Winners & Losers

Winners ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP NASA: The Lisa Nowak bizarre love triangle makes being an astronaut doubly sexy. Frenchmen: The introduction of a line of male pantyhose, in a “thick, mannish knit,” has answered many a prayer. Harvard: After 371 years, the Board of Overseers picks Drew Gilpin Faust as the university’s first female president. Ganges dolphins: A ...

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Winners

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NASA: The Lisa Nowak bizarre love triangle makes being an astronaut doubly sexy.

Winners

ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP

NASA: The Lisa Nowak bizarre love triangle makes being an astronaut doubly sexy.

Frenchmen: The introduction of a line of male pantyhose, in a “thick, mannish knit,” has answered many a prayer.

Harvard: After 371 years, the Board of Overseers picks Drew Gilpin Faust as the university’s first female president.

Ganges dolphins: A Japanese acoustic tracking device may save the endangered cetaceans, one of only four dolphin species that inhabit rivers and lakes.

Reagan’s ghost: Not only was February 6 the Gipper’s birthday, but now residents of a Polish city are demanding that a statue of the former U.S. president replace a Soviet monument, in a plaza to be renamed “Ronald Reagan Freedom Square,” no less. 

Losers

Iranian peaceniks: Iran takes it up a notch, as a top cleric insists on state radio that the United States is within his country’s “firing range.”

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Chinese spitters: Beijing is training residents to be on their best behavior for the 2008 Olympics, so anyone expectorating in public can expect a fine of 50 yuan ($6.50).

Indian consumers: Serious inflation—affecting everything from the price of lentils to apartment rents—threatens India’s economic boom.

Godless communism: 300 million Chinese identify as religious, according to the first major survey of religious belief in China—triple the official number.

Caribbean wackiness: Anna Nicole Smith, former unwelcome Bahamas resident, passes away.

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