Cowlix Wearing my mind on my sleeve

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Kodak moment

Yukiko Goda, Michael Colicos, Boyce Collins, and Michael Sailor have been able to get images of neurons forming new connections as memories are stored. Their work is published in this week's Cell. [via wood s lot]

Cell phone music

Dialtones: Golan Levin, Scott Gibbons, and Gregory Shakar perform symphonies using the audience's cell phones. [via gammatron]

Gene doping

Along the lines of the biopunk article I linked to yesterday, Charles Yesalis is warning at the Genes in Sport conference that athletes will be using undetectable gene doping in place of drugs as early as the 2008 Olympics. [via jrobb]

Oceanic volcanoes

Oceanographers on the AMORE 2001 expedition involving the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Healy and the German icebreaker Polarstern have found more evidence of volcanoes under the Gakkel Ridge in the Arctic Ocean. [via Ghost in the Machine]

Repeating history

Cointelpro: why the restrictions Ashcroft wants to remove from the FBI were put in place. [via rc3]


I don't know who these people are, but they get around. [via">]


Tracking down references on the previous item led me to Quintessence of the Loon: devoted to weirdness and madness on the World Wide Web.

Exploding Earth

Tom Chalko is trying to warn us that the Earth, which he says can be considered as a giant nuclear reactor, could explode as a result of global warming. His paper, which has been published in the NU Journal of Discovery, will be presented at the 2002 World Congress on Survival of the Species. [via CommUnity of Minds]

Copy-protected CDs

A list of unmarked copy-protected CDs. [via Metafilter]

Community standards

A look at whether the Internet affects the community standards doctrine - is the whole country the community now?

Bye Bye Excite@Home

Excite@Home has started dropping parts of its network: 850,000 AT&T customers were cut yesterday after AT&T refused to make a $100 million payment in order to continue service.

Picking our friends

Uzbekistan: Stalinism without State Benefits - a warning on picking our allies for convenience's sake.

Qali-i-Janghi battle

The fort of hell: an account of the battle for the Qala-i-Janghi fort after the Taliban prisoner rebellion.

Another analysis of the battle. [via lakeeffect]

Canadian anti-terror laws

The Canadian version of the PATRIOT Act, C-36 and C-35, could be grouping protesters in with terrorists.

Bush and the Constitution

This dangerous patriot's game - Patricia Williams looks at the Constitutional questions brought on by Bush's expansion of powers.

Are tribunals legal?

A summary of Kenneth Anderson's discussion of whether Bush's military tribunals are legal under international law.


Justice Deformed: War and the Constitution - "The inconvenient thing about the American system of justice is that we are usually challenged to protect it at the most inopportune moments."

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