• Meteorite's Organic Matter Older Than the Sun: It's hard to tell, but I think whoever wrote this article is unclear on the two usages of the word "organic", one meaning "contains carbon" and one meaning "life", but still, that's one old rock.

  • The tiny magnetite compass in the human nose.

  • QTVR of the Large Hadron Collider: 1, 2, 3.

  • "[The male contraceptive pill] stops all ejaculate by blocking the pump mechanism. [...] many people love the actual physical sticky outcome -- but we understand that many don't, not least those who receive infected ejaculates."

  • Democrats Reject Key 9/11 Panel Suggestion: "With control of Congress now secured, Democratic leaders have decided for now against implementing the one measure that would affect them most directly: a wholesale reorganization of Congress to improve oversight and funding of the nation's intelligence agencies. [...]

    "The commission was unequivocal about the need. 'Of all our recommendations, strengthening congressional oversight may be among the most difficult and important,' the panel wrote. 'So long as oversight is governed by current congressional rules and resolutions, we believe the American people will not get the security they want and need.'"

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