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Not all primates are going away…


photo by World Resources Institute

Nearly half of all primate species are now threatened with extinction, according to an evaluation by the IUCN. The study, which drew on the work of hundreds of scientists and is the most comprehensive analysis for more than a decade, found that the conservation outlook for monkeys, apes and other primates has dramatically worsened.

I can think of, at least, one primate species not facing that problem…

Nearly half of all the world’s primates at risk of extinction [Guardian]

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One in a million!!

British twins separated at birth married without knowing of kinship

This is what I call a stroke of bad luck, what are the odds of such a thing?…

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If you can’t beat them, drug them

To ease the deportation process the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, between 2003 and 2007, has been injecting detainees with psychotropic drugs while trying to shuttle them out of the country….

Lawsuit: ICE drugging detainees set for deportation – CNN.com [via Zero de Conduta]

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Do Monkeys Pay for Sex?

“It turns out that one of humanity’s oldest professions may be even older than we thought: In a recent study of macaque monkeys in Indonesia, researchers found that male primates “paid” for sexual access to females — and that the going rate for such access dwindled as the number of available females went up.” 

How about that??

Do Monkeys Pay for Sex? – TIME

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The War in Iraq for Dummies

Oil Map

Who has the oil versus who spends it… [via Zero De Conduta (in portuguese)]

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Internet Democracy

(…) It’s heart warming to know that the efforts of the well meaning folks behind the OLPC project are delivering real results on the ground; providing the same opportunities for teenage boys to access internet porn no matter how impoverished they are or where they live.

OLPC Brings Porn To The Third World

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Gossip, the internet way…

Newsvine – Child porn scandal hits innocent man as a Internet side effect

This is the problem with rumours in the Information Age we’re living…

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Google censors blog

Google censors blog – Wikinews

I thought these things only could happen in China…

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