Starbucks launched their campaign against AIDS in Africa by putting together singers from 156 countries in one video performing "All You Need is Love". Kind of like "We Are The World" with less  ego and more world.
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Zinc fingers is the name given to a new technique for altering genes with proteins instead of viruses. It could eventually lead to cures for genetic diseases or even AIDS.
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The Ultimate List of End-of-the-Decade Lists. This should keep you busy for, oh, about a year!
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The Mysterious History of Gumbo. The original recipe came from the Africans, the French, or maybe the Native Americans, depending on which ingredient you like best.
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A little boy gets stuck behind the couch. If adorable explanations could get him out, he wouldn't need anyone's help!
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Leonid Rogozov served as doctor to an Antarctic expedition in 1961 when he fell sick with pain and fever. As the only doctor, he had no choice but to remove his own appendix using only local anesthesia. (via Cynical-C)
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6 New Year Traditions from Around the World. You can start 2010 by eating grapes, burning effigies, or watching reruns on TV.