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Link About It: This Week's Picks

1. Women Dominate the James Beard Awards<p>This week the James Beard Awards ushered the latest crop of celebrated restaurants and the chefs who dreamed them up into the echelons of the foodie world. While the industry tends to be dominated by men, it was women who made out big at this year's ceremony. …

Manchester United's 12 months of turmoil since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement - Telegraph

Fossil Galaxy Provides a Window Into the Early Universe

The dwarf galaxy Segue 1 has remained largely unchanged for billions of years.<p>A tiny galaxy lying just beyond the edge of the Milky Way has failed to evolve normally over the last several billion years, say astronomers, and it represents a sample of the universe as it was in its infancy, around 13 …

Daily Inspiration #1756

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Eastern Ukraine Wraps Up Vote On Independence; Clashes Reported

<b>(This post was updated at 3:55 p.m. ET.)</b><p>Residents of two fractious regions of eastern Ukraine wrapped up voting on Sunday in a controversial referendum over independence from the central government in Kiev.<p>Separatists opened polls at 8 a.m. local time (1 a.m. EDT) in Donetsk and Luhansk, despite …

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Russia’s Zuckerberg, Pavel Durov, quits as VKontakte CEO after Kremlin allies take over

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p><b>NOTE (3 April): Two days later, Durov un-resigned. The plot thickens…</b><p>Pavel Durov, the founder of the Russian social network …

Tsunami heights exceed 6 feet after Chile earthquake; warning lifted

Observed tsunami heights reached nearly 7 feet in the Chilean port city of Iquique in the wake of Tuesday's magnitude 8.2 earthquake off the nation's northern coast.<p>But by early Wednesday local time, the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center lifted tsunami warnings and watches for Chile and other …

Natural Disasters

grain editHong Kong’s neon signs

Hong Kong’s visual culture museum M+ recently released a fascinating documentary on the local neon sign industry. The short film titled “the Making …

California Snowpack Measure Could Reveal Future of Drought

Surveyors will ski into the Sierra Nevada on Tuesday to gauge prospects for water runoff this spring.<p>Surveyors will ski into the Sierra Nevada mountains Tuesday to perform what has become an anxiously watched rite of spring in drought-stricken California: measuring snow to determine how much water …

Portsmouth poised to cash in if former defender Glen Johnson wins Premier Leage with Liverpool

Portsmouth are set to reap up to £1 million if Liverpool win the Premier League - thanks to Glen Johnson.<p>England right-back Glen Johnson, who left Portsmouth for Liverpool in a £17 million deal back in 2009 could provide a huge financial boost for the Fratton Park club.<p>Portsmouth negotiated a …

Buying Guides

New safety measures at Itaquerao

Brazilian organisers are adding safety features where a worker died in the stadium hosting the World Cup opener, hoping to quickly reverse an order …

Vulnerable Dems still wary of ACA

After 7 million people signed up for Obamacare, an unexpectedly sunny end to a dreary enrollment process, Democrats outlined plans Tuesday to step up attacks on Republicans for wanting to repeal the health care law.<p>But while Obama administration officials popped champagne to celebrate the …

Second world war bomb kills seven in Bangkok

Workers at a scrapyard in Thailand's capital accidentally detonated a large bomb believed to have been dropped during the second world war, killing at least seven people and injuring 19 others, police said.<p>Police bomb squad chief Kamthorn Auicharoen said construction workers found the bomb buried …

Students occupying Taiwan government take to Reddit AMA

Taiwanese students peacefully occupying Taiwan's legislature building have taken to Reddit with an Ask Me Anything to explain their goals.<p>Students and protestors took over the national legislature's assembly hall more than two weeks ago, in opposition to a trade pact that could leave Taiwan more …

China

Samsung Rolls Out Smart Home Service In Korea and US

Samsung took the wraps off its Smart Home service at CES in January this year, and today it is rolling out the service in Korea and the US. More countries will be added throughout the year.<p>Samsung Smart Home ties together smart TVs and home appliances to a smartphone so you can control devices …

Why Google Has Nothing To Fear From Yet Another Apple Patent Lawsuit

On the first day of yet another trial pitting Apple against Samsung, the real target by most experts’ reckoning is a third party: Google, maker of the Android mobile operating software that is the chief nemesis of the maker of iPhones and iPads. Four of the five patents that Apple claims are …

Viber's Windows Phone 8 app now allows you to call any number you want

How does Viber celebrate being acquired for a ton of money? By bringing one of its most popular features, Viber Out, to Windows Phone 8 -- that's how. In second thought, we're probably way off. Still, the Skype rival has indeed updated its WP8 application, celebration or not, allowing users to now …

Is there a tech bubble? Revisiting irrational exuberance

<b>US stocks are soaring to new heights.</b><p>The S&P 500 has hit yet another record high, pushed up by consumer and technology stocks. It is continuing a trend from last year when it seemed that new records were being set nearly every month.<p>The Nasdaq, the stock index where tech companies are largely …