Newsgeist: 2/2/11

The spirit of the news

Newsgeist: 2/2/11

The Newsgeist stories for today comment on Parkinson's Disease, the winter storm, and Punxsutawney Phil. Check things out after the jump.

-Happy Groundhog Day; we can look forward to a shorter winter.

-Meanwhile, Austin wakes up to below-freezing temps, and the northern part of the country gets pounded with wind and snow.

-The Texas AG is making a drug maker return money because of inflated costs.

-The Egyptian demonstrations have turned violent.

-The Kepler space observatory is allowing scientists to discover a number of alien planets.

-Scientists are also closing in on the genetic indicators of Parkinson's Disease.

-And finally, an Austin company is being sued for a parody of the humorous kind.

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