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  • java mud volcano before and afterJava mud volcano still erupting after four months [Nature] - Geologists studying the eastern Java mud volcano that was unleashed by drilling say that the volcano may never be stopped except by natural means. The most practical plan suggested so far may be to redirect the mud flow out to sea. (Before and after pictures shown at right.)
  • The Thin Pill [Wired] - If you're severely overweight, you might have metabolic syndrome. Big Pharma has the drugs to cure it if only the FDA would recognize it. But with 75 million people potentially afflicted, getting insurers to cover it is another story.
  • 10 Emerging Technologies [MIT Technology Review] - The editors of Technology Review present their list of technologies that may have a huge impact on business, medicine, and culture. The list includes epigenetics, pervasive wireless, stretchable silicon, and more.
  • Global sludge ends in tragedy for Ivory Coast [NY Times] - An oil tanker is alleged to have illegally dumped smelly toxic waste left over from oil refining in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, releasing a sulfur compound and hydrogen sulfide among the urban population. So far eight people have died, dozens have been hospitalized and 85,000 have sought medical attention.
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