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March 27th, 2012 by in Images, Links

5 Terrifying Serial Killers Who Happened to Be Animals[Cracked]

Possible Cancer Treatment Breakthrough of the Day – [The Daily What: Geeks]

Researchers at Stanford University are experimenting with a new kind of cancer treatment that works by targeting a protein called CD47, which cancer cells use to signal the body’s innate immune system not to attack them.

By using an antibody to block CD47, the Stanford scientists were able to activate the immune system to attack a wide range of human cancers — including ovarian, breast, colon, bladder, brain, liver and prostate — in lab mice, and even fully cure them in some cases.

The Raid: Redemption: A Movie Review – [Videogum]

There’s not actually a lot to be said about The Raid: Redemption. It was good! If I try to formulate why it was good into actual sentences, I sound like a child writing in crayon. “This movie was good and I enjoyed watching it. It had lots of action in it. My favorite part was when the one sweaty guy was in a headlock from behind and he kicked his legs out and flipped underneath the guy to throw him to the ground, but I also liked the part when the hero double-stabbed a dude and then kneed him through a wall, and then time when he killed him with a doorframe.” See what I mean? Stupid idiot likes it.

U.S. Men’s Soccer Fails To Qualify For Olympics [LA Times]

The U.S. entered the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament with high expectations. But it’s going home empty-handed after Jaime Alas’ goal in stoppage time lifted El Salvador to a 3-3 tie in the final game of group play Monday in Nashville, ending the Americans’ Olympic soccer dreams.

The U.S. was about a minute shy of the victory it needed to advance to the tournament semifinals as the winner of its group when Alas charged up the center of the American defense and uncorked a blast from 25 yards out that bounced once before eluding backup U.S. keeper Sean Johnson, who got a hand on the shot but couldn’t stop it. That not only knocked the U.S. out of the tournament, but also it changed El Salvador’s fortunes, with the Central Americans leaping from elimination to the top of the Group A standings ahead of Canada, which tied Cuba, 1-1, in Monday’s first game and advances as the group runner-up.

The Story Behind The Olympus Scandal[Business Week]

The constable behind the counter at the Belgravia Police Station in central London raised his eyebrows in bemusement at the well-spoken middle-aged Englishman, wearing a suit and tie and overcoat, standing before him on a mid-October afternoon. The gentleman had short, receding black hair, close-set eyes, and a generous round chin. He mumbled darkly about Japanese organized crime—the Yakuza—and a corporate scandal he had uncovered in Tokyo. He claimed he had been the president and chief executive officer of a global corporation, had discovered that a fortune had gone missing, and then had been fired. He now had reason to believe, based on what he’d heard from journalists and fellow businessmen, that he might be killed.

The 2012 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (Photos) – [In Focus]

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