Monthly Archives: April 2007

English Rules

SINGAPORE — Riding the crest of globalization and technology, English dominates the world as no language ever has, and some linguists now say it may never be dethroned as the king of languages. Whoa, a bit grandiose, that King stuff. … Continue reading

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C.O.D. Future Fashion

Comic of the Day

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Thumbs On the Scales of Justice

WASHINGTON — More than a year before the Bush administration has said it first considered firing US attorneys, a top Justice Department official asked lawyers to determine how the administration could temporarily fill vacant US attorney positions with appointees who … Continue reading

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People Disappearing Like Bees

No, she’s NOT a beekeeper. This woman believes that her bizarre headgear can save her from the dangerous electrosmog all around us. Can she possibly be right? Before knocking on Sarah Dacre’s door, I take the precaution of checking my … Continue reading

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Cannabis Capitalism Comes Out of the Closet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The marijuana being sold across the United States is stronger than ever, which could explain a growing number of medical emergencies that involve the drug, government drug experts on Wednesday. Analysis of seized samples of marijuana and … Continue reading

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Stay Away From the Chips

After years of applying for every exotic posting, niche program, foreign conference and off-shore exchange related to our professional position, the Major Boston University where the Dowbrigade has been gainfully employed since ’88 (a good year), despite our reputation as … Continue reading

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Stumpy Still Has a Leg Up

A duck who became famous after he was born with four legs has lost one of his extra limbs. Stumpy was born at Warrawee Duck Farm, Hampshire, in February, with an extra set of legs behind the two he moves … Continue reading

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Virgin Sacrifice in IT Sector

A Dutch escort agency is launching a special virgin service for computer geeks. Sociology student Zoe Vialet, who set up Society Service last year, says she has had a lot of demand from virgins. She says most of them work … Continue reading

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BU Student Gamer Crosses the Line

A part-time Boston University student who hosts a popular video game review show on an MTV Web site allegedly sent an e-mail threatening to kill an ex-girlfriend and recreate the Virginia Tech bloodshed at her school, according to a Boston … Continue reading

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Stoned Ponies Open for Rolling Stones

A troupe of performing horses are to be given sedatives to help them cope with a Rolling Stones gig. The horses will be in the stadium for the Stones concert at the Hippodrome in the Serbian capital Belgrade on July … Continue reading

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Blogging in the Boston Globe

Two front page stories on blogging today; the first page of the Metro/Region is a story about how many major American universities are using blogs in the admissions process, encouraging, promoting, and even paying students, professors and administrators to “tell … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Use Killing Missing Bees

It seems like the plot of a particularly far-fetched horror film. But some scientists suggest that our love of the mobile phone could cause massive food shortages, as the world’s harvests fail. They are putting forward the theory that radiation … Continue reading

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