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Distributed Denial of Service Attacks Increase, Plaguing Even the Largest ISPs
Science & Tech  (tags: DDOS, denial of service attacks, internet service providers, hackers, cybercrime )

RC
- 2171 days ago - nytimes.com
Websites are under increased attacks from cyber-thugs, especially e-commerce sites. Although website operators have been collaborating in helping each other avoid service outages, the largest destructive robotnet attacks outpace containment efforts.
Something to YELP About
Society & Culture  (tags: restaurants, dining, food critics, YELP, blogging, food, social networking )

RC
- 2172 days ago - nytimes.com
Enjoy dining out and telling friends about it? Like to blog? Now you too can be a food critic, on a website where people share their restaurant experiences - both magnificent and disastrous, meet new friends, and whatever else happens.
Farming the Fragile Jewels of the Deep
Environment  (tags: coral, coral reefs, coral farming, business, endangered species )

RC
- 2175 days ago - features.csmonitor.com
Meet Steve Lowes, a farmer who raises sustainable coral for sale to aquarium supply companies and pet stores. His efforts, and those of others who do the same, are putting a dent in the amount of coral stolen from endangered living reefs.
What You May Not Have Heard About the Last Presidential Debate
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: presidential debate, Hofstra, horses, injuries, protesters, police brutality, Iraq war veterans )

RC
- 2176 days ago - worldcantwait.net
Non-violent protesters, including Iraq war vets, were arrested outside Hofstra University one the evening of the last presidential debate. Before being arrested, however, mounted police charged the sidewalks & injured innocent people. Posted for Laura H.
Foods That (Thankfully) Fell Flat
Society & Culture  (tags: food, flavor, marketing )

RC
- 2180 days ago - mentalfloss.com
A look at some of the flavor and marketing failures of some big-name products. This is a hoot!
Since When Are You French?
Health & Wellness  (tags: foreign accent syndrome, neurological damage, speech, brain trauma )

RC
- 2180 days ago - wisegeek.com
A scientific look at a rare malady first documented in 1941, when a Norwegian woman's brain was damaged by shrapnel during a German bombing run. She recovered but began to speak her native Norwegian language in a heavy German accent.
One Nation, Under Stress, In Debt - How We Got Here
Business  (tags: national debt, economics, American economy, saving, spending, fiscal policies, budget )

RC
- 2180 days ago - iousathemovie.com
30-minute version of the Sundance-selected documentary I.O.U.S.A. that clearly, simply and frighteningly explains America's staggering economic problems. A must-see. Thanks to Pete C. for the link.
Melamine-Laced Foods From China May Be Contaminating the World Food Chain
World  (tags: melamine, China, FDA, food additives, toxins, chemicals, food chain, animal feed )

RC
- 2181 days ago - nytimes.com
China, on of the largest exporters of food and food ingredients, apparently has been more than lax in enforcing its July 2007 ban on melamine as an additive in animal feed. Since the formula scandal, China is taking further steps, but...
Big Pharma Emigrates to China Wih No Safety Net in Place
Health & Wellness  (tags: pharmaceuticals, drug companies, outsourcing, China, drug manufacturing )

RC
- 2181 days ago - nytimes.com
AstraZeneca, Bayer, Baxter and Pfizer are planning to outsource pharmaceutical production to China. Eli Lilly already has. People have already been sickened and died from contaminated Chinese heparin. Toxic cough syrup killed thousands. We deserve better.
Little Brown Bat Die-Off Traced to Fungus
Science & Tech  (tags: little brown bats, fungus, white-nose syndrome, hibernation )

RC
- 2181 days ago - nytimes.com
The massive die-off of little brown bats in the northeast US has been linked to a fungus by the National Wildlife Health Center in Wisconsin. Researchers say they think the fungus invades the bats' bodies during hibernation and they starve to death.
 
 
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