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“Just Married and Determined to Die”–BBC News report October 14, 2008

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This BBC news report describes an 18-year-old woman who has undergone suicide bomber training and is waiting to her final assignment (well, her only assignment, I would guess, if she does her job right). She wants to kill many Israelis. She would prefer to kill soldiers but will take on civilians too, even children, because they are “brought up to hate us.” An arguably intelligent and articulate young woman, she appears to have been brainwashed into becoming a tool of radical Palestinian leadership.  But you know what is most shocking about the story? Yes! She is JUST MARRIED! (more…)

The Planet’s Oneliest Bug! October 13, 2008

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This BBC News article informed me that the “planet’s loneliest bug” has been found almost two miles underground in South Africa, “living in complete isolation, total darkness, and 60C (140F) heat” and also without oxygen.

Technically he’s not a bug, but rather the bacterium Desulforudis audaxviator. “Audax viator” means “bold traveller” in Latin. Indeed, Desulforudis has gone where no bacterium has gone before, to become “the first known ecosystem within a single biological species”.

So I nominate the little “rod-shaped” guy as the Planet’s Oneliest Bug. (more…)

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