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Former Chenzhou city anti-corruption official Zeng Jinchun stands trial in Changsha, the capital of China's Hunan province, in 2008. He was convicted of corruption, sentenced to death, and is now awaiting execution. Similar corruption scandals have occurred across China.
This composite image of brain scans shows two traits of a highly impulsive individual. The cool colors in the midbrain are indicative of a decrease in dopamine receptor levels while the warm colors show elevated levels of dopamine in a different part of the brain called the striatum.
Joshua W. Buckholtz and David H. Zald
Spot The Schmuck: Paul Rudd (right) stars as Tim, an ambitious executive tasked with finding a weirdo to bring to his boss's dinner -- for the high-flying hedge-fund types to mock. Steve Carell plays the oddball in question, a bizarre IRS agent who moonlights as a taxidermist.
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A man walks through a Beijing building formerly used as a secret detention center in 2009. In these "black jails," Chinese citizens are held, forcibly restrained and sometimes beaten to prevent them from lodging formal complaints with the central government.
A BP contractor uses a piece of absorbent boom to try to sop up oil from a marsh near Cocodrie, La. An NOAA contractor says this technique is not approved and will cause more harm than good to Louisiana's fragile marshes. But this worker's boss defends the technique.
IOU, one of the books published by the Concord Free Press, is on display at The Concord Bookshop in Concord, Mass. As part of the publisher's generosity-based publishing model, patrons can take the book for free, but they're asked to make a donation to charity.
This tiny telescope gets implanted in one eye and magnifies the image to make up for "holes" in the person's vision. It can greatly improve sight for some people with age-related macular degeneration.
Courtesy VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies