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Submission + - Big Foot Found

repapetilto writes: Big foot has been found by a correctional and peace officer trekking in the Georgia woods. Apparently the story is only being told in the Australian media right now, but a press conference has been promised for later today.

Submission + - Those Cartoons are Back

repapetilto writes: CNN reports that newspapers across Europe Wednesday reprinted the controversial cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed that sparked worldwide protests two years ago.

The move came one day after Danish authorities arrested three people allegedly plotting a "terror-related assassination" of Kurt Westergaard, the cartoonist behind the drawing.

Berlingske Tidende, was one of the newspapers involved in the republication by newspapers in Denmark. It said: "We are doing this to document what is at stake in this case, and to unambiguously back and support the freedom of speech that we as a newspaper always will defend," in comments reported by The Associated Press.

Submission + - Could Neurons be Signaling Each Other Via Sound?

repapetilto writes: Danish Biophysicists challenge the accepted scientific views of how nerves function and of how anesthetics work. Their research suggests that action of nerves is based on sound pulses (propagating pressure waves) and that this explains the phenomenon of anesthesia.

For the more curious of you can find the original papers here

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