January 07, 2005

The Bush administration paid a prominent black pundit $240,000 to build support among black families for the No Child Left Behind program. What a marvelous abuse of our tax dollars.

Check out the top 10 winners from Wired News' 2004 Vaporware Awards.

U.S. vehicle recalls rose 61% in 2004 to a record 30.7 million.

A passenger train and a freight train collided in thick fog Friday in northern Italy, killing 14 people and injuring dozens.

8 people were killed and 240 injured when 2 trains collided head-on in South Carolina, releasing chlorine into the air.

University of Utah researchers have won about $6.7 million in federal grants to develop wireless electrodes that would be implanted to provide blind people with artificial vision and stimulate paralyzed body parts and so disabled people could walk, talk or control a computer with their thoughts. Cool.

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