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Location: Mailing Lists / Archive General Hot Articles / 2002-05-15

In this week's issue:  Paying for cheap long distance,
exotic fruit, code is the answer, and Saddam Hussein's odd
Wired looks at why it's so challenging for digital animators
to make a human face that looks alive.
---Business & Technology---
A Salon piece claims that telemarketing scammers and
slammers are the price we now must pay for our lower
long-distance bills.
Salon looks at how e-mail is the favorite new tool of
corporate culture's guerrilla warriors.
Popular Mechanics looks at three new high-tech tents
designed to withstand the extreme cold and high winds of
Everest expeditions.

A California school district plans to bar high school
seniors from the traditional graduation ceremony if they
don't come up with a plan for higher education or a career,
according to Salon.
The U.S. Department of Education is trying to open the door
for single-sex public schools, reports Education Week.
A Men's Fitness piece gives readers an introduction to
several kinds of exotic fruit, including nutritional
information and serving suggestions.

The Scientist reviews the current state of biological
research into why aging occurs.
Will an AIDS vaccine be available anytime soon?  A
Scientific American article looks at how close research is
to finding a cure.
Stephen Wolfram's new book seeks to revolutionize science by
claiming that everything can be explained by a few lines of
computer code.  Wired looks at the interesting history of
the book and its author.
 Buy A New Kind of Science:
The network evening news on TV is in a sorry state, reports
a New Republic article, treating viewers like "angry,
gullible ignoramuses."
---U.S. Politics & Society---
The Atlantic Monthly has a story on the competition for the
largest defense contract in history, the U.S. military's
Joint Strike Fighter program.

---World Politics & Society---
"Black Hawk Down" author Mark Bowden reports on the (quite
odd) personal details of Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein's daily
According to a number of experts, Salon reports, militant
Islam is dying out.  Unfortunately, it may strike many more
times as it expires.
Slain Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn's influence will remain
strong for the foreseeable future, reports Time Europe.