Read These Now or Elizabeth Dole Will Rewrite History

The World's Most Expensive Places to Have Sex. (Environmental Graffiti) Condom prices around the world.

The House of Representatives votes to punish Myanmar's junta financially for treatment of its people. One exception is CHEVRON's interest in the region.

Senator Elizabeth Dole proposes an amendment to add Jesse Helms name to the title of the HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008. (Atomic Gay Wonk)

Senators Biden and Lieberman battle over their chosen candidate's foreign policy credentials. (Caucus)

E. Coli outbreaks in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, New York and Indiana. (AP via Yahoo)

Salmonella Sickness Toll Climbs to 1,167. (CIDRAP)

A great interview with John Barrowman. (Guardian) Barrowman participates in a a new BBC show called The Making of Me.
Too right - not least because of the new BBC1 show he's here to talk about. The Making of Me asked three celebrities to use scientific testing, psychology, brain science and genetics to investigate the origins of their defining characteristics, each in their own show. Vanessa Mae asks why she is musical, Colin Jackson wonders why he is fast, and Barrowman finds out why he is gay: a fact which I think is going to stand in the way of our blossoming mutual attraction. The results of the programme - is it nature, is it nurture? - are a closely guarded secret, though Barrowman has always been convinced that sexuality is not a choice. "I've always known who I am," he says. "That's what I believe. I feel I was born this way. I've never questioned that."

Pathologists Believe They Have Pinpointed Achilles Heel Of HIV

A 28,000 Years Old Cro-Magnon mtDNA Sequence Differs from All Potentially Contaminating Modern Sequences (Plos One)

"Teen Sex" Rising for Cancer-Affected Tasmanian Devils.

Mars was once 'a great place to live.' (Telegraph)

"Younger than Jesus" at the New Museum. (CultureGrrl)

Revealed: one third of Brooklyn Museum’s Coptic collection is fake. (Art News)


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