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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Chickens with Teeth and other Old Year Revelations

Here are a couple "2006 summary" articles I came across that are pretty good:

Top 10 Green Stories of 2006
excerpts:
  • And Oregonians have a serious case of buyer's remorse, lamenting the erosion of some of the nation's most progressive land-use policies.
  • More Republicans like this, please.
  • Hi. My name is the United States of America, and I'm an addict.
  • Despite the braying of dinosaur corporations and think-tank nitwits to the contrary, going green is not a drag on the economy. It's the 21st century's biggest moneymaker.
  • In April, support for the cause of fighting global warming came from a surprising source: conservative evangelical Christians.

What we learned in 2006.
excerpts:
  • Cheese consumption in the United States is expected to grow by 50 percent between now and 2013.
  • The U.S. government has paid about $1.5 billion in benefits to thousands of sick nuclear-weapons workers since 2001.
  • Just 30 minutes of continuous kissing can diminish the body's allergic reaction to pollen, relaxing the body and reducing production of histamine, a chemical cell given out in response to allergens.
  • Sleeping in on Saturday and Sunday can disturb your body clock, leaving you fatigued at the start of the week. (uh oh...)
  • Researchers from the University of Manchester managed to induce teeth growth in normal chickens - activating genes that have lain dormant for 80 million years.

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