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+ - Samurai sword-wielding man aids woman being attacked->

Submitted by ekimd
ekimd (968058) writes "A Samurai sword-wielding Mormon bishop helped a neighbor woman escape a Tuesday morning attack by a man who had been stalking her. A fourth-degree black belt in the Kishindo form of martial arts, Hendrix owns a collection of swords and weapons that he trains with. "Some people have bats they go to," said Hendrix. "I have my sword.""
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+ - SPAM: How to Post Google Reviews

Submitted by darrylvk
darrylvk (2738899) writes "It is important to know how to post Google reviews. Why? As customers, many of us count on other users feedback before we visit a new chiropractor, a restaurant, a financial adviser, or any of the bevy of goods and services we all look for online."
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+ - 16-yr-old Develops Photothermal Nano-particle Anti-Cancer Attack

Submitted by Freshly Exhumed
Freshly Exhumed (105597) writes "Some 16-year-olds are content to blast away at digital foes in video games. Arjun Nair prefers taking aim at cancer cells. The 16-year-old Calgary student has developed a very promising therapy that involves injecting cancer cells with gold nano-particles – tiny clusters of gold atoms that can be engineered to accumulate around tumour cells. His work, estimated by academics to be at the level of a senior Masters student or Ph.D candidate, has earned him a prestigious Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada science award."

+ - Alcohol, Not Marijuana, A Gateway Drug-> 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "While it may not settle the debate over how drug use begins, researchers found that alcohol, not marijuana, is the gateway drug that leads teens down the path of hard drug use, according to a new study that will be published in the August edition of the Journal of School Health"
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Comment: In the mail? (Score 3, Insightful) 33

Why were they taking information, which they have electronically, and putting it on a physical medium where it loses its usability, presumably so someone could use it. And they used regular mail? Seriously? Is this April fools or something, this is just too much fail to be real.

Games

+ - If You Resell Your Used Games, The Terrorists Win-> 1

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MojoKid
MojoKid writes "Game designer Richard Browne has come out swinging in favor of the rumored antipiracy features in the next-gen PlayStation Orbis and Xbox Durango. "The real cost of used games is the damage that is being wrought on the creativity and variety of games available to the consumer," Browne writes. Browne's comments echo those of influential programmer and Raspberry Pi developer David Braben, who wrote last month that "...pre-owned has really killed core games. It's killing single player games in particular, because they will get pre-owned, and it means your day one sales are it, making them super high risk." Both Browne and Braben conflate hating GameStop (a thoroughly reasonable life choice) with the supposed evils of the used games market. Braben goes so far as to claim that used games are actually responsible for high game prices and that "prices would have come down long ago if the industry was getting a share of the resells." Amazingly, no game publishers have stepped forward to publicly pledge themselves to lower game prices in exchange for a cut of used game sales. Publishers are hammering Gamestop (and recruiting developers to do the same) because it's easier than admitting that the current system is fundamentally broken."
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Space

+ - Mystery company may be an asteroid mining project->

Submitted by MMatessa
MMatessa (673870) writes "From The Verge: MIT's Technology Review has just gotten news of a mysterious new project that claims it will "create a new industry and a new definition of 'natural resources.'" Space exploration company Planetary Resources will be unveiled in a conference call on Tuesday, April 24th. Besides the audacious announcement, which promises to "overlay two critical sectors — space exploration and natural resources — to add trillions of dollars to the global GDP," what makes this unique is its high-profile support group. The venture is backed by Google executives Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, director James Cameron, and politician Ross Perot's son, among others."
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