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+ - Nobel Prize-Winner Against Global Warming->

Submitted by Ritzbitts
Ritzbitts (1605431) writes "Dr. Ivar Giaever, a former professor with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the 1973 winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday, Sept. 13, from the premier physics society in disgust over its officially stated policy that "global warming is occurring." The official position of the American Physical Society (APS) supports the theory that man's actions have inexorably led to the warming of the planet, through increased emissions of carbon dioxide. Giaever was cooled to the statement on warming theory by a line claiming that 'the evidence is incontrovertible.'"
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Political Affiliation Can Be Differentiated By Appearance 262

Posted by samzenpus
from the if-it-looks-like-a-liberal-and-quacks-like-a-liberal dept.
quaith writes "It's not the way they dress, but the appearance of their face. A study published in PLoS One by Nicholas O. Rule and Nalini Ambady of Tufts University used closely cropped greyscale photos of people's faces, standardized for size. Undergrads were asked to categorize each person as either a Democrat or Republican. In the first study, students were able to differentiate Republican from Democrat senate candidates. In the second, students were able to differentiate the political affiliation of other college students. Accuracy in both studies was about 60% — not perfect, but way better than chance."
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+ - Chinese Researchers Develop Embryos From Skin Cell

Submitted by Ritzbitts
Ritzbitts (1605431) writes "Chinese scientists have succeeded in taking skin cells from a mouse and turning them, effectively, into embryonic cells capable of developing into a fully functioning adult mouse. Researchers claim that this technique is not applicable to humans, however, success in mammals shows promise for an eventual application in medicine."

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