Monday, June 14, 2010
Leaking Oil Invades Louisiana Wildlife Habitats.
Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team
US oil spill: Mapping the oil slick.A must see !
Gulf 'media blackout' triggers journalist fury.CBS, CNN, the New York Times — these are not fringe media outlets. And when Anderson Cooper and Katie Couric complain about press barricades, you know that not only is the rumored media blackout very real, but it is clearly also very serious.
Grateful Obama Gets Help On Oil Spill From ‘Old Li’from China.
Video : Long Hot Summer Begins: Congressman Attacks Student.We’re on the cusp of a deeper recession, millions of unemployed Americans have no prospect for work, taxes are about to spike higher and we’ve maxed out the national credit card. The Democrats were given a chance to run government and they’ve only succeeded in running it into the ground.
Barack Obama is playing dirty over BP?According to the Downing Street version, Obama used his 30-minute chat with David Cameron on Saturday to insist that he had "no interest" in undermining BP and that "frustrations about the oil spill had nothing to do with national identity".
Obama Oddly Unpopular in Former Slave States.I talked to one candidate running in a race below the Mason-Dixon line a while back. And this person told me that where he's running, outside of the few places, Barack Obama is just toxic.
Iranian aid ships head for Gaza.One ship left port Sunday and another will depart by Friday, loaded with food, construction material and toys, the report said. The boats would be part of international efforts to break Israel's isolation of the Gaza Strip.
Obama Plans First Oval Office Speech to Put Pressure on BP.I wonder will there be an American flag present this time?
Obama Tells Politico the Oil Spill is Like 9-11… Then Goes Golfing for 4 Hours.
China’s Military Threatens America: ‘We Will Hurt You’.“Every nation has a right to defend itself and to spend as it sees fit for that purpose, but a gap as wide as what seems to be forming between China’s stated intent and its military programs leaves me more than curious about the end result,”
Microsoft unveils Xbox 'Kinect' motion controller.Microsoft has said Kinect will hit shelves before the end of the year.
U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan.The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy.Strange this story aired first in 2007 ,a good reason to keep the troops there?
Say what? Afghanistan has $1 trillion in untapped mineral resources?But I'm (a) skeptical of that $1 trillion figure; (b) skeptical of the timing of this story, given the bad news cycle, and (c) skeptical that Afghanistan can really figure out a way to develop these resources in a useful way.
Students Instructed to Chant “I Am an Obama Scholar” (Video).Ach the good old Communist days?
Belgium Shaken As Nationalists Win Election.Who is Bart De Wever the winner of the elections really?
Vote Widens Divide Between Flemish- and French-Speaking Regions.
Montreal woman accused of attempted murder in 'crime of honour'after daughter stabbed.Montreal police Const. Daniel Lacoursiere would not confirm reports that the weapon was a machete or that the woman was attacked because she stayed out all night.
Every Google search to be logged and saved for two years under new Euro MP plan.But civil liberty groups have hit out at the proposal which they say is a 'completely unjustifiable' intrusion into citizens' privacy.."Uber Big Brother?"
Is the era of cheap Chinese labour almost over?"They're human beings. They don't just need more money. They need human rights,"
Internet addicts stage uprising at China boot camp.The 14 mutineers, aged 15 to 22, were all caught by police when they failed to pay a taxi fare following their escape from the rehabilitation centre in east China's Jiangsu province last week.
Video : Federal Spending by the Numbers.Getting dizzy yet ?
'Buddha remains' unveiled in E China temple.Chinese Buddhist monks and archaeologists revealed what they believed to be top part of the skull of Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism.
World's best-preserved gladiatorial relics are discovered in the suburbs of York.More pictures here.
Asthma risk 'linked to burgers'.Children who eat a Mediterranean diet have a lower risk of developing asthma, but eating three or more burgers a week is linked to a higher risk, research suggests.
Trying to quit smoking? The devil is in the drink.If drinking and smoking seem inextricably linked, perhaps it's because in the brain's pleasure centre they actually are.
Dental X-ray link to thyroid cancer.Repeated exposure to dental X-rays could increase the risk of developing thyroid cancer, according to new research.
Radio ghost mystery at former RAF station.World War Two radio continues to pick up vintage broadcasts despite not having any power.
Ship believed to be from 1600s shows up in Corolla after storm Wreck Exposes Past.More here!
Genetic study sheds light on Jewish diaspora.
The Ten Most Disturbing Scientific Discoveries.
Eating Crocodile Helped Boost Early Human Brains?
Blow to history: The collapse of the majestic 500-year old Rajagopuram of Sri Kalahastiswara Swamy temple.
12 children die during bad luck ceremony.Twelve Indonesian children have died after a suspension bridge collapsed as they were taking part in a traditional ceremony to dispel bad luck, a local official said.
Girls From Russian Social Networks, Part II.
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