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December 21, 2013

Stuff you may have missed: December 21, 2013

President Obama has started a 17-day vacation in Hawaii, a vacation which will have a little bit of work—he’ll have daily briefings on the healthcare law and on national security—but (he hopes) a lot of rest.

Four men were arrested Saturday for their suspected roles in a New Jersey car-jacking that led to the death of a lawyer, who was killed in front of his wife after a day of Christmas shopping last weekend.

Worst possible way to lose a job: Write racist tweet before jumping on plane to Africa, fail to use the in-flight internet, and create a PR crisis for your company. (Oh yeah, you’re in charge of PR.)

Stuart Little meets Benjamin Button: Scientists have figured out a way to make the muscles in mice way younger.

Beyonce handed out $37,500 in gift cards at a Wal-Mart on Friday night.

18:53 // 3 months ago
September 7, 2013
Researchers found pairs of human twins in which one was obese and the other lean. They transferred gut bacteria from these twins into mice and watched what happened. The mice with bacteria from fat twins grew fat; those that got bacteria from lean twins stayed lean.

Gut Bacteria From Thin Humans Can Slim Mice Down,” The New York Times

So that’s exciting.

15:44 // 7 months ago
January 28, 2013
A dangerous thief is on the loose in Wichita, KS, and police believe the suspect portrayed in the sketch at the top of this post could be behind a string of robberies that left three confiscated marijuana bags a little lighter than the day they arrived in the Wichita PD evidence room. Here’s hoping police can bring that terrifying criminal to justice sooner rather than later.  (h/t to Gawker) source

A dangerous thief is on the loose in Wichita, KS, and police believe the suspect portrayed in the sketch at the top of this post could be behind a string of robberies that left three confiscated marijuana bags a little lighter than the day they arrived in the Wichita PD evidence room. Here’s hoping police can bring that terrifying criminal to justice sooner rather than later.  (h/t to Gawker) source

17:51 // 1 year ago