Researchers have thrown out the verdict against the rat, for centuries blamed as the primary carrier of the bubonic plague that struck Medieval Europe again and again with such ferocity.
We’ve heard the probable benefits of dark chocolate — the kind with 60 percent or more cocoa solids — extolled in recent years.
You may have noticed that Mars is trying to cash in on the “healthy snacking” trend by pouring Dove chocolate over blueberries and cranberries. University of Michigan researchers even added dark chocolate to their healing foods pyramid.
But Christine A. Jones, an associated professor of French and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Utah, tells us that this is nothing new. Continue reading
Foreign Policy teamed up with William & Mary’s Teaching, Research and International Policy project to survey scholars and determine which schools provide the best programs in international relations.
Pitt is ranked 19 for those pursuing a Masters:
The new head of the National Clandestine Service is a former Marine who gained fame for being former Afghanistan President’s Hamid Karzai’s “security blanket,” the Wall Street Journal reports.
His name and age? Unknown. After all, he’s a spy who has spent his career undercover, most notably as station chief in Kabul.
“Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash,” sniffed the Washington Post’s WorldViews blog.
“Michelle Obama causes outrage,” screamed the headline in Britain’s Telegraph.