Prince Hamlet Put on Trial
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will preside over a hearing to determine if Shakespeare's Hamlet would be mentally competent to stand trial in today's courts.
For one night, the big question in "Hamlet" won't be "To be, or not to be" but "Is he or isn't he?"—as in "Is the prince of Denmark mentally competent to stand trial for the murder of Polonius?" The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles will present a Jan. 31 mock trial to determine the answer in a program created and presided over by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. The legal-literary proceedings, which will be held at USC's Bovard Auditorium, will be run "as if it were a bona fide trial," says Ben Donenberg, the Shakespeare Center's founder and artistic director.
The controversy around the Torah codes gets a new life.
- Mathematicians claim to see a predictive pattern in the ancient Torah texts.
- The code is revealed by a method found with special computer software.
- Some events described by reading the code took place after the code was written.
The controversy over whether Jesus had any siblings is reignited after an amazing new discovery of an ancient text.
Orangutans join humans and bees in a very exclusive club
- Orangutan mothers wait to sound a danger alarm to avoid tipping off predators to their location
- It took a couple of researchers crawling around the Sumatran jungle to discover the phenomenon
- This ability may come from a common ancestor
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