mqduck writes "A man named Jing Hua Wu, laid off from a Santa Clara tech company, came back with a handgun and fatally shot it's chief executive, vice president for operations and head of human resources. This is different from the mindless killings we've seen since Columbine: he had specific targets who he felt wronged him. I'm sure many sympathize with this man, though abhorring his actions, and a few probably consider him a hero. Will we see more of this if the economy continues on its current path?" top
Long-Eared Jerboa Caught On Film for the First Tim
MQDuck writes "Footage of the long-eared jerboa, rodents who call the deserts of China and Mongolia their homes, has been captured for the first time. TFA: "These creatures hop just like a kangaroo; it is amazing to watch. Little hairs on their feet, almost like snow shoes, allow them to jump along the sand," [Dr Baillie] explained. "And in terms of mammals, they have one of the biggest ear-to-body ratios out there."" Link to Original Source top
mqduck writes "The British may have finally decided that their whole "democracy" experiment was a good idea and that now's the time to take it out of probation. No, they're not making the Queen get a job and pay rent, but they are going to turn the House of Lords into a fully elected body, getting rid of the seats guaranteed to the descendants of feudal lords. I hope that cake we've been saving for them since 1782 is still good!" top
mqduck writes "Bill Gates haters can breath a sigh of relief: the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is evil after all. According to the L.A. Times, "The Gates Foundation reaps vast profits every year from companies whose actions contradict its mission of improving society in the United States and around the world, particularly the lot of people afflicted by poverty and disease" such as using slave labor. "Critics," the L.A. Times says, "fault the Gates Foundation most for failing to use the power of its immense wealth to improve the behavior of the companies in which it invests.""