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Monday, October 31, 2011

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  • An Afghan Hell On Earth For 'Darkhorse' Marines
    A year ago, the Marines of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment arrived in Sangin, a Taliban haven in southern Afghanistan, for a seven-month deployment. Known as "Darkhorse," the battalion sustained a higher casualty rate than any other Marine unit during the 10-year Afghan war.
  • Automakers Want To Cut The Cord On Electric Cars
    Plugging in an electric car — or parking it on a charging mat — may soon be a thing of the past. Robert Siegel talks to Rachel Kaufman of Scientific American about the new developments to boost car batteries on the go.
  • Paranormal Technology: Gadgets For Ghost-Tracking
    Electromagnetic field detectors measure signals from faulty wiring and radio waves — but some paranormal investigators say they can also sense spirits. Temperature guns to track cold air in haunted sites are another key component in a ghost-hunter's toolkit. Scientific sense can be made of it all.
  • Eurozone Crisis Leads To American Firm's Bankruptcy
    Europe's debt crisis claimed another victim Monday morning, and this time the casualty was an American firm. MF Global Holdings filed for bankruptcy after an unsuccessful effort to find a buyer for the ailing firm. MF Global is headed by Jon Corzine, the former governor of New Jersey, who reportedly bet on the direction of European bonds — and lost.
  • Entrepreneurship Lessons For The Academic-Minded
    A new program is teaching university researchers how to make their promising new technologies a reality. They're mentored by entrepreneurs who help them rethink their strategy, and are told to treat everything they think they know about business as nothing more than a hypothesis.
  • Dream Sparks Events That Reunite Cambodian Family
    In 1975, the Khmer Rouge told the family of Peou Nam that their father had been executed. In fact, he'd been bludgeoned and left for dead twice — but survived both times. A dream, an inexplicable impulse and the work of psychics brought the Cambodian family together after 36 years.
  • For Halloween, Please Enjoy This Story In Which NPH Freaks Out Ever So Gently
    Neda Ulaby tours a new breed of haunted house that gives her — and Monkey See favorite Neil Patrick Harris — a solid case of the willies.
  • Jeffrey Lewis: Cosmic And Tongue-In-Cheek 'Dream-Songs'
    The prolific anti-folk singer-songwriter — who's also a comic-book artist — is a likable supernerd.
  • Obama Targets Prescription Drug Shortage
    President Obama signed an executive order Monday afternoon to target shortages in certain prescription medications. The order instructs the FDA to address the shortages with more reporting about drug shortfalls, faster approval of new production, and added investigation of possible price gouging. It's one in a series of initiatives the White House is undertaking to highlight congressional inaction.
  • Cain Responds To Harassment Allegations
    Businessman Herman Cain recently entered the top tier of Republican presidential candidates. A story published Sunday evening by Politico alleges that Cain harassed two female employees when he ran the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s. On Monday, Cain appeared at two public events, a discussion of his 9-9-9 tax plan at the American Enterprise Institute as well as a speech and Q-and-A session at the National Press Club.

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