Last year Dolly the cloned sheep was received with wonder, titters and some vague apprehension. Last week the announcement by a Chicago physicist that he is assembling a team to produce the first human clone occasioned yet another wave of Brave New World anxiety.
Chung Mong Koo, Chairman of South Korea’s Hyundai Motor, carefully scrutinizes a newly designed gearshift lever for the automaker’s Sonata sedan while his entire senior-management team hovers around, anxiously awaiting his approval. The execs are justifiably edgy
On March 17, Ibrahim Shareef, the head of the anti-government activist movement Waad, was snatched from his home at gunpoint by what his family describes as Bahraini security forces. Thrown into a waiting sport utility vehicle, he was driven off into the night.
It could be Matt Damon’s most weighty role to date. The athletic Bourne star gained 30 pounds, as well as donning a false moustache and prosthetic nose, to look the part for his latest role as salary man whistle-blower, Mark Whitacre, in Steven Soderbergh’s comedy “The Informant!” Damon remembers Soderbergh describing the look he hoped Whitacre would have in the film as “doughy.” “He just said ‘doughy,'” Damon told CNN at the film’s North American premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month
The most successful interrogation of an Al-Qaeda operative by U.S. officials required no sleep deprivation, no slapping or “walling” and no waterboarding. All it took to soften up Abu Jandal, who had been closer to Osama bin Laden than any other terrorist ever captured, was a handful of sugar-free cookies
Marvin Schur may have been worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, but the World War II veteran was chronically late in paying his utility bills during the two years before he froze to death last month at age 93 in his home in Bay City, Michigan, after his power was cut off.