Bush paid TV pundit to push education plan

The Bush administration paid an African-American pundit $240,000 (£127,000) to promote its education policies to the black community and urge other black journalists to do the same in the run-up to the presidential election. In an effort to promote its controversial education reform programme, No Child Left Behind, the education department paid Armstrong Williams “to regularly comment on NCLB during the course of his broadcasts” on a nationally syndicated television…

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Technology rescues Italy's art

The problem with Italy’s antiquities and culture is that there is simply too much. How do you conserve ancient and priceless artefacts at the same time as letting people come and see them? –David Reid –Technology rescues Italy’s art (BBC News) Thanks for the link, Rosemary. I’ve toyed with using VR to reconstruct the interior of a chapel that was destroyed in WWII…