Symbiotic Bacteria's Disappearance Could Cause More Asthma

Lesson of the day: we monkey around with Mother Nature at our own risk ...

A once-ubiquitous symbiotic intestinal microbe, H. pylori, is now found in just one-fifth of young Americans, thanks to antibiotics. Its disappearance may be linked to a rise in asthma rates, researchers suggest.

(link) [Wired: Top Stories]

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McCain’s Conservative Model? Roosevelt (Theodore)

Wow. At least he gets the fact that TR was a conservative: in fact, he orchestrated the The Triumph of Conservatism, and altered the American political landscape in ways we're still uncovering. McCain has adopted a very dangerous role model indeed.

In an interview, Senator John McCain called for a government that is frugal but more active than many conservatives might prefer.

(link) [New York Times]

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100 Snakes Seized: Pastor Arrested

OK, forget the ammo - praise the Lord and pass the snakes!

The pastor of a Kentucky church that handles snakes in religious rites was among 10 people arrested by wildlife officers in a crackdown on the venomous snake trade.

(link) [CNN]

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