By examining what will resonate with people or drive their thinking and behavior, we can identify larger patterns that will shape all of our lives in the years to come."

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Holiday Health Check
Dec 25, 2007

The sweet scent brings back a flurry of childhood memories the minute mom opens the door. She bakes gingerbread cookies just once a year and it's the smell that says "Home for the holidays." Physicians with University of California, San Diego Medical Center and School of Medicine say "Savor the seasonal offerings... just do it sensibly."

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Oral Anti-Diabetic Substance Discovered
Dec 24, 2007

Research in the Department of Biology at the Faculty of Science and Science Education of the University of Haifa has discovered a substance that may become an oral treatment for diabetes and its complications. The substance, which is derived from yeast, is called Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF). "The research is now at the stage where the substance has been successfully tested on diabetic rats and was found to reduce sugar and lipids in the blood of the treated animals. The next stage of the research is to evaluate GTF efficacy in humans," said Dr. Nitsa Mirsky, who is conducting the research.

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Are You An Impulse Shopper?
Dec 24, 2007

As the Christmas shopping season moves into its final days, new research from the University of New Hampshire shows that certain shoppers who exhibit distinct cognitive skills are more apt to be impulse buyers.

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CA
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US
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2007: A Deadly Year for U.S. Law Enforcement

Census Bureau Projects Population of 303.1 Million on New Year's Day

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World
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Obituary: Benazir Bhutto

Chad: Child soldiers forcibly mobilised not demobilised

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Benazir Bhutto killed by bomb at rally

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Columns
Norman Solomon: Channeling Suze Orman

Will Durst: The Top Ten Comedic News Stories of 2007

Andy Borowitz: How to Talk to Your Child about Jamie Lynn Spears

E/The Environmental Magazine | EarthTalk: Why Isn't Recycling Mandatory?

Preston MacDougall: Chemical Eye on Santa's Love Train

Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon:Announcing the P.U.-litzer Prizes for 2007

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Op-Ed
Marcie Wheeler: When it comes to surveillance and the treatment of classified information, President Bush is making up the rules as he goes along

Paul Krugman: Forget about Bush - and the middle ground

Bill Boyarsky: The Iowa Caucus Con

Timothy Garton Ash: Could you vote for a man who abides by Moronish wisdom?

New York Times: State Without Pity: Texas

Carl Luna: In today's world the Potters are beating the Baileys, hands down

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Sci/Tech
Housewives are more ecologically aware and recycle more than university students

Subliminal messages can influence us in surprising ways - Exposure to national flag brings political moderation

Brain Imaging And Genetic Studies Link Thinking Patterns To Addiction

Poor Americans in the United States suffer hidden burden of parasitic and other neglected diseases

Photo-monitoring whale sharks

1 person out of every 1,000 has synaesthesia, in which an individual can smell a sound

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Life
Watch Out for Holiday E-Mails Warns UAB's Computer Forensics Researchers

University President Ranks America's Most Literate Cities

EarthCam Announces Ninth Annual '25 Most Interesting Webcams' for 2007

AFI AWARDS 2007 Moments of Significance Announced

Parade.com's Year-End Pop-Culture Poll Reveals: Americans Most Want to be Stranded on an Island With Stephen Colbert and Other Useless Gossip

Health Coverage Improves Health and Reduces Major Heart Complications

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Odd News
Top Ten Reasons to Be an Elected Official in 2008

Nin the cat retiring from duty as trusty mascot on top of Mount Washington Observatory, home of the world's worst weather

Iowa man spends Christmas Eve stuck upside-down in opening of septic tank

Door levers are making doorknobs deader than a doorknob

New Zealand student who sends up to 100 text messages a day diagnosed with the country's first case of 'text thumb'

California guy who has turned his home into The Center for Bigfoot Studies thinks 100,000 of the hairy beasts are roaming North America

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Cartoon
Candidates Exchange

The Fruitcake Uses

Early primaries

Leftover Leftover Leftovers

Christmas 07

Surge Working

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