I have been, like most people, following news of the street protests and unrest in the Middle East. And it may seem strange, but my mind keeps going back to a book I read last summer by the great former New York Times reporter Isabel Wilkerson.
Egypt this week seemed to be both poised to truly enter the 21st Century, and plunged back to 1980.As protests have swelled, the Egyptian government methodically shut down almost all of the country's cell phone and Internet connections.
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Omar Gallaga is the technology reporter for the Austin American-Statesman.It's bedtime for my 3-year-old daughter, Lilly. She climbs into her little twin-size bed with Tinkerbell sheets. It's covered with dolls and stuffed animals.
Go back 30,000 years and picture an island somewhere in the Indian Ocean. Deep in its tropical forests we find a small group of early humans, tool-making, cave dwelling, social people who live on fruits, fish and occasionally meat.
Our universe might be really, really big — but finite. Or it might be infinitely big.Both cases, says physicist Brian Greene, are possibilities, but if the latter is true, so is another posit: There are only so many ways matter can arrange itself within that infinite universe.
This Tuesday President Obama gives his State of the Union address, and everyone wants to know what he will talk about.For anyone playing parlor games at home that night, New York Times White House correspondent Peter Baker says it might be fun to count the number of times the word "jobs" comes up wi