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    Saturday, February 28th, 2009

    A Nation Obsessed With Jade Goody’s Cervical Cancer But Not Mentioning Why She’s Dying From It


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    The media is obsessed with Jade Goody, who is dying on television at the age of 27 from stage 4 cervical cancer. But most coverage misses the real story, and an opportunity to educate women.

    Saturday, February 28th, 2009

    Producer Seeks Non-Canine Service Animal Users for Documentary Film


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    A documentary film is being planned based on my recent NYTimes Magazine story on the use of non-canine service animals. It’s producers are looking for subjects to interview.

    Thursday, February 12th, 2009

    The Amazing Bonny Skloot (April 1989 – Feb 7, 2009)


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    After a long amazing life that inspired millions and forced legal change on New York City, my dog Bonny passed away peacefully at home this weekend.

    Saturday, February 7th, 2009

    Science in Jeopardy — Protest Proposed Funding Cuts


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    The new stimulus package includes serious cuts to science funding (like nixing 100% of the National Science Foundation’s $$).  This — as an old family […]

    Friday, February 6th, 2009

    ‘Living Doll’ Made of Human Cancer Cells


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    Researchers have grown a “Living Doll” that looks like some strange mix between Gumbi and a gingerbread man but is actually made of living cancer cells.

    Thursday, February 5th, 2009

    Massive Prehistoric Snake Ate Crocodiles; Today’s Snakes Eat Alligators Then Explode


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    In a fairly hilarious slip, yesterday a USA Today said researchers had found a 2500 foot snake fossil in Colombia. ¬†Uh, make that a 2500 […]

    Thursday, February 5th, 2009

    DOJ Withdraws ADA Changes That Would Ban Non-Canine Service Animals


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    The Department of Justice has withdrawn its proposed ADA regulations that would have banned the use of assistance monkeys, birds, miniature horses, etc.

    Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

    Dog Swallows Knife and Alien Found (then lost) Inside a Duck


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    Fun with veterinary x-rays: dogs filled with knives and fish hooks, and an alien inside a duck.

    Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

    New DOJ Head

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    A few hours ago, Joe Biden swore in the new head of the Department of Justice — the first African American Attorney General in history. […]

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