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Nobel researcher was a subject of his own discovery

LONDON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – Ralph Steinman proved the importance of his Nobel prize-winning research in a most personal way, using his own discoveries to fight the pancreatic cancer that eventually killed him just days before the award was announced. In the future, millions more people around the world are likely to…

Jon Stewart presses Ron Paul on his libertarian views

Although Jon Stewart and Texas Congressman Ron Paul found common ground in their opposition to the war on drugs on Monday night, Stewart questioned whether all of Paul’s libertarian ideals were realistic. Paul, a Republican presidential candidate, said during his appearance on The Daily Show that the free market system…

Roseanne Barr appears at Occupy Wall Street protest

Actress and TV producer Roseanne Barr made a surprise appearance at the Occupy Wall Street protest, where she called for “a new capitalism.” “I’m talking about a system that rewards hard work and ambition but cares for it’s weakest child,” she said. Watch video, uploaded to YouTube on September 19,…

Republicans seeking to ‘thwart change’: Geithner

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner blamed Republican lawmakers for seeking to weaken reforms that he says have strengthened the US financial system after the 2008 economic meltdown. “Where are we today, a year since the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law?” Geithner wrote in an opinion…

NASA spacecraft to enter orbit of large asteroid

WASHINGTON — After its nearly four-year trek, NASA engineers are expected to confirm this weekend that the US spacecraft Dawn has entered the orbit of Vesta, one of the largest asteroids in the solar system. Mission leaders estimate that Dawn was pulled into Vesta’s orbit around 0500 GMT Saturday and…

CA prisoners reject state offer as inmate hunger strike enters 3rd week

Relatives and supporters of the thousands of reported hunger striking California prisoners warn that some inmates are “getting sicker and weaker, with some nearing severe dehydration”, according to Southern California Public Radio. The inmates began refusing food on July 1 to protest overcrowding and harsh conditions inside the state’s prisons.…

Legionnaires’ outbreak reported at Las Vegas resort

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – A luxury resort on the Las Vegas strip has been linked to cases of the sometimes deadly Legionnaires’ disease that has sickened a handful of guests since 2009, health officials and the hotel said on Friday. Elevated levels of the bacteria that causes the disease were…

Multi-party system would bring chaos, China media says

China’s state media said a multi-party political system would unleash chaos equal to the turbulent period of the Cultural Revolution, as the country marks the Communist Party’s 90th birthday. The state-run Xinhua news agency, in a focus piece published late Friday after the one-party regime celebrated the anniversary, said Western…

House to use Skype for constituent calls, despite security concerns

Technology experts for the House of Representatives said in a memo Tuesday that House members will now be able to use the free Internet-based phone and videoconferencing service Skype. Security concerns had originally stopped the House from allowing use of Skype, logisticians explained to The Hill. “There’s a concern about…

500,000 Android devices activated each day: Google

WASHINGTON — More than 500,000 devices running Google’s Android software are being activated every day, a senior Google executive said on Tuesday. Andy Rubin, creator of the Android operating system and a Google vice president for engineering, made the announcement in a message on his Twitter feed, @Arubin. “There are…

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