Can a 7 year old be gay? Do they even think about sex?
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Reuters reports: "State health officials have added three more names to a growing list of students in this working-class town who are experiencing mysterious tics and twitching...Although the symptoms are typically associated with Tourette Syndrome, that has been ruled out in all but one case, causing fear and confusion among many residents of Le Roy, N.Y., about 50 miles east of Buffalo."
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"Daddy, daddy, my friend want to give us this cute baby python! Can we keep it? Can we?"Not that long ago, Florida's Everglades were full of marsh rabbits, foxes, raccoons, opossums, and white-tailed deer. Today, 94% to 99% of all mammals have disappeared as Burmese pythons have taken over this ecosystem.
"Pythons grow up to be 5 metres long and weigh 70 kg. Adult pythons can eat deer or leopards whole."
"Well, if it gets too big, we can just set it loose."
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Ketamine hydrochloride, long used for its anaesthetic qualities especially in veterinary medicine, has become known to drug-seekers as Special K:
"Like other drugs of this class such as tiletamine and phencyclidine (PCP), it induces a state referred to as 'dissociative anesthesia' and is used as a recreational drug."Most right-thinking people agree that people shouldn't use recreational drugs, as they might feel good. But recent studies suggest that ketamine can stop severe depression in its tracks, taking effect very quickly while most other depression drugs take weeks to kick in, and thereby perhaps preventing suicides.
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More than one hundred years ago, Charles Babbage began thinking about how to make machines that could do math. Ever since, people have been thinking (and arguing) about whether man will ever mechanically replicate himself. Here's a brief rundown of the major avenues of that research, and their possible roadblocks.
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Scientists said that stargrazer Comet Lovejoy was plunging Sun-ward and would come within 140,000 km (87,000 miles) of Sun's surface (36% of distance from Earth to Moon). Since Lovejoy was plunging directly into our star's corona (2-million-degree atmosphere), knowledgeable people expected it to vapourise at some point. It didn't, emerging from behind our Sun looking no worse for wear and tear, and can now be expected to survive for at least another few centuries.
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Anyone getting/giving one for Christmas? There's a million brands out there. Anyone have a favorite or at least favorite among their experience?
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"New research suggests that lakes of liquid water could be buried in the icy crust of Europa, a moon of Jupiter. The processes that create the lakes could also provide nutrients crucial for life on Europa, the scientists say."
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In a survey of 20,000 kindergartners and their parents, researchers found that while a majority of parents in all races used corporal punishment on their children, blacks did it the most. And then a bunch of sociologists talk about why this could be.
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Is Psychology a science, like Physics, or something else. Inquiring minds want to know.
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Christian Fundamentalists agree that human life begins at conception. That view has important implications: not only must abortion be outlawed, but any form of birth control that might kill fertilised eggs must be outlawed as well. They wanted some state, any state, to pass "personhood" laws protecting fertilised human eggs. What better choice than Mississippi, right? Even though he had serious qualms about it, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour couldn't bring himself to outright oppose Initiative 26 [love that Jehovah joke], since he must have figured it would sail through. But it didn't. 55 to 57% of voters in Mississippi said no to Initiative 26.
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It is illegal to sell body organs in the US. Is there a way around the ban?
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Rick Santorum (R) recently complained to Politico about his "Google Problem." He complained that when you google his name, the definition for Santorum pops up, instead of his website. Santorum said that Google is actually "Spreading filth" by the way it operates and demanded that something be done immediately.
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