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At half-past noon on Jan. 9, cable TV contractors sinking a half-mile of cable near Interstate 10 in rural Arizona pulled up something unexpected in the bucket of their backhoe: an unmarked fiber-optic cable.
The Unfinished Revolution: How a New Generation is Reshaping Family, Work, and Gender in America
Traditionally, you have either the overly optimistic world's fair/chamber of commerce/"The Jetsons" point of view or you have dark, drippy, cyberpunk, creepy future á la Blade Runner or Brazil or The Fifth Element . I'm trying to offer an alternative that's more like the way things are right now, which is a mix of the wonderful and horrible. Basically, everything I try to do is to present an alternative to what somebody else is doing. If some of the other stuff didn't exist, I'd do stuff more like what they are doing. I'm reacting in part to the liberal optimism of "Star Trek" and Star Wars , which seem to be the dominant science-fiction fantasies of our time
About 12:01 on the afternoon of January 20, 2009, the white American mind began to unravel. Todd Harrison (iStockphoto) Will someone please throw a butterfly net over Palin, Limbaugh, Beck, DeLay, and Schlessinger? Rush Limbaugh
The "graphic novel" that started it all.
“THE jihad has come to the Netherlands.” That was the verdict of Jozias van Aartsen, parliamentary leader of the power-sharing Liberals (VVD), after the violence following last week's murder in Amsterdam of Theo van Gogh, a film-maker, by a Muslim radical. Attacks on mosques and Muslim schools were met by retaliatory attacks on churches. A raid on a terrorist cell in The Hague turned into a street battle featuring hand grenades and wounded policemen, before two suspects were arrested.
WASHINGTON — Things in the U.S. sure are tough. Brother, can you spare a euro? Signs saying "We accept euros" are cropping up in the windows of some Manhattan retailers.
EurekaFest is a yearly event held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that showcases the prototype inventions of high school students from around the country. The inventions consist of various gadgets and devices aimed at helping solve real-world problems. One of the more impressive ideas I saw during the two days I spent covering the event was a prototype “sensing” cane for blind people.
Friday, April 22, 2005 Posted: 1208 GMT (2008 HKT) LONDON, England -- Workers distracted by phone calls, e-mails and text messages suffer a greater loss of IQ than a person smoking marijuana, a British study shows. The constant interruptions reduce productivity and leave people feeling tired and lethargic, according to a survey carried out by TNS Research and commissioned by Hewlett Packard.
'It (child abuse) happened during my childhood up to my early teens and although I'm not going to say who it was, he's long gone now,' says Tim Roth (above at the Burbank Warner Ranch studios in California) After roles ranging from the foppish prince in Rob Roy to the wounded undercover cop who gushed seemingly endless torrents of blood in Reservoir Dogs , no one could accuse Tim Roth of a lack of diversity.
Over the past five years, I've up-loaded more than 200 pictures to Facebook.
Chris Anderson , the editor in chief of technology and culture magazine Wired , may be a part of the press but that doesn’t mean he depends on newspapers for his news. In this revealing interview, Anderson talks about the Internet’s challenge to the traditional press, why free is best when it comes to business models on the Web and why he would rather read Twitter than a daily newspaper. Mr.
By ALEXANDRA ALTER In a 21st-century version of the age of discovery, teams of computer scientists, conservationists and scholars are fanning out across the globe in a race to digitize crumbling literary treasures.
John McCain was clear about why he picked half-term Alaska governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate.
A rare 1937 Bugatti sells at auction for £3m A classic Bugatti car, which gathered dust in a Tyneside garage for half a century, has been sold for 3.4m euros (£3m) at an auction in Paris.