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Scientists Report First Cure Of HIV In A Child, Say It's A Game-Changer
Health & Wellness  (tags: HIV, disease, children )

- 2180 days ago -
NPR reports that a Mississippi child born with HIV now tests negative for the virus at the age of 2½ years. She began receiving antiviral treatments less than 48 hours after her birth.
World's First GM Babies Born
Science & Tech  (tags: GeneticEngineering, GMO, genetically modified organismchildren, family, humans, parenting )

- 2191 days ago -
Monsanto's crops are creepy enough. Now we have genetically modified human babies. Tests prove they each have genetic material from three parents, and no one knows yet whether they can pass on those extra genes when they have their own children.
13-Year-Old Makes Solar Breakthrough With Fibonacci Sequence
Science & Tech  (tags: design, discovery, energy, Gizmos, humans, interesting, solar power, technology )

- 2742 days ago -
13-year-old Aidan Dwyer has used the Fibonacci sequence to devise a more efficient way to collect solar energy, earning himself a provisional U.S. patent and interest from "entities" apparently eager to explore commercializing his innovation.
The Incident at Tower 37
Environment  (tags: conservation )

- 2781 days ago -
Tower 37 siphons every drop of water from a once-pristine lake, that is, until the station's steward realizes that it is slowly destroying an entire ecosystem. The Incident at Tower 37 (2009) is a ten-minute HD animated film by Chris Perry.
US Government Seizure of the Internet Has Begun; DHS Takes Over 76 Websites
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Constitution of the United States, abuse, Digital Millenium Copyright Act )

- 3007 days ago -
The U.S. Government has shut down websites that purportedly violate U.S. copyright laws, although that action violates the First and Fifth Amendments. Is it only a matter of time before the DMCA is abused to end our freedom of information?
Baby Jaguar Snuggling Sleepytime Toy After Bowl of Milk (Boing Boing Flickr Pool)
Offbeat  (tags: baby jaguar, sanctuary, cuddling, toy companion, cute )

- 3020 days ago -
12-week-old jaguar cub Morato after his bowl of milk, contributed to the Boing Boing Flickr Pool by Marcy Mendelson. The cute, it burns! Morato is the subject of this Flickr set, and he recently appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
The Real Stars of the Night Sky: Herd of Wildebeest Captured Staring at the Stunning Heavens Over the Masai Mara
Offbeat  (tags: magnificent photograpy, wildebeest, wild animals, masai mara, awesome )

- 3025 days ago -
Silhouetted against a stunning night sky, these powerful wildebeest appear completely captivated by the stars. The picture is just one of a series of incredible images captured by film-maker Martin Dohrn, who used imaging equipment adapted from military
50 Best Blogs & Links for a Macrobiotic Lifestyle
Green Lifestyle  (tags: Macrobatic, Lifestyle, Blogs, Living, Diet, Food, Health )

- 3110 days ago -
If you're wondering about the medical benefits or risks of macrobiotic living, or if you're curious about a new diet and eating plan that's focused on local, sustainable and clean foods, check out these blogs and links.
12 Essential TED Talks for Writers
Offbeat  (tags: TED, Lectures, Writers, Writing, Learning )

- 3110 days ago -
These speeches and presentations from TED offer words of wisdom from authors and others that are invaluable to those looking to make their mark with the written word. Don't be afraid of the blank page; embrace it.
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