bityz writes "A study published in yesterday's Journal of Clinical Oncology reveals that as many as 72 percent of throat tumors in men may be linked to the human papillomavirus, commonly known as HPV. The researchers hypothesize that the virus spreads predominately via oral sex, and that it may already account for more cases of throat cancer than smoking."Link to Original Source
bityz writes "The IMF is calling for "bold" "coordinated" economic action. The financial meltdown was caused in part by regulatory weaknesses. Some people are saying that deeper structural problems (e.g. fractional reserve banking) are also to blame.
What structural or regulatory changes have been made to our worldwide financial systems in response to the financial meltdown?"Link to Original Source
bityz writes "The CBC's Neil Morrison brings us a story called Your Brain on Politics. We like to think we make voting decisions based on logical, rational reasoning. But new research suggests that our subconscious reactions to the faces of candidates may play a substantial role in shaping how we vote."Link to Original Source
bityz writes "ScienceDaily (Mar. 28, 2011) Scientists have claimed one of the milestones in the drive for sustainable energy — development of the first practical artificial leaf. Speaking in Anaheim, California at the 241st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, they described an advanced solar cell the size of a poker card that mimics the process, called photosynthesis, that green plants use to convert sunlight and water into energy."Link to Original Source