When television’s fictional Simpson family visited Brazil a few years ago, their customarily extravagant adventures caused consternation.
Some Web designers are staging an online revolt against an old version of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser, which they say is hampering the ability of the Web to move forward in a cool and interactive way. The designers say Internet Explorer 6, which was released in 2001 and since has been updated twice by Microsoft Corp., is crippling the Internet’s potential and slowing down the online experience
The average potency of marijuana, which has risen steadily for three decades, has exceeded 10 percent for the first time, the U.S.
If you want to stare deep into the crater of the world economy, look at the largest public company listings over the past year. By May 2008, a U.S
Sixteen applicants arrived in Hamilton Island on Sunday for the final interviews to pick a caretaker for the tropical paradise in Queensland, Australia. A television presenter from New Zealand and a charity fundraiser from England were among the finalists for the position, dubbed the “best job in the world.” They were picked from a pool of more than 34,000 applicants from across the world. The six-month caretaker will be paid $100,000 and is required to feed the fish, clean the pool and send weekly blog and video reports on what is happening on the island.
A surgeon dubbed "Doctor Death" by some Australian newspapers was ordered Monday to stand trial in Australia for charges linked to the deaths of several of his patients, according to the Queensland prosecutor’s office. Jayan Patel remains free on bail, according to Tracey Nelson, a spokeswoman for the Queensland attorney general.
The White House release of Bush administration torture memos marked another step towards closure in what President Obama called a “dark and painful chapter in our history.” But in Iraq, torture is not a thing of the past, according to the findings of a new study on civilian causalities.