Melissa Kimball

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Choppers, Road Hogs and Bikes: Vintage Photos of Motorcycles on the Road

Vroom<p>What do Evel Knievel, the pope, and Ronald Reagan have in common? Motorcycles! See vintage images of road trips past.<p>10.05.14 6:45 AM ET<p>Columbia …

Vin Diesel lined up to play Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy

Vin Diesel is set to play the tree-like superhero Groot in Marvel Studios' forthcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, reports Deadline.<p>The cosmic superhero tale is the Disney-owned studio's most ambitious attempt yet to bring its comic-book back catalogue to the big screen. It already features Chris …

Oscar predictions 2014 - August: Osage County

This year's …<p>The Descendants in terms of its character-based comedy and themes of family tension.<p>Also, confusingly, this year's Argo in that it is co-produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov (who scooped the crowning best picture Oscar for Ben Affleck's Iranian siege caper last February).<p>What's …

The US is cutting its deficit faster than it ever has before

The latest US budget statement is due at 2 p.m. ET and is expected to show that the US deficit continued to decline in July, falling to a consensus -$90.5 billion. That’s still in the red, to be sure. But it’s worth noting just how sharply US deficits have been declining. Check out this chart from …

Economics

Loonie ends with small loss amid weak figures from Japan

The Canadian dollar was flat Monday on a day with very little scheduled on the global economic calendar. The loonie closed down 0.08 of a cent at 97.06 cents (U.S.).<p>The dollar had been boosted by news from China last week, when that country reported that inflation in July was steady at an annual …

Take note Detroit, sports teams can save a city

The American press is obsessed with stories of failure, disaster, catastrophe, and decay. As a result, it rarely pays close attention to success. But just as failure teaches people what not to do, success provides models for emulation.<p>The largest municipal failure of the past three decades is …

Urbanism

Too Much, Too Fast: China Sees Backlash From Massive Growth

At a time when much of the world is mired in economic torpor, China still enjoys enviable growth rates. Yet there's no question that its economy is growing more slowly these days.<p>Just ask Yan Liwei, a salesman for a construction materials company, who was visiting a park in Shanghai this …

Stocks finish flat after worst week since June

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Stocks

Bond fallout from Detroit bankruptcy limited so far

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CloudZync, (Yet) Another M-Payments Startup, Launches In London With 280 Retailers Willing To Give Its Wallet App A Go

There’s no shortage of ways to pay for stuff involving a mobile phone, even if most people still reach for the coin in their pocket — rather than trying to grapple with NFC or pay-by-SMS or scan a QR code or use a mobile wallet app or stick their bank/credit card in someone else’s mobile card …

House prices 'rising at fastest rate since 2006 peak'

George Osborne's schemes to kickstart house sales have fuelled a surge in interest from homebuyers and the fastest rise in prices since their peak seven years ago, according to a wide-ranging survey of estate agents.<p>In the latest indication that a recovery in the property market is under way, the …

Obamacare: People With Disabilities Face Complex Choices

The Affordable Care Act has set new standards — called essential health benefits — outlining what health insurance companies must now cover. But there's a catch: Insurance firms can still pick and choose, to some degree, which specific therapies they'll cover within some categories of benefit. And …

Eurozone 'out of recession' as industrial output bounces

Industrial output in the eurozone rebounded in June, which analysts said provided further evidence that the 17-nations had emerged out of recession.<p>Eurozone industrial production in June output jumped 0.7pc from May when it fell 0.2pc, according to the European Union's official statistics office …

Economics

DEUTSCHE BANK: Stock Market Confidence Is A Bit Too High, And We Don't Know What's Going To Happen Next

Deutsche Bank's David Bianco thinks the S&P 500 is likely to slip to 1,675 by the end of this year before surging to 1,850 by the end of 2014.<p>But in the near term, he's "uncertain."<p>In his weekly note, Bianco offers his opinion on the "Next 5%+ S&P price move." Usually it's Up or Down.<p>Here's Bianco …

Stock Markets

Leap Motion users have downloaded more than 1 million apps

Things seem to have gotten off on the right foot for much-hyped gesture controller company Leap Motion. Since its debut on July 22, the startup has …

'Whitey' Bulger 'Pleased' With His Guilty Verdict

Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger was convicted today of 11 murders today, and lawyers for the one time crime overlord said he was "pleased" by …

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

Ireland

Telemedicine improves pediatric care in rural ERs | FierceHealthcare

Care quality for pediatric patients in rural emergency rooms improved "significantly" when delivered via telemedicine consultations, according to a …

Indian duo is the world's most hilariously dysfunctional rally team

"Stay on the road, Samy. Samy, I beg of you!"<p>We're used to seeing rally drivers and navigators form great partnerships: Colin McRae and Nicky Grist, Sebastien Loeb and and Daniel Elena. Those pairs worked in perfect harmony as they flew through forests and past deadly cliffs. What you're about to …

National Championship

George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’

In 1944, three years before writing and five years before publishing 1984, George Orwell penned a letter detailing the thesis of his great novel. The …

Hyperloop revealed: Elon Musk foresees rapid transit in a tube

Electromagnetic acceleration: That's the high technology behind the high-speed transit concept that billionaire Elon Musk calls the Hyperloop.<p>Musk — who already plays leading roles in the SpaceX rocket venture, the Tesla electric car company and the SolarCity solar-energy company — unveiled his …

APOD: Perseid Meteors Over Ontario (2013 Aug 13) Image Credit & Copyright: Darryl Van Gaal; Annotation: Judy Schmidt http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130813.html Explanation: Where are all of these meteors coming from? In terms of direction on the sky, the pointed answer is the constellation of Perseus. That is why the meteor shower that peaked over the past few days is known as the Perseids -- the meteors all appear to come from a radiant toward Perseus. Three dimensionally, however, sand-sized debris expelled from Comet Swift-Tuttle follows a well-defined orbit about our Sun, and the part of the orbit that approaches Earth is superposed in front of the Perseus. Therefore, when Earth crosses this orbit, the radiant point of falling debris appears in Perseus. Pictured above, a composite of 13 early images from this year's Pereids meteor shower shows many bright meteors that streaked through the sky the night of August 11 near Oakland, Ontario, Canada. http://darkclearskies.blogspot.com/ http://www.geckzilla.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130813 #APOD

Audi's iPhone app uses camera to help owners find the dipstick

If you've ever wondered what that random button on your car does, or where your dipstick is located, wonder no more if you're an Audi A3 owner. The German car maker, famous for its Vorsprung durch Technik, has created yet another augmented reality app that's designed to guide an owner around a car. …

The ICC Ranking System's Top 10 Batsmen in Test Cricket History

Ranking the top 10 batsmen of all time is difficult, with opinion on the subject variable and, sometimes, biased.<p>We compiled the list from the "career best rating", as determined by the ICC's ranking system.<p>That system judges players by their all-time peak score—the highest ranking achieved at the …

A Closer Look At Elon Musk's Much-Hyped Hyperloop

You can thank brainy billionaire Elon Musk's Hyperloop proposal for bringing electro-magnetic-powered transportation and the linear induction motor back into the public consciousness.<p>The Hyperloop is a system for really-really rapid transit. If built, Musk claims it can carry people about 800 miles …

Is time travel possible?

The simple answer is yes. The more complex answer is it requires travelling close to the speed of light. And always going forward. Unless you find a wormhole.<p>Cosmologist <i>Andrew</i> Pontzen and particle physicist <i>Tom</i> Whyntie show how you can time travel at home.<p><i>For more videos subscribe to the Head</i> …

Soil carbon blowing in the wind

Australian soils are losing about 1.6 million tons of carbon per year from wind erosion and dust storms affecting agricultural productivity, …