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Photo Intern Takes Powerful Image at Dallas Hospital

Pain of shooting's aftermath is evident in photo by Ting Shen

(Newser) - "I was by the hospital on the sidewalk, and when I stared into the entrance, I heard some sobbing." That's Ting Shen's description, via NPR , of the scene at Baylor University Medical Center after Thursday night's shooting in Dallas , which left five police officers dead... More »

Camera Captures World's Slowest Image

Conceptual artist Jonathon Keats cooks up another doozy

(Newser) - A low-tech camera installed on a terrace in Tempe, Arizona, is busy taking a photo—that should capture one image over the next thousand years, the Arizona Republic reports. Conceptual artist Jonathon Keats says his device will actually show 10 centuries of change in a single shot: "The photograph... More »

Scientists Capture Detailed Image of Molecule

Technique could help improve electronics, drugs

(Newser) - In a scientific first, IBM researchers have produced a detailed image of a molecule’s structure, the BBC reports. The stunning image, made with an atomic force microscope that vibrates like a tuning fork, is so finely detailed that it shows chemical bonds. Such intricate familiarity with the molecule opens... More »

Wall Street Aims to Give Itself a Facelift

Trade group mounts effort to counter 'populist overreaction'

(Newser) - Wall Street’s top trade group is fighting to fix its image amid what it calls a “populist overreaction” to the financial crisis, Bloomberg reports. Top aides to former Treasury secretary Henry Paulson are leading the “city-by-city, grassroots” campaign focused on politicians and the media. The securities industry... More »

Can Mel Make a Comeback?

Gibson aims for rehabilitation, but Mad Max is 'gone'

(Newser) - Mel Gibson appears to be making an effort to revive a career stalled after his 2006 arrest and accompanying anti-Semitic tirade, but “it seems unlikely he can ever really come back,” writes Roger Friedman for Fox News. “Like Tom Cruise, Gibson has sent himself into a weird... More »

It May Be Curtains for Squeaky-Clean Brown

Brown's success built on good-guy image

(Newser) - At this point, Chris Brown would have been better off getting caught with a bong. At least then the scandal enveloping his white-hot career could have been dismissed by some as a youthful indiscretion. But Brown's arrest after an alleged assault on Rihanna has potentially devastating implications for the 19-year-old... More »

Phelps Gets Off Easy Thanks to Image, Not Race

Goody-goodies, black or white, see minimal hit for taking hits

(Newser) - Those who think Michael Phelps would be facing harsher treatment if he were black are “stuck in the 1960s,” Jason Whitlock writes for Fox Sports. “Image is everything whether you're black or white.” Only bad boys get hung out to dry when controversy calls—Phelps was... More »

For Obama the Nominee, Even More Discipline

Acutely aware of scrutiny, campaign takes control of image

(Newser) - As Barack Obama's campaign transitions from Democratic frontrunner to nominee, his team is ratcheting down control over the candidate's public image and media access to him. But yesterday's revelation that Obama campaign volunteers prohibited two Muslim women wearing headscarves from sitting behind him at a rally underscores the challenges facing... More »

Antiwar Band Tours Mideast With State Dept. Backing

Ozomatli incorporates Arab musician's beats into its Latin music

(Newser) - In an effort to bolster its image in Muslim countries, the US is sending a group of Los Angeles musicians to the Arab world as cultural ambassadors. The band Ozomatli, whose members frequently bash Bush administration policies and the Iraq war, is touring the Mideast on the government's dime, drawing... More »

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