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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - September 03, 2006

By Silvia Aloisi VENICE (Reuters) - Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron leaves the adventures of young wizard Harry Potter behind him with his new film "Children of Men," a bleak tale of an apocalyptic world in which humans can no longer have babies.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.