Links for 16th January 2009

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. Radical cheap: $1,000 homes

    "Foreclosures have turned banks into property management companies," said Heather Fernandez, a spokeswoman for, the real estate Web site. "And it's often cheaper for them to give these homes away rather than try to get market value for them."

    Tagged with: USAeconomyhousingforeclosure

  2. Bioethicists Save Organ Donation by Tweaking the Definition of Death

    "Doctors and bioethicists proposed a new standard: if both high- and low-level brain function stopped in a person, and could never be recovered, they were dead, even though machines preserved an appearance of life. A body in this condition is, in medical parlance, a "ventilated, heart-beating cadaver" — and these cadavers are the primary source of vital organs used in transplantation."

    Tagged with: lifedeathethicsmedicineorgandonorlawbioethics

  3. 45+ New jQuery Techniques For Good User Experience

    A Smashing Mag round-up, so naturally full of good shizzle.

    Tagged with: webdevtutorialresourceslistjavascriptjqueryui

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