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Sir, Step Away from Your Laptop

File this under Excellent Uses of Law Enforcement: police in the UK are "cracking down on freeloaders who use other people's Wi-Fi networks," according to this story in Computerworld. The latest guy hauled in was spotted using an unsecured network at a residence in London. The article quotes Detective Constable Mark Roberts of the Metropolitan Police as saying, "This arrest should act as a warning to anyone who thinks it is acceptable to illegally use other people's broadband connections."

It's a good thing police are so on top of the Wi-Fi problem, and not out on the street helping this guy get his prosthetic hand back.


The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.