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Cirque founder launches into space

September 30th, 2009
Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil, became Canada's first space tourist early Wednesday when he blasted off for the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule.


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6 ‘Brilliant’ Movie Scientists (Who Suck At Their Job)

September 30th, 2009
Take a look at some of the most brilliant scientists in movie history and you find a bunch of guys who should never have been allowed near a Bunsen burner.


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Swine Flu: Getting Down To Business – CNBC

September 30th, 2009
When it comes to preparing for a swine flu outbreak, the top concern for most U.S. business leaders is getting enough vaccine for their employees, according to a new survey from the Business Roundtable. It will be months before businesses are given ...


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Only 1/3 in U.S. Plan to Get Swine Flu Vaccine

September 30th, 2009
Only a third of Americans plan to get the swine flu vaccine. One reason: 57% of those at risk of severe flu don't know it, a Consumer Reports poll...


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State places first order for swine flu vaccines – Tacoma News Tribune

September 30th, 2009
The first 4,200 doses of swine flu vaccine have been ordered for Alaska, and state health officials said today they may not reach health centers for 10 days. The 4,200 doses of flu vaccine nasal spray were the maximum Alaska was allowed, said ...


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10 Science Fiction Concepts Ruined by Human Nature

September 30th, 2009
The future is a bright, shiny penny of possibilities and if science fiction is to be believed, technological wonders and convenience will be waiting around every corner, not to mention hot aliens and robots to clean up all our messes. It'll be the lazy deviant's paradise unless...


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Indians Using Cow Dung to Cremate the Dead

September 30th, 2009
cow-dung-cremate-jpg Photos via the BBC In the remote, flood ravaged region of Bihar, India, a scarcity of trees has led the local people to adopt an alternative to traditional cremations. They've begun using cow dung in the burial ritual instead--a move that saves an entire tree for every ceremony. Strange as it may seem, the people in Bihar have no aversion to cremating their dead with cow dung--it's entirely socially acceptable, rapidly growing as a practice, and is now done b...Read the full story on TreeHugger


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Swine flu vaccine now available | Dynamic Business

September 30th, 2009
The swine flu vaccine is available from today, with priority given to the sick, elderly and pregnant women.


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OLED TV makers look to shift out of neutral

September 30th, 2009
Samsung and LG say they intend to increase production of bigger TVs using the new technology, though that is still years away.


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Downloadable Designs: DIY iPhone Stand

September 30th, 2009
iphoneholder-sideview.jpgWhy do I love the idea of downloadable designs? Because people do such amazing things out of so little substance, and they ship ideas, not objects. Like this iPhone stand designed by french industrial designer Julien Madérou, downloadable from his website Dessine Moi Un Objet. It is folded out of a single sheet of paper. ...Read the full story on TreeHugger


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