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  • Could new Ebola cure be magic bullet for other viruses?
    By on May 31, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments


    In what may be the biggest medical breakthrough of its kind, scientists have developed a completely new type of treatment that appears to cure Ebola. They report a 100% success rate. This is a breakthrough not only because it may give us a cure for an uncurable, incredibly nasty virus, but also because the same method might work for other viruses.

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  • Henin slumps to defeat by Stosur
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    Australia’s Sam Stosur becomes the first player to beat Justine Henin at the French Open for six years as she stuns the four-time champion to reach the quarter-finals.

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  • Sonic Colors Announced, Here is the First Trailer
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    Sonic is back once again, and it seems he’s heading to an amusement park in space.

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  • An in-depth look of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2
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    In approaching the sequel to LucasArts most successful video game ever, Haden Blackman and Julio Torres first had to face the challenge of somehow reviving their hero, which they’d symbolically killed at the conclusion of the original. Here’s how they overcame that obstacle…

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  • A Memorial Day Guide to Not Becoming Shark Food
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    With millions flocking to the beach to soak up the sun on the holiday weekend, a new study shows some crucial ways to make sure you don’t end up as prey for a shark.

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  • Donald pips Davies to Madrid win
    By on May 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Englishman Luke Donald fends off Welshman Rhys Davies to win the Madrid Masters by one shot for his first win in four years.

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  • Dario Franchitti wins Indianapolis 500 [w/video]
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    Dario Franchitti has won the Indianapolis 500, for the second time, beating Dan Wheldon to help Chip Ganassi become the first car owner to win at Indy and the Daytona 500 in the same year.

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  • Skype App Updated, Allows 3G Calling On the iPhone
    By on May 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    silverpig sends this excerpt from the Wifitalk.ca blog: “Skype has just announced that an updated version of its iPhone app has been released to the App Store and now allows calling over 3G. While this functionality has been available on the iPhone since a January update to the SDK, and while other apps such as Fring have enabled 3G VOIP calling through their apps, Skype has been noticeably absent from the VOIP-over-3G landscape. Until today.” A reader (more…)

  • How BPA Just Comes Up Short of Making Your Penis Fall Off
    By on May 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    A new study from Kaiser Permanente finds that exposure to BPA — which, as we’re learning, is everywhere — has a wide range of negative impacts on mens’ sexual performance. The study found decreased sexual desire, more difficulty having an erection, lower ejaculation strength and lower level of overall satisfaction with sex life.

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  • How Viruses Evolve Into All-Purpose Malware
    By on May 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    KingofGnG writes “Computer threats are continuously evolving, and some malicious codes are a problem difficult to tackle because of their inherent complexity and an intelligent design capable of constantly putting under pressure security companies. A remarkable ‘intelligent’ threat is for instance Sality, the ‘new generation’ file virus that according to Symantec has practically turned into an ‘all-in-one’ malware incorporating botnet-like functionalities (more…)