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Deepwater Horizon oil spill stopped, says BP

BP said that the cap over the oil well has completely stopped the spill, with no oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico.

First 'Malaria-Proof' mosquito created by scientists

Around 1 million people die each year from malaria, most of them children, from a parasitic infection transmitted by mosquitoes. Researchers have created a mosquito that is unable to infect humans with malaria.

The University of Arizona team reported that their genetically modified mosquitoes are immune to the malaria-causing parasite, a single-cell organism called Plasmodium.

It may well possibly one day replace wild mosquitoes with lab-bred mosquitoes that cannot infect humans with malaria, researchers said.

The chicken may have come before the egg, sort of

British researchers may have uncovered a partial answer to the age-old question, “what came first the chicken or the egg?”

According to a team, comprising researchers from the University of Warwick and the University of Sheffield, the answer is “chicken” or at least a particular chicken protein.

There is, however, a further twist – this particular chicken protein turns out to come both first and last. That neat trick it performs provides new insights into control of crystal growth which is key to egg shell production.

NZXT isn't going out of business

Yesterday at 7:30 PM PST the NZXT website was infiltrated illegally.  While having access to the site, hackers made several malicious changes including sending out an erroneous newsletter to our database claiming that NZXT is going out of business.  They also changed  product warranties, deleted product and home page banners, etc.
 

Prince says Internet is completely over

Just like MTV, it was hip but not anymore

We feared this day would come, but someone obviously had to be brave enough to break the news to the general public. The artist occasionally known as Prince has been kind enough to divulge some of his wisdom with the great unwashed, and it appears that the internet is a thing of the past.

Happy Canada Day

Canada Day (French: Fête du Canada), formerly Dominion Day (French: Le Jour de la Confédération), is Canada's national day, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act (today called the Constitution Act, 1867), which united two British colonies and a province of the British Empire into a single country called Canada. Canada Day observances take place throughout Canada as well as internationally.

Earthquake in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I was working away here this afternoon and everything started to shake. Thankfully it wasn't a lot, but enough to notice. This is very odd for central Canada and the first I've experienced or at least the first that I noticed. I wasn't sure at first because it was so small, but I just got confirmation from my wife who works at a Toronto Hospital. Hospitals are one of the first places that are notified of incidents like this, so that's why she knows so quickly.

Sitting here waiting for the aftershock....

BP Buys 32 of Kevin Costner's Oil Separating Machines

The ongoing leak of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico has reached epic proportions and shows no signs of stopping. All attempts to stop the leak of crude oil into the Gulf have failed thus far leaving the only option for the time being to clean the oil from the waters of the Gulf as quickly as possible.

Actor Kevin Costner came forward not long ago with a machine that his company -- Ocean Therapy Solutions (OTS) - has developed with bold claims that the machine could clean up the massive and ever increasing oil spill floating in the Gulf. The machine is a high-tech centrifuge that is offered in several different sizes with the largest of the machines capable of cleaning crude oil from water at a rate of hundreds of gallons per minute. The centrifuge promises to leave the water 99% clean of crude oil.

Happy Geek Pride Day

Geek Pride Day is an initiative which claims the right of every person to be a nerd or a geek. It has been celebrated on May 25 since 2006, celebrating the premiere of the first Star Wars movie in 1977.

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