1. Cancer patients can now legally offer modest compensation to bone marrow donors, thanks to a legal victory this week by the Institute for Justice.
2. The British Library has digitized 300 years worth of newspaper archives, and now brings 65 million articles and 4 million pages online in searchable format.
3. Do cell phone bans have a positive effect on road traffic safety? No, not in terms of reduced number of crashes, according to this Swedish study
(see Section 3.9).
4. As more Americans give up their land lines, the increased use of cellphones
is causing big problems for public opinion pollsters.
5. Retail health clinics in the U.S.
are now at record high: 1,353 are operating in 41 States, and the number of clinics has increased by 144 over the last 12 months.
6. A professor says that colleges should be required to post a "College Report Card
" on their Web sites, i.e. a "consumer warning label," like those required for tire manufacturers.
8. October home sales increased by 15.2% in Phoenix
and by 15.3% in Las Vegas