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"To collect youthful, middle-aged and elderly body odors, researchers had people in each age group bathe with odorless soap before bed and wear special t-shirts with absorbent underarm pads while they slept. The scientists were after the oily secretions of the apocrine glands, which are found anywhere on the body where there’s hair."

— Via an NPR Shots blog story with a great headline: Old People Smell Different, Not Worse

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"I was slow to come around to social media. I cover stories, I don’t have time to be tweeting people five times an hour. Besides that I don’t think anybody’s interested where I got my hamburger today at lunch or some other important news bulletin. But I say that only half jokingly because I have found that it is another venue, it’s another pipeline if you will, to people who are interested in news."

— Journalist Dan Rather in a radio interview with NPR member station KETR.

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Tumblr friends: Here’s our Knight News Challenge proposal for a tool that enables large-scale geotargeting through Facebook. I would love it … if you liked it.  

newschallenge:

1. What do you propose to do? [20 words]

Leverage an organization’s broad following on Facebook to build audience for local content creators using Facebook’s geotargeting capabilities.

2. Is anyone doing something like this now and how is your project different? [30 words]

Our GeoGraph approach…

(Source: newschallenge1)