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Scientists Find Tears Are the Anti-Viagra 207

An anonymous reader writes "The male test subjects didn't know what they were smelling, they were just given little vials of clear liquid and told to sniff. But when those vials contained a woman's tears (collected while she watched a sad movie), the men rated pictures of women's faces as less sexually attractive, and their saliva contained less testosterone. Is this proof that humans make and respond to pheromones? The researcher behind the study doesn't use that controversial word, but he says his findings do prove that tears contain meaningful chemical messages."

Comment those pesky commies (Score 0) 118

the manifesto for this propaganda must have been something like this:

DDoS = First Amendment threat

Wikileaks + Anonymous = DDoS

Outcome: Public support for locking up Wikileaks & Anonymous in proxy jurisdiction until it blows over / they die of old age / die of brain atrophy or yeast infections.

Comment Re:As a US Citizen, (Score 1) 586

In my view they key to the Wikileaks strategy is to seduce the authorities into publically betraying the principles they porport to stand for, most principally, the rule of law. Here in Aus, this has never been so blatant, our puppet Prime Minister DECLARING Assange's actions "illegal". Due process anyone? Cursory study shows that the Constitution was effectively torn up with little political colateral at the advent of The Patriot Act, a huge shift shoved down the throat of Congress 2 weeks after 9/11, with 30 minutes to read 500 pages. Conspiracy anyone? Democracy only existed for a blip in the US and now we return to feudalism. The power of the internet as the people's platform to have it's interests matter was a miscalculation by the Globalists in their 300 year old agenda for a feudal One World System. This is opportunity to thwart eternal slavery must be taken.

Submission + - Web 3.0 - The Distributed Internet 1

wasabu writes: The amazing drama of Wikileaks has highlighted the vulnerabilities of the internet — a system of communication that has given us a taste of true freedom. Is it time now that we build a torrent-based browser with distributed http services, and thwart the movement to shut the people up?

The First Photograph of a Human 138

wiredog writes "The Atlantic has a brief piece on what is likely to be the first photograph (a daguerreotype) showing a human. From the article: 'In September, Krulwich posted a set of daguerreotypes taken by Charles Fontayne and William Porter in Cincinnati 162 years ago, on September 24, 1848. Krulwich was celebrating the work of the George Eastman House in association with the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Using visible-light microscopy, the George Eastman House scanned several plates depicting the Cincinnati Waterfront so that scholars could zoom in and study the never-before-seen details.'"

Heroic Engineer Crashes Own Vehicle To Save a Life 486

scottbomb sends in this feel-good story of an engineer-hero, calling it "one of the coolest stories I've read in a long time." "A manager of Boeing's F22 fighter-jet program, Innes dodged the truck, then looked back to see that the driver was slumped over the wheel. He knew a busy intersection was just ahead, and he had to act fast. Without consulting the passengers in his minivan — 'there was no time to take a vote' — Innes kicked into engineer mode. 'Basic physics: If I could get in front of him and let him hit me, the delta difference in speed would just be a few miles an hour, and we could slow down together,' Innes explained."

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