"Today, I am humbled to announce that after 25 years of service to our country, I am retiring from the United States Navy and leaving NASA, effective Oct. 1."Study: New Virotherapy Cures Prostate Cancer In Mice - [Geekosystem]
Researchers working in part at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN, and St. James University Hospital in Leeds, UK believe they have developed a new virotherapy with tremendous potential. Their method focuses on prostate cancer in mice, and while very successful it remains to be seen whether this therapy could be translated with the same effectiveness into humans.Whining May Be World’s Most Annoying Sound - [Wired]
Nails on a blackboard, sirens and heavy drilling: none come close to whining for being the most annoying sound, a study has suggested. The high-pitched, cat-like sounds that infants begin to make between two-and-a-half and four years of age, otherwise known as whining, were shown to be the most distracting sounds by the study, at least in comparison to other infant cries and “motherese” — the exaggerated baby speak adopted by adults.British Royal Marine Killed In Afghanistan Wills £100,000 To Send Buddies To Vegas - [Bro Bible]
Last year a 23-year old Royal Marine took out a life insurance policy before deploying to Afghanistan. He wrote a letter home instructing that a £100,000 chunk of the £250,000 policy should be used by his buddies for a Vegas bender in his memory if he died. Sadly, David Hart, a combat medic, paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country in Afghanistan's Helmand province the day before his 24th birthday. Now 32 of his buddies and their girlfriends are preparing for the party of a lifetime in honor of Hart's valor and service.