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Beyond the Bubble: September 23, 2011

IMAGE BY ERIK MAGNUSON

By Hana Skoblow
CONTRIBUTOR

— The “leaderless resistance movement” Occupy Wall Street hit New York’s financial district in full swing on Saturday, Sept. 17 as hundreds of protestors crowded Manhattan. The demonstration, started by the activist magazine Adbusters in July, aims to take a stand against corporate corruption.

— Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum claims that Google is favoring his
democratic opponents by not removing the first result that arises when searching for his last name. Instead of the politician, web-surfers will find this definition of santorum: “1. The frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex. 2. Senator Rick Santorum.” This website resulted after a 2003 speech in which the senator compared homosexuality to pedophilia and bestiality. Google has refused his request.

— After 31 years together, the members of R.E.M have decided to retire. There has been no mention of resentment between the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. The decision seems to be based on a mutual agreement of finality with their last album, “Collapse Into Now.”

— The first dinosaur feathers have been discovered in Alberta, Canada. Fossilized in amber, the feather fragments date to the end of the Crustacean period approximately 85 to 70 million years ago. This finding will lead to more specific evolutionary timelines and
greater clues to avian ancestors.

Sources: CBS News, CNN Money, CNN, Nerve.com, MTV, Wired Science

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