Paul Simon wrote another one of these modern hymns. “I would not have predicted that ‘Bridge over Troubled Water’ would be a song that would be kind of permanently there,” said Simon, sitting in the lobby of the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, on a break from rehearsal for his 2011 tour supporting theSo Beautiful or So Whatalbum. “People used to play it at their weddings, and now they play it at their funerals, state funerals I heard it played when Ronald Reagan died.

And now it’s time for a new segment. About once a month, we plan to visit with one of the scientists who contribute to NPR’s science and culture blog. The blog is called 13.7. Peters says they’re conducting surveys to figure out how some remote small towns are already making residents’ life better, even as their populations drain away. He says there are some standouts such as Sac City, Iowa, whose population is estimated at 2,105 and falling. The numbers are down by a third since a farm equipment manufacturer closed its factory there in the 1980s..

Well, partly because everyone is so much more knowing these days or at least keen to seen to be andwe have YouTube to collect all those ‘incriminating’ clips. It’s why we talk about ‘bromances’ now,instead of ‘innocent’ buddy movies. And partly it’s because Top Gun has come to be seen as the quintessential 80s movie,and the 80s are now seen as culturally ‘gay’.

It was a rewarding job. Fast forward about two years into it, my boss went for a trip for about a month back to his country (egypt). I also happen to work with my mom and we were told to care for his family since no one else will. But a spinning table is hardly a giant wheel in space. Fortunately, for anyone harbouring dreams of that elegant ship in 2001: A Space Odyssey, all is not lost. Baker believes there may be another way to build the first artificial gravity spacecraft.

The sale of the 269 foot Ocean Breeze, built for Saddam Hussein and docked on the French Riviera, could be thwarted, however, if Iraq can prove it belongs to someone in the late dictator’s entourage and now, therefore, to the government in Baghdad. 31, is still Iraqi. But the yacht brokerage firm Nigel Burgess said other owners, whom it will not name, have asked it to sell the vessel.

Legal medical marijuana, which is apparently considered a farce by the DEA, is now accepted by 86 percent of all Americans. (53 percent support full adult legalization.) Eighty six percent: Medical pot now outpolls the Stars and Stripes and apple pie. Many of us know someone who has benefitted from its use a parent with cancer, a friend fighting epilepsy, or an Iraq War soldier battling PTSD.