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Submission + - India superbugs turn normal bugs into superbugs

Y.A.A.P. writes: Straight from the article:
"A new gene that can turn many types of bacteria into superbugs resistant to nearly all antibiotics has sickened people in three states and is popping up all over the world, health officials reported Monday. The U.S. cases and two others in Canada all involve people who had recently received medical care in India, where the problem is widespread. [...] Three types of bacteria were involved, and three different mechanisms let the gene become part of them."

Submission + - Study finds link between fear & Conservative v

Y.A.A.P. writes: NewScientist has an article about a study that links fear response and threat sensitivity with Conservative or Liberal views. The study found those who identified themselves as social Conservatives had a stronger response to fear stimuli and greater threat sensitivity. The article goes on to draw a stronger political connection, but I'll just note that this shows strong reasoning behind why fear-mongering has worked so well for Republicans in elections in the past few decades.

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