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About eight percent of human genetic material comes from a virus and not from our ancestors, according to a new study. The research shows that the genomes of humans and other mammals contain DNA derived from the insertion of bornaviruses, RNA viruses whose replication and transcription takes place in the nucleus.

Link: www.sciencedaily.com/(…)100107103621.htm…

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Linguist and conservative commentator John McWhorter estimates the 6,000 languages spoken today will dwindle to only 600 next century. He argues that this is part of a process that will confer economic and health benefits to the affected speakers.

Link: io9.com/(…)90-percent-of-languages-will-be-extinct-…

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Regret for the break-up of the Soviet Union is mostly shared by pensioners (85 per cent), women of all ages (63 per cent), 40-55 year-olds (67 per cent) and older respondents (83 per cent), those with less than average education (68 per cent), lower income (79 per cent), and rural residents (66 per cent).

Link: english.pravda.ru/(…)111328-sovietnostalgia-0…

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James Cameron's visually-thrilling Avatar started out modestly for a mega-Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster, pulling in only $27 million its first day at the box . 75% of Twitter fans want you to go see it though....

Link: www.techcrunch.com/(…)avatar-twitter…

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A look back at this year’s biggest news stories, from the serious (financial collapse) to the bizarre (balloon boy), paints an interesting picture of what events held our attention in this last year of the decade. The website Journalism.org monitors the news from 55 outlets every week, calculating what percent of the week’s print, television...

Link: www.good.is/(…)transparency-the-biggest-news-storie…

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The newest version of Samuel Adams' "Utopias" is 27 percent alcohol by volume -- not exactly for the faint-of-liver.

Link: blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/(…)bottoms_up_new_extreme…

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In this age of instant Internet celebrity, anyone can become famous for 15 seconds (to rework Andy Warhol’s oft-quoted maxim). But what does famous mean exactly when anyone can have a Facebook fan page—those public pages on Facebook set up by brands, media outlets, celebs, and wanna-be celebs.

Link: www.techcrunch.com/(…)facebook-fan-pages-77-percent…

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If network administrators simply instituted proper configuration policies and conducted good network monitoring, about 80 percent of commonly known cyber attacks could be prevented

Link: www.wired.com/(…)cyber-attacks-preventable…

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Only 11 percent of people surveyed across 27 countries thought free market capitalism is working well, while nearly a quarter -- 23 percent -- said the system is "fatally flawed." A bare majority, 51 percent, believed its problems can be solved with more regulation and reform, the poll said.

Link: rawstory.com/2009/11/survey-capitalism-not-working/

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Nearly four percent of adults around the world use cannabis, even though the drug raises many major health concerns, according to a paper published in The Lancet on Friday.

Link: www.physorg.com/news174892348.html

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Last year at this time, Ford Motor Company was not yet selling the Ford Fusion or Mercury Milan hybrids. These two models have proven to be quite popular, and are a regular bright spot in Ford's sales reports. So far this year, through September, Ford has sold 26,016 hybrids.

Link: green.autoblog.com/(…)ford-hybrid-sales-up-73-perce…

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