Bush’s Symbolic Exit Strategy Blocked

He was visibly irked. A reporter dared to say the American president seemed “off [his] game.” He blamed it on jet lag and used his greatest weapon for dodging questions — exit from the stage. President Bush not only reached for the wrong door, but he...

Can a US$100 Laptop Change the Future?

Scientists at M.I.T. believe it will. How? By blanketing schools in poor countries with these screaming green, do-it-all, wireless laptops. When more than 10 million children die each year from preventable conditions (PDF), this eye candy seems like it should be the...

Everyone Should Have a MAV

You’re stuck in traffic and can’t see ahead of you. You need a closer look at your boyfriend and the mystery woman at a restaurant and use thermal imaging at an apartment complex after dinner. Or you’re engaged in urban combat and need an eye in the...

How Fujimori Eluded Interpol and Surprised Others

In this photo released by Alberto Fujimori’s press service, the former Pervuian president reviews a map of Peru before landing in Santiago, Chile. He flew as a stowaway from Tokyo. He escaped Peru in 2000 under the guise of a state visit to Japan and sought...

Tamiflu® Economics

Worldwide, about 122 people have caught avian influenza (A/H5N1); and 62 of them died). They came in direct, intimate contact with infected birds or with someone who was in intimate contact with poultry. As migrating birds brought the potentially deadly strain to the...