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  • Coming soon: park and pay with a mere microchip

    02/10/2007 11:24:20 PM PST · by fishhound · 5 replies · 363+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | February 11 2007 | Heath Gilmore
    TOLLWAY giant Transurban is looking to expand its e-tag system to give customers cashless entry into Sydney car parks. Transurban will roll out an electronic tag toll system in Sydney similar to its Melbourne operation if it succeeds in its $1.26 billion takeover bid for Sydney Roads Group. The deal would leave Transurban in control of most of Sydney's roads, adding the M1 Eastern Distributor, the M4 and M5 to the M2 and M7 motorways it already operates. The acquisition would make Transurban the country's dominant toll road operator. It would use this base to deliver thousands of its e-tag...
  • The Brain Scan That Can Read People's Intentions

    02/08/2007 5:24:10 PM PST · by fanfan · 81 replies · 2,163+ views
    The Guardian ^ | February 9, 2007 | Ian Sample
    A team of world-leading neuroscientists has developed a powerful technique that allows them to look deep inside a person's brain and read their intentions before they act. The team used high-resolution brain scans to identify patterns of activity before translating them into meaningful thoughts, revealing what a person planned to do in the near future. It is the first time scientists have succeeded in reading intentions in this way. ~snip~ The use of brain scanners to judge whether people are likely to commit crimes is a contentious issue that society should tackle now, according to Prof Haynes. "We see the...
  • Wash. initiative would require married couples to have kids

    02/06/2007 2:25:42 PM PST · by RoadTest · 48 replies · 1,380+ views ^ | 12:59 PM PST on Tuesday, February 6, 2007 | Staff and Associated Press
    OLYMPIA, Wash. - An initiative filed by proponents of same-sex marriage would require heterosexual couples to have kids within three years or else have their marriage annulled. Initiative 957 was filed by the Washington Defense of Marriage Alliance. That group was formed last summer after the state Supreme Court upheld Washington's ban on same-sex marriage. Under the initiative, marriage would be limited to men and women who are able to have children. Couples would be required to prove they can have children in order to get a marriage license, and if they did not have children within three years, their...
  • U.S. Set to Begin a Vast Expansion of DNA Sampling

    02/05/2007 2:09:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 916+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 5, 2007 | JULIA PRESTON
    The Justice Department is completing rules to allow the collection of DNA from most people arrested or detained by federal authorities, a vast expansion of DNA gathering that will include hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, by far the largest group affected. The new forensic DNA sampling was authorized by Congress in a little-noticed amendment to a January 2006 renewal of the Violence Against Women Act, which provides protections and assistance for victims of sexual crimes. The amendment permits DNA collecting from anyone under criminal arrest by federal authorities, and also from illegal immigrants detained by federal agents. Over the...
  • IVF babies do not need a father figure, UK experts say

    12/15/2006 7:49:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 11 replies · 548+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12.14.06
    No need for a father figure for IVF babies? The need for a child to have a father should be removed from the law governing fertility treatment, a government White Paper said today.  Clinics must still consider the welfare of any child born as a result of IVF or other fertility treatment but whether a father figure is present will no longer be necessary, under government proposals. Do children need a father figure? Tell us in reader comments belowThe move would make it easier for single women and lesbian couples to have children using donor sperm.  The Review of...
  • Brown wants to expand GPS monitoring beyond tracking sex offenders

    11/10/2006 7:33:26 PM PST · by bigdcaldavis · 28 replies · 1,026+ views
    San Francisco Gate ^ | Nov 10, 2006 | Chip Johnson
    Gunshots ring out in a neighborhood, and law enforcement's first move is to pull up a computer screen to see whether the sound came from areas equipped with electronic devices that track the source of gunfire. Then a public safety employee keys up another monitor and uses Global Positioning System technology to identify the locations of the city's worst-known violent offenders -- to determine whether any of them are in the spot where the shots were fired. Such a brave new world is coming to Oakland -- and it seems likely that it will become a reality elsewhere in California...
  • Stem Cell Initiative in Missouri Passes (Cloning now a constitutional right)

    11/08/2006 3:00:59 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 30 replies · 812+ views
    State of Missouri General Election  - November 2006 - General Election Tuesday, November 07, 2006 Click here for a printer friendly version  Ballot Issue Name Votes    % Of Votes  Constitutional Amendment No. 2 - 2006    Precincts Reporting 3672 of 3734    Stem Cell Initiative Yes 1,059,202  51.1%   No 1,013,850  48.9% Total Votes
  • Human-cow hybrid embryo planned

    11/07/2006 12:15:52 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 51 replies · 1,004+ views
    The Times ^ | November 07, 2006 | Nigel Hawkes
    Stem-cell researchers have applied to produce an embryo using an animal’s egg and a human cell British scientists are to submit plans to create a hybrid embryo — part human, part cow. They are to develop a way of creating stem cells that does not require human eggs, but the application seems likely to be met with controversy. The team, from the University of Newcastle, would take a cow’s egg and remove the nucleus. They would then replace it with the nucleus of a cell taken from an adult human, such as a skin cell. The hybrid would be overwhelmingly...
  • Woman sells her eggs on net to pay off £15,000 credit card debts

    11/02/2006 6:39:23 AM PST · by NYer · 71 replies · 1,332+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | November 2, 2006 | Charlotte Gill
    A young woman has put her eggs for sale on the internet to pay off £15,000 of credit card debts. Alexandra Saunders posted her details on an American website after reading about the huge amount that can be made in a woman's magazine. The 26-year-old, who already has three jobs to try and pay off her debts, thought it would be an easy way to make money. It is illegal for a woman to sell her eggs within the UK but egg donation is big business in the US where childless couples pay up to £20,000 in exchange the...
  • Baby outsourcing is a fad in Anand

    10/22/2006 7:27:19 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 5 replies · 427+ views
    IBN ^ | Oct. 22, 2006
    Anand: Mark and Darcy Cornwall have come all the way from California because they couldn't afford not to. They've been trying to have a baby for the past five years and their last attempt ended in a miscarriage. On their first trip to India, they have found the woman who has agreed to carry their baby - a surrogate mother. 33-years-old and with three grown children, she knows the joys of motherhood. She also understands the pain of poverty. For her attempt to carry the Cornwalls' baby to maturity, she will be paid $5,000. Just like her there are so...
  • In Violent Times, High-Tech School Security Is On The Rise

    10/18/2006 7:53:48 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 4 replies · 275+ views ^ | Julie Farby
    Houston, TX (AHN) - In an era when deadly school shootings seem to happen at an alarming rate, some schools like Spring Independent School District in suburban Houston, have decided to take security measure into their own hands. Every morning, some 16,000 students swipe their ID tags as they climb onto the school bus, while a radio frequency tag tracks them, as it does when they arrive at school and as they leave the building. Furthermore, nearly 1,000 cameras watch them all day. Every visitor-from parents, volunteers, to the guy who fills the Coke machine - must surrender his or...
  • A barbaric kind of beauty

    08/07/2006 6:56:00 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 59 replies · 2,410+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 00:36am 7th August 2006 | By ANDREA THOMPSON
    Clutching her Hermes holiday bag under her arm, Susan Barrington, a 52-year-old housewife from Buckinghamshire, can't help smiling as she leaves the exclusive clinic in London's Wimpole Street. She has been given the final go-ahead to travel abroad for a cutting edge nonsurgical treatment that promises to make her look ten years younger. She doesn't care if the treatment is expensive, involves babies and is so controversial that it is not allowed to be performed in this country - among her well-heeled friends, this is the ultimate new elixir of youth. The attractive brunette has opted for a controversial stem-...
  • 52 Reasons To Stop Mowing (Zot a la Gallagher)

    07/25/2006 6:58:41 AM PDT · by fruitarian108 · 420 replies · 6,084+ views
    Fruitarian Network ^ | 1973 first version | Nonmowing Coalition
    52 REASONS NOT TO MOW 37 WAYS TO HELP TREES Please download with 100% cotton, rice, recycled, or scrap paper Ron Howard, director of A Beautiful Mind and many other films,made his first film at age 8.. an anti mowing film which showed the nature of mowers' attacks on lawns. Art Buchwald: People shouldn't be judged by the length of their grass. In 2003 through now, the world has seen floods, famine, fire, mudslides, hurricanes, tornados and other disasters created by the unprecedented destruction of trees around the world. Trees are nature's weather stabilizers. We need trillions of trees.. new...
  • IL Launches Compulsory Mental Health Screening For Children And Pregnant Women

    07/23/2004 4:26:02 PM PDT · by Reaganwuzthebest · 177 replies · 3,808+ views
    The Illinois Leader ^ | July 19, 2004 | The Leader-Chicago Bureau
    CHICAGO -- This week, a series of public forums on a program requiring all pregnant women and children through age 18 years to be tested for mental health needs is being held this week in five different locations statewide. One group of parents learned about the state's plans to proceed with this program and on Monday issued an alarm asking for parents and citizens concerned about the new program to voice their opinions at the forums. "We're moving toward social training over academic training with this program," Larry Trainor, a Mt. Prospect parent of four children and a contact for...
  • President Bush vs. Dr. Frist vs. Nuremburg Code

    07/12/2006 12:41:09 PM PDT · by ZGuy · 319+ views
    Human Events ^ | 7/12/6 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    “We were all an embryo at one point, and we ought to as a society be very careful about being callous about the wanton destruction of embryos, of life,” White House aide Karl Rove told the Denver Post this week. He was explaining why President Bush is committed to casting his first-ever veto against a bill--which may pass the Senate as early as next week--that would give tax dollars to researchers who deliberately kill human embryos to extract their stem cells. “The president is emphatic about this,” Rove said. This veto threat is necessary because of Senate Majority Leader Bill...
  • Woman loses frozen embryos fight (European Court of Human Rights has ruled)

    03/07/2006 6:46:03 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies · 566+ views
    BBC ^ | March 7, 2006
    A woman left infertile after cancer treatment cannot use her frozen embryos to have a baby, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. Natallie Evans started IVF treatment with her then partner Howard Johnston in 2001 but he withdrew consent for the embryos to be used after they split up. Ms Evans went to the Strasbourg court after exhausting the UK legal process. She now hopes to appeal to the Grand Jury of the European Court, but still wants her ex-fiancé to change his mind. Ms Evans said: "I'm still as determined to do whatever it takes to have...
  • Bilderberg Meetings Press Release with List of Participants

    06/11/2006 5:29:32 PM PDT · by TVenn · 75 replies · 3,342+ views
    Bilderberg Press Release ^ | June 8,2006 | Bilderberg Press Release
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
  • Immigrants should wear RFID tags

    06/02/2006 3:29:59 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 68 replies · 1,609+ views
    the Inquirer ^ | Thursday 01 June 2006 | Nick Farrell
    VeriChip reveals its colours By Nick Farrell: Thursday 01 June 2006, 15:41 AFTER YEARS OF insisting that VeriChip RFID technology will not be used for Big Brother purposes, the company's chairman has proposed tagging immigrant and guest workers in the United States. Scott Silverman, Chairman of the Board of VeriChip Corporation seems to have got carried away when being interviewed on "Fox & Friends" when responding to the Bush administration's call to know "who is in our country and why they are here". He suggested that if foreigners were tagged using VeriChip RFID implants at the border, the technology could...
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • Brave New Babymaking: The Search for Sperm Donor 401

    06/01/2006 6:55:41 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 103 replies · 1,986+ views
    Breakpoint with Chuck Colson ^ | 5/31/2006 | Chuck Colson
    Note: This commentary may not be suitable for young children. Please use parental discretion. Leann Mischel, a Pennsylvania college professor, was ready to have a second child. And she wanted the new baby to have the same father her son did. The problem was that Mischel had no idea who he was: The father of her son was “Donor 401” at a sperm bank. And the bank had sold out of Donor 401’s genetic material. But Mischel was in luck. As the Washington Post put it, Carla Schouten, another sperm-bank mother from San Jose, had “the gift of a lifetime...
  • More Women Not Waiting For Mr. Right

    05/21/2006 11:55:33 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 616 replies · 8,728+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 18 May 2006 | CBS2CHICAGO
    (CBS) CHICAGO It's a trend that some fear may have long-term consequences. More unmarried women over the age of 25 are not waiting for Mr. Right. As CBS 2's Alita Guillen reports, these ladies are having children on their own. The fantasy father at their fingertips is a sperm donor with all the right stuff. Katherine Gehl and April Lashbrook had successful careers and dated, but they didn't have husbands. They heard their biological clocks ticking loudly. "It was like a time bomb," April said. "I need to go and have a baby and be a mother, and so I...

    05/08/2006 8:49:27 AM PDT · by FerdieMurphy · 77 replies · 1,461+ views
    The Times (London) ^ | 6/8/2006 | Brenda Despontin
    Computers are taking over in the classroom — and nobody is challenging them. IN RAY BRADBURY’S apocalyptic tale Fahrenheit 451 firemen are employed to burn all books, driving underground those who cherish them. That such a stark warning of what happens in a bookless society should appear in the very medium made illicit in the tale is an irony not lost on his readers. We return Bradbury’s book to the shelf alongside the Orwell, Huxley and Atwood, safe in the comforting knowledge that we are far too wise in the real world to allow anything of such magnitude to happen....
  • Anyone for tennis, at the age of 150?

    04/08/2006 8:26:58 AM PDT · by guitarist · 117 replies · 1,880+ views
    Times of London ^ | April 8, 2006 | Ronald Bailey
    Anyone for tennis, at the age of 150? Ronald Bailey Scientific progress promises us far longer, happier lives. Yet the 'bioconservatives' want to stop it BY THE END of this century, the typical European may attend a family reunion in which five generations are playing together. Great-great-great grandma, at 150 years old, will be as vital, with muscle tone as firm and supple, skin as elastic and glowing, as her 30-year-old great-great-granddaughter with whom she’s playing tennis. After the game, while enjoying a plate of vegetables filled with not only a solid day’s worth of nutrients but medicines she needs...
  • 'Designer baby' clinic to charge £6,000 per child

    03/26/2006 12:20:43 PM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies · 723+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 3/26/06 | Beezy Marsh
    Britain's first IVF "designer baby" clinic is to charge about £6,000 for a made-to-order infant. The £5 million centre will bring pioneering embryo screening techniques for the creation of "saviour siblings" to Britain. In addition, it will offer testing for up to 100 inherited gene disorders such as muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis. Embryos found to be carrying rogue genes will be discarded and only "healthy" embryos implanted into their mothers. Controversially, doctors at the centre have already obtained the first British licence to treat a couple with an inherited form of bowel cancer in the hope that their baby...
  • Dutch furious at Italian minister's Nazi jibe

    03/19/2006 9:03:00 PM PST · by Murtyo · 19 replies · 637+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | Sat Mar 18, 2:00 PM ET | Reuters Staff
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch government is furious after an Italian minister this week branded the country's euthanasia laws as akin to the policies of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, according to Dutch news agency ANP. Dutch Prime Minister Balkenende is expected to raise the matter with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi next week at a European summit, ANP said. "This is scandalous and unacceptable... it is not the way to get along in Europe," Balkenende said on Friday. Italian Parliamentary Relations Minister Carlo Giovanardi told a radio program on Thursday that Nazi thinking was re-emerging in Europe through Dutch...
  • How's Your 'Progenitor A?' (Unbelieveable)

    03/06/2006 6:45:14 PM PST · by blam · 51 replies · 932+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-7-2006 | David Rennie
    How’s your 'Progenitor A?' By David Rennie, Europe Correspondent (Filed: 07/03/2006) Spain has taken another step in its journey from conservative to liberal bastion by creating new birth certificates to avoid discrimination against same-sex couples. According to an announcement in the Official Bulletin of State "The expression "father" will be replaced with "Progenitor A", and "mother" will be replaced with "Progenitor B"."The head of the national Civil Register, Pilar Blanco-Morales, told the newspaper ABC that the change took account of a new law on same-sex marriages passed by the socialist government in July. The move has prompted sharp criticism from...
  • US group implants electronic tags in workers

    02/12/2006 4:28:09 PM PST · by wagglebee · 346 replies · 4,859+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 2/12/06 | Richard Waters
    An Ohio company has embedded silicon chips in two of its employees - the first known case in which US workers have been “tagged” electronically as a way of identifying them., a private video surveillance company, said it was testing the technology as a way of controlling access to a room where it holds security video footage for government agencies and the police. Embedding slivers of silicon in workers is likely to add to the controversy over RFID technology, widely seen as one of the next big growth industries. RFID chips – inexpensive radio transmitters that give off a...
  • Prescription for Tolerance

    02/03/2006 11:53:50 AM PST · by happilymarriedmom · 31 replies · 660+ views ^ | 2/2/06 | Allan Dobras
    According to a December 10, 2005, Washington Post article, “Psychiatry Ponders Whether Extreme Bias Can Be an Illness,” it seems there is a serious move afoot to formally designate those who are repulsed by homosexual practice as suffering from a pathological neurosis—“homophobia.” In other words, a person who views the legitimization of homosexuality as sinful, immoral, or destructive to society may have a mental disorder!
  • Scotts Miracle-Gro plan to fire smokers

    01/14/2006 8:38:38 AM PST · by 88keys · 327 replies · 4,039+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | 1-14-06 | unknown
    Scotts Miracle-Gro plan to fire smokers COLUMBUS, Ohio - Beginning next October, smoking will be significantly more expensive for employees of Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. Lighting up, even at home, will cost them their jobs. Many other companies also are focusing on smokers, whether by raising their health-insurance premiums or not hiring them. Scotts took dramatic action because it wants to hold down health-insurance costs by "helping people live healthy lifestyles," said James Hagedorn, chairman and chief executive. The Marysville company pays for medical claims using its own funds, "so why would we admit someone into this environment when they're passing...
  • Stem cell experts seek rabbit-human embryo

    01/12/2006 9:48:47 PM PST · by Dichroic · 17 replies · 530+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 01/13/06 | Ian Sample
    British scientists are seeking permission to create hybrid embryos in the lab by fusing human cells with rabbit eggs. If granted consent, the team will use the embryos to produce stem cells that carry genetic defects, in the hope that studying them will help understand the complex mechanisms behind incurable human diseases. The proposal drew strong criticism from opponents to embryo research who yesterday challenged the ethics of the research and branded the work repugnant. Plans for the experiments have been put forward by Professor Chris Shaw, a neurologist and expert in motor neurone disease at King's College London, and...

    08/22/2005 2:55:20 PM PDT · by american spirit · 51 replies · 738+ views
    Cong. Ron Paul - | 8-22-05 | American Spirit
    With school starting up again many parents are inquiring as to whether the schools will start implementing the new federally created mental health testing programs in the schools that so alarmed the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons that they issued a statement decrying it as a "dangerous scheme that will heap even more coercive pressure on parents to medicate children with potentially dangerous side effects". Any new information concerning implementation of the programs and/or groups fighting these intiatives would be appreciated.
  • Parent A and Parent B - and baby makes C? (or Thing-One and Thing-Two make Thing-Three)

    07/29/2005 9:47:45 AM PDT · by HawaiianGecko · 30 replies · 1,158+ views
    Townhall ^ | July 29, 2005 | Kathleen Parker
         Parent A and Parent B - and baby makes C? Kathleen Parker (archive)  July 29, 2005 | Print | Recommend to a friend The slippery slope that wasn't supposed to happen once same-sex marriage was granted is making [Mount] Everest jealous.In Massachusetts this week, Gov. Mitt Romney has been butting heads with same-sex couples over birth certificates for their newborns. I'll give you a minute to wrap your mind around that concept.The problem is that birth certificates as currently written reflect archaic notions of procreation, that is, involving a mother and father. Thus, gay and lesbian parents have...
  • Tony Blankley: Roe v. Wade v. technology

    07/27/2005 12:34:24 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 44 replies · 1,817+ views ^ | Wednesday, July 27, 2005 | Tony Blankley
    As the John Roberts' Supreme Court nomination fight opens, the predicted battle to save or kill Roe v Wade already has taken to the streets, the Internet and the media. But the 32-year-old constitutional right to an abortion may face its gravest challenge not from red state values triumphing on the Supreme Court, but from medical research being carried out in elite blue state universities and in Europe and Asia. It is the very language of Roe that carries the seed of its own possible irrelevance within the next several years. Roe enunciated the more or less unencumbered right of...
  • No faking female orgasm in scientific research

    06/20/2005 8:52:36 AM PDT · by pissant · 112 replies · 2,401+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/20/05 | Patricia Reaney
    Women may be able to fool their partners by faking an orgasm but a brain scanner will catch them out every time, a conference heard Monday. Researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands have used scans to show that different areas of the brain are stimulated during an orgasm but are not activated when a woman fakes it. "Women can imitate orgasm quite well," Gert Holstege told a fertility meeting Monday. "But there is nothing really happening in the brain." He and colleagues took brain scans of 13 women and 11 men, aged 19-49 who had volunteered for...
  • Pressure on U.S. to Use More Surveillance

    07/23/2005 5:56:54 PM PDT · by Stellar Dendrite · 30 replies · 454+ views
    My Way News/Ap ^ | 7-23-05 | Robert Tanner
    Pressure on U.S. to Use More Surveillance Email this Story Jul 23, 1:38 PM (ET) NEW YORK (AP) - Pressure is building for greater use of video cameras to keep watch over the nation's cities - particularly in transportation systems and other spots vulnerable to terrorism - after the bombings in London. The calls have come over the last few weeks as British investigators released surveillance footage of the bombers in the deadly July 7 attacks and then put out frames of suspects in Thursday's failed attacks. "I do not think that cameras are the big mortal threat to civil...
  • Forget cameras - spy device will cut drivers' speed by satellite

    07/02/2005 11:40:39 PM PDT · by WoofDog123 · 15 replies · 606+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | 7/3/5 | Dipesh Gadher
    The Sunday Times - Britain July 03, 2005 Forget cameras - spy device will cut drivers’ speed by satellite Dipesh Gadher, Transport Correspondent IT IS the ultimate back seat driver. Motorists face having their cars fitted with a “spy” device that stops speeding. The satellite-based system will monitor the speed limit and apply the brakes or cut out the accelerator if the driver tries to exceed it. A government-funded trial has concluded that the scheme promotes safer driving. Drivers in London could be among the first to have the “speed spy” devices fitted. They would be offered a discount on...
  • Boffins create zombie dogs

    06/26/2005 8:25:28 PM PDT · by Piefloater · 78 replies · 24,202+ views ^ | June 27, 2005 | Nick Buchan
    SCIENTISTS have created eerie zombie dogs, reanimating the canines after several hours of clinical death in attempts to develop suspended animation for humans. US scientists have succeeded in reviving the dogs after three hours of clinical death, paving the way for trials on humans within years. Pittsburgh's Safar Centre for Resuscitation Research has developed a technique in which subject's veins are drained of blood and filled with an ice-cold salt solution. The animals are considered scientifically dead, as they stop breathing and have no heartbeat or brain activity. But three hours later, their blood is replaced and the zombie dogs...
  • College taught her not to be a heterosexual

    04/18/2005 10:16:15 PM PDT · by scripter · 64 replies · 2,185+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 19, 2005 | Dennis Prager
    Perhaps the most important argument against same-sex marriage is that once society honors same-sex sex as it does man-woman sex, there will inevitably be a major increase in same-sex sex. People do sexually (as in other areas) what society allows and especially what it honors. One excellent example illustrating this is an article recently written in the McGill University newspaper by McGill student Anna Montrose. In it, she wrote: It's hard to go through four years of a Humanities B.A. reading Foucault and Butler and watching 'The L Word' and keep your rigid heterosexuality intact. I don't know when it...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Massachusetts House Approves Stem Cell Bill

    03/31/2005 7:34:41 PM PST · by Crackingham · 10 replies · 291+ views
    AP ^ | 3/31/05 | Steve LeBlanc
    The Massachusetts House passed a bill Thursday night that would give scientists more freedom to conduct embryonic stem cell research in the state. The House voted 117-37 for the bill, a day after the Senate approved it 35-2, giving the measure easily enough votes to override an expected veto by Gov. Mitt Romney. The bill would allow scientists to create cloned embryos and extract their stem cells for research into the potential treatment and cure of diabetes, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injuries and other conditions. "I think this is a giant step for medical research," said House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi...
  • Government Reform Field Hearing in Florida Postponed

    03/25/2005 2:49:37 AM PST · by Harry Jones · 2 replies · 433+ views
    House Committee on Government Reform ^ | March 23, 2005 | MEDIA ADVISORY

    03/25/2005 12:17:45 AM PST · by STARWISE · 5,061 replies · 79,903+ views
    various | 3-24-05
    Judge George Greer ruled that the State of Florida has no right to take custody of Terri Schiavo, which ruling came hours after an appeal by Terri's parents to re-insert the feeding tube was refused by the U.S. Supreme Court. Meanwhile, another hearing was scheduled tonight before US District Judge James D. Whittemore .. the same judge who previously heard and denied the request subsequent to the 'de novo' intention of the law past last weekend by the Congress and signed by President Bush, in an effort to confirm that no stone was left unturned before Terri would endure legally...
  • Parents should be allowed to choose baby's sex, say MPs

    03/20/2005 5:38:13 PM PST · by Pikamax · 42 replies · 768+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 03/21/05 | Duncan Gardham
    Parents should be allowed to choose baby's sex, say MPs By Duncan Gardham (Filed: 21/03/2005) Parents should be allowed to choose the sex of their unborn child, a group of influential MPs will recommend this week. A report by the all-party Commons science and technology committee will say parents having fertility treatment should have the right to decide the sex of the embryo to be implanted. A member of the committee told The Telegraph: "There is very little evidence that allowing parents to choose the sex of their child would have any imbalancing effect on society. "That might be the...
  • Revolutionary major set to be born

    02/16/2005 7:10:05 AM PST · by worldclass · 26 replies · 711+ views
    The university (MIT) is expected to approve today an undergraduate major in biological engineering, the first time it has created an entirely new field of study in 29 years. Linda Griffith, a professor of biological and mechanical engineering, who helped organize the biological engineering proposal. Griffith was part of a group of faculty who realized that biology represented both an opportunity and a problem. Griffith, who has long been interested in tissue engineering, said that she was convinced that there is a lot of fascinating -- and necessary -- research to do at the interface between the two fields.
  • Animal-Human Hybrids Spark Controversy

    01/26/2005 9:17:09 PM PST · by mc6809e · 38 replies · 743+ views
    Scientists have begun blurring the line between human and animal by producing chimeras—a hybrid creature that's part human, part animal. Chinese scientists at the Shanghai Second Medical University in 2003 successfully fused human cells with rabbit eggs. The embryos were reportedly the first human-animal chimeras successfully created. They were allowed to develop for several days in a laboratory dish before the scientists destroyed the embryos to harvest their stem cells. In Minnesota last year researchers at the Mayo Clinic created pigs with human blood flowing through their bodies. And at Stanford University in California an experiment might be done later...
  • why do you guys keep banning me? (Zot! Because we can) (Juwish modz totally rewl!)

    06/30/2004 10:19:24 AM PDT · by jj_fate · 65,596 replies · 239,374+ views
    why do people keep banning me everytime I put up interesting articles? I work for a website I think some of you are familiar with called phantirath weekly world news and each time we put somthing up on FR no matter how conservative it is it keeps getting banned. Whats the matter with it?! Damn man what are you marxist socialists communists? I just got a call this mroning from a Juwish friend of mine who said that you banned an important article about Zionism and Noam Federman and about how we were to support israel. I thought you guys...
  • Pondering The Telescreen

    08/16/2004 8:47:30 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 4 replies · 438+ views
    FredOnEverything ^ | August 15, 2004 | Fred Reed
    Pondering The Telescreen A Tale Of Two Cities August 15, 2004 Denunciations of television have become as routine as breathing: the programming is crass, stupid, propagandistic, so bad that only an idiot would watch it yet everybody does. Actually things are worse. They are much worse. To see what is happening, start with what may be the crucial truth of our times: People will watch a screen. They will watch anything in preference to nothing, watch programs they don’t really like, comedies so unfunny that only the laugh track tells them when to respond. The bright know that the fare...
  • Don't Clone Ron Reagan's Agenda

    07/28/2004 6:50:44 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 5 replies · 507+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 28, 2004 | Richard M. Doerflinger
    Who cares about real Parkinson's patients when there's a Brave New World to sell?RON REAGAN'S SPEECH at the Democratic convention last night was expected to urge expanded funding for stem cell research using so-called "spare" embryos--and to highlight these cells' potential for treating the Alzheimer's disease that took his father's life.He did neither. He didn't even mention Alzheimer's, perhaps because even strong supporters of embryonic stem cell research say it is unlikely to be of use for that disease. (Reagan himself admitted this on a July 12 segment of MSNBC's Hardball.) And he didn't talk about current debates on funding...