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Guess what!!!: Judge won’t allow delay of Boston Marathon bombing trial due to the recent attacks in Paris — Newsweek (@Newsweek)|

today’s birthday: Norbert Wiener (1894)

Norbert Wiener (1894)

A child prodigy, Wiener graduated college at age 14 and earned his PhD at 18. Several years later, he joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he became a professor of mathematics. He made significant contributions to a number of areas in the field, but he is best known for his theory of cybernetics—the comparative study of control and communication in humans and machines. In an article titled “A Scientist Rebels,” Wiener urged his fellow scientists to do what? More… Discuss

Sjomannadagurtoday’s holiday:


Sjomannadagur is a day honoring the role that fishing and fishermen have played in Icelandic history, celebrated in the coastal towns and cities of Iceland. Sailors take the day off, and the Seaman’s Union sponsors many events, such as competitions in rowing and swimming, tugs-of-war and sea rescue competitions. Celebrations begin with a church service and a trip to the local cemetery to honor sailors lost at sea. Afterward there are children’s parades, dances, outdoor cookouts, and bonfires in the evening. The proceeds from the day’s events go to the national fund that supports old seamen’s homes. More… Discuss

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Manhunt for Boston Bomber Paralyzes Region

The manhunt for the lone remaining suspect from Monday’s marathon bombing has entirely disrupted life in the Boston area and captivated people around the globe. On Thursday night, the twoterror suspects robbed a convenience store, shot and killed a college campus police officer, hijacked a car, and got into a shootout with police that critically injured another officer and killed one of the suspects. The other suspect escaped the police dragnet, prompting a virtual lockdown of the Boston area. Mass transit was shut down, school was canceled, and people were asked to lock their doors and remain indoors as officers conducted a house-to-house hunt for the suspect. More… Discuss


RAW FOOTAGE: Terrorism Strikes Boston Marathon As Bombs Explode

Published on Apr 15, 2013

Two bombs struck near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, turning a celebration into a bloody scene of destruction.

The blasts threw people to the ground, killing two and injuring dozens.

The Boston Globe reported that at least 90 people were being treated at area hospitals.

White House area on lockdown after blasts CNN producer: Heard big boom, saw smoke Blasts near Boston Marathon finish line Eyewitness: People ‘very badly hurt’

The terrorist attack, near the marathon’s finish line, triggered widespread screaming and chaos, shattered windows and barricades and sent smoke billowing into the air at Copley Square.

They were about 50 to 100 yards apart, officials said.
“It felt like a huge cannon,” a witness told CNN about one of the blasts.

Photos from the scene showed people being carried away on stretchers. One man in a wheelchair had blood all over his face and legs.

The bombs shook buildings, sending people to seek shelter under tables, witnesses said.

Explosions kill at least 2 at Boston Marathon; dozens injured:http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/n…


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