Really, one would have thought that Justin Timberlake had set the bar for ‘terrible things a human can do’ fairly low with this heinous yet hilarious
Dan Brown literary efforts have annoyed a lot of people over the years – historians, Catholics, academics, book critics, conspiracy theorists, the list is endless. So you’d expect his latest novel, Inferno, to come in for a fair amount of flak, especially in light of the threatening legal non-disclosure agreements the critics had to sign before they were allowed to read it
It’s a figure that’s almost mind-boggling.
In 1822 the English Mathematician Charles Babbage had an idea for a machine that would perform mathematical calculations rapidly and infallibly. This was long before the age of electrical circuitry, so Babbage’s plan called for the machine to be executed in brass and steel and powered by a hand crank.
The veterans of the Olympic Games cede the victory dais to a younger generation of swimmers who tumble records as easily as turns By They are too young to know fear, but already have the work ethic of mature professionals; they have a young person’s hopes and the obsessiveness of those that have perhaps not yet dreamed enough.
The dark is good for all kinds of things, like love, trysts or even murder.
Everyone who came to meet his plane wore a fur hat, and the sight was too much for him to bear. “Man, we got to have those!” he told his sidemen, and for fear that the hat stores would be closed before they could get to downtown Helsinki, they fled from the welcome-to-Finland ceremonies as fast as decency permitted.
The Vietnam War has claimed its victims in various dreadful ways, but the death last week of Lewis B. Puller Jr.
At first it sounded like science fiction, curing genetic diseases by giving people new genes. Then it seemed like simple fiction: while theoretically possible, gene therapy appeared unlikely to become a true therapeutic option, the field having suffered years of complications and high-profile setbacks.
As a small boy living near an Air Force base in Florida, Steve Petrizzo would crane his neck as jets roared overhead. “Every day in elementary school I would look up into the sky and see a four-ship formation of F-16s flying over, and I just thought that was the coolest thing,” he recalls