I read this a few days ago, and forgot to bookmark it. Now it has been reported again by CNN: Scientists at a U.S. weapons laboratory say they have trained bees to sniff out explosives in a project they say … Continue reading
We saw Volver last night, with our Spanish evening class (and a lot of other Spanish evening class groups, as the cinema was running a special evening class session). We really enjoyed it – see the summary here, to find … Continue reading
I was expecting a padded envelope with a remote flash trigger which is about 2cm in each direction (you can see it in the blister-pack), so I was a bit surprised when our neighbour came round this evening with a … Continue reading
It appears that Bush has been caught lying again. By Seymour Hersh of the New Yorker. Just like before the Iraq war. Am I surprised? No.
A man in Manchester (UK) used his MP3 music player to hack into cash dispensers and capture details of customer’s credit cards and PINs, allowing him to steal £200,000 from them. He was only discovered after being stopped for making … Continue reading
William Pfaff comments in today’s Observer on a phemonenom that has worried most Europeans for the last 3 or 4 years: … In America, it’s as though Bush, his inner cabinet, and the neocons have been playing a video game, … Continue reading
I remember, when we first visited the USA in 1982, being both shocked and interested in how the American media were reporting on the IRA. At a time when the IRA was viewed in the UK (and many other countries) … Continue reading
nu Zealand students cn nw wrte thR exam papRz n “text-speak”.
See which were the most common words in each US President’s speechs, and when they were first used on Chirag Mehta’s blog. Interesting – you can see clearly events such as McCarthyism, the Cuba Missile Crisis and 9/11 reflected in … Continue reading
November 1st was Sushi Day (there’s a day for everything, these days), but I only noticed today. Nonetheless I love sushi, so here’s a link to a little web site, which tells you all you wanted to know about sushi. … Continue reading