Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 06/09/2011

M.F. Hussain dies; Periodic Table expands; Weasel wielded as weapon


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WORLD: India’s Picasso dies

In the above photograph, M.F. Hussain stands before his “Last Supper” painting. Hussain, a controversial and dominating figure in the Indian art world, died in self-imposed exile on Thursday at the age of 95. In the 90s, his work became embroiled in a battle of cultural wars, with conservative Hindus accusing him of denegrating the religion with his paintings of naked Hindu icons. Hussain moved from his home to Dubai in 2006 after continued threats from the Hindu extremists.

NATIONAL: Weiner under more pressure to resign

More details came out surrounding Rep. Anthony Weiner and his use of social media for sexual exploits. The X-rated picture that conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart said existed was reportedly tweeted out by the hosts of a radio station. The New York Times spoke to the recipient of the original tweet who talked about his reckless behavior. More Democrats began to call for his dismissal and news leaked that his wife is pregnant with their first child. Rough.

ODD: Dead weasel wielded as weapon

The AP story lead wins today’s news: “Police say a man was carrying a dead weasel when he burst into an apartment and assaulted a man in Washington state. The victim asked, ‘Why are you carrying a weasel?’ Police said the attacker answered, ‘It’s not a weasel, it’s a marten,’ then punched him in the nose and fled.” Read it all here.

SCIENCE: Periodic Table just got harder to memorize

Two more elements have been added to the periodic table. Elements 114 and 116 — no names yet — are short-lived elements created in labs by smashing atoms together. Along with the table redesign, someone will need to rewrite this awesome song:

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