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  • 40,000 Prostitutes Ready And Willing For The World Cup
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    South Africa’s Drug Central Authority estimates 40,000 sex workers will trickle in for the event from as far as Russia, the Congo and Nigeria to cater to the wide taste spectrum of some 400,000, mostly male, visitors and their apres-soccer needs.

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  • Wikipedia Is Not Amused By Entry For xkcd-Coined Word
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    ObsessiveMathsFreak writes “Today’s xkcd comic introduced an unusual word — malamanteau — by giving its supposed definition on Wikipedia. The only trouble is that the word (as well as its supposed wiki page) did not in fact exist. Naturally, much ado ensued at the supposed wiki page, which was swiftly created in response to the comic. BBC America has more on how the comic and the confusion it caused have put the Net in a tizzy. It turns (more…)

  • New Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Details & Screens Revealed
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    Ubisoft has dropped a few shadowy details about their upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, following on the heels of the launch of a new teaser site for Ubisoft’s next iteration of their action-stealth franchise.

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  • Fake craigslist ad leads orgy-seeker to wrong house
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    The chain of events that followed led to the arrest Monday of Richard Zeh, 29, of Newington, on several charges, including second-degree burglary, fourth-degree sexual assault, first-degree criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. His bail was set at $250,000, and he remained in custody after his arrest.

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  • Researchers Create Logic Circuits From DNA
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    separsons writes “Researchers at Duke University recently used DNA to craft tiny chips used in computers and electronic circuits. By mixing DNA snippets with other molecules and exposing them to light, researchers created self-assembling, DNA-based logic circuits. Once perfected the tech could serve as an endlessly abundant, cheap alternative to silicon semiconductors. Chris Dwyer, lead researcher on the project, says that one grad student using DNA (more…)