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Rock the vote -- online: Obama ad blitz targets video gamers

Does Joe the Plumber play video games? We're not sure what hobbies the invisible star of last night's presidential debate indulges in, but as far as Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is concerned, if you want to register young, eligible voters, you need to go to online gaming sites...

October 16, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Human waste: Everything you ever wanted to know

We take it for granted, the humble commode, but waste disposal as we know it may not survive indefinitely.

Lucky for us, author Rose George fills us in on the history of the toilet — and the forces that necessitate its upgrade — in her new book The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters ...

October 16, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Having brain surgery? Bring a banjo to the operating room

Lots of surgeons listen to music in the operating room. And it may even help some patients. At least that’s what New York Times reporter Daniel Wakin concluded from what must have been a very rigorous review of the medical literature two years ago...

October 15, 2008 — Susannah F. Locke

Is food the new ethical dilemma?

We recently asked, is keeping kosher good for the environment? We tried to answer the question by running the carbon footprint numbers based on what you substituted for forbidden foods like pork and shellfish...

October 15, 2008 — Jordan Lite

Hurricane Omar on track for Caribbean

Here comes another hurricane.

Omar could bring up to 20 inches of rain across Puerto Rico and the Northern Leeward islands — and life-threatening flash floods and mud slides — when it arrives over the next 24-36 hours, according to the National Hurricane Center...

October 15, 2008 — Jordan Lite

New superbug making kids sick despite vaccine

A new superbug that causes meningitis and pneumonia in kids has public health officials worried: Serotype 19A of the Streptococcus pneumoniae bacterium eludes most antibiotics and a vaccine intended to prevent infection...

October 14, 2008 — Jordan Lite

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