Newswise — Nearly three-quarters of the Web sites advertised in computer spam studied by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Spam Data Mine so far in 2009 are tied to China, according to Gary Warner, UAB’s director of research in computer forensics.… Read the rest
Yesterday I saw someone I hadn’t seen in years and he had totally grown up – I remember him as this skinny kid with long dreadlocks – now he has filled out and has a short, respectable haircut. But I still recognized him, because of his eyes.… Read the rest
In the 1930s, an unusual 900 year-old skull was found in Mexico. When finally brought to light and studied in the late 1990s, some came to the conclusion that this “Starchild Skull” is actually an extraterrestrial-human hybrid.
Newswise — The words to “Itsy Bitsy Spider” tell a simple story about an arachnid and a spout, but simply recalling the lines could initiate an unintentional attitude.
That’s the focus of research by Kansas State University’s Eduardo Alvarado, sophomore in pre-law, who is looking at the behaviors elicited from the musical lyrics of common songs.… Read the rest
If you ask me what my favorite mode of travel is, without hesitation, I will answer that I’ll go anywhere, anytime by boat or ship. To date, I’ve taken over 40 cruises in this country, Canada and abroad. Flat out, I love to sail!… Read the rest
Laughingly, I often say that I have seen everything worth seeing…I swallowed my words when reading an article about The Image Mill. As a child and a young woman, I spent a lot of time in Quebec City, Canada. My grandmother and her sister were born there, my step-great grandfather, General Wilson, was commander of the Citadel which has, for centuries, protected the city.… Read the rest
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.… Read the rest
Driven by a decline in satisfaction with work life and family life, overall well-being initially plummeted in countries directly affected by the fall of the Iron Curtain, reveals an important new study.
The research, forthcoming in the August 2009 issue of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, expands our understanding of the correlation between happiness and democracy — and whether economic concerns outweigh political reforms in their impact on subjective well-being.… Read the rest
By Nicole Norfleet, St. Pete Times Staff Writer
In Print: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Bing me. Bing it. It’s time to Bing and decide. Prepare yourself as Microsoft wages its all-out advertising assault on Web-surfing lingo.
Last week, the software giant launched its new online search engine, Bing.… Read the rest
As I have mentioned previously, I am making my annual trip back east shortly: I take the bus from southern New Mexico to Albuquerque, then I hop on Amtrak and do one leg from Albuquerque to Chicago (the Southwest Chief) and, after a very pleasant downtown layover, from Chicago to Massachusetts on the Lake Shore Limited. … Read the rest
I’ve been reading a lot of books lately, and it got me to thinking about how books are such a great escape from everyday reality. When a book is good, it takes you into another world for a while, so much so that you can forget your own life and who you are for a bit.… Read the rest
When I was a little girl, one of the two closets in my bedroom was full of my mother’s evening dresses. She would tell me about her many trips to Cuba in the 20’s and 30’s, the glamor and the excitement. … Read the rest
It’s been called everything from “a circus on acid” to “French burlesque meets Sweeney Todd.” Cirque Berzerk’s unique flavor of adult psychedelic vaudevillian tomfoolery returns to the Los Angeles State Historic Park.… Read the rest