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Would You Pay $350k

In 1984, a road-legal car capable of a 4.8-second sprint to 60 mph that could also turn and stop, and was almost practical, sounded like vaporware to most people. It wasn’t: the Sport Quattro, a shortened and improved ur-Quattro, was that car. Not that many people knew about it—it was staggeringly …

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Why Physics Needs God But God Doesn't Need Physics

Recently I created a brief storm on Twitter by throwing out questions that physicists can't answer. Twitter allows you to contact famous physicists directly, and it's predictable that a handful will become irritated and even riled up if you dare to challenge them. "What happens in physics stays in …

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Feds Need Look No Further Than Rodney King for the Case Against Wilson

In August 1992, nearly three months to the day after the four LAPD officers that beat black motorist Rodney King were acquitted on nearly all charges by a jury with no blacks on it, Lourdes G. Baird, the United States Attorney for California's Central District, stepped before a battery of news …

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The Only 5 Juice Recipes You'll Ever Need

The founders of LA's Pressed Juicery release their first book and share their secret recipes with BAZAAR.<p>If you're cool and you live in LA—or your name is Jessica Alba, Madonna, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Nicole Richie or Emma Roberts—then you're probably a huge fan of the Pressed Juicery, a …

New Iran Nuclear talks deadlines: March 1, July 1, 2015

A new deadline for a political framework agreement for Iran's Nuclear talks has been set for March 1, 2015, a Western diplomat tells CNN on Monday, with a deadline for final agreement including annexes on July 1.<p>Negotiators had been scrambling to reach a deal on Iran's nuclear program before a …

Finding OBL in Pakistan proved war on terror was waged against wrong country: Karzai

<b>NEW DELHI: Continuing with his anti-Pakistan rhetoric, former Afghan president Hamid Karzai on Friday said finding Osama bin Laden in Pakistan proved</b> …

Classic Macs turned into modern furniture

The Apple Power Mac G5 was a classic computer of the early millennium, but for all of its strengths — besides its gorgeous design, it was the fastest Mac in Apple's lineup when it was released in 2003 — it didn't last: the G5 family was retired in 2006 for the Mac Pro. The rest is recent …

This App Scans Your Proportions And Mails You A Custom-Fitted Shirt

A new app called MTailor plans to change that, however, by outsourcing the measurements to your smartphone's camera.<p>Here's how it works.<p>Shirts start at $69, but that's still cheaper than other custom shirts out there, which can cost $100 and up. Also, shipping is free.<p>First, you choose the type of …

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Politicians In South Miami Want South Florida To Become Its Very Own State

South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard says that he has supported the idea of Florida becoming two states for at least 15 years, but it finally took his Vice Mayor Walter Harris writing the proposal to get the ball rolling. Stoddard and Harris agree that Tallahassee simply isn’t doing enough to help the …

American meat’s disgusting secret: Why factory farms are even worse than you thought

Journalist Ted Genoways probes deep into the pork industry’s horrific business plan<p>Fremont, Nebraska, 2004: Maria Lopez, a meat production line worker, gathers and bags fat trimmings while her co-worker slices pork shoulders. Struggling to keep up with the plant's accelerated assembly line, her …

What You Should Always Keep In Your Pantry (and Fridge, and Freezer)

From quinoa to eggs, here's what you actually need in your pantry, fridge, and freezer at all times<p>It's the age-old, seven-word question that plagues nearly every home cook at some point, no matter how skilled he or she is: "What should I make for dinner tonight?"<p>Despite the neverending number of …

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Social Enterprise In Haiti Transforms The Lives Of Peanut Farmers

The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership recently announced the launch of its latest social enterprise. Called Acceso Peanut Enterprise Corp., it’s aimed at the more than 12,000 small holder peanut farmers in Haiti.<p>The Partnership, founded in 2007, is an initiative of the Clinton Foundation …

Why Is Timberland Planting Trees In Haiti?

A recent Forbes blog covered the news that Timberland has supported the planting of over 2 million trees in Haiti. My first reaction was that this is absolutely great. My second reaction was why?<p>Why is an American company best known for high quality outdoor shoes planting trees in Haiti? Why has …

Why We Need To Learn To See Haiti Through Different Eyes

In his recent piece in the McKinsey Voices on Society, Olivier Barrau (@obarrau), CEO of the Alternative Insurance Company in Haiti, makes a strong case for changing the fatalistic mindset in Haiti, which he considers to be one of the reasons why the insurance market in Haiti remains highly …

American Airlines next stop: Cap-Haïtien, Haiti

Haiti’s historical mecca is expanding to the world.<p>After a modified 757 transporting then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in October 2012 became …

Haitian moms demand UN help for the babies their peacekeepers left behind

When the US military pulled out of Vietnam in 1973, it left something of a living legacy: Tens of thousands of pregnant Vietnamese women. But this issue is not confined to Americans in Vietnam, or even to wartime. It’s also an often overlooked side effect of United Nations peacekeeping …

Impact of climate change on coffee and mango growing areas in Haiti

Coffee and mango contribute significantly to Haiti’s agricultural gross domestic product and export revenues. A recent study conducted by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) revealed that future changes in temperature and rainfall patterns …

Why Haiti Is One Of The Worst Countries For Child Slavery

The Creole word "restavek" roughly means "stay with" and refers to the estimated 200,000 to 220,000 slaves in Haiti, most of whom are children. The 2013 Global Slavery Index ranks Haiti number two in the world in prevalence of modern slavery by population, behind the African nation of …

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