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DLD 1/25/08 Science Update

While we all peck away at our typewriters speculating about the Oakland A's, science marches forward.

Dude who looks like Bill Gates, Two Other Guys Develop Alzheimers Helmet

This story about creating artificial life describes someone as "controversial celebrity U.S. scientist Craig Venter." I would like to be thought of as a controversial celebrity linker.

Chimp beats Human Memory Champion:

Mr Pridmore, who spends his evenings memorising 400-digit numbers, ruefully acknowledged that he had met his match.
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It is thought that young chimps are blessed with photographic memories, allowing them to remember patterns and sequences with amazing accuracy.

I have to believe that there is a place for a team of low-wage chimps in the A's front office. Along with memorizing stuff, they could taunt Scioscia. And remember how to spell his name.

In Soviet Russia, brains took pictures of YOU.

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