BartCop Entertainment Archives - Tuesday, 15 December, 2015

Tuesday

15 December, 2015

(Updated Daily)

[1538 days in a row]



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Recommended Reading

from Bruce

Bruce took the day off.



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David Bruce has over 80 Kindle books on Amazon.com.


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Trivia Question of the Day


Washington Irving, who wrote the short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", also served as the US Ambassador to what country?

                                  



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Trivia Question from Yesterday


"Licorice Stick" is American slang for what band instrument?


       Clarinet                                                      Source


The clarinet (1930s+ Jive talk)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.        Source







Randall was first and correct with:
   Don't know for sure, but my guess would be the clarinet





Lois Of Oregon wrote:
   I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW! It's a clarinet! My son pretended to play one in middle school band. He was not too convincing...forgot to puff up his cheeks.





Alan J said:
   Clarinet.



mj replied:
   I do believe that's
  A term for clarinet.




Jim from CA, retired to ID, responded:
   clarinet



Adam answered:
   The Clarinet.
  Ok then- never heard anyone call it that, ever.




Harry M wrote:
   Clarinet



Deborah said:
   Taking a WAG here - is it the clarinet?
  Decent rain yesterday, followed by ridiculous wind and then (now) cold.I know it's still autumn but it sure feels like winter.




Carolyn replied:
   That sounds like the Clarinet, my Dad had one he liked to tootle on occasionally.



Marian answered:
   clarinet.
  Your Dad looks terrific!!




Dale of Diamondy Springs, Norfallcali responded:
   The clarinet, not to be confused with the skin flute. Or toss my salad.





DJ Useo said:
   As a former Band, & Orchestra Manager, I know the answer is the Clarinet.
  Clearly, the nickname came from a period when both clarinets, & licorice were considered cool. :D





MAM   wrote:
   Clarinet ~ Developed during the heydey of big band clarinet playing in the 1930's.





Joe S     answered:
   Oh! The clarinet. I think when most people think of the clarinet they think of Benny Goodman, well a lot of people anyway. I think of Benny Goodman too. But I also think of Pete Fountain, and Mr. Acker Bilk, and don't forget George Lewis.
  I love me some clarinet music..




Charlie took the day off.
  



Sally has retired, but still pays attention.
  



BttbBob   has returned to semi-retired status.
  
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  December 15 Birthdays - Celebrities Born December 15 | Famous Birthdays



  





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Middle Class Political Economist




Now a Blogger-Columnist at US News and World Reports "Economic Intelligence"


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Reader Suggestion

Michelle in AZ


How India's Nuclear Industry Created A River Of Death, According to Court Case Claims



Church Probes Priest Accused Of Embezzling $1 Million For Gay Sex Exploits



Cheers and Jeers: Monday



Review and preview of 'Childhood's End'



The 'market' has failed on pharmaceutical drugs-epically. Time for government to act



The dogs that protect little penguins - BBC News



How do atheists celebrate Christmas? - CNN.com



On 'Princess Bride' Portrayals, Mandy Patinkin Thinks Ted Cruz Doesn't Get It - First Draft. Political News, Now.



Fish Stocks Are Declining Worldwide, And Climate Change Is On The Hook : The Salt : NPR



To Help End Gender Violence, Class Teaches Teen Boys To Treat Girls As Equals : Goats and Soda : NPR



Georgia to new Syrian refugee family: Starve-no food stamps for you!



Paris Climate Summit Ignores the Reality of Nogales



I Prayed. I Got Nothing.




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David E Suggests


Fun Facts About Nails (Infographic)



David


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The Flooded Apartment - Another Update

The Useos

Hi Marty and readers,

An update on the apt and our situation.

The good news for us is the carpeting has finally been removed, & the tiling installed.

The bad news is after a month the place needs more than just that.

FEMA is supposed to come inspect it tomorrow.

I hope something goes right, as we'll be on the street in about a week.

And our expenses continue to mount.

Please consider our Gofundme page, we welcome anything.

Thank you for continued support thru donations and prayers,

Konrad, Patricia, and the four wee ones, Belle, Jammie, Nadia and Mara.

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from Marc Perkel

Patriot Act

Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End

My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.

Come Get Me Mother Fucker | Putting and end to NSA government Spying




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Selected Readings

from that Mad Cat, JD


THE BRAIN DEAD SPEAK!

"LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR" AND "WELCOME THE STRANGER".

THE MAKING OF A NOXIOUS CAPITALIST PIG.

THE PUMPKIN HEAD SPEAKS!

WELCOME TO A REPUBLICAN WORLD!

CHEMICAL CRIMNALS!

"A DAY WHEN JOURNALISM DIED."






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In The Chaos Household

Last Night

Sunny, windy and cold (for these parts).



Tonight, Tuesday:

CBS begins the night with a FRESH 'NCIS', followed by a FRESH 'NCIS: The 3rd One', then a FRESH 'Limitless'.
Scheduled on on a FRESH Stephen Colbert are Quentin Tarantino, Jonathan Groff, and Squeeze.
Scheduled on on a FRESH James Corden, OBE, are Domhnall Gleeson, Mike Epps, and Chvrches.



NBC fills the night with FRESH 'The Voice'.
Scheduled on on a FRESH Jimmy Fallon are Mark Wahlberg, Bill Burr, and Sheryl Crow.
Scheduled on on a FRESH Seth Meyers are Jennifer Lawrence, Kurt Russell, Fred Noe, and Ilan Rubin.
Scheduled on on a FRESH Carson 'The Scab' Daly are Saffron Burrows, Swingin' Utters, and Brian Posehn.



ABC opens the night with 'Toy Story That Time Forgot', followed by 'Shrek The Halls', then 'I Want A Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown', followed by a RERUN 'Shark Tank'.
Scheduled on on a FRESH Jimmy Kimmel are John Krasinski, Chris Fowler & Kirk Herbstreit, Seal.



The CW offers a RERUN 'The Flash', followed by a RERUN 'iZombie'.



Faux has a RERUN 'Grandfathered', followed by a RERUN 'The Grinder', then a RERUN 'Grandfathered', followed by a RERUN 'The Grinder'.



MY has 'TMZ (Not So) Live', followed by 'Hollywood Today (Not So) Live'.



A&E has 'Married At First Sight', another 'Married At First Sight', followed by a FRESH 'Married At First Sight', then a FRESH 'Born This Way'.



AMC offers the movie 'Scrooged', followed by the movie 'Christmas With The Kranks'.



BBC  -   
 [6:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 20, Episode 5
 [7:00AM]    TOP GEAR - SEASON 20, Episode 6
 [8:00AM]    RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 1, Ep 9 - The Olde Stone Mill
 [9:00AM]    RAMSAY'S KITCHEN NIGHTMARES US - SEASON 2, Ep 11 - Cafe 36
 [10:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO: THE SNOWMEN
 [11:00AM]    DOCTOR WHO - SEASON 7, Ep 6 - The Bells of Saint John
 [12:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4, Ep 11 - Data's Day
 [1:00PM]    STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - SEASON 4, Ep 12 - The Wounded
 [2:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 5, Ep 1 - Morocco
 [3:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 5, Ep 2 - Bear's Top Man Moments
 [4:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 4, Ep 13 - Shooting Survival
 [5:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 5, Ep 8 - Behind the Wild
 [6:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 5, Ep 9 - Cape Wrath Scotland
 [7:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 5, Ep 10 - Norway: Edge of Survival
 [8:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 6, Ep 1 - Arizona
 [9:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 6, Ep 2 - Borneo Jungle
 [10:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 5, Ep 1 - Morocco
 [11:00PM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 5, Ep 2 - Bear's Top Man Moments
 [12:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 4, Ep 13 - Shooting Survival
 [1:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 5, Ep 8 - Behind the Wild
 [2:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 5, Ep 9 - Cape Wrath Scotland
 [3:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 5, Ep 10 - Norway: Edge of Survival
 [4:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 6, Ep 1 - Arizona
 [5:00AM]    MAN VS. WILD - SEASON 6, Ep 2 - Borneo Jungle    (ALL TIMES EST)



Bravo has 'Real Housewives Of BH' another 'Real Housewives Of BH', followed by a FRESH 'Real Housewives Of BH', then a FRESH 'Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce'.



Comedy Central has an hour of old 'Broad City', followed by 3 hours of old 'Tosh.0'.
Scheduled on on a FRESH The Daily Show is Pusha T.
Scheduled on on a FRESH @Midnight are Andrew Santino, Meaghan Rath, and Jak Knight.



FX has the movie 'R.I.P.D.', followed by the movie 'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon'.



History has 'The Curse Of Oak Island: Digging Deeper', followed by a FRESH 'The Curse Of Oak Island: Digging Deeper', then a FRESH 'The Curse Of Oak Island', followed by a FRESH 'Hunting Hitler'.



IFC  -   
 [6:00AM]    COMEDY BANG! BANG!-Maya Rudolph
 [6:15AM]    STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK
 [8:30AM]    STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME
 [11:15AM]    STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER
 [1:45PM]    FUNNY FARM
 [4:00PM]    MR. WOODCOCK
 [6:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-'Til the Next Goodbye
 [6:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Bohemian Rhapsody
 [7:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Somebody to Love
 [7:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-You're My Best Friend
 [8:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Misfire
 [8:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Stone Cold Crazy
 [9:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Long Away
 [9:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Fun It
 [10:00PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Good Company
 [10:30PM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Who Needs You
 [11:00PM]    CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE
 [1:00AM]    ATTACK THE BLOCK
 [3:00AM]    CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE
 [5:00AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Bohemian Rhapsody
 [5:30AM]    THAT '70S SHOW-Somebody to Love    (ALL TIMES EST)



Sundance  -   
 [6:00AM]    Stand by Me
 [8:00AM]    Firestarter
 [10:30AM]    The Shining
 [2:00PM]    Fight Club
 [5:00PM]    The Warriors
 [7:00PM]    Easy Rider
 [9:00PM]    Pale Rider
 [11:30PM]    Five Easy Pieces
 [2:00AM]    Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter-Episode 8
 [3:00AM]    Wild Things
 [5:15AM]    Love Lust-Love Lust & Heels
 [5:30AM]    All Good Things    (ALL TIMES EST)



SyFy has 'Childhood's End', followed by a FRESH 'Childhood's End', then a FRESH 'The Expanse'.



TBS:
Scheduled on on a FRESH Conan are Sharon Stone, Pete Holmes, and Beach House.



TCM spends most of the night with Carole Landis
 [6:00 AM]      The Circus (1928)    SILENT 
 [7:15 AM]      Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928)     SILENT 
 [8:30 AM]      Polly Of The Circus (1932)
 [9:45 AM]      The Circus Clown (1934)
 [11:00 AM]      At The Circus (1939)
 [12:30 PM]      The Wagons Roll At Night (1941)
 [2:00 PM]      Carnival Story (1954)
 [3:45 PM]      Billy Rose's Jumbo (1962)
 [6:00 PM]      The Big Circus (1959)
 [8:00 PM]      One Million B.C. (1940)
 [9:30 PM]      Topper Returns (1941)
 [11:15 PM]      Road Show (1941)
 [1:00 AM]      Turnabout (1940)
 [2:30 AM]      Secret Command (1944)
 [4:00 AM]      Having Wonderful Crime (1945)

 [5:15 AM]      TCM Presents Elvis Mitchell Under the Influence: Joan Allen (2008)     (ALL TIMES EST)



Wednesday   -  12/16/15

TCM spends the night with Frank Sinatra
 [6:00 AM]      A Criminal Is Born (1938)
 [6:30 AM]      Twilight of Honor (1963)
 [8:45 AM]      Crime and Punishment (1935)
 [10:30 AM]      12 Angry Men (1957)
 [12:30 PM]      Witness for the Prosecution (1958)
 [2:45 PM]      I Want To Live! (1958)
 [5:00 PM]      Anatomy Of A Murder (1959)
 [8:00 PM]      Frank Sinatra: Ol' Blue Eyes is Back (1973)    [AKA: 'Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra']
 [9:00 PM]      On the Town (1949)
 [11:00 PM]      Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
 [12:45 AM]      Anchors Aweigh (1945)
 [3:15 AM]      It Happened In Brooklyn (1947)
 [5:15 AM]      The Kissing Bandit (1948)
    (ALL TIMES EST)



USA has a FRESH 'Chrisley Knows Best', followed by a FRESH 'Donny!'.




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Actor Harrison Ford and his wife, actress Calista Flockhart, arrive at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood, California December 14, 2015.
Photo by Mario Anzuoni

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The Sideshow - by Avedon Carol


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Lyrics in Medical Lit

Bob Dylan

Hey, Mr. Scientist man: Bob Dylan references in biomedical literature have increased "exponentially" since 1990, a new study finds.

In the study, the researchers conducted a search of the biomedical papers published through May 2015 and found 213 references "unequivocally citing" the singer/songwriter. The earliest citation dated back to 1970, eight years after the release of Dylan's debut album, but the majority of citations appeared after 1990, the researchers wrote in their study.

The most popular Dylan songs referenced were "The Times They Are a-Changin'," which had 135 citations, and "Blowin' in the Wind," which had 36 citations, according to the study, which was published in the annual Christmas issue of The BMJ (a lighthearted edition of the medical journal that normally publishes serious research).

However, papers that referenced Dylan songs did not seem to garner an increased amount of attention from the research community, the researchers wrote in their study.

The study was inspired by the discovery that a group of scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden had been sneaking Dylan lyrics into their papers as a part of a long-running bet, the researchers wrote in their study.

Bob Dylan

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Carrie Fisher, left, and daughter Billie Lourd arrive at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Photo by Jordan Strauss

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Ex-Girlfriend Alleges Forgery

Sumner Redstone

Sumner Redstone's former girlfriend, Manuela Herzer, filed a new lawsuit in California on Monday alleging that the 92-year-old media mogul's signature was forged on a document removing her as his health care agent.

Redstone is the controlling shareholder of Viacom Inc and CBS Corp and Herzer's allegations, in lawsuits filed in the past few weeks, that he is no longer mentally competent to run the companies has concerned investors.

Redstone had picked Herzer to make his healthcare decisions in case he was not able to but removed her as his health care agent on Oct. 16.

On Nov. 25 Herzer filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles County Superior Court raising questions about Redstone's mental competence and requested he be medically examined immediately.

The court on Nov. 30 rejected Herzer's request but allowed the case to proceed.

Sumner Redstone

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Peculiar Gait

Puti

A long-standing peculiarity in Russian president Vladimir Putin's walk - with his right arm held almost immobile, while his left arm swings freely - has sparked speculation over the years about its origins, with rumors ranging from an in-utero stroke to a childhood bout with polio.

Now, a new study by a group of neurologists reaches a very different conclusion, pinning the source of Putin's gait on the training he received while he was in the Soviet Union's KGB, the nation's national security agency.

In the study, published online today (Dec. 14) in the journal The BMJ, the researchers discovered that several other prominent Russian officials displayed a similar gait, which they say could also be linked to KGB training intended to keep a man's "gun arm" close to his holster, ready to draw a weapon at a moment's notice.

But swinging only one arm is unusual, said Bastiaan R. Bloem, a co-author of the new study and professor of movement disorder neurology at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre in the Netherlands. In fact, an immobile arm is one of the earliest known indicators of Parkinson's disease, he said.

The researchers concluded that although Putin's movements appear to be the result of conditioning, and not an example of a neurological disorder, the study is still valuable to those who study diseases like Parkinson's, Bloem said. By drawing attention to this trait as a symptom of Parkinson's, the new study could help doctors identify Parkinson's earlier, and prevent the full-blown disease from developing.

Puti

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Actor Mark Hamill points as he arrives at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood, California December 14, 2015.
Photo by Mario Anzuoni

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Astronauts Needed

NASA

NASA opened its astronaut-application website Monday. It's accepting applications through Feb. 18.

Contenders need to be U.S. citizens with a bachelor's degree in science, math or engineering. Expect intense competition: More than 6,000 applied for NASA's last astronaut class in 2013, with only eight picked. It's an elite club, numbering only in the 300s since the original Mercury 7 chosen in 1959.

Future astronauts will have four spacecraft at their disposal: the International Space Station, two commercial crew capsules to get there, and NASA's Orion spacecraft for eventual Mars trips. Pay is between $66,000 and $145,000 a year, and you'll have to move to Houston.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, a member of the Astronaut Class of 1980, said this next group will help "blaze the trail" to Mars.

NASA

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Wake-up Call


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Files Countersuit

Cosby

Bill Cosby fired back Monday at seven women who are suing him for defamation, accusing them of making false accusations of sexual misconduct for financial gain.

In a countersuit filed in federal court, Cosby alleges the women made "malicious, opportunistic, and false and defamatory accusations" against him. Cosby is seeking monetary damages "to the maximum extent permitted by law."

The women have claimed Cosby defamed them by allowing his representatives to brand them as liars after they went public with allegations of rape and other sexual misconduct dating back decades.

In his counterclaim, the comedian says the women have "engaged in a campaign to assassinate" his reputation and character. He says their campaign is "nothing more than an opportunistic attempt to extract financial gain from him."

The women suing Cosby in U.S. District Court in Springfield are among approximately 50 who have come forward with allegations of rape or unwanted sexual contact over the last year. Cosby has a home in Shelburne in western Massachusetts.

Cosby

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Norman Lear, left, and Lyn Lear arrive at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, in Los Angeles.
Photo by Jordan Strauss

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Gets Restraining Order In Ohio

Planned Parenthood

A U.S. judge on Monday temporarily blocked Ohio from initiating legal action against three Planned Parenthood facilities the state's attorney general accused last week of violating rules for disposal of fetal remains.

Planned Parenthood, which denied violating any state rules, sued Ohio in U.S. District Court, saying state Attorney General Mike DeWine had singled out the organization over all other healthcare providers in violation of its rights to due process and equal protection under the U.S. Constitution.

Republicans in the Ohio House of Representatives introduced proposals on Monday that would require clinics to dispose of post-abortion remains by burial or cremation and for women to chose the method on a state health department form.

Planned Parenthood has denied wrongdoing and has said that abortion services account for about 3 percent of its work. The bills are targeted to make it harder for women to seek abortions, Planned Parenthood officials said.

Planned Parenthood

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Actor Billy Dee Williams and family arrive at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood, California December 14, 2015.
Photo by Kevork Djansezian

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Can Kill Class Action Lawsuits

DirectTV

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that satellite provider DirecTV can avoid a class action lawsuit in California over early termination fees and force customers into private arbitration hearings instead.

In a 6-3 opinion, the justices said that DirecTV's contracts can specifically prohibit customers from banding together to sue the company, even though California state law would allow such class action lawsuits to go forward.

It's the latest in a series of high court rulings that favor the ability of businesses to limit their litigation costs by including mandatory arbitration in standard customer contracts. Consumer advocates say such agreements rob customers of any meaningful power to challenge corporate misconduct.

Writing for the court, Justice Stephen Breyer said California law is pre-empted by the Federal Arbitration Act, which lets companies require customer disputes to be settled one by one in arbitration.

A California state appeals court had ruled against DirecTV last year, saying that state law forbids agreements that waive customer's rights to bring a class action. The state's highest court affirmed.

DirectTV

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Actor Seth Green and his wife, actress Clare Grant, arrive at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood, California December 14, 2015.
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19th-Century Family Laws

Japan

Japan's top court will rule this week on a pair of 19th century family laws that critics blast as sexist and out of touch.

The Supreme Court will weigh in on the legality of a six-month ban on women remarrying after divorce and another law that requires spouses to have the same surname, in a highly anticipated decision set for Wednesday.

The half-year remarriage ban is linked to complex rules over the timing of a child's birth after divorce -- designed to determine whether a child belonged to the ex-husband or the new spouse's family in an era before DNA testing.

The surname rule is a throwback to Japan's feudal family system, in which all women and children came under the control of the head of household -- traditionally a man.

A poll by public broadcaster NHK last week showed that 46 percent support being able to choose their surname while 50 percent think a couple should use the same one.

Japan

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An archaeologist observes the 'Guanche Mummy of Barranco de Herques' upon its arrival at National Museum of Archeology in Madrid, Spain on Dec. 14, 2015. The mummy was moved from Anthropology Museum, where it has stayed for more than 100 years. The mummy is the best well-preserved example of a man who was found in Tenerife, Canary Islands, in 1776. Guanche is an original inhabitant of Canary Islands. The mummy will be part of an exhibition focused on Canary's prehistory.
Photo by Emilio Naranjo

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Researchers Analyze

Cursor Movements

Researchers at Brigham Young University say they have found an accurate way to determine whether you're angry or not by analyzing your computer mouse movements. It may sound strange, but the discovery could help website designers and software developers cater user interface elements to your emotional state.

BYU professor and information systems expert Jeffrey Jenkins says that cursor movement becomes far less precise when we're feeling down or irritated. The cursor movement is jerky and sudden rather than straight or gently curved, and overall we move the mouse slower than normal.

"Using this technology, websites will no longer be dumb," Jenkins says. "Websites can go beyond just presenting information, but they can sense you. They can understand not just what you're providing, but what you're feeling."

He also pointed to uses for his research, such as pinpointing portions of websites and software that frustrate people, and making software more pleasant to use. Up until now, designers have used focus groups to look for issues, which may not always give the best idea of what exactly needs to be changed.

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Meteors streak across the night sky over the Galenki RT-70 radio telescope at a Kvant-D command and measurement complex which is part of the Titov Main Space Test Center in Primorye Territory, Russia on Dec. 14, 2015.
Photo by Smityuk Yuri

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