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John Durkin: Missing Student Found Dead in Rome John Durkin: Missing Student Found Dead in Rome

The Boston Globe reports sad news today: the Bates College junior from Rye Beach, New Hampshire who was reported missing on February 19th has now been reported dead. The 21-year-old was on a study-abroad trip along with 54 other students …

Pope Francis, Bouncer and Holy Father Pope Francis, Bouncer and Holy Father
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His Holiness…and nightclub bouncer? Pope Francis, 76, recently told parishioners that he held various odd jobs before becoming God’s enforcer, including a bouncer in a Buenos Aires bar. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, as he was known then, was a college student …

Tunnels Under Rome Being Mapped to Prevent Further Damage to City Tunnels Under Rome Being Mapped to Prevent Further Damage to City

An extensive series of ancient tunnels and quarries under Rome are threatening parts of the city that has been built atop them. Many years ago, Rome’s earliest architects discovered that tuff, or rock made of consolidated volcanic ash, was a …

Italian Political Crisis Awaits Wednesday Vote Italian Political Crisis Awaits Wednesday Vote

Italian parliament is anticipating a Wednesday vote of confidence, called by current prime minister Enrico Letta, of the center-left Democratic Party. Letta has been in office since April 2013. The government faces dissolution and new elections if a Senate majority …

YouTube, Google and Danger Mouse And Web GL YouTube, Google and Danger Mouse And Web GL

Is Google, YouTube and mega-producer Danger Mouse giving the world a glimpse of the evolution of music and music promotion? Or are they simply using the esoteric Danger Mouse to show off the power of Web GL and HTML5? Or …