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gross. Please expunge the word "pooperoni" from my brain.
 
Bacteria from baby poop can make delicious sausage, new research finds. More to the point, the poop bacteria have probiotic benefits, making them a healthier alternative to other bacterial fermenters.
Bacteria from baby poop can make delicious sausage, new research finds. More to the point, the poop bacteria have probiotic benefits, making them a healthier alternative to other bacterial fermenters.
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I think I'll stick with plain ole Hormel sausage.
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Wonderful news and so very overdue!
 
Holder limits seized-asset sharing that split billions with local, state police

Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday barred local and state police from using federal law to seize cash, cars and other property without proving that a crime occurred.

Holder's action represents the most sweeping check on police power to confiscate personal property since the seizures began three decades ago as part of the war on drugs.
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A great story on the hunt to find a way to cure spinal cord injuries. This is something I really hope we see in our lifetime. http://bit.ly/1sJZAj3
Murray Blackmore, an assistant professor at Marquette University, has dedicated his professional life to researching a cure for spinal cord injuries, but his goal is also deeply personal — his mother lived for 26 years as a quadriplegic.
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When truly bad things happen we have recovery mechanisms, but they don’t work when our problems are smaller, discovers Oliver Burkeman
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A new study has found potential early markers for hemorrhagic fever diseases similar to Ebola, suggesting it may be possible to screen for these diseases much earlier.
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Yikes.
 
One third of Detroit is vacant.
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Goodness gracious. 
 
Entomologist Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in the rainforest in Guyana, when he came across a "Goliath birdeater," possibly the world's largest spider.
Entomologist Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in the rainforest in Guyana, when he came across a "Goliath birdeater," possibly the world's largest spider.
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wow I am just amazed!! my first thought was holy crap!!!!!
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Some part of me is tempted by this idea. The crazy part of me.
Always dreamed of taking your cat hiking? Well, that's kinda weird. Anyway, we found an expert who shares your dreams. Here are his best cat hiking tips.
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Looks to me like somebody was using the cat to catch KATFISH because the poor thing looks wet.
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It's fascinating that there are distinctive markers of immune activation that differentiate hemorrhagic fevers long before the virus has replicated much. If people could be tested as soon as one of their family members was sick or as soon as they were exposed to an infected person -- even if they weren't showing symptoms -- that could go a long way toward containing an outbreak. But even if the technology pans out it probably won't be available for this outbreak. And in order for something like this to be really useful, other methods like contact tracing should also be used. After all, it only helps if it can identify asymptomatic people before they can spread the disease, and if you don't know who to test, you're still looking at the same problem. 
A new study has found potential early markers for hemorrhagic fever diseases similar to Ebola, suggesting it may be possible to screen for these diseases much earlier.
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This makes so much sense..a "signature" transcriptional response will be the earliest sign of an infection!
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Fierce grandma!
 
A grandmother in India slayed a wild leopard in a 30-minute battle. Her weapon? A sickle. http://on.wsj.com/1vPZrra
Kamla Negi, a 56-year-old rice farmer and grandmother from a small village in northern India, fought a battle to the death with a wild leopard--and won.
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neat! makes me want some mishti doy
 
For decades, confectioners in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata have been making sweets, locally known as Mishti, to cater to the sweet-obsessed people of West Bengal state.
Amid the ongoing parliamentary elections, some confectioneries in the city have used the occasion to develop some uniquely-designed Nirbachoni Mishti or 'poll sweets' l http://aje.me/1rIU0Xm
Confectioners in Indian city of Kolkata make a killing by selling uniquely-designed nirbachoni mishti or poll sweets.
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makes you a bit nostalgic about your bong roots,doesn't it?.....MATTS'
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I write about the distant past, dystopian futures, and everything in between for LiveScience.
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Welcome! I'm a staff writer for LiveScience.

Previously, I was knee-deep in freedom of information act requests as a homeland security and immigration researcher at the Center for Investigative Reporting. I've also written for Wired.com, The Daily Beast, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Scientific American and other publications.

My reporting on infant mortality was part of a series that was awarded a Casey Medal, an American Society of Newspaper Editors award for online story telling, and a communication award from the National Academies.

I hold a certificate in science writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz, a masters in bioengineering from the University of Washington, and undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering/Plan II from the University of Texas at Austin. 

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