Odd news for June 22

There is alot of odd news I found today, June 22. A study may indicate why humans may have more cancer than chimpanzees, the World Bank offers a new global report, the US is accused of provoking a nuclear war, carbon laws opposed in Australia, and more. 

Congress urges more funds focusing on epidemic prostate cancer for African-Americans — The Resolution urges Federal agencies to address that health crisis by designating funds for education, awareness outreach, and research specifically focused on how prostate cancer affects African-American men [read it at the Examiner]

Cancer In Humans: Cost Of Being Smarter Than Chimps? — A new study suggests that humans cognitively superior brains means more instances of cancer compared to chimpanzees [read it at Science Daily]

World Bank expects global economy to remain “uncertain”  — On its newly-released Global Development Finance report on the sidelines of the ABCDE, the bank projected that the world economy would contract 2.9 percent, down from its forecast of a minus 1.75 percent last March [read it at xinhuanet.com]

DPRK newspaper accuses U.S. of providing nuclear umbrella to S Korea — Rodong Sinmun, an official daily of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), on Monday accused the United States of attempting to provoke a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula [read it at xinhuanet.com]

Benefits denied for daughter in donor case — A 10-year-old Los Angeles girl conceived with her dead father’s frozen sperm is not entitled to his Social Security benefits, a federal appeals court panel has ruled [read it at chron.com]

Australian Senate poised to defeat carbon laws — The Australian parliament’s upper-house Senate began debating plans for the government’s carbon trading scheme on Monday with little sign the package of 11 bills will pass [read it at khaleejtimes.com]

Bill would fund DHS data center consolidation  — A  Senate Appropriations Committee subcommittee … approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for fiscal 2010 that would provide “significant funding” to consolidate the department’s 24 data centers into two secure facilities [read it at Federal Computer Week]

iSuppli: ‘Historic’ plunge in PC shipments — First-quarter global PC shipments fell 8.1% year-over-year, according to market researcher iSuppli Corp., dragged down by weaker-than-expected desktop PC shipments [read it at Computer World]

Novartis accused of exploiting loophole in drug scheme — The Swiss drug firm Novartis has come under fire for accepting a benefit aimed at rewarding the creation of new drugs for developing countries — for a drug that was first registered a decade ago [read it at scidev.net]

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