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+ - Teenager Expelled and Arrested for Science Experiment

Submitted by ruhri
ruhri (1480067) writes "A 16 year-old girl in Florida not only has been expelled from her high school but also is being charged as an adult with a felony after replicating the classic toilet-bowl cleaner and aluminum foil experiment.

This has quite a number of scientists and science educators up in arms. The fact that she's African American and that the same assistant state attorney has decided not to charge a white teenager who accidentally killed his brother with a BB gun has some thinking whether this is a case of doing science while black."

+ - Apple vs Samsung lawyer speaks out against patent trolls ->

Submitted by girlmad
girlmad (2404748) writes "Judge Birss, who gained renown as the man who forced Apple to run adverts saying Samsung didn't copy the iPad, is back under the spotlight, claiming that we need to take the fight to patent trolls. But he's also warning that the courts might run out of capacity soon to handle the growing number of patent cases."
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+ - Repeal of Louisiana Science Education Act rejected.->

Submitted by egjertse
egjertse (197141) writes "A Louisiana law that opponents say leaves the backdoor open to teaching "creationism" in public schools will stay on the books after a Senate committee Wednesday effectively killed a bill that would repeal the statute. After hours of testimony for and against House Bill 26, which repeals the 2008 Louisiana Science Education Act, the senators narrowly deferred the legislation, effectively killing it in committee. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans."
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+ - The Enemy Within: Employees Pose Bigger Security Threat Than Hackers->

Submitted by DavidGilbert99
DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes "The job of a chief security officer has never been tougher. As well as an exponential increase in threats from cyber-criminals, hacktivists and nation-state cyber-espionage, the higher media profile cyber-security is getting these days means everyone knows about it and this puts even greater pressure on CSOs.
The problem is, the biggest threat is right under their noses. According to a survey of UK organisations across the government, banking, finance and defence sectors, the majority of security breaches come from employees, ex-employees and trusted partners — and yet 69% of those surveyed said protecting sensitive data from outside threats their main focus."

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Comment: Re:My experience... (Score 4, Informative) 519

by egjertse (#27770199) Attached to: Bluetooth Versus Wireless Mice
I second the vote for Logitech's proprietary cordless mice. I got me a Logitech VX Revolution for my Asus netbook, and it has excellent battery life, great precision and an almost invisible receiver. The size of the receiver was what initially sold me on this mouse, since anything protruding from a netbook is bound to break sooner rather than later.
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from the we're-not-unreasonable-I-mean-no-one's-gonna-eat-your-eyes dept.
Hugh Pickens writes "BBC reports that more people need to donate their brains to medical research if cures for diseases like dementia are to be found and are urging healthy people as well as those with brain disorders to become donors. 'For autism, we only have maybe 15 or 20 brains that have been donated that we can do our research on. That is drastically awful,' said Dr Payam Rezaie of the Neuropathology Research Laboratory at the Open University. 'We would need at least 100 cases to get meaningful data. A lot of research is being hindered by this restriction.' Part of the problem, according to Professor Margaret Esiri at the University of Oxford, may be that people are reluctant to donate their brains because they see the organ as the basis of their identity. 'It used to be other parts of the body that we thought were important,' says Esin. 'But now people realize that their brain is the crucial thing that gives them their mind and their self.' Dr Kieran Breen, of the Parkinson's Disease Society, said over 90% of the brains in their bank at Imperial College London were from patients, with the remaining 10% of 'healthy' brains donated by friends or relatives of patients. 'Some people are under the impression that if they sign up for a donor card that will include donating their brain for research. But it won't,' says Breen. 'Donor cards are about donating organs for transplant, not for medical science.'"
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+ - Man Goes Through Vasectomy to Get iPhone->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Weird, weird, weird! A Gizmodo reader called Mr. Johnson (yes, apparently it's his name) underwent a vasectomy to get an Apple iPhone, following wife's orders after a roadtrip with his kids to Boise, Colorado. But fear not, dear readers-with-your-manly-parts-still-intact, because his amazing tale of heroic Apple fandom doesn't include any Bobbit-style genital violence. Keep reading to know why and the — strange — happy finish."
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+ - Eminem's Publisher Sues Apple Over Downloads

Submitted by purpledinoz
purpledinoz (573045) writes "PC World has an interesting article about a lawsuit Eminem has filed against Apple: "The music publishing companies that represent rap artist Eminem have filed a multimillion-dollar suit against Apple Inc. for selling downloads of Eminem's music on iTunes online music service without compensating them. The suit could have ramifications for the current compensation plan that online music services have for divvying up profits between record labels and the publishing companies that hold rights to artists' songs.""
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+ - How to tell if your Xbox 360 will break->

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fdmendez
fdmendez writes "In reality there's no 100% sure way to tell if you're Xbox 360 is going to break, but you can find out if you're machine is one of the consoles likely to go sour.

Here's how it breaks down: In response to a staggering rate of failure for the 360, Microsoft decided to fix the heat sink issue with its console. The earlier Xbox 360s tend to lack the new heat sink, and the older Xbox 360s tend to have the new heat sink.

If you're console doesn't have the new heat sink, there's a good chance you're going to witness the red ring of death soon, but, if you're curious as to whether your 360 has the new heat sink, Ben Heck has the deets on how to tell without voiding your warranty and all you need is a digital camera."

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