25 Jul 2013

Researchers implant false memories in mice

“Have you ever misremembered an event, while being totally certain it actually happened? Most people have experienced the unreliability of human memory. As it turns out, false memories are very easy to generate. Scientists at the Riken–MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics have created false memories in mice using a

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25 Jul 2013

Tactical military satellite comms need hardening, says CSBA study

“Increasing military use of satellite communication for tactical operations means the Defense Department should create a new tier of protected space systems, says the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments’s Todd Harrison. Currently the Pentagon has a binary military satellite communications architecture – those satellites with a full range of

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25 Jul 2013

Mining: South African unions declare wage war

“Uncertainty has gripped South Africa’s gold mining sector after three major workers unions announced that talks with employers reached a deadlock.   The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Solidarity and UASA on Wednesday announced that they had declared a wage dispute with the Chamber of Mines.” Source:Mining: South African unions

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25 Jul 2013

Scientists warn on Arctic ‘economic time bomb’

“The rapidly melting Arctic is an ‘economic time bomb’ likely to cost the world at least $60 trillion, say researchers who have started to calculate the financial consequences of one of the world’s fastest changing climates.” Source:Scientists warn on Arctic ‘economic time bomb’

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25 Jul 2013

CDC: More than 275 have unidentified stomach bug

“Federal health authorities say more than 275 people in seven states have now been sickened with an unidentified stomach bug. The Food and Drug Administration is investigating the cyclospora infections, which are often found in tropical or subtropical countries and have been linked to imported fresh produce in the past.

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25 Jul 2013

European court says Russia’s Khodorkovsky case not political

A European court ruled on Thursday Russia had a legitimate case against ex-oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and business partner Platon Lebedev over alleged tax fraud, rejecting suggestions it had been political motivated. via European court says Russia’s Khodorkovsky case not political | Reuters.

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25 Jul 2013

At least 78 killed, 131 injured, in Spain train disaster

A train derailed outside the ancient northwestern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday night, on the eve of a major religious festival, killing at least 78 people and injuring up to 131 in one of Europe’s worst rail disasters. via At least 78 killed, 131 injured, in Spain

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25 Jul 2013

Israeli minister sees possible Palestine talks on July 30

An Israeli cabinet minister said on Thursday that U.S.-sponsored peace talks with the Palestinians could begin next week, but neither side could formally confirm his assessment. via Israeli minister sees possible Palestine talks on July 30 | Reuters.

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25 Jul 2013

UAE embassy compound attacked in Libyan capital

Unidentified assailants fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the United Arab Emirates embassy compound in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign targets in the North African country. via UAE embassy compound attacked in Libyan capital | Reuters.

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25 Jul 2013

Japan to mull pre-emptive strike ability in defense update

Japan is likely to start considering acquiring the ability to launch pre-emptive military strikes in a planned update of its basic defense policies, the latest step away from the constraints of its pacifist constitution. via Japan to mull pre-emptive strike ability in defense update | Reuters.

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