Automatic Treasure Machine I love this! From British Museum. Each time you open, there is something new -- with illustrations, text and audio.
An England fan dressed as Spider-Man has climbed Blackpool Tower to pay his tribute to the team's success in the World Cup.
5 articles 'We Should Have' Known, Goss Says of 9/11 Summary: Congressional intelligence committee members were hearing from staff rather than witnesses Wednesday one day after the nation's cybersecurity chief revealed that fear of criticism was a real barrier to effectiveness in government counter- terrorism circles. Richard A. Clarke testified Tuesday as Democratic lawmakers rallied about 100 family members of Sept. 11 victims to demand an independent commission to investigate intelligence failures. Delving into whether the Sept. 11 attacks could have been averted, the congressional intelligence committees focused Wednesday on previous terrorist incidents with al-Qaida connections. In a closed-door briefing, staff of the joint House-Senate intelligence inquiry detailed a history of terrorist acts, touching on a purported plot in 1995 to dive-bomb a jetliner into CIA headquarters. , co- chairman of the joint congressional panel examining the performance of U.S. intelligence agencies, has come to some bold conclusions about the Sept. 11 attacks. White House counterterrorism expert Clarke underwent almost five hours of questioning Tuesday as the leadoff witness in the secret congressional inquiry into the Sept. 11 attacks. Lawmakers said Clarke, whose experience fighting terror goes back to the President Reagan administration
Web design 'causes confusion' A gap between how web designers and ordinary surfers think is causing frustration on the net.
Norton I Emperor of the United States And Protector of Mexico Welcomes You to His Archives At the pre-emptory request of a large majority of the citizens of these United States, I Joshua Norton, formerly of Algoa Bay, Cape of Good Hope, and now for the last nine years and ten months past of San Fransisco, California, declare and proclaim myself the Emperor of These United States. - September 17, 1859
African droughts "triggered by Western pollution" Emissions from power plants and factories in the US and Europe may have sparked severe droughts south of the Sahara
the Granger project A research project begun in 1993 based on an independently held collection of private expedition diaries, letters, photographs, and memorabilia left by American paleontologist Walter Granger (1872-1941) and his wife Anna Granger (1874-1952).
Israel captures 10 bombs at Arafat security command The bombs were found in the West Bank city of Ramallah, in the headquarters of the Force 17 praetorian guard headed by Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat.
science projects The question comes like clockwork each year: "What can I do for my science project?" While the library has scads of books about do-it-yourself science experiments, you might find the perfect project without leaving your house. The Internet is a great resource for science-related activities, and with the following tips you could create the contest winner.
the future of text “These weren’t meant to be products,” says Anne Balsalmo, the project manager for XFR, “or things that are going to show up in your house someday. Instead it’s meant to help us think about how reading may change in the future, and how there may even be a new literacy that comes with new reading devices.” Experiments in the future of reading: web page
Reflections on Stephen Wolfram's "A New Kind of Science" In his remarkable new book, Stephen Wolfram asserts that cellular automata operations underlie much of the real world. He even asserts that the entire Universe itself is a big cellular-automaton computer. But Ray Kurzweil challenges the ability of these ideas to fully explain the complexities of life, intelligence, and physical phenomena.
'Strike First' to Become Formal U.S. Policy Summary: The Bush administration is drawing up a document laying out a strategy of striking first to prevent nuclear, chemical or biological attacks, officials said on Monday, as authorities captured an Al Qaeda operative planning to attack the United States with a dirty bomb. Bush said such a strategy was needed to counter terrorists and tyrants -- a phrase that appeared to encompass groups like al Qaeda as well as countries like Iraq, Iraq and North Korea, which Bush accuses of seeking weapons of mass destruction. But there is general agreement that adopting a preemption doctrine would be a radical shift from the half - century - old policies of deterrence and containment that were built around the notion that an adversary would not attack the United States because it would provoke a certain, overwhelming retaliatory strike. 4 articles on this topic.
Former Beatle Ringo Starr arrives at Belfast Airport, Northern Ireland, on Tuesday, June 11, 2002, on his way to Castle Leslie in County Monaghan, where he is to attend the wedding of Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills. AP Photo/PA, Paul Faith
To make a "dirty bomb," you need radioactive materials. Where to get it? Easy Targets: The Chronic Insecurity Of The U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex
Did this man just rewrite science? article via NY Times (reg req'd) that explores what might be a major advance in our understanding of science, life, the universe.