November 17th, 2005


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"A federal committee you may not have heard of is set to vote on a document that could do it long-term damage to the teaching and learning of science in U.S. primary and secondary schools, just when it needs to be strengthened."

New Pew survey shows a revival of isolationism in America.

The Pentagon admits to using white phosphorous as a weapon in Fallujah.

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"A 1,200-year-old murder mystery in Guatemala."

Incensed industry insiders protest product placement.

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Today's horror story: 'My Lobotomy': Howard Dully's Journey

Lobotomized by his parents in 1960, a man goes on a journey to understand of the pioneering doctor who advocated the procedure for widespread use, talks to other survivors and their relatives, and confront his father about it.

It's a great read, but if you can, I recommend downloading the audio. It's positively *chilling* hearing the story in his own voice.