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Matthew Spalding, a vice president of American studies at Heritage, also voiced concerns that allowing gay scouts would affect boy scouts’ “understanding of fatherhood,” their “character formation,” as well as their development into “upright young men.”— Heritage Foundation Alleges Gays in Scouts Would Lead to More ‘Boy-on-Boy Contact’
In order to test the best methods for finding a clandestine grave, Jamie Pringle of England’s Keele University and his colleague, Carlos Molina, of the National University of Colombia, are setting up several “simulated graves” in Bogota, using pigs as stand-ins for human bodies. The pigs will be buried at varying depths and in different types of soil. The land will then be monitored over the course of 18 months to study how pig bodies decompose and to see whether there are any above-ground markers law enforcement can look for when searching for human grave sites. — To Study Mass Human Graves, Researchers Are Burying Dead Pigs
NASA: Two massive solar flares, which can wreak havoc on power grids and satellites, were spotted Sunday and Monday
The presentation tells women to dress appropriate according to their personality, body types, skin, hair and eye color. (Did you know that “brunettes can wear more intense colors than blondes”?). It also advises women that a “[c]onservative approach [is] always best” and to avoid anything “flamboyant, gaudy, attention-drawing” (no statement jewelry for you, young lady.). In terms of makeup, the presentation does not “advocate the ‘The Plain Jane’ look” – makeup “helps women look more attractive,” after all. But it reminds employees that “too much makeup distracts from a professional look” – you want “just enough to accentuate your features.” The presentation also assures women that open toed shoes, as long as they’re heels, are “no longer a faux-pas” (thank God!). But don’t wear any stockings with them.— Here Is the ‘Dress for Success’ Presentation Given at the DIA
The well-known church, All Saints Episcopal in Pasadena, became a bit of a cause célèbre on the left after the IRS threatened to revoke the church’s tax-exempt status over an anti-Iraq War sermon the Sunday before the 2004 election. “Jesus [would say], ‘Mr. President, your doctrine of preemptive war is a failed doctrine,’” rector George Regas said from the dais. The church, which said progressive activism was in its “DNA,” hired a powerful Washington lawyer and enlisted the help of Schiff, who met with the commissioner of the IRS twice and called for a Government Accountability Office investigation, saying the IRS audit violated the First Amendment and was unduly targeting a political opponent of the Bush administration. “My client is very concerned that the close coordination undertaken by the IRS allowed partisan political concerns to direct the course of the All Saints examination,” church attorney Marcus Owens, who is widely considered one of the country’s leading experts on this area of the law, said at the time. In 2007, the IRS closed the case, decreeing that the church violated rules preventing political intervention, but it did not revoke its nonprofit status.— When the IRS targeted liberals
If you thought a $12 ticket and a bag of popcorn was the last you’d spend on a summer blockbuster, think again. With commercial tie-ins that range from Plaza Hotel room suites to nutritional supplements to automobile tires, the tradition of high-profile product placement and marketing campaigns continues with this season’s round of big movies. — Here Are Some of the Things Summer Movies Will Try to Sell You
Chuong says that the DNA of humans contains the genetic material necessary to grown teeth and even regenerate other parts of the body, but that code isn’t “turned on.” Regeneration is relatively common in the animal kingdom—certain types of salamanders can regenerate limbs, lobsters and stone crabs can grow new claws, starfish can grown new appendages and many types of predators, including sharks and alligators, can regenerate teeth. “Primitive animals have more robust regenerative power. Humans have more specialized cells, and the price we pay for that specialization is that we have fewer stem cells around,” he says. “The percentage of stem cells in lower animals is much higher than it is in humans.”— Alligators Can Grow New Teeth So Why Not Humans?
People mourn earthquake victims at the ruins of earthquake-hit Beichuan County on the fifth anniversary of the disaster on May 12, 2013, in China. The disaster claimed nearly 90,000 lives. For more photos of the earthquake ruins, go here.
The 16-seat plane, dubbed the “Flying Test Bed,” used a pilot to take off and land, but flew autonomously the rest of the time, using “sense and avoid” technology to avoid a series of fake objects that were put in place by ASTRAEA, a British research agency working to make pilotless aircraft a reality. The perfection of the “sense and avoid” technology is a major hang-up, delaying the widespread implementation of unmanned aerial vehicles in the United States as the Federal Aviation Administration seeks to make sure drones can easily avoid any unplanned mid-flight obstacles.— Welcome To The Age of Pilotless Planes
No matter how optimistic the Big Four networks may feel about their new seasons — TV executives are masters at forgetting last year’s failures and staying on message about the future — the stress factors are enough to make them long for the days of “I Love Lucy,” when 50 million Americans would watch the same show at the same time. Now NBC and ABC are lucky to get five million to tune in. Goldman Sachs found last month that broadcast ratings in the 18-to-49-year-old demographic, the one most coveted by advertisers, fell by 17 percent in the winter months compared with last winter. Goldman Sachs called it “the sharpest pace on record.”— As TV Ratings and Profits Fall, Networks Face a Cliffhanger
Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile share the serial number of stolen phones and refuse to activate them. But this registry of numbers doesn’t extend to carriers outside of the US, allowing the phones to retain their value overseas. Apple and Microsoft both offer tools to locate, lock, and wipe their devices remotely, but they have their limitations — thieves may be able to disable the security before a user can get to another device to enable them. And while third-party solutions are available on Android, Google has yet to include an official tool to remotely find or wipe a lost device.— New York requests help from Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung to stop smartphone thefts
The company invests untold millions in dreaming up any piece of information that a hedge fund maven or trader at a big bank might wish to have, and getting it. One example I only recently learned of: Zachary M. Seward at Quartz reports that Bloomberg commissions a satellite to photograph America’s largest oil reserve in Cushing, Oklahoma twice a week, so that oil inventories can be estimated based on the shadows thrown by the roofs of the tanks. Competitors might offer many aspects of what Bloomberg offers, but would be hard pressed to come up with the resources to match all of it.— Here’s what the Bloomberg data scandal reveals about how the media really makes money
Google appears to be making headway in emerging economies. Google+ is used by at least 25 percent of Internet users in all four BRIC nations; India standing out with a penetration rate of 38 percent.— Google+ Hits Big in BRIC Nations
— Google Fights Glass Backlash Before It Even Hits The StreetRight now, Google Glass might be the world’s worst spy camera; if you go out in public with a pair on, you are guaranteed to attract attention. Still, the idea of techies mounting a tiny screen and a little camera to their faces makes millions of people uncomfortable. According to Sarah Rotman Epps, a tech analyst at Forrester Research, that is why Google is rolling out Glass to the world slowly in stages. “Google has been incredibly transparent … with their Glass rollout,” Epps says. “They realize that Google Glass will require shifting social norms to be accepted.” In that regard, the past few weeks have been rough for Google. If the company is going to turn around the public’s impression of this product, it will need some help.