Judge Jones also excoriated members of the Dover, Pa., school board, who he said lied to cover up their religious motives, made a decision of “breathtaking inanity” and “dragged” their community into “this legal maelstrom with its resulting utter waste of monetary and personal resources.”
“We own everything electronic that’s educational–LeapFrog, Baby Einstein, everything,” said her mother, Naira Soibatian. “She has an HP laptop, bigger than mine. I know one leading baby book says, very simply, it’s a waste of money. But there’s only one thing better than having a baby, and that’s having a smart baby.”
That quote makes me feel like a child – I think I’m gonna puke.
According to Kaiser, babies 6 months to 3 years old spend, on average, an hour a day watching TV and 47 minutes a day on other screen media, like videos, computers and video games.
Taking the prize for scariest science story of the month:
“By injecting human embryonic stem cells into the brains of fetal mice inside the womb, scientists in California have created living mice with working human brain cells inside their skulls.”
Didn’t I just see that on the late movie last week?
A man in Nashville has admitted that, in trying to shock a colleague with a joke, he put false information into a Wikipedia entry about John Seigenthaler Sr., a former editor of The Tennessean in Nashville.
By some estimates, there are well over 100,000 young people working in China as full-time gamers, toiling away in dark Internet cafes, abandoned warehouses, small offices and private homes.
Most of the players here actually make less than a quarter an hour, but they often get room, board and free computer game play in these “virtual sweatshops.”
“It’s unimaginable how big this is,” says Chen Yu, 27, who employs 20 full-time gamers here in Fuzhou. “They say that in some of these popular games, 40 or 50 percent of the players are actually Chinese farmers.”
From December 1941 to August 1945, the U.S. government mobilized an entire nation; manufactured a mighty arsenal; played a huge role in defeating the armies, air forces, and navies of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan; and emerged from battle poised to shape the destiny of half the globe. By comparison, from September 2001 to December 2005, the U.S. government has advanced to the point of describing a path to victory in a country the size of California.