Links 3/4/08

A Viral Attack against Brain Tumors MIT Technology Review

Iranian to pay 124,000-rose dowry BBC

The World According to Americans Spencer, Angry Bear

Relief for Homeowners Is Given to a Relative Few New York Times

Mortgage Fallout Exposes Holes in New Bank-Risk Rules Wall Street Journal. This piece is noteworthy because it is so clueless. “Gee whiz, we let banks decide how much capital they needed to keep. Who’d ever have guessed that that might not be such a hot idea?”

Fed Isn’t Getting Snookered by Collateral Risk Caroline Baum, Bloomberg.

Antidote du jour: Although moose typically stay away from people, pregnant moose have taken to giving birth near highways since predators are wary of cars.

This moose was apparently even more safety-minded, and gave birth in a front yard in Anchorage:

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  1. Anonymous

    Three seven-figure dream homes went up in flames early Monday in a Seattle suburb, apparently set by eco-terrorists who left a sign mocking the builders’ claims that the 4,000-plus-square-foot houses were environmentally friendly.

    The sign — a sheet marked with spray paint — bore the initials ELF, for Earth Liberation Front, a loose collection of radical environmentalists that has claimed responsibility for dozens of attacks since the 1990s.

    The sheriff’s office estimated that Monday’s pre-dawn fires did $7 million in damage to the “Street of Dreams,” a row of unoccupied, furnished luxury model homes where tens of thousands of visitors last summer eyed the latest in high-end housing, interior design and landscaping.

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