‘Coingate’ Figure Indicted

Filed under: Bush Whacked,Conspiracy,Politics,The Law — 3:36 pm

“A federal grand jury has indicted Tom Noe — the former Toledo-area coin dealer at the center of a state investment scandal — on three counts for allegedly laundering money into President Bush’s re-election campaign.

Women take lead as lifespan heads for the happy 100s

Filed under: Health,Lifestyle — 2:17 pm

MAKE sure you have plenty of plans for your retirement. New research into longevity has estimated that the average professional woman now in her twenties is likely to live into her mid-nineties.

Separate figures support that life expectancy for women in all social groups could even come close to 100 for people born in 20 years’ time if health continues to improve at the rate of recent decades.


List of open source software packages

Filed under: Free Stuff,Technology — 7:26 pm

Although not complete, this is a good listing.

List of open source software packages

Rich Senators Defeat Minimum-Wage Hike

Filed under: Bush Whacked,Economy,Politics — 7:13 pm

U.S. senators — who draw salaries of $162,100 a year and enjoy a raft of perks — have rejected a minimum wage hike from $5.15 an hour to $6.25 for blue-collar workers.

Can you believe it?

AIM worm plays nasty new trick

Filed under: Computer Security — 1:10 pm

A worm found spreading via America Online’s Instant Messenger is carrying a nastier punch than usual, a security company has warned.

Scientists Tie Two Additional Genes to Dyslexia

Filed under: Research,Science — 12:59 pm

One year after scientists discovered a gene whose flaw contributes to dyslexia, two more such genes have now been identified.

Scientists aim to beat flu with genetically modified chickens

Filed under: Research,Science,Technology — 12:55 pm

THE long-term threat of an avian flu pandemic could be greatly reduced by a project to produce genetically modified chickens that can resist lethal strains of the virus.

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