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Submission + - Adam Lanza's Asperger's, Autism Cannot Be Blamed for CT School Shooting, Experts 1

An anonymous reader writes: Did Adam Lanza's Asperger's syndrome have anything to do with his murderous rampage that claimed 28 lives? Authorities investigating the tragedy said that the 20-year-old gunman in the Connecticut elementary school shooting had been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a mild form of autism characterized by difficulties in social interaction. Since the latest details of Lanza's mental health have surfaced, many have been quick to tie his mental disorder to his actions.

Submission + - Slashdot Style Twitter Accounts 1

mihai.todor85 writes: I was tempted to follow as many "geeky" people as possible on Twitter and, unfortunately, I've ended up abandoning my account because of all the "noise". I was interested in using it to get a more real-time and also succinct scoop of stuff that usually appears on @slashdot, but I ended up seeing mostly tweets about nonsense, since, in general, people tend to post useless ramblings, completely unrelated to their professional interests. Now, I'm thinking of trimming down most of the people I follow and start using it again, but who should I follow? I'm looking forward to seeing your suggestions in the comments.

Submission + - Scientists find that the Sun is so round, it's scary (

coondoggie writes: "If you thought the Sun was round — you'd be right. But astronomers this week said the Sun is so round it's nearly perfect in its roundness. So round that astronomers said if they scaled it to the size of a beach ball, it would be so round that the difference between the widest and narrow diameters would be much less than the width of a human hair."

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