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Weekly Science & Politics News Roundup

Reality BaseBy Melissa LafskyJuly 12, 2008 12:27 AM


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On Fridays here at Reality Base, we'll bring you a summary of the latest in science and politics news and opinion from around the Web. • The G8 summit started out strong, but the end results were tepid at best. Still, a little good may have come of it. • Are ration books next? The British government urges Brits to cut back on food waste and eat more leftovers. • The awesome (and frightening) power of Photoshop: With a single doctored photo, Iran alters missiles, fears, international perceptions. • Wall-E's controversial—and arguably erroneous—take on obesity, society, and consumerism. The FDA says no-go on "black box" warnings for epilepsy drugs, despite the fact that they can dramatically increase suicidal tendencies. NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has stuck its probes into bona fide Martian dirt.

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