viernes, 24 de abril de 2009

Government Considering Medical Marijuana Case

Government lawyers are expected to ask a federal judge to impose a 5-yr sentence on the owner of a California marijuana dispensary, less than 1 month after Atty.

Gen. Eric Holder announced federal authorities would not prosecute medical marijuana shop owners if they complied with local laws. Medical marijuana advocates see the case as a litmus test

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French women Europes thinnest and most worried about weight

French women had the lowest average body mass index, at 23.2.

British women have Europe's highest average body mass index, according to report by France's National Institute of Demographic Studies

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Is Copycat Behavior Driving MurderSuicides

At least 43 people have been killed in murder-suicides, and there is no telling why the crimes occurred in such rapid succession.


SkyTerra Towers Sprouting New Cities in the Skies

Sky-Terra Towers: Sprouting New Cities in the Skies

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jueves, 23 de abril de 2009

TED Notorious Design Legend Rethinks The Way We Sit Down

Design legend Niels Diffrient talks about his life in industrial design (and the reason he became a designer instead of a jet pilot).

He details his quest to completely rethink the office chair starting from one fundamental data set: the human body.

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Woman Burnt To Death In Road Rage Incident

"She spun the wheels so fast that her tyres disintegrated and the metal rims sent a shower of sparks into the engine, igniting the brake fluid and setting the car on fire. Appalled onlookers urged her to get out of the car as the flames licked around her but she told them to 'F*** off', an inquest in Gloucester was told."

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14 Pizzas Worth Dying For

These days Pizza is as American as Apple pie.

When a food becomes American you have to be prepared for some extremely unhealthy variations to rear their ugly heads and Pizza is no exception.

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Tokyo Stereographic Projections

Stereographics photoset on Flickr is an eye-bending collection of little planet panoramas and ultra-wide fisheye images shot mostly in Tokyo.


miércoles, 22 de abril de 2009

North Korea The Land of No Smiles

Renowned documentary photographer Tomas van Houtryve entered North Korea by posing as a businessman looking to open a chocolate factory.

Despite 24-hour surveillance by North Korean minders, he these amazing photographs of Pyongyang and its people.


The Worst DriveThru Foods in America

Time and money are two things Americans can't afford to waste.

So it's not surprising (though slightly disappointing) that the drive-thru is considered one of the greatest inventions of all time. There's even a study to prove it. In 2005 and 2006, researchers asked 600 adults and teens why they eat so much fast food.

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martes, 21 de abril de 2009

Should I Opt for Circumcision

All I knew was that circumcision is something the U.S. does and Europe doesn't and is therefore awesome.

Our penises are clean and sleek and new like Frank Gehry skyscrapers, while theirs are crumbling, ancient edifices inhabited by fat old men in hats.


10 Ways Gardening Can Help You Through a Recession

Costs add up fast in the produce aisle.

Save some of that money by growing food yourself. Most herbs and vegetables grow great in containers " so they're perfect additions to a sunny deck, patio, or balcony.


Beating diabetes Some do but are they cured

Diabetics..who manage to turn things around, getting their blood sugar under control, either escaping the need for drugs or improving enough to quit taking them, are drawing keen interest from the medical community... "technically, you could call somebody cured," but that patient still needs to be followed closely.

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How Common Is Masturbation Really

An old joke observes that 98 percent of people masturbate--and the other 2 percent are lying.

But according to a recent study based on a representative sample of American adults, only 38 percent of women said they'd masturbated at all during the past year. The figure for men was 61 percent.

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Urban Experiment Sets Thousands Loose on City

Thousands of chalk wielding people descended on Grand Rapids in an urban experiment that left the city's sidewalks riddled with art.

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lunes, 20 de abril de 2009

One Way to Get Your Hands on a Bit of NYC Real Estate

The Queens Museum of Art most famous asset is its 9,335-square-foot scale model of New York City originally built for the '64 Worlds Fair.

The Panorama has 895,000 structures replicating every street, bridge & skyscraper in the 5 boroughs. Faced with a downturn in donations the museum has come up with a creative idea: An Adopt-a-Building program!

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sábado, 18 de abril de 2009

You know its getting bad when they start evicting NUNS

Nuns at a Hollywood convent famous for its pumpkin bread are living on a prayer at the 75-year-old Monastery of the Angels in Hollywood before they are evicted and their site is converted into a mall or condo.

They have lived for years on proceeds from their homemade pumpkin bread and candy. Now worried neighbors are preparing a 'nun rescue' plan.

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Can Electric Car Makers Learn from Cell Phone Innovations

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom discusses new ways of thinking about electric cars, and how they could benefit from emulating the recent innovations in the cell-phone industry.


viernes, 17 de abril de 2009

Latte Art

Creating art with latte coffee, yeah it's possible

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The History of Pizza

Follow the evolution of America's favorite food


Imperial History of the Middle East

See 5.000 years of history in 90 seconds!


Cheers Now You Can Recycle Your Wine Corks

From the page: Used wine bottle corks.

Never give them much thought. After the corkscrew does its job, I simply throw corks away or find some arcane use, like guarding the tips of scissors or stabilizing a wobbly table leg. So Ill confess skepticism when I read about a new environmental organization formed to promote the recycling of wine corks...

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7 Lost Cities Of India [W Pics]

Although these cities eventually fell to war or natural disaster, their legacies live on in majestic temples preserved as World Heritage Sites or transformed into museums and galleries, sophisticated art pieces and modern day reliance on the knowledge and age-old techniques developed by the citizens of ancient cities.


Domminos Reacts Cautiously Quietly to YouTube GrossOut

A couple of Domino's employees are suggesting that the chain's subs have a secret ingredient.

In a video posted on YouTube last night, two youths identifying themselves as Kristy and Michael besmirch a pair of sub sandwiches and the pizza chain's reputation. Michael inserts pieces of cheese into his nose and waves pieces of salami behind his...


jueves, 16 de abril de 2009

Germany Bans Monsanto

Germany has banned the cultivation of GM corn, claiming that MON 810 is dangerous for the environment.

But that argument might not stand up in court and Berlin could face fines totalling millions of euros if American multinational Monsanto decides to challenge the prohibition on its seed.

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Refrigerators on wheels Cool say the kids

There was a time when the aimless youth of our nation lusted after long, sleek vehicles with gigantic V8's and tail fins.

Today's version of aimless youth appears to want boxes on wheels, and the uglier the better. Ex. the Kia Soul and the Nissan Cube. They're rational, flexible, economical with more power in the amplifier than under the hood.

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Medical marijuana requests climb sky high

The number of ailing people turning to medical marijuana to ease their symptoms has spiked this year, say dispensary owners in some of the 13 states where it's legal.

Requests have jumped anywhere from 50 to 300 percent, they say, since President Barack Obama took office and signaled that he wont use federal marijuana laws to override state laws..


20 Disturbing Facts on US Healthcare Everybody Should Know

In the current economic climate, rising health care costs are scarier than ever.

This list sheds light on the 20 most disturbing facts about US health care that everyone should know and most people probably don't.

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miércoles, 15 de abril de 2009

Moms At Risk For Internet Addiction

I was scrolling through family photos on my computer, admiring my two beautiful babies, when I spotted a disturbing trend: My laptop was open in almost all of the pictures.

There's my daughter, at 8 months, playing at my feet while I typed away on the couch. There's me and my son, a year later, with the laptop at my side as I held him in my arms.

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Mind Expanding very Cool Surreal Art [PICS]

Great diverse selection of some really beautiful, imaginative -- sometimes very weird -- stuff.

A lot of fun.


Advertising War BMW vs Audi in Santa Monica

Awesome advertising move by BMW in Santa Monica.


Joe Pantoliano Speaks Out For Mental Health Care

The critically-acclaimed actor asks insurance companies, "You're covering my heart, why aren't you covering my brain?"


40 of vegetative patients misdiagnosed

Trapped inside their bodies, apparently switched off to the world, but still alive.

The biggest, most tragic clinical myth about brain injury today is that PVS can be reliably diagnosed by bedside observation alone. It has in fact been known for at least a decade, ever since a key survey of brain-injured patients, that misdiagnosis runs at more tha


martes, 14 de abril de 2009

Costa Rican Airplane Hotel Built Inside Boeing 727

If you have fantasies of living like the Swiss Family Robinson or even the characters in Lost, this rainforest resort near Quepos, Costa Rica may be just the ticket.

Situated on the edge of the Manuel Antonio National Park, the Costa Verde Resort features an incredible hotel suite set inside a 1965 Boeing 727 airplane.


Cannabinoids promoteneurogenesis and produce anxiolytic

Cannabis (marijuana, hashish, or cannabinoids) has been used for medical and recreational purposes for many centuries and is likely the only medicine or illicit drug that has constantly evoked tremendous interest or controversy within both the public domain and medical research.

Cannabinoids appear to be able to modulate pain, nausea, vomiting, epi

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Incredible Laser Etching on Dollar Bills [Pics]

Tattoo artist Scott Campbell turns a hundred dollars worth of bills into something worth far more.

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Amazing audiovisual art using projection on a building

This video projection by AntiVJ and Crea Composite leaves you with the "WTF just happened!?!" shock of awe.

Performed on the 4th of October 08 at Mont des Arts in Brussels, Belgium during "Nuit Blanche". Watch till the end.

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Glory Days Vintage PreCarpocalypse Auto Dealerships [pics]

Do you remember the experience of visiting your friendly neighborhood Chevrolet dealership 50 years ago? No? Well, grab your hula hoops and check out our 60-picture gallery of the past below.

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One Speck Of Blood May Be Enough To Diagnose Cancer

New technology that allows cancer proteins to be analyzed in tiny samples could spell the end of surgical biopsies, which involve removing lumps of tissue, often under general anesthetic.

Researchers at Stanford University, California, have developed a machine that separates cancer-associated proteins by means of their electric charge.

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lunes, 13 de abril de 2009

Paula Deen Deepfried Mac n Cheese wrapped in Bacon

OMG!!!! This looks so good, but I can feel my arteries clogging just watching it.


Death of blogger moms daughter prompts outpouring from Inte

The Story of #maddie

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WaPo Cal Medical Pot Laws Are Moving Pot Into Mainstream

With little notice and even less controversy, marijuana is now available as a medical treatment in California to almost anyone who tells a willing physician he would feel better if he smoked.

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domingo, 12 de abril de 2009

Final Word on the Drug Czars antimarijuana Ads

Our tax dollars at work.

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Florida state considers medical marijuana

Anna Scott April 6, 2009 Sarasota Herald Tribune -- Marijuana is the only drug Cathy Jordan says helps her fight Lou Gehrig's disease.

The 59-year-old mother smokes two joints every night to relieve depression and muscle spasms, and to boost her appetite.


Utah Apartment Building Made from 1000 Used Containers

Container homes are popping up all over the place, but not many multi-unit developments have been built from containers.

This proposed 200-unit apartment complex, designed by San Francisco-based Group 41 and their brainchild Container Nation, would use nearly 1,000 used shipping containers.

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Sculpting a Helmet The Master Chief Project Step by Step

Here is a step by step technique approch to sculpting a helmet from oil based clay.

The sculpture is of the Halo character Master Chief. The sculpture was made by Artist Devin White of Blue Realm Studios. This post goes in detail about how to start a sculpture and tricks that might help along the way. Be sure to fiew the photos for full detail.

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sábado, 11 de abril de 2009

Ten Graphic Design Paradoxes

Some good insights, here is one of my faves: "If we want to make money as a graphic designer, we must concentrate on the work " not the money: Whenever Ive taken on design projects just for the money, disaster has invariably ensued.

When we put money first and work second, we end up with bad work & an even worse balance sheet".

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A Night Out In Cardiff Wales

Cardiff, the epicentre of the European avant-garde, like this bunch of dreamers, poets, artists & philosophers, to the untrained eye they look like degenerate binge drinkers wading through their own bodily fluids, but these are the cultural elite!

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Tooth decay putting 30000 children in hospital every year

Hospitals in England are treating more than 30,000 children for dental problems every year, & the number of teeth being pulled out under general anaesthetic has risen by two thirds in less than a decade.

Hospitalization for dental problems is now a serious health issue, even though decay could easily be prevented through regular brushing & checkups

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How Medical Marijuana Works

Introduction to How Medical Marijuana Works

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viernes, 10 de abril de 2009

Breathe easier by eating right

As the allergy season approaches, we wonder if poor modern diets could be blamed for the increase in asthma and allergies?

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Studies Show Bad Habits Can Be Broken Not Forgotten

Though studies have shown ingrained habits can't be completely unlearned, training the mind to control ingrained behavior is within our reach.

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Area 51 Insiders Finally Speak About The Secret Facility

Area 51.

It's the most famous military institution in the world that doesn't officially exist. The problem is the myths of Area 51 are hard to dispute if no one can speak on the record about what actually happened there. But, for the first time, someone is ready to talk"in fact, five men are, and their stories rival the most outrageous rumors.

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Mapping Coolness in NYC LA Wheres the buzz

NY Times heat maps of culture points in NYC & LA.

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jueves, 9 de abril de 2009

Dubais Slave society

The hidden Slave society that built Dubai gets exposed. Outside of the glittering high rises are huddled masses of workers who are slaves that are not allowed to leave.

Something to think about the next time you think going to party in Dubai sounds like harmless fun.

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9 Most Obnoxious Gym Sins

Fitness club managers dish about their members%27 most obnoxious habits.

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Kids Who Lack SelfControl More Prone to Obesity Later

Children are impulsive.

Any parent knows that from experience " they want everything they see, and they want it right now. That's not necessarily a bad thing; grabby curiosity is what spurs kids to explore their world and learn new things.

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In double transplant left hand works first

When patients had both hands transplanted, their brains re-established connections much more quickly with the left hand than the right, a team of researchers in France reports.

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Englands only whisky is hit in Japan

Japan makes more single malt whisky than Scotland but has developed a taste for the tipple from St George's Distillery near Thetford, in Norfolk, and is importing 400 bottles every month.

The only whisky distillery in England is exporting its spirit 6,000 miles to Japan.

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miércoles, 8 de abril de 2009

Want Google To Have Access to Your Prescription Records

Google just got access to millions of prescription records, and most likely, so did you.

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A Beach Made Out of Trash PICS

From 1950 to 1967, this California shoreline was used as a dump, leaving tons of garbage, glass, china, spark plugs and engine blocks to rust and crumble at the edge of the Pacific, occasionally reducing the pile with a fire or two.

Then in the 1960s, people wised up and cleaned up.

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2010 Nissan 370Z First Official Picture

We all knew that Nissan would be dropping trou on its new NISMO Z and convertible 370Z Roadster at this week's New York Auto Show.

What we didn't expect was an early shot of the 370Z in advance of this evening's press conference.

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martes, 7 de abril de 2009

Insanely Amazing Digital Paintings by Vitaly Alexius

The digital paintings of Alexius are something out of this world, the scenarios that he so wonderfully recreates brings to ming the apocalypse, and a beautiful one at that. These pieces of art are amazing, and you need to see them to believe just how great they are.


50 Recent Inspiring Graffiti Trends From Around The World

From Obama street art to the Simpsons, here are 50 graffiti trends that will inspire you.

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Broken bones to be healed by simple stem cell injections

Doctors may soon be able to patch up broken bones with a simple shot in the arm.British scientists are testing injectable stem cells that can be guided around the body with a magnet. Once they reach the diseased or damaged bone, they turn into new bone and cartilage.

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CDC Rocket Fuel chemical found in Baby Formula

Traces of a chemical used in rocket fuel were found in samples of powdered baby formula, and could exceed what's considered a safe dose for adults if mixed with water also contaminated with the ingredient, a government study has found.

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lunes, 6 de abril de 2009

Medical Marijuana users victimized by the federal government

This is our tax dollars at work, trying to win the drug war against Medical Marijuana.

If these injustices don't piss you off, then you may want to see if you actually own any compassion.

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Obesity Risk Reduced With Water Fountains in Schools

A study of about 3000 children in 32 schools in Germany found that installing water fountains, giving the children refillable water bottles, and using teaching lessons promoting the health benefits of water consumption reduced the risk of being overweight by 31%.


A Speck of Spice PinUp Style

Great collection of 3D pin-up girls.


domingo, 5 de abril de 2009

Peru farmer hospitalized with eightday erection

A Peruvian farmer underwent an operation after complaining of severe pain from an eight-day erection, a doctor at a hospital in the northern city of Sullana said.

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sábado, 4 de abril de 2009

A Girls Gotta Trim the Hedges Hilarious Schick Commercial

Every gardener loves the satisfaction of creating a well-crafted design on her front lawn.

If You Want to Sell the House, Mow the Lawn!

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Scientists create glowinthedark brain cancer

Brain tumors are energy hogs but are sneaky and hide their consumption behind the blood protein albumin.

Researchers have discovered how to attach a fluorescent substance to albumin that accumulates in the tumor. A laser light causes the tumor to glow and viola! Surgeons safely remove the glow-in-the-dark cancer cells, leaving healthy cells alone

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viernes, 3 de abril de 2009

Cherry Blossom Festival in DC [pics]

Cherry Blossom Festival in D.C. [pics]

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Autism Suggests Symptoms Or Disorder May Be Reversible

new theory of autism that suggests that the brains of people with autism are structurally normal but dysregulated, meaning symptoms of the disorder might be reversible.

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Six Worst Kid Health Habits

Here are the most common mistakes parents make when it comes to creating a healthy environment for their children.

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How to Start or Startover Building Your Personal Brand

A personal brand is in many ways synonymous with your reputation.

It refers to the way other people see you. Are you a genius? An expert? Are you trustworthy? What do you represent? What do you stand for? What ideas and notions pop up as soon as someone hears your name?

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Think of Your Poor Feet

The average person walks the equivalent of three times around the Earth in a lifetime.

That is enormous wear and tear on the 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 tendons, ligaments and muscles that make up the foot.

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jueves, 2 de abril de 2009

Electric Motor City

Michigan's governor says her state's future is battery-powered.

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Guns Bugs and Powered Armor The Most Realistic Military SF

Military science fiction has often explored the ethical and cultural effects of war in the future.

Here's a guide to some notable entries in the field that do the best job depicting realistic warfare.

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70 Outstanding Out of Bounds Photos

Out of bounds (OOB) photos are post processed photos where the contents are taken outside the boundaries, presented in creative 3-dimensional perspective.

OOB photos can be achieve with some basic photo editing skills. Getting an interesting OOB photo depend largely on the photo angle and individual creativity.


GM asks US govt for 26 bln to build hybrids

General Motors Corp has asked for $2.6 billion of low interest government loans to support the development of three new hybrid vehicles, according to a business plan update released on Wednesday.


China Invests to Be Leader in Electric Vehicles

Chinese leaders have adopted a plan aimed at turning the country into one of the leading producers of hybrid and all-electric vehicles within three years, and making it the world leader in electric cars and buses after that.

To some extent, China is making a virtue of a liability: by skipping the current technology, China hopes to get a jump ahead.


miércoles, 1 de abril de 2009

Chinese Electric Cars Coming to Costco and WalMart

The CEO of GS Motors " Kathleen Ligocki " told the Hybrid Cars website that she thinks the US will follow in Mexicos footsteps.

GS Motors sold 4,000 China-made vehicles in Mexico last year at¦Costco and Wal-Mart.

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If the worlds population were reduced to 100

it would look something like this..........

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Modified Tobacco Plant May Block HIV

A gel derived from a close relative to the tobacco plant is being tested as an affordable preventative measure for HIV, U.S. researchers said.

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French Automaker Peugeot has fired its Chief Executive

Automaker Peugeot has fired its chief executive, replacing Christian Streiff with Philippe Varin, currently the CEO at Corus, an Anglo-Dutch steelmaker.

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