Eavesdropping In: Madness And Leadership Go Hand In Hand, Bacteria Molecule Could Stop Cancer

by Christina Makoyawo · August 22, 2011

Looking back on history, it seems that majority of the country's best leaders were a little off their rockers. But isn't everyone? Madness and leadership go hand in hand is explained in Dr. Nassir Ghaemi's  A First Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness. [NPR]

Scientists have discovered a natural bacteria molecule that could hold the key to fighting breast cancer. Thiostrepton clamps onto the cancer-causing FOXM1 protein, blocking it and stopping it from spreading at an early stage. [Independent]

As if you weren't tired of the Kardashian/Humphries nuptial news already. The party was cut short by the police saturday night. Must've been a real rager. [NYPost]

Another reason to go to Vegas will be their soon-to-be constructed massive 550 ft ferris wheel. Taller than the Mandalay Bay Hotel, its slated to be one of the biggest construction projects the city has seen since 2009. [USA Today]

Due to kidnappings up 317% over the last five years, Mexicans are increasingly turning to a controversial method of protecting themselves. For $2,000 upfront and an additional $2,000 per year, one company will implant a radio-frequency identification chip under the skin, which in turn relays a signal to a GPS device held outside the body. [Washington Post]