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6 Weird Wonderful Things People Have Built With Twitter

6 Weird Wonderful Things People Have Built With Twitter

When real life happens, there’s no time to blog it or email it. Twitter is a free, public, online blogging platform where people can broadcast short, quick messages. The text messages are just 140...

Healthcare

Healthcare

Because if it bleeds, it leads… Sarah van Schagen rates the environmental impact of feminine hygiene products for Grist. In all seriousness, this has been a very exciting week in healthcare news. The Bush...

First images of new worlds

Earth seems to have its first fuzzy photos of alien planets outside our solar system, images captured by two teams of astronomers. The pictures show four likely planets that appear as specks of white,...

Why Damascus Won’t Stop Harboring Terrorists, No Matter How Hard We Try

Why Damascus Won’t Stop Harboring Terrorists, No Matter How Hard We Try

The Bush administration has quietly authorized U.S. forces to attack Al-Qaeda bases around the Middle East–an escalation in the war on terror that Eli Lake first revealed two weeks ago in The New Republic...

How to Bail Out GM

How to Bail Out GM

So it’s come to this: General Motors, once the world’s mightiest industrial enterprise, is now flirting with bankruptcy. Ford and Chrysler may not be far behind. Car and truck sales have collapsed. With cash...

Amazon UK pulls Scientology expose for ‘legal reasons’

Amazon UK pulls Scientology expose for ‘legal reasons’

Amazon UK has barred the sale of a new Scientology expose penned by a former member of the church’s “elite paramilitary group.” The British incarnation of the world’s most popular etailer is no longer...

Mystery of lost US nuclear bomb

Mystery of lost US nuclear bomb

The United States abandoned a nuclear weapon beneath the ice in northern Greenland following a crash in 1968, a BBC investigation has found.