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ScienceNews.Org: Supersizing pumpkins

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Linus was right after all. Not only does the Great Pumpkin exist, but scientists have figured out how he manages to get so big. In a sort of self-perpetuating cycle, the bigger a gourd gets the more physical stress it experiences — thus triggering giant pumpkins to grow even more. “Their weight generates tension, which […]

October 31st, 2010 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider,Science News | Read More »

FoxNews: French Airline Flies Into Baghdad From Paris

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BAGHDAD — A French airliner landed at Baghdad International Airport Sunday, becoming one of the first passenger planes to fly into the Iraqi capital direct from western Europe since the Gulf War and opening a potential new route to stronger international business ties. The inaugural flight by France’s Aigle Azur, which touched down shortly before […]

October 31st, 2010 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

Fox News (AP): Yemen Authorities Arrest Explosive Parcel Suspect

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SAN’A, Yemen — Yemeni police arrested a woman on suspicion of mailing a pair of bombs powerful enough to take down airplanes, officials said Saturday as details emerged about a terrorist plot aimed at the U.S. that exploited security gaps in the worldwide shipping system. Investigators were hunting Yemen for more suspects tied to al-Qaida […]

October 30th, 2010 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

Politico: Bill Clinton pushed Kendrick Meek to quit Florida race

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Bill Clinton sought to persuade Rep. Kendrick Meek to drop out of the race for Senate during a trip to Florida last week — and nearly succeeded. Meek agreed — twice — to drop out and endorse Gov. Charlie Crist’s independent bid in a last-ditch effort to stop Marco Rubio, the Republican nominee who stands on the cusp of […]

October 29th, 2010 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

Cubatradition.com: Jordan Allot and “Oscar’s Cuba”

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Oscar’s Cuba, produced by In Altum Productions, is a 60-minute documentry that will help spread the message and story of Dr. Oscar Biscet, a prisoner of conscience currently serving a 25-year prison sentence in Cuba for his promotion of human rights. Oscar’s Cuba will highlight the courage, faith and hope of Dr. Biscet and others […]

October 28th, 2010 | Posted in Cuba Related,Post To Slider | Read More »

Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought

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The Sakharov Prize is intended to honour exceptional individuals who combat intolerance, fanaticism and oppression. Like Andrei Sakharov himself, all the winners of the prize have shown how much courage it takes to defend human rights and freedom of expression. Background to the Sakharov Prize The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is awarded each […]

October 28th, 2010 | Posted in Cuba Related,Post To Slider | Read More »

Denverpost.com: Captured: Mount Merapi Volcano Erupts

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Rescuers scoured the slopes of Indonesia’s most volatile volcano for survivors Wednesday after it was rocked by an eruption which killed at least 30 people, including an old man who refused to abandon his ceremonial post as caretaker of the mountain’s spirits. Authorities warned the thousands who fled Mount Merapi’s wrath not to return during […]

October 27th, 2010 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

Fox News: Report: Taliban Unscathed by U.S. Campaign

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Despite a fierce U.S. military campaign aimed at paralyzing the Taliban in Afghanistan, insurgents have largely been able to absorb attacks and are playing a waiting game until July, when the U.S. troop drawdown is scheduled to begin, military and intelligence officials reportedly say. While stepped-up airstrikes and special operations raids have damaged local Taliban […]

October 27th, 2010 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

Reuters (Africa): U.N. votes against U.S. embargo on Cuba for 19th year

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to urge the United States to lift a 48-year-old economic embargo against Cuba, making a now ritual call despite some U.S. easing towards the communist-run island. The assembly passed a nonbinding resolution — with 187 votes in favour, two against and three abstentions […]

October 27th, 2010 | Posted in Cuba Related,Post To Slider | Read More »

KVVU Las Vegas: Nevada Voters Complain Of Problems At Polls

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LAS VEGAS — Some voters in Boulder City complained on Monday that their ballot had been cast before they went to the polls, raising questions about Clark County’s electronic voting machines.Voter Joyce Ferrara said when they went to vote for Republican Sharron Angle, her Democratic opponent, Sen. Harry Reid’s name was already checked.Ferrara said she […]

October 27th, 2010 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

Science Channel: Top 10 Underrated Inventions

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The theremin probably won’t make anyone’s list of most important inventions, but this instrument holds a place in many hearts, especially those of scary movie fans. Invented by a young Russian physicist named Leon Theremin in 1919, this musical instrument is played without anyone even touching it. The eerie sound produced by a theremin comes […]

October 25th, 2010 | Posted in Post To Slider,Science News | Read More »

The Economist: Home truths

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AMERICA’S mortgage lenders are again at the centre of a scandal. This time the cause is not the recklessness of their lending, but the sloppiness with which they are dealing with the resulting defaults. Recent revelations suggest that many lenders rode roughshod over legal niceties to push delinquent borrowers out of their homes. Although banks […]

October 25th, 2010 | Posted in Current News,Economy,Post To Slider | Read More »

Wife of man jailed in Cuba pleads for his release

By JESSICA GRESKO The Associated Press Monday, October 25, 2010; 4:19 PM WASHINGTON — The wife of a Maryland man jailed in Cuba as an alleged spy has written to Cuban President Raul Castro to apologize and plead for his release. Judy Gross’ husband Alan Gross was arrested at the Havana airport in December 2009. […]

October 25th, 2010 | Posted in Cuba Related,Current News | Read More »

Washington Examiner: Kenneth Tomlinson: Why Congress must defund public broadcasting

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I was being grilled by the Inspector General for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting about emails I had written when I was CPB chairman. Waving a sheet of paper for emphasis, he declared, “This email is the worst of all.  This demonstrates you were seeking to politicize public broadcasting.” I asked for the email and saw […]

October 25th, 2010 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

Science Daily: Scientists Open Electrical Link to Living Cells

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The Terminator. The Borg. The Six Million Dollar Man. Science fiction is ripe with biological beings armed with artificial capabilities. In reality, however, the clunky connections between living and non-living worlds often lack a clear channel for communication. Now, scientists with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have designed an electrical link to living […]

October 24th, 2010 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider,Science News | Read More »

WSJ:Emerging Nations Gain in G-20

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GYEONGJU, South Korea—The world’s 20 biggest economic powers decided Saturday to give emerging countries a bigger say in the International Monetary Fund and confront the currency turmoil roiling the global economy by tackling large trade imbalances. The finance ministers and central bankers of the Group of 20 leading industrial nations ended a two-day meeting saying […]

October 24th, 2010 | Posted in Economy,Post To Slider | Read More »

Gulfnews: Camilo reveals details of father Che Guevara’s life

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Abu Dhabi: Ernesto “Che” Guevara would have been a wonderful grandfather had he lived to see them because of his sensitive and intellectual character, it was revealed by Camilo Guevara, one of Che’s children, who was in the capital to lend his support to the screening of the latest documentary about his father, Che Un […]

October 24th, 2010 | Posted in Cuba Related,Post To Slider | Read More »

Are Tablet PC’s the future? It all depends

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I always wondered why people would be satisfied and so comfortable with surfing on the internet with a the tiny screen a phone provides, never mind with watching a video. The screen is too small and editing a website or blog is nearly impossible. But of course, everyone has their reason why they are going […]

October 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Current News,OP/ED Articles,Post To Slider,Technology | Read More »

Fox News: NPR Under Fire After Canning Juan Williams

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News analyst Juan Williams’ firing from National Public Radio for comments he made about being nervous when flying alongside devout Muslims has sparked a public outcry that includes calls for investigations and a cut in public funding to the broadcaster. “I think the U.S. Congress should investigate NPR and consider cutting off their money,” said […]

October 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider | Read More »

POPSCI: DARPA’s Future Li-ion Batteries Will Be Smaller Than Grains of Salt

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New DARPA-funded research could revolutionize portable power supplies, leading to lithium-ion batteries that are smaller than a grain of salt. Jane Chang, an engineer at the University of California-Los Angeles, is designing a tiny solid electrolyte that allows charge to flow between two nanoscale electrodes. Eventually, the wee batteries could be used to power a […]

October 21st, 2010 | Posted in Current News,Post To Slider,Science News | Read More »

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