Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird

Hard Times for Science    (1) A tractor-trailer driver with a load of bottled water tried to make it over a historic bridge in Paoli, Ind., on Christmas Day, with the obv,Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird more

Jan 6, 2016 12:41 AM Around MKE

New World Order               In December, Canada’s supportive organization The Transgender Project released a biographical video of the former,Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird more

Dec 29, 2015 10:00 PM Around MKE

Leading Economic Indicators           * Following the release of Apple’s yearly financials in October (and based on sales of its iPhone 6), the compa,Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird more

Dec 22, 2015 8:41 PM Around MKE

Dr. Raymond Schinazi was a federal government employee when he led the team that discovered sofosbuvir, which completely cures hepatitis C patients with an 84-pill regimen, but, as he recently told CBS News, he only worked for the more

Dec 15, 2015 10:19 PM Around MKE

Can’t Possibly Be True     Mexican artist Renato Garza Cervera’s work usually involves realistic-looking figures created to startle (e.g., a “piggy bank” as a sco,Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird more

Dec 8, 2015 9:56 PM Around MKE

Wait, What?         After certain takeoffs and landings were delayed on Nov. 7 at Paris’ Orly airport (several days before the terrorist a,Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird more

Dec 1, 2015 9:29 PM Around MKE

The 1968 Cy Twombly “blackboard” painting sold for $70.5 million at New York City’s Sotheby’s auction in November (higher than experts’ estimate of $60 million). The painting consists of six horizontal lines of continuous,Chuck Shepherd'... more

Nov 24, 2015 8:36 PM Around MKE

Professional patients now help train would-be doctors, especially in the most delicate and dreaded of exams (gynecological and prostate), where a becalming technique improves outcomes. One “teaching associate” of Eastern ,Chuck Shepherd'... more

Nov 17, 2015 10:22 PM Around MKE

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Nov 10, 2015 12:52 AM Around MKE

A 2015 decision of the Georgia Supreme Court has created a puzzle for drunken driver enforcement. In Georgia (and other states), blood alcohol tests are “voluntary” (to bypass the issue of whether drivers can be forced, or even pressured... more

Nov 3, 2015 9:15 PM Around MKE

Is It Really a ‘Problem’ If 99% Wish They Had It? Among those struggling with psychological issues in modern America are the rich “one-percenters” (especially the mega-rich,Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird more

Oct 27, 2015 10:37 PM Around MKE

In October, a Harvard University debate team (three-time recent champions of the American Parliamentary Debate Association) lost a match to a team of prisoners from the maximum-security Eastern New York Correctional Facility,Chuck Shepherd'... more

Oct 20, 2015 10:37 PM Around MKE

Two suburban Minneapolis elementary schools this fall hired a consulting firm to advise officials on kids’ recess, and the leading recommendations (promoting “safety” and “inclusiveness”) were elimination of “contact” games in favo... more

Oct 13, 2015 8:55 PM Around MKE

Randy Richardson, 42, vying unopposed for the Riceville, Iowa, school board (having agreed to run just because he has two kids in school) failed to get any votes at all—as even he was too busy on election day (Sept. 8) to make it to the ,Ch... more

Oct 6, 2015 9:45 PM Around MKE

New York University’s Brennan Center for Justice study released in September warned that, unless major upgrades are made quickly, 43 states will conduct 2016 elections on electronic voting machines at least 10 ,Chuck Shepherd's News of the ... more

Sep 29, 2015 9:39 PM Around MKE

One of the remaining 116 Guantanamo Bay prisoners (a man suspected of having been close to Osama bin Laden) has a dating profile on captioned “detained but ready to mingle,” the man’s lawyer Carlos Warner told Al Jazeera ,Chuck... more

Sep 23, 2015 1:09 AM Around MKE

Your English Teacher Was Right    In September, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery concluded that records of an investigation need not be relea,Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird more

Sep 16, 2015 12:35 AM Around MKE

The Federal Aviation Administration recently granted (likely for the first time ever) an application to fly a paper airplane. Prominent drone advocate Peter Sachs had applied to conduct commercial aerial photography with his ,Chuck Shepherd... more

Sep 8, 2015 4:34 PM Around MKE

Muslim clerics complain of the commercialization of the holy city of Mecca during the annual hajj pilgrimages, but for Pope Francis’ visits to New York, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia in mid-September, shameless street vendors and entre... more

Sep 1, 2015 8:37 PM Around MKE

British director Missouri Williams brought an adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear to the London Courtyard art facility in August for a one-week run, centered on a human actor struggling to stage the play using only sheep,Chuck Shepherd's ... more

Aug 25, 2015 9:13 PM Around MKE