Monthly Archives: April 2015

Rickie Fowler the first to secure spot in round of 16 at Match Play Championship

Rickie Fowler escaped with big putts to outlast Shane Lowry of Ireland on Thursday and become the first player to secure a spot in the round of 16 at the Match Play Championship. more

Source: Fox News

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ArtsBeat: 145 Writers Sign Letter Protesting PEN Award to Charlie Hebdo

By JENNIFER SCHUESSLER Among those who have signed the letters: Junot Díaz, Lorrie Moore, Joyce Carol Oates, Eric Bogosian and Michael Cunningham. more

Source: The New York Times

Category: Charlie Hebdo, Terrorism, Moore, Lorrie, Comedy and Humor, Cole, Teju, Cunningham, Michael, PEN American Center, Oates, Joyce Carol, Books, Diaz, Junot, Books and Literature, Awards, Decorations and Honors, France, Demonstrations, Protests and Riots, Bogosian, Eric


So You’re Writing a Novel

By editor By James W. Ziskin
So you're writing a novel, congratulations. You've embarked on an exciting journey that promises rich rewards. A writing career is one of the best ways to achieve success and ensure your financial future. And it's easy, provided you know the shortcuts.
But, wait. There may be pitfalls along more

Source: San Fransico Book Review

Category: April 2015, Issue, The Back Page, James W. Ziskin


Entire City of Kathmandu and Surroundings May Have Been Thrust More Than Two Feet Upward by Nepal Earthquake

One aspect of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that rocked Kathmandu and surrounding areas in Nepal became dramatically evident almost immediately: The violent shaking caused monuments and an estimated 70,000 homes to come crumbling down.

More than 6,000 people have died as a result, and survivors are still being pulled out of more

Source: Discover Magazine


Before facing firing squad, mentally ill inmate asks: ‘Am I being executed?’

By Lindsey Bever Moments before his death, convicted drug smuggler Rodrigo Gularte was quiet and cool, according to the Rev. Charlie Burrows. The priest was with Gularte on Indonesia's “Execution Island” and said later that he reassured the death-row inmate that they would be meeting in heaven soon; Burrows instructed Gularte to “prepare more

Source: The Washington Post


Common Sense: Hank Greenberg Still in the Ring, Battling A.I.G. Charges

By JAMES B. STEWART Mr. Greenberg, soon to turn 90, is scheduled to take the witness stand in July after years of discovery and maneuvers in the fraud case that accuses him of accounting fraud. more

Source: The New York Times

Category: Suits and Litigation (Civil), American International Group Inc|AIG|NYSE, Greenberg, Maurice R, Frauds and Swindling, Spitzer, Eliot L, Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc|MMC|NYSE


Engineering a better solar cell: Study pinpoints defects in popular perovskites

One of the fastest-growing areas of solar energy research is with materials called perovskites. These promising light harvesters could revolutionize the solar and electronics industries because they show potential to convert sunlight into electricity more efficiently and less expensively than today's silicon-based semiconductors. more


Category: Chemistry


Billy Donovan headed to Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, OK ( - Billy Donovan has decided to leave the University of Florida to become the new head coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder.Terms were not disclosed, but Yahoo! Sports has reported it to be more

Source: Fox News

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Suge Knight hopes Floyd Mayweather Jr. will post his bail after Manny Pacquiao fight

By Cindy Boren Forget Disney World. After his fight against Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr. may head to Los Angeles to post bail for his friend, Suge Knight.“My understanding is that Suge is going to be bailed out this coming week,” lawyer Matthew Fletcher told the New York Daily News. “We think Mr. more

Source: The Washington Post


House targets D.C. law banning reproductive discrimination

By Aaron C. Davis House Republicans are scheduled this week to vote on striking down a local D.C. law on ideological grounds for the first time in almost 35 years.Congressional opponents of the local measure, which bans discrimination over reproductive rights, said it constitutes a liberal attack on pro-life groups in the nation's capital.Read more

Source: The Washington Post


New analysis shows how bombardier beetles produce explosive defensive chemical jet

Bombardier beetles, which exist on every continent except Antarctica, have a pretty easy life. Virtually no other animals prey on them, because of one particularly effective defense mechanism: When disturbed or attacked, the beetles produce an internal chemical explosion in their abdomen and then expel a jet of boiling, irritating more


Category: Biology