Friday, December 6 Jane Smiley won the Pulitzer for "A Thousand Acres," a book that reworked Shakespeare's "King Lear" as the story of an aging farmer who divides his land among three daughters: Ginny, Rose and Caroline. These names parallel …Read more. Thursday, December 5 Norm MacDonald anchored the fake news on "Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update." But his brother, Neil, actually is a reporter in Canada, and is currently the Washington, D.C., correspondent for The National, the flagship news program on …Read more. Wednesday, December 4 There's a Guns N' Roses album called The Spaghetti Incident? (That question mark is part of the title: long story.) On that album is a bonus track called "Look at Your Game, Girl." And that song is by mass murderer Charles Manson. The …Read more. Tuesday, December 3 The Kennedy family thought Joe Junior would be their president, until he died during WWII. Likewise, the Bush family expected Jeb Bush to become president, not George W. But in 1994, Jeb lost his first run to be governor of Florida. And W. won in …Read more.more articles
RELEASE: MARCH 2, 2012
The wooly mammoth was the first extinct animal to have its genome sequenced. Before you get too excited, though, that doesn't mean we're around the corner from cloning one. Cloning is hugely complicated, even under the best of circumstances, and in this case, would-be cloners would be dealing with very old genetic material. That's probably a good thing, because we sequenced a human being all the way back in 2003.
In 1999, a high school in Foxworth, Miss., banned what Ray Bradbury book about book-banning because of an errant blasphemy?
A) "Animal Farm"
B) "Atlas Shrugged"
C) "Brave New World"
D) "Fahrenheit 451"
Previous answer: Tom Clancy's first book was "The Hunt for Red October."
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