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Zombie Pigs First, Hibernating Soldiers Next 193

ColdWetDog writes "Wired is running a story on DARPA's effort to stave off battlefield casualties by turning injured soldiers into zombies by injecting them with a cocktail of one chemical or another (details to be announced). From the article, 'Dr. Fossum predicts that each soldier will carry a syringe into combat zones or remote areas, and medic teams will be equipped with several. A single injection will minimize metabolic needs, de-animating injured troops by shutting down brain and heart function. Once treatment can be carried out, they'll be "re-animated" and — hopefully — as good as new.' If it doesn't pan out we can at least get zombie bacon and spam."
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Submission + - No tenure? Well then, I'll just STARVE myself....

BigDocJayster writes: "In what must be the first attempt on Planet Earth, an associate professor at MIT who happens to be african-american and pursues research in the hotly contested stem cell research arena failed to make tenure. The claim is that it was due to racial discrimination. The twist is that because he's failed he's protesting. But not like you and I do when we don't get a promotion — he's actually staging a very visible hunger strike on the doorstep of his university. What happens next is anyone's guess — but it sounds vaguely like extortion. Read on for all the caloric-deprived details..."

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