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Feds Publicly Investigate Mysterious Teen, Disclose Nothing About Case

Federal agents: Help us identify endangered teen

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By Sevil Omer, msnbc.com

Federal agents in Minnesota are pleading with the public to help identify a teen who may be in danger with other youths.

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“We believe┬áthe pictured individual is at risk and may need law enforcement assistance, but may not be able to request it,” ICE spokesman Shawn Neudauer told msnbc.com on Friday.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Minneapolis released still photos from online video showing a dark-haired male teen.

“We believe that if we can identify him, we can remove multiple young people from a dangerous environment,” he said.

Actress Mystifies With Superhuman Memory Capability

Marilu Henner’s super memory has gained attention recently, with the “Taxi” actress being showcased on CBS’s “60 Minutes” and with the release of her book, “Total Memory Makeover.”

Marilu Henner’s super memory is a medical condition known as highly superior autobiographical memory, which allows her to remember every day of her life with perfect accuracy. While many of us remember only major days of our lives- and then, with some difficulty- Henner is able to remember even what she had for lunch, with whom, and the weather that day.

Gamers solve molecular puzzle that baffled scientists

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Gamers figure out the mysterious molecular structure of a monkey-virus enzyme using Foldit, a software program developed at the University of Washington. Msnbc.com’s Alan Boyle reports.
By Alan Boyle

Video-game players have solved a molecular puzzle that stumped scientists for years, and those scientists say the accomplishment could point the way to crowdsourced cures for AIDS and other diseases.

“This is one small piece of the puzzle in being able to help with AIDS,” Firas Khatib, a biochemist at the University of Washington, told me. Khatib is the lead author of a research paper on the project, published today by Nature Structural & Molecular Biology.