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Crowns, Pounds and Guineas: A Quick Guide To British Currency by Ellen Micheletti
How bad is gun crime in the US? The latest data from the FBI's uniform crime reports provides a fascinating picture of the use of firearms in crimes across America. Barack Obama is under pressure to tighten gun laws after following the disclosure by police that the Newtown gunman used a semi-automatic assault rifle equipped with "numerous" high-capacity magazines holding hundreds of bullets to carry out his massacre of young children.
'Elmo' accuser flip flops on accusation, now says affair with puppeteer Kevin Clash DID occur when he was a minor: reportElmo’s accuser wants to take it all back…again.
Image by Arne Mooers (SFU), Gavin Thomas (Sheffield) and Cody Shrank (Yale). A Yale-led scientific team has produced the most comprehensive family tree for birds to date, connecting all living bird species — nearly 10,000 in total — and revealing surprising new details about their evolutionary history and its geographic context.
London, Oct 31, 2012, (PTI)
25 October 2012 Last updated at 09:01 ET By Sean Coughlan BBC News education correspondent
Article and Photos by Chris Dunham
When the call came yesterday morning, I assumed at first I was being trolled—it was just too perfect to be true. My phone showed only "Private Caller" and, when I answered out of curiosity, I was connected to "John," a young man with a clear Indian accent who said he was calling from "Windows Technical Support." My computer, he told me, had alerted him that it was infested with viruses.
The other day an article written by me appeared in the Washington Post saying that algebra was useless and shouldn’t be taught in high school. The hate mail that followed (written mostly by math teachers) was unbelievable. Mostly accusing me of being irrational and incapable of thought, and stating that math teaches people to think.
The Atlantic forest in Brazil, once a part of the great Amazon basin on the South American continent, is suffering from widespread species loss according to a new study. Ecologist Carlos Peres with England’s University of East Anglia and then University of Cambridge graduate student Gustavo Canale traveled through the region between 2003 and 2005. They documented 200 of the largest and least disturbed old-growth forest fragments in the vast region of the Atlantic forest .
Sept. 23, 2012 – A University of Utah study suggests something amazing: Periodic changes in winds 15 to 30 miles high in the stratosphere influence the seas by striking a vulnerable “Achilles heel” in the North Atlantic and changing mile-deep ocean circulation patterns, which in turn affect Earth’s climate. “We found evidence that what happens in the stratosphere matters for the ocean circulation and therefore for climate,” says Thomas Reichler, senior author of the study published online Sunday, Sept. 23 in the journal Nature Geoscience.
18 September 2012 Last updated at 09:38 ET Doctors say the operations will only be considered a complete success if they result in children
One movie theater in London believes it has found the ultimate solution to inconsiderate filmgoers: Sic ninjas on them. The Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square has joined forces with Morphsuits — a manufacturer of skin-tight zentai suits — to launch an army of volunteer "cinema ninjas" who get to watch the movie for free in exchange for donning a black body suit and pouncing on misbehaving moviegoers from behind the cinema's shadows.
Tampa's strip clubs are preparing for the Republican National Convention More than 50,000 visitors are expected to converge on the Florida city Tampa is known as "lap dance capital of the world," but other cities have more nude clubs A strip club trade group says Republicans spend three times more than Democrats Tampa, Florida (CNN) -- Go-Go and Ezili are dancing cheek to cheek on a Friday night. That is to say they're spinning, glute to glute, on a polished chrome pole at a strip club.
It’s long been said that “I agree to the terms of service” is the biggest lie on the internet. And even if you do read them, many TOS are so ridden with legalese that you practically need to be a lawyer to understand them. Also, as I wrote in a gloomy post last weekend , users have no choice but either agree to the terms offered by a web app or simply not use the service at all.
Just another day in Florida