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Alchemy Is More Important Than Scientists Initially Thought

Scholars are acknowledging that alchemy actually led to noteworthy experiments; the CIA allegedly hired out a torture villa in Poland; meanwhile, sugar may soon power tablets, phones and more. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 READ MORE



Drama Over Including Gays in Immigration Reform

Though President Obama is trying to find a place for gay binational couples in his immigration reform plan, Republicans such as Sen. Lindsey Graham just won’t have it; as a tribute to the late Aaron Swartz, MIT should make academic articles free to the public; meanwhile, new studies show that urbanites have developed neural responses that keep them constantly on the lookout for danger. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Feb 1, 2013 READ MORE



sco.ca.gov

High Salaries Ring a Bell

A hospital executive pulling down $875,000 a year? How about a water official collecting $600,000? Those are among the salaries contained in a new round of public compensation disclosures by the California state controller in the wake of the pay scandal in Bell.

Posted on Mar 5, 2011 READ MORE


Skid Row
Flickr/ikkoskinen

L.A. Tagged as the City Meanest to the Homeless

True, the weather hardly ever departs from the ideal range, and the mountain and oceanside vistas (when visible through the smog) can make for picturesque living in Los Angeles ... provided you have somewhere to live. For the homeless, as two advocacy agencies have noted, L.A. seems downright mean.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009 READ MORE


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Don’t Meet Me in St. Louis

St. Louis beat out Detroit, Flint, Compton and Camden to top a list of the most dangerous cities in America.  On the other end of the spectrum, a small town called Brick, N.J., is this year’s safest city.

Posted on Oct 30, 2006 READ MORE


Apple cube
From Apple Gazette

Bogus Controversy Over Apple’s Building

Several high-profile blogs have been spreading a report that Muslims are offended by Apple’s new building in NYC. Problem is, the alleged anger is basically bogus. Read about the fake controversy here.

Posted on Oct 14, 2006 READ MORE


Apple has audited working conditions at an iPod factory in China
Illustration by Peter Scheer

Think Damage Control

An Apple Computer audit of labor conditions at an iPod factory in China uncovered employees working longer hours than permitted by its code of conduct.  Auditors also said that workers earned ?at least the local minimum wage?—whatever that may be in Longhua, China.

Posted on Aug 18, 2006 READ MORE


Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
AP / Guillermo Arias

Tom Hayden: Mexico’s Presidential Front-Runner May Roil U.S. Conservatives

Mexico City Mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who is waging a progressive populist campaign for his country’s presidency, has some plans sure to incense U.S. conservatives in border states: redrafting the free-trade aspects of NAFTA that force Mexicans to emigrate northward; turning every Mexican consulate in the U.S. into a legal aid center to defend immigrant rights; and vocal opposition to the militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Posted on Jun 26, 2006 READ MORE


Joe Conason: Fire Chertoff, for Starters

Department of Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff may have again revealed his incompetence by slashing New York’s anti-terror funding, but the problems plaguing that agency reach far deeper than one man. 

Posted on Jun 8, 2006 READ MORE


Missouri Town May Evict Unwed Couples With Kids

Current law in Black Jack, Mo., prohibits more than three people from living together unless they are related by “blood, marriage or adoption.” The City Council rejected amending that law to include unmarried couples with children.
We’re speechless.

 

Posted on May 17, 2006 READ MORE


Census: Americans Fleeing Big Cities

Nearly every large metropolitan city lost more people than it gained from 2000 to 2004, as people of all demographics sought out the exurbs for cheaper housing.

Posted on Apr 20, 2006 READ MORE


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