The Weekend (March 2nd-3rd, 2013)
Doctors confirmed that they did indeed cure a baby born with HIV. This was done through a series of drugs given to the baby around 30 hours after birth. This would be the second time ever for a person to be cured of HIV, the first time being a man who was given a blood-marrow transplant donated by someone who was genetically resistant to HIV. [Source]
Mitt and Ann Romney made their first media appearance in a while and their first interview since the election. Check out the interview here.
Monday (March 4th, 2013)
Pre-Med? Then pick up that Wii controller! A study found that the surgical skills of various doctors improved when they spent time playing Wii Tennis. [Source]
The Forbes Billionaire List is out! Check to see if you made the list this year or to find a potential sugar daddy/momma to help pay for those college loans (just kidding).
Tuesday (March 5th, 2013)
The TSA is going to allow small pocket knives starting April 25th. But don’t worry, razors and box cutters are still not allowed so your life is safe. [Source]
As if the whole horsemeat scandal wasn’t bad enough, IKEA had to recall almond cakes in 23 countries after officials in China found high level of bacteria that is normally found in poop. Yes, IKEA just went from having horsemeat in their Swedish meatballs to having poop in their cake. This is probably why you shouldn’t eat at a furniture store. [Source]
Wednesday (March 6th, 2013)
David Cameron wants to end female genital mutilation once and for all. [Source]
Arkansas just passed a new abortion law that is the strictest in the nation, banning abortion after 12 weeks into a pregnancy. [Source]
A new United Nations report likens some autism and rehab treatments to torture. [Source]
Time Warner and Time Inc. are going to be two separate entities. [Source]
Rand Paul’s filibuster was about 12 hours long but it’s being praised for addressing the drones issue that Obama does not seem to want to talk about. [Source]
Thursday (March 7th, 2013)
Friday (March 8th, 2013)
So, John Brennan was sworn in as the new director of the CIA. One problem though: the Constitution on which he was sworn did not contain the Bill of Rights. [Source]
Hey, binge drinkers everywhere: alcohol could be giving your brain more fuel according to this new Yale study. [Source]
Before iPhones and Blackberrys, there was the little black book. Check out the ones of some famous icons from years past. [Source]
Cool Instagram account featuring lots of photos taken in North Korea.
Our ancient ancestors cared about fashion, apparently.
A “food critic” review of the Olive Garden.