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Genetic Engineering Disadvantages
2013-04-16 16:43:46

Unlike the advantages – such as super-sized strawberries, drought-proof corn or fungus-resistant soybeans – the disadvantages of genetically engineered foods are sometimes a little harder to spot.

2011-05-12 11:25:00

NEW YORK, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As BlogWorld & New Media Expo, the world's largest and most comprehensive social media conference, prepares to make its New York debut May 24-26 at the Jacob Javits Center, the schedule is filling up with some of the most successful and influential new media personalities the Big Apple has to offer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110217/LA50397LOGO) On the agenda so far is social media pioneer and New York Times best-selling author of...

2009-02-25 10:40:38

The New York Post has confirmed it laid off longtime gossip columnist Liz Smith but hasn't offered a reason why, CNN reported. The 86-year-old writer has chronicled the doings of the rich and famous for New York tabloids for more than three decades. The Post is grateful to have been able to publish Liz Smith's legendary column for so many years.

2008-09-29 14:41:05

By KENT WARD Old newspaper editors don't fade away - they just keep on playing editor. Thus it is that I find myself doing mental edits of strange things I hear on television newscasts these days.

2006-04-28 11:56:44

By Matthew Robinson NEW YORK (Reuters) - The "Star-Spangled Banner" debuted on Friday with new Latin beat and Spanish lyrics but it did not win a glowing review from President George W. Bush, who said the cherished national anthem should be sung in English.

2006-04-21 17:40:00

The Los Angeles Times has suspended the blog of a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist who posed as an Internet reader to defend his own column and attack his conservative foes.

2006-04-21 15:49:36

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Times has suspended the blog of a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist who posed as an Internet reader to defend his column and attack his conservative foes.

2006-01-27 11:31:13

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hamas's stunning Palestinian election victory this week signals that democratic change is possible in the Arab world, even if the United States might not be pleased with the outcome of an idea it has championed.

2006-01-25 17:26:26

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles Times columnist who infuriated conservatives by writing that he does not support American troops fighting in Iraq -- and calling those who do "wusses" -- stood by the article on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
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The word 'friseur' comes from French friseur, from friser ("to curl, frizz").