virtualXTC writes: FTA: "North Korea fired a long-range rocket Wednesday morning in its second launch under its new leader, defying warnings from the U.N. and Washington only days before South Korean presidential elections. North Korea declared the launch of a rocket and satellite a success, and state television planned a special broadcast about the launch at noon (0300 GMT)." South Korea has confirmed the launch time, and Japan has confirmed that the rocket went over Okinawa, and two stanges of the rockets have sucessfuly avoided other contries and fallen into the sea. While it is still unconfirmed as to whether or not North Korea actually orbiting Satallite, it seems clarn that sancations have faild to curb South Korea's quest for nuclear wepony. Does this mean we headed to yet another war?
virtualXTC writes: "With many Slashdottersranting about how unaffordable higher education, I thought readers may be interested to hear that Harvard University has announced a "sweeping middle-income initiative" to lower the tuition burden. The new initiative frees any family with an income under $60k from contributing toward tuition, asks for a sliding 0% to >10% contribution from families in the $60K to $120K range, and flattens for family's earning $120K to $180K to not more than 10%.
Best of all, Harvard will no longer expect students to take out any loans when calculating their financial aid packages. Let's hope other schools soon follow."