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Petition: Best Opportunity to Stop Testing on Chimpanzees in Labs
Animals  (tags: endangered, chimps, testing )

Randy
- 310 days ago - bit.ly
Did you know wild chimpanzees are protected by the Endangered Species Act, but captive chimps are not?! This makes no sense. Good news: the US Fish & Wildlife Svc just announced it is considering a proposal to protect all chimps under the Endangered...
Quinoa: Good, Evil, or Just Really Complicated? | Mother Jones
Green Lifestyle  (tags: greenliving, food, quinoa, sustainable, globaltrade )

Randy
- 446 days ago - motherjones.com
Like every other globally traded commodity foodstuff, quinoa is devilishly complicated and prone to tragedy...
Petition: Tell Amazon to Remove the Pedophilia
Business  (tags: amazon.com, amazon, book, pedophilia )

Randy
- 1255 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Amazon.com is refusing to ban The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure. The book is a guide on how to get away with sexual abuse abuse of children.
Watching the Growth of Walmart Across America
Business  (tags: walmart, wal-mart, map )

Randy
- 1929 days ago - projects.flowingdata.com
Video map showing the growth of Wal-mart year by year across the US.
The Claim: Identical Twins Have Identical DNA
Science & Tech  (tags: DNA, research, twins, genes )

Randy
- 2229 days ago - nytimes.com
According to new research, though identical twins share very similar genes, identical they are not.
Iranian Man to Pay 124,000-Rose Dowry
Offbeat  (tags: culture, rose, roses, iran, dowry )

Randy
- 2237 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
An Iranian court has ordered a man to give his wife the 124,000 roses that he promised in her dowry, after she filed a complaint to claim it. Lesson: Don't be stingy!
Man Bites Insect
Green Lifestyle  (tags: food, insects, eat, bugs )

Randy
- 2259 days ago - nytimes.com
David Gracer eats bugs. Not any old crushed, oozy, sidewalk kind of bug, but insects selected just like any other food -- for sustenance and taste. He eats them sautéed, filleted and roasted. And he thinks you should eat them, too.
Energy-Generating Green Microgym in Seattle
Green Lifestyle  (tags: coolstuff, eco-friendly, gym, energy, sustainable )

Randy
- 2264 days ago - inhabitat.com
A human-powered energy-generating gym like Hong Kong's is now taking shape in Seattle, turning human sweat into usable electric energy. By connecting spinning bikes to wind-generator motors, clients at Adam Boesel's green microgym can generate enough elec
What's Cholesterol Got to Do With It? - Op Ed
Health & Wellness  (tags: research, disease, cholesterol, ldl, hdl )

Randy
- 2275 days ago - nytimes.com
Interesting piece challenging our assumptions about the evils of cholesterol. Author, Gary Taubes, discusses evidence that it may be the particles, known as lipoproteins, that shuttle cholesterol around that are the problems. I learned something!
Clean Your Computer Screen Here
Offbeat  (tags: computer, cute, dog, lick )

Randy
- 2278 days ago - linein.org
Click the link if your computer screen is dirty.
 
 
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