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Words Used At the US National Conventions

Words Used At the US National Conventions
A comparison of how often speakers at the two presidential nominating conventions used different words and phrases, based on an analysis of transcripts from the Federal News Service.

Over all, the word ‘science’ was used only three times at the Republican convention, and eight times at the Democratic convention.

Image courtesy of the NY Times, full sized graphic here: http://tinyurl.com/8ktcsy3

Woman Suing Walmart for Ripping up $100 Bills

Wal-Mart PhotoA woman in Texas is putting her money where her mouth is, suing Walmart after a cashier and manager intentionally ripped two of her $100 bills and detained her for hours after they suspected the currency was counterfeit.

According to a document from the 150th Judicial District Court in Bexar County, TX, Julia Garcia said she was Christmas shopping for her children at a Walmart store in the San Antonio area on Dec. 12, 2010.

Chemical Brain Preservation: How to Live “Forever”

A number of neuroscientists, working today with simple model organisms, are investigating the hypothesis that chemical brain preservation may inexpensively preserve the organism’s memories and mental states after death. Chemically preserved brains can be stored at room temperature in cemeteries, contract storage, even private homes. Our 501c3 nonprofit organization, the Brain Preservation Foundation

Zombie Apocalypse Training: HALO Corp. To Train Military, Law Enforcement On Virus Outbreak

A woman dressed up as a zombieThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is ready for a zombie apocalypse. Gun owners got prepared for a zombie apocalypse. Now, the military and law enforcement are getting ready.

And next month, they’ll begin training.

Look Out Google – Facebook’s Social Search is Coming

Dislike Facebook ImageFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the social network is already handling a billion search queries per day, and that it is interested in launching a social search engine powered by the activity of its users — something that could turn out to be Google’s worst nightmare.

During an interview at the Disrupt conference on Tuesday — the first since Facebook’s underwhelming IPO and subsequent stock slide — co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerbergtalked a lot about the social network’s strategy in a number of areas, including a defence of the company’s approach to mobile and an explanation of why the company moved away from HTML5 for its apps.