German Teaches Dog Adolf to Give Hitler Salute has been charged with violating Germany's anti-Nazi laws for a series of incidents in recent years, a Berlin court said on Wednesday.Nasa tests laser-powered plane
rich world's disappearing jobs
Instantaneous communications are making it possible for almost anybody's job to be done anywhere, which the United States in particular is beginning to learn to its sorrow.
Dalai Lama Asks West Not to Turn Buddhism Into a "Fashion" For individual practitioners, having one truth, one religion, is very important. Several truths, several religions, is contradictory,"
"Shrek" author dead at 95 William Steig won awards for best-selling children's books
Ball Busting Woman Charged With Murder; Man Dies After Wife Crushes Testicles (sorry, this title was irresistable RK editor)
Dark Parable of Violence Avenged Clint Eastwood 's mighty new film is the rare American movie that aspires to -- and achieves -- the full weight and darkness of tragedy.
Goodbye cruel world Lion numbers have dropped by 90% in 20 years. The other big cats are going fast.
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Books: South African JM Coetzee has won the 2003 Nobel Prize for literature.
Golf Brain Abbie Thomas goes inside the golf brain to discover why golfers 'choke' under pressure. (see opednews.com editor's other websites www.brainmeeting.com and www.futurehealth.org on brain training)
May Your Days Be Long and Stressful New scientific research offers evidence that the stress-free life might be the worst way to live.
500 UK pedophiles to be tracked by satellite tags for the first time in a move that could prompt a revolution in the treatment and monitoring of sex offenders.
Distinctly Big, if Extinct: The 1,500-Pound Rat No, its not a Republican. They're not yet extinct
A Light Show Beyond Lasers Think laser shows are old hat? A planetarium is creating a new kind of visual fantasy-- Moby creates music
portions linked to cancer Obesity and cancer experts call
for a consumer revolt against supersize food portions and
Alone with the Man in Black Louisa Young: I went to do an interview with Johnny Cash - he so moved me that I gave up my job and became a novelist.
Focusing the mind alternative approaches to ADD/ ADHD
Interesting Word Brain Finding ....Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae.
The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
Is a Habit; Here's Why to Pick It Up New
York Times - A strikingly large number of
Americans have failed to catch the exercise bug, and the effects
are showing up not only in their expanding girth but also in their
health and death statistics.
cheap way to the stars
Space elevator idea described by Arthur C Clarke in a 1979 novel is no longer pure science fiction.
Man in Black Johnny Cash:
"mind-numbingly boring" propaganda film
A 9/11 widow reviews last night's Showtime film about President Bush's actions on and after that fateful morning. The film "DC 9/11: Time of Crisis," which premiered Sunday night on Showtime, is a mind-numbingly boring, revisionist, two-hour-long wish list of how 9/11 might have gone if we had real leaders in the current administration.
Bill Maher on HBO is a Brilliantly Funny, Must Watch. Last show featured Wesley Scott, William Crystal, Wolf Blitzer, D. H. Hughley and Al Franken It was great watching Bill and Wesley laugh at the Bush Faux GI Doll.FDA Approves New Birth-Control Pill A new birth-control pill named Seasonale promises to reduce the frequency of women's periods, from every month to four times a year.
Colleges Cut Students Off Net George Mason is one of many trying to keep viruses off internal networks.
Power of Positive Thinking May Have a Health Benefit, Study Says Researchers are reporting that the activation of brain regions associated with negative emotions appears to weaken people's immune response to a flu vaccine.
kills pizza delivery man ERIE, Pennsylvania -- A pizza
delivery man told police he had been forced to rob a bank and
asked authorities to help him minutes before a bomb strapped to
his chest exploded and killed him.
spoiling of Shangri-la
China: Tibet is modernising rapidly, thanks to booming China's billions, but at what cost to its unique culture?
lesson from the blind man who is learning to see
Could we measure the impact of what living for 30 years under a tyranny does to one's perceptual habits?
Suburban Sprawl is cited as strong factor in obesity rate nowhere to walk, so they drive
$50m Da Vinci masterpiece stolen in an audacious raid on a Scottish castle.
10,000 mink released from farm cages Animal Liberation Front claims responsibility. Local Paper calls it EcoTerrorism
Pictures of Saddam in Hiding; A humorous Photoshop Contest
Scientists Find Way to Stimulate Anti-Aging Enzyme Washington Post ...could speed the development of drugs to extend human life span and prevent a wide range of geriatric diseases.
Kobe Lawyer Slam Dunks Plea Talk Lawyer Says NBA Star Won't Plea Bargain, Hasn't Offered To Settle
Scientists start work on thinking robot Scientists have been given the biggest ever grant to build a 'conscious robot'.
Review: 'A raging, hormone-crazed rollercoaster' Films about teens are nothing new. But Thirteen has a twist. It's written by one.
David Byrne's Alternate PowerPoint Universe David Byrne uses PowerPoint in the least likely of all applications: a medium for creative expression.
An "epidemic of Alzheimer's" over the next few decades could be far worse than previously thought.
Chinese Clone Rabbit-Human Embryo; Bugs Bunny, Look Out!
A Memorium for a Lady Jean Ann Lower July 30, 1953 to July 30, 2003
Tolkien trilogy director gets $20m to remake King Kong Peter Jackson will be paid $20m ( £12.4m) - the biggest director's fee in cinematic history - to remake King Kong, it was reported yesterday.
Fast Spreading Worm Attacks Microsoft Windows An Internet worm aimed at the Microsoft Windows operating system was rapidly spreading around the world today, infecting home users and company networks alike.
Degrees of Separation Are Likely More Than 6, Especially in E-Mail Age Researchers at Columbia University report the first large-scale experiment that supports the notion of "six degrees of separation."
Music Lessons Boost Verbal Memory Kids With Music Training Have Better Verbal Memory Skills
A Laboratory of Taste Barcelona, not Paris, is now the vanguard capital of Europe -- not least because of its wildly experimental cooking. And no one there is cooking more daringly and ingeniously than Ferran AdriÃ.
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Karen Armstrong: Treating myth as fact misunderstands the meaning of religion.
What's the next Thing after Community Theater? Community theater -- volunteer actors, directors and stagehands mounting a small-scale play for fun instead of profit -- is a long-standing tradition of the stage. Now, Richard Michaels Stefanik of Fairfax and Gloria Barltrop of Oakton are hoping to introduce a similar art form: community filmmaking.
HRT doubles risk of breast cancer Doctors and women on hormone replacement therapies are being advised to review the use of treatments following powerful new evidence that they increase the risk of breast cancer.
The whispering windows Britain's high street has taken a step closer to the dystopian future of science fiction movies, with shop window advertisements that talk to passing shoppers.
Pointless but fun? Flashmob phenomenon reaches UK At precisely 6.31 yesterday evening, Sofas UK in central London found itself at the cutting edge of internet culture.
Orders Show Spam's Allure
A New Hampshire company appears to be grossing close to half a million dollars each month by spamming people with sales pitches for an herbal "male enhancement" product. The discovery may explain the intractability of junk e-mailers on the Internet
30-Year Mortgage Rates Up to 6.37% and refinancing down almost 60% since May peak. 50% of economic growth came from the housing market. If rates continue to climb, the bloom will be off the last of the economic roses.
Who's so vain? SO, WHO'S SO VAIN? Betcha thought Carly Simon would never reveal who's the vain guy she was singing about in her 1972 hit "You're So Vain." Finally, for a price and a vow not to tell, she'll share her little secret with one person
Unmasking the Writers of the W.P.A. Created in 1935, the Federal Writers' Project gave rise to a generation of novelists, including John Cheever, Saul Bellow, Ralph Ellison and Zora Neale Hurston.
Is Infidelity 'Natural' for Men? Study ignites fierce debate on origins of jealousy, lust, sexual attraction
The Ad Subtractors, Making a Difference mission: To stop advertisers from commandeering every last nook and cranny of American culture.
Sea Bisquit is A Winner; See it!!
Diverging Estimates of the Costs of Spam Up to $20 Billion Worldwide
-Fear and aggression
-Dogmatism and intolerance of ambiguity
-Need for cognitive closure
Mick at 60: A new age of aging? Don't set your watch by Mick Jagger's biological clock. The senior statesman of sin turns 60 today, and where once he defied the establishment, he now defies our popular image of aging.
Time Mag: 50 Best Websites -- The Essentials
Tapping the Mood Gene Depression doesn't get the attention it deserves. But a study concerning the "Woody Allen gene" shows that the illness should be held in higher regard than what we give it.
Anger and the almighty Is it all right to get angry with God?
Real World, Yellowstone': Wolves on View All the Time
By Jim Robbins Wolf biologists can now watch packs of wolves go about the full range of their lives, from hunting to raising pups to courtship rituals and sex.
Synthetic sex cells Some pioneering biologists are trying to grow eggs and sperm in the lab. In doing so, they're entering a technical and ethical minefield.
From giant sodas to supersize burgers to all-you-can-eat buffets, America's approach to food can be summed up by one word: Big.
'Romance Novels,' She Said Adoringly Fans, writers and industry professionals were at the Hilton New York last week for Romance Writers of America's 23rd annual national conference.
The Pentagons best kept open secret Privately held, 40k employee firm heads Gov's science efforts.
Schools of the future To meet a young person 's dream to contribute to the world, students have to learn skills that enable them to fulfil their ideals. ODE
Adult ADD: Common disorder or marketing ploy? Critics say ad campaign on condition raises ethical questions
Five women confront a new Iraq Caught between the forces of renewal and revolt, these women seize the moment.
Psychic link to Lockerbie bomb probe; Freedom of Information docs reveal CIA used Stargate Remote Viewing Program
Yes, we'll have no bananas The banana is about to disappear from store shelves around the globe. Experts say the world's favourite fruit will pass into oblivion within a decade. No more fresh bananas. No more banana bread...
Humor: The Do Not Spam Registry LOL!
You can't see it on the net, but there's an interview with opednews.com editor Rob Kall in the July 22 issue of Women's World. Article is Titled: Program yourself for Happiness! on page 26
Brain Size Linked to Autism The brains of many autistic children are smaller than normal at birth and then grow at an abnormally fast rate during the first year - finding could lead to clues to the cause of disorder.
'Wave UFO', offers an immersive experience that brings together architecture, real-time computer graphics, brainwave technology, sound, and state-of-the-art engineering to create a profound interactive experience.
Murdoch's Extended Reach By Jeffrey Chester
The percentage of teenagers with summer jobs is at its lowest in 55 years, and the unemployment rate is at its highest in a decade.