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Geez, guys, quit losing your stuff

By Thu, Oct 22, 2009 9:04AM UTC

Original article. A study has found that the number of items left behind in subway cars by passengers on Seoul Subway lines one through eight has been rapidly increasing each year. According to research published on October 21 by the Seoul Metro, which operates lines one through four, and the

China mob trials transfix a nation

By Thu, Oct 22, 2009 8:28AM UTC

After she refused a corrupt cop’s demand that she turn her teahouse into an illegal casino, three thugs beat Chen Yanling with electric batons, sending her to the hospital for nearly a month. Chen is now getting some vicarious revenge, joining the throngs outside a courthouse where modern-day China’s biggest,

Symphony of Science: We’re all connected

By Wed, Oct 21, 2009 8:03PM UTC

Richard Feynman opens this totally delightful video, The Symphony of Science. Information from the YouTube site: “We Are All Connected” was made from sampling Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, The History Channel’s Universe series, Richard Feynman’s 1983 interviews, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s cosmic sermon, and Bill Nye’s Eyes of Nye Series, plus added

Toyota to recall 82,000 Vitz cars in Japan

By Wed, Oct 21, 2009 7:12PM UTC

Toyota Motor Corp. will recall more than 82,220 Vitz compact cars in Japan due to a faulty window switch, the transport ministry said Wednesday. The defective window switch could short out due to excessive lubrication, possibly causing it to catch fire, said ministry official Kazumi Furukawa. The ministry has recorded

How the ABC offends

By Wed, Oct 21, 2009 5:57PM UTC

In a masterstroke of marketing, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation has advised “conservative viewers” not to watch tonight’s episode of John Safran’s Race Relations. I might as well come out here and say that I have enjoyed Safran’s work in the past. While he always sets out to shock, unlike some

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