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Monday, November 28, 2005
We're Not Kidding ... Costly Philly cop is still on the job. Kenneth Fleming has cost the city and an insurer nearly $1 million in settlements. A minister was nearly paralyzed when Fleming threw him down at the airport, where Fleming still works. He was suspended for punching a court officer in front of a judge, and for doing a strip search in public. Today he faces another disciplinary hearing. More. God once had a wife. Or at least ancient Israel once believed in a cosmic first couple: Yahweh and Asherah. (At left is an image of her from a gold pendant.) Professor William Dever defended the idea, based on archeological evidence, as well as his book Did God Have a Wife? at a Philadelphia meeting of biblical scholars last week. More. Bacteria take photos with resolution of 100 megapixels. It's part of a trend toward genetically manipulating micro-organisms to create new machines. In this case, E. coli were given light-senstive algae genes. I've said "cheese" near a burger before, but never so the burger's bugs could shoot my mug. More.