Monday, 18 November 2013
quote [ ...an employee at the Canton store wasn't feeling that Walmart was looking out for her when she went to her locker more than two weeks ago and discovered the food drive containers. ]
I'm picking on Walmart because it's easy. But the retail industry in general has some real issues. Welfare programs and the goodwill of generous people allow retailers to keep wages low. Agree? Disagree? Let's hear why. More in the extended.
[by schatten00777@8:46pmGMT] [+9 Interesting] [199 comments]
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
quote [ Henrietta Lacks was an African American tobacco farmer and mother of five. She died in 1951, but her cells were kept and studied by scientists without the knowledge of her family. The cells have been genetically sequenced once again without consent. ]
Boo! Scientific Ethics Violation!
Hooray! Public Science!
Boo! Censorship of Information!
Hooray! Family Wishes Taken Under Consideration!
[sci&tech] [by schatten00777@9:50pmGMT] [+3 Interesting] [33 comments]
Friday, 14 September 2012
quote [ Small spherical ‘blueberries’ found in Martian rocks may have been formed by microbes, indicating that life existed on Mars in the distant past. ]
And the abstract. Seriously, all news articles should come with links to at least the research abstract. Kudos to Australian Life Scientist.
Stolen shamelessly from lilmookieesquire.
[sci&tech] [by schatten00777@11:15pmGMT] [+10 Interesting] [25 comments]
Thursday, 23 August 2012
quote [ The use of antibiotics in young children might lead to a higher risk of obesity, and two new studies, one on mice and one on humans, conclude that changes of the intestinal bacteria caused by antibiotics could be responsible. ]
Still, the scientists considered their results preliminary. “What we can show here is correlation, rather than causation,” Trasande said.
[sci&tech] [by schatten00777@1:46amGMT] [+8 Interesting] [22 comments]
Thursday, 3 May 2012
quote [ Goldin exposed what authorities have called “one of the most egregious instances of theft” from the National Archives...nearly 1,000 recordings, many of them rare...It came back to Leslie Waffen, who had retired the previous June as chief of the Archives’ audiovisual holdings. ]
And he has an awesome handlebar moustache!
[by schatten00777@3:21pmGMT] [+10 Interesting] [5 comments]
Thursday, 12 April 2012
quote [ The task force report on the controversial pepper-spraying of student protesters at the University of California, Davis concluded the campus police and administration made "critically flawed" decisions. ]
The full report can be found here:
[politics] [by schatten00777@1:20pmGMT] [+10 Good] [47 comments]
Tuesday, 31 January 2012
quote [ A judge ruled that a city council candidate in Arizona must be removed from the ballot due to lack of English proficiency. ]
[politics] [by schatten00777@7:56pmGMT] [+7 Interesting] [57 comments]
Thursday, 15 December 2011
quote [ IOGraph — is an application that turns mouse movements into a modern art. The idea is that you just run it and do your usual day stuff at the computer. Go back to IOGraph after a while and grab a nice picture of what you’ve done! ]
Neat little mouse tracker to pass the time on a slow day. Credit goes to the misses for finding this.
[art] [by schatten00777@9:17pmGMT] [+7 Interesting] [20 comments]
Saturday, 10 September 2011
quote [ Budget Hero seeks to provide a values- and fiscal-based lens for citizens to examine policy debates during this election year. ]
A little outdated (2009), but still very interesting.
[politics] [by schatten00777@9:46pmGMT] [+2] [23 comments]
Friday, 29 July 2011
quote [ And nearly a dozen religious leaders were arrested inside the Capitol on Thursday while praying and protesting a budget that would balance itself on the backs of the poor with cuts in crucial areas, like Medicaid and food stamps. ]
Seems they were trying to get arrested to draw attention to their message. Interesting to see a stereotypically right group swing a little to the left.
[politics] [by schatten00777@7:40pmGMT] [+10 Good] [59 comments]
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