An Israeli woman's grisly death in the West Bank and her ties to the Palestinian suspect

Los Angeles Times

The way prosecutors tell it, Muhammad Harouf invited Michal Halimi to a beach on the Israeli coast not far from the popular Yamit Water Park. Then he threw two cement bricks on her head and hid her body in the sand, under a discarded tire. Halimi's body was found two months later in dunes not far from the water park, in the city of Holon, where Harouf worked as a gardener and handyman. He has been charged with killing Halimi, a cosmetician who lived in the West Bank settlement of Adam with her husband, Aharon Halimi. She was pregnant when she died.

#291: Medieval Automata and Cathartic Objects: Modern Robots Inspired by History, with Michal Luria


In this episode, Lauren Klein interviews Michal Luria, a PhD candidate in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, about research that explores the boundaries of Human-Robot Interaction. Michal draws inspiration from the Medieval Times for her project to test how historical automata can inform modern robotics. She also discusses her work with cathartic objects to support emotional release. Michal Luria is a PhD candidate in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, advised by Professors Jodi Forlizzi and John Zimmerman. Prior to her PhD, Michal studied Interactive Communication at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel.

Film About 1995 Kidnapping Revisits Old Grudges in Slovakia

U.S. News

FILE- In this March 11, 2004 file picture Vladimir Meciar meets with the media in Bratislava, Slovakia, A new movie hit Slovak cinemas based on a real event that shocked Slovakia: a kidnap of late President Michal Kovac's son during the rule of authoritarian Prime Minister Vladimir Meciar. Meciar led Slovakia into international isolation in the 1990s and is believed to be behind Michal Kovac jr's kidnapping to Austria in 1995.

Transhumanism and the idea of education in the world of cyborgs. Michal Klichowski


Poland I have a PhD in educational science. I published 7 books and over 50 papers. I have been working in more than 20 different research projects. I am a member of the editorial boards and a reviewer of several scientific journals. My current research belongs primarily to the area of philosophy of education, cyberpsychology and cognitive neuroscience.

Bernier, Perry Lead Ducks Past Blackhawks 1-0

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NOTES: With Gibson out, Bernier was backed up by Jhonas Enroth. . Jeff Glass backed up Crawford for a third game. Scott Darling is recovering from an upper-body injury. He's eligible to return when Anaheim hosts Washington on Sunday.