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Weekly News Roundup: A Klingon Dad, Russian Space Bloggers, & Black Market Fat

DiscoblogBy Brett IsraelNov 20, 2009 10:04 PM
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• Gardak! To learn about children and language, Dad speaks to son only in Klingon for first three years of the child's life. • In Soviet Russia, blog writes you! Maksim Suraev, a Russian cosmonaut, joins the blogosphere with a healthy dose of cold war humor about life on the International Space Station. • In a case of Project Mayhem gone terribly bad, Peru police say a gang drained the fat from their murder victims and sold it on the black market for use in cosmetics. • Wisconsin looks to become the first state to recognize an official state microbe. Of course the bacterium, Lactococcus lactis, ferments the state's $18 billion per year cheese industry. • An Italian art collector found a mummified tooth, thumb, and finger of Galileo Galilei that have been missing since 1905, according to Florence's History of Science museum.

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