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Plagiat of Harvard

Grrr! Plagiarism Just Another Symptom of Me, Me, Me Wednesday, April 26, 2006 By Mike Straka The recent plagiarism scandal surrounding Harvard sophomore Kaavya Viswanathan's book is yet another symptom of the "me, me, me" mentality that too many young people have adopted as religion. Viswanathan has been under fire since the Harvard Crimson newspaper reported similarities between her book, "How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life," (Little, Brown) and Megan McCafferty's "Sloppy Firsts" and "Second Helpings" (Crown Publishing). All three novels are aimed at young adults. Viswanathan appeared on the "Today" show and stated that the similarities were unintentional, saying "When I was writing, I genuinely believed each word was my own." Crown publisher Steve Ross said in a statement that the apology was "troubling and disingenuous." That is an understatement. You see, apparently

see through our tongues!

Tongue wars: superwarrior will lick 'em April 24, 2006 - 5:31PM In their quest to create the superwarrior of the future, some military researchers aren't focusing on organs like muscles or hearts. They're looking at tongues. By routing signals from helmet-mounted cameras, sonar and other equipment through the tongue to the brain, they hope to give elite soldiers superhuman senses similar to owls, snakes and fish. Researchers at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition envision their work giving Army Rangers 360-degree unobstructed vision at night and allowing Navy SEALs to sense sonar in their heads while maintaining normal vision underwater - turning sci-fi into reality. The device, known as "Brain Port," was pioneered more than 30 years ago by Dr Paul Bach-y-Rita, a University of Wisconsin neuroscientist. Bach-y-Rita began routing images from a camera through electrodes taped to people's backs and later discovered the tongue wa


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Donald Trump’s Career Tips

Disadur dari majalah Hers Magazine Menurut Trump, cara untuk mencapai posisi puncak adalah belajar dari kesalahan - baik dari diri sendiri mauoun orang lain. “Belajarlah dari orang-orang di sekeliling Anda. Tak ada alasan untuk melakukan kesalahan yang sama, yang diperbuat oleh orang-orang.” paparnya. Berikut adalah beberapa palajaran yang diambil oleh Trump dari orang lain, yang juga ada dalam buku terbarunya, The Way to The Top - The Best Business Advice I Ever Received. Turuti Kata Hati Jangan hanya bekerja demi uang. Cobalah mencintai pekerjaan yang kita lakukan dan ikuti kata hati yang akan mengarahkan kita ke jalan yang benar. “Matahari Tak Bersinar Selamanya” Saat berada di posisi atas, selalulah “melihat” ke bawah. Sebab, tak selamanya kira berada di posisi yang menyenangkan. Akan ada saat-saat sulit, dan inilah kunci bagi kita dalam mengatasi masalah yang datang dan berusaha bertahan. Karena itu, simpan dan perbarui selalu resume dan pelihara

Indonesia's Skin Wars

A proposed law against pornography worries moderates and minorities in Indonesia   BY JASON TEDJASUKMANA | TEGALCANGKRING DITA ALANGKARA / AP "PORNOAKSI?": Under the proposed legislation, foreign beachgoers could be forced to cover up or stay at home   Monday, Apr. 03, 2006 The black bra under the thin yellow kebaya , a close-fitting blouse, leaves little to the imagination. Even more suggestive are the flittering eyes and gyrating hips of the dancer, who chases young men to pull them up on stage. One accepts the offer and makes a grab for her large posterior as she beckons with welcoming eyes. Another makes a gesture at her breasts and then stuffs cash into her hands. This is not a lap dance in Las Vegas, but a revered Balinese custom known as the joged bumbung , or bamboo dance. Yet it is one of hundreds of traditions across the Indonesian archipelago that could be banned under legislation being deliberat

twist of tongue

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Grow your own kidney!

Scientists have created a "neo-bladder" that's engineered in a laboratory. It is just one of many different forms of tissue engineering currently being explored. Bone and skin regeneration already exists, and in the future, parts of or entire complex organs like the heart may even be replicated in a laboratory. (Tengion, Inc. ) See the full article in: Straight Out of Science Fiction: Organs Engineered in a Lab