Gongol.com Archives: March 2010
Brian Gongol

March 30, 2010

Threats and Hazards Russian authorities think more suicide bombers are on the way
39 people were killed in two bombings on the Moscow subway system -- a death toll just below those from the 7/7 attacks in London in 2005.

Health Magnetic stimulation can interfere with normal moral judgments
MIT researchers find a physical step in the process of the brain's determination of what is morally permissible and what is not

Water News High fire danger in the Upper Midwest today

Health Communicating with a person in a coma
The active use of MRI scanners, coupled with the selective activation of different parts of the brain appears to make it possible to communicate with some people who are comatose

Socialism Doesn't Work Does a government trillions in debt to other countries have any moral authority?
Members of the US Congress are trying to paint a moral contrast between Google and Microsoft based upon what those two countries are doing in China. But that kind of posturing is more than a little bit insulting, considering the Congress bears responsibility for the spending that has the country $889 billion in debt to China. Moral authority is compromised by reckless behavior.

Science and Technology Judge holds that isolated natural genes aren't patent-worthy

Humor and Good News Heat map of Saturnian moon looks like a giant Pac-Man

Computers and the Internet Don't believe everything you see
What looks like strong photographic evidence -- of giant human skeletal remains, for instance -- might just be the widely-circulated work of a Photoshop contest

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