Australia goes to the polls

The Labor Party swept to victory in 2007, with Kevin Rudd coming into power as Prime Minister. For a while, Rudd was enormously popular, but his plans to institute a new tax on mining companies and his failure to implement the government’s emission trading scheme caused his popularity to plummet. The Labor party rose up … Read more

Google’s domination of the world and loss of mojo

Has Google gone evil? Sergey Brin and Larry Page co-founded Google Inc., one of world’s most successful and loved corporations. Or is it? One of its most criticized services, Google Street View, has been scanning pictures of streets and alleys across the globe. It admitted to accidentally collecting 600GB of fragmented personal data from Wi-Fi … Read more

China knocks out Japan to become No. 2 economy

China’s GDP surpassed Japan’s in the 2nd quarter of 2010, making China the 2nd largest economy in the world. Some expert believe that China could overtake the US as the largest economy in the world by 2027. However, because the Chinese population is so huge, GDP per capita remains low despite the large overall size … Read more

“Smart Pill” reminds patients to take their meds

“Smart Pills” embedded with computer chips can help patients stick to their medication regimes in the future. The “Raisin” system, already approved in the EU, has a sensor patch on the patient’s skin that communicates with the computer chip swallowed with the pill. The patch will send an SMS message to the patient’s phone of … Read more

Michelle Obama’s Spanish Vacation

American first lady Michelle Obama has caught a lot of heat for taking a luxury vacation to Spain while the American economy languishes. Michelle traveled with her daughter Sasha, leaving President Obama to celebrate his 49th birthday shooting hoops with his friends. Malia is away at camp.

JetBlue drama: flight attendant quits via escape chute

Steven Slater, 39, a flight attendant for US airline JetBlue, dramatically quit his job on Monday after arguing with a passenger and fleeing via the plane’s emergency exit slide. Slater had argued with a passenger who struck him in the face with a bag. After launching an expletive filled tirade over the public address system, … Read more

Snooki in the news

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi shot to fame as a cast member of the hit reality show “Jersey Shore”. The self-described “Guidette” has got a big personality in a petite package and her antics are always in the news. Between criticizing Obama’s tanning tax, proclaiming her love of pickles and getting arrested for disorderly conduct, Snooki has … Read more

King of Swaziland’s 12th wife in Adultery scandal

While on a state visit to Taiwan, Swaziland’s King Mswati heard news one of his wives allegedly cheated on him. Nothando Dube, his 12th wife has been linked with justice minister Ndumiso Mamba. Under Swaziland Law, Mamba could face a death penalty.