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Shakespeare Didn't Work Alone, Says Computer

Program developed to spot plagiarism shows Bard wrote Edward III With Kyd

(Newser) - The computer program is called “Pl@giarism,” but no one is suggesting the Bard cribbed from others—not yet, at least. Researchers used the software, developed to spot cheating scholars, to take a look at The Reign of King Edward III, an unattributed 1596 play that has recently been... More »

Yorn Sees Bardot in Scarlett

Singer records new album with Johansson

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson is the new Brigitte Bardot, says Pete Yorn, who enlisted the actress to join him on an upcoming album. A dream moved him to echo the 1960s collaborations of Serge Gainsbourg and Bardot, the singer-songwriter tells Rolling Stone. “So who is Brigitte Bardot?” Yorn says he asked... More »

Timberlake, Spears Plan Duet

Long-awaited duet may finally be recorded

(Newser) - The long-awaited duet between Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake may finally see the light of day. The New York Post reports that the former teeny-bopper couple will collaborate on a track for Spears’ next album, due out at the end of '08. It's the second go-round for the duo: Timberlake... More »

Palestinians Forced to Spy for Medical Care

Israeli secret police said to deny entry to Gazans who refuse

(Newser) - Israeli authorities are coercing sick Palestinians into spying on their communities in Gaza, according to a report by an Israeli human rights group. Israel's secret police are telling Gazans seeking entry into the country for vital medical care that they must become informants or they won't be allowed in, reports... More »

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