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First Female POTUS?

Only four days into her reign as John McCain’s “soul mate,” or “Trophy Vice,” as some bloggers are calling her, on the ticket known as “Maverick Squared,” Palin, the governor of Alaska, has already accrued two gates (Troopergate and Broken-watergate), … Continue reading

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Robots can be mush-brained, too

Meet Gordon, probably the world’s first robot controlled exclusively by living brain tissue. Stitched together from cultured rat neurons, Gordon’s primitive grey matter was designed at the University of Reading by scientists who unveiled the neuron-powered machine on Wednesday. Their … Continue reading

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Mercedes High-Bred Announced

The automotive world is abuzz over the latest entry into the hybrid auto market, the Mercedes Benz High-Bred. Available this fall in Sedan, Sportster and SUV version, the High-Bred reportedly gets over 75 miles per gallon of petrol on the … Continue reading

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OS Wars

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Afghan Dog Fights Enrage Taliban, Not US

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bombing at an outdoor dog fighting competition killed 80 people and wounded scores on Sunday, an Afghan governor said. It appeared to be the deadliest terror attack in Afghanistan since the fall of the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day

It doesn’t get much more real, or more deadly, than this. Japanese reporter Kenji Nagai lies in the street, mortally wounded, trying desperately to catch a final shot as his life flows out of his busted body and a young … Continue reading

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He Just Doesn’t Get It!

U.S. President George W. Bush holds the hand of four year-old Baron Mosima Loyiso Tantoh after presenting the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington May 30, 2007. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED … Continue reading

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Springtime by the Charles

In New York City, where there has been no snow at all this season, the cherry trees are beginning to blossom in temperatures that have been inching up all week and could hit 70 degrees on Saturday. from the New … Continue reading

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News Foto of the Year Nominee

This photo was on the front page of the New York Times today, and for our money is an immediate finalist for news photo of the year. Actually, a smaller, black and white version was in today’s Boston Globe, but … Continue reading

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Highway Blogging

It takes only a bedsheet and 18-gauge wire for Bruce Macdonald to stir road rage in some motorists. For eight months the Cambridge lawyer has been stringing homemade banners from highway overpasses, including those crossing Interstate 93 and Route 128. … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day

Two of nature’s most spectacular phenomenon create an unusual alliance in this news photo from the affluent city of Fort Smith, Arkansas. from the Daily Mail

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Preserved for Posterity

GUBEN, Germany — Dr. Gunther von Hagens, the German inventor of a body-preserving process called plastination, is always eager for volunteers, people willing to donate their corpses for his public anatomical displays. He says 6,800 individuals have pledged their mortal … Continue reading

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