Sick-out Closes over 50 Detroit schools
This one makes me think a bit, and wonder at the state of the Detroit school system. Seriously, which matters more, keeping your educators happy, or keeping your administrators happy? Seems to me they are putting the cart before the horse, and so the teachers did what little they could to protest the actions. That said, it is a result of the contract that was negotiated for them, so I suppose, the union has some things to answer for as well.
Bush presses Afghanistan on jailed Christian
But when a woman in the middle of South Carolina is experiencing terroristic attacks, with slaughtered animals, home breakins, and assault, because she is *not* Christian and expects that her government will still be accessable to her, and he doesn't give a rat's hindquarters! Hypocrit! "It is deeply troubling that a country we helped liberate would hold a person to account because he chose a different religion over another." Where was he in Great Falls? Where has he been while Christians run roughshod over Pagan and Heathen practices???
Grammar Revealed in the Love Songs of Whales
It isn't quite complex enough to actually be considered a true language, but it is a beginning. I wonder what the Fundi's think of this? It certainly lends support to us Animists and Panentheists, who say the Divine is in all things, and Humans are not unique in their intelligence...
MIT makes move toward vehicles that morph
This should certainly make for interesting developments in vehicle design over the next couple of decades...
Chinese scholar earns fellowship to explore race
I haven't decided what I think of this yet. I will have to wait and attempt to get ahold of the study to read. It does say some interesting things concerning European descended folks who have been talking about identity issues for their own children.
Irish Names not so Irish
We linguists could have told them this...