Better Than: A nap on the beach on Diego Garcia Island. I think. Diego Garcia's Paradise dropped on October 8 via Concord Records, and though the former lead singer of New York indie outfit Elefant hit the road shortly thereafter in support of his new work, it's clear that the ambitious performer i ... More >>
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A primate at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn was strangled by a chain used to hold its play objects to its cage, according to U.S.D.A inspection documents obtained by Runnin' Scared. According to those same documents, the laboratory where the monkey was kept has a history of infraction ... More >>
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ROSAT, the decommissioned German satellite that fell to Earth yesterday, broke up upon entering the atmosphere and probably scattered debris over Southeast Asia. We say, "probably," because no one really knows where the dang thing is. The Washington Post reports ROSAT entered the atmosphere b ... More >>
Jean and Scott Adam, an American couple, were taken captive by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean yesterday. The pair were sailing from Mumbai to Oman when they were captured, and "sources onshore in Somalia indicated that a well-known piracy gang from northern Somalia had captured them and was ta ... More >>
This weekend we got another fat load of WikiLeaks, based on purloined diplomatic cables to and from the U.S. State Department. As happened when Julian Assange's muckraking endeavor leaked U.S. military data from Iraq earlier this year, conservatives are outraged, and some call, as before, for the ex ... More >>
Click to Enlarge.Via CopyRanter.Yesterday, Copyranter caught an advertisement (pictured right) for French weekly Courrier International. The conceit of the advertisement, by Saatchi & Saatchi France, as put by Copyranter: "The World Trade Center architects should have stopped at about 50 floo ... More >>
What's with these children who can't sit still and enjoy their Tamagotchis or whatever? Start a blog or something. Be safe! Instead, Abby Sunderland, like her brother Zac, insisted on sailing around the world alone. Expectedly, this is tough to do, and Thursday things got scary. Sunderland se ... More >>
Okay, we were all worried about 16-year-old Abby Sunderland, who was trying to sail around the world by herself and went missing in the Indian Ocean after losing satellite phone contact on Thursday, triggering a rescue effort. And a lot of us took out that worry on her parents. But, we can al ... More >>
Invisible seafarers in a city still addicted to shipping
A Yemeni airliner with 142 passengers and 11 crew crashed into the Indian Ocean near its destination, the island nation of Comoros, early this morning. Rescuers have retrieved alive a 5-year-old boy from the site, but so far none of the others have been saved, though some bodies have been recovered. ... More >>
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