Tiny, tiny brains

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This is one of the most studied organisms in the history of science, and we’re still fundamentally ignorant about many features of its basic biology. It’s like having an alien in your lab.

via Focusing on Fruit Flies, Curiosity Takes Flight – NYTimes.com.

 

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Wanted: Tree stump to live in.

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…declared in a top secret document it had regained access to BlackBerry data and celebrated with the word, “champagne!”

via Privacy Scandal: NSA Can Spy on Smart Phone Data – SPIEGEL ONLINE.

 

Article in Home section on hippie stone mason turns into sordid reality show by the jump.

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…“she’s an artist rather than a waller…” …It’s a two-meter-high helix made of fieldstone, without a dab of mortar… …her son “lives in a town five miles from here,” she said, “and I haven’t seen his face in five years.” …“She was stoned a lot, and I was hungry a lot…”

via Thea Alvin on Life With Pebbles and Bam Bam – NYTimes.com.

 

The Myth of Internet Privacy

Google has recently filed a patent titled “Advertising based on environmental conditions.” Google wants to monitor your phone calls, and listen for things to pick up on that could be of use for advertising.

via Google wants to monitor your phone calls’ background noise to better serve you ads | Android and Me.

Google has always claimed to put the interests of the user first. Its worth questioning whether or not thats still the case. Has Google reached a point where it must be evil?

via The Case Against Google.