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Who should lead Veterans Affairs? Five veterans explain what they’re looking for in a leader.

The top leadership of the Department of Veterans Affairs is in turmoil, after President Trump ousted his first secretary and nominated his personal doctor, who dropped out of consideration amid controversy. Trump has yet to nominate anyone else.<p>It’s not an easy job to fill, as the VA is second in …

Homelessness

How Trump’s 36% Approval Rating Compares to Past Presidents

Cool things pilots do when they get bored

TYPICALLY, flight paths when mapped out resemble something like a child’s sketch or a straight line. But one pilot has taken it a step further with …

North Sea

Remix OS, a desktop-focused version of Android, is coming to older PCs

A beta version being released on March 1st will support 32-bit machines<p>Earlier this year at CES we saw Remix OS — an Android fork with desktop features that you can load on to pretty much any x86 computer. Now, the company behind Remix OS, Jide, has announced the release of the software's beta for …

New Google test feature lets you replace your password with a phone

Remembering passwords was always a nuisance, and these days, when a secure password has at least 20 characters and resembles the product of a cat …

The Massachusetts Interactive Property Map

The Massachusetts Office of Geographic Information (MassGIS) has worked with communities across the Commonwealth to develop the Massachusetts …

The Death and Life of Atlantic City

Zeno’s paradox down the shore.<p>Mike Hauke opened a pizza and sub shop in Atlantic City in 2009, but only after he had failed in nine tries to rent the space to somebody else. He had bought the building three years earlier on the advice of his father, an accountant who considered distressed real …

Meet the man who flies the world for free

To most, flying is a necessary evil required to shift you from your home to your holiday as quickly as possible. To others, it’s a passion - and a profession.<p>Meet Ben Schlappig, an airline obsessive and travel blogger who has made it his life’s goal to travel around the world as much as possible …

10 best business apps for Android

Business apps are a tough subject. There are a variety of variables to consider. That may include team size, business size, how well the app scales to demand, and tons of other stuff. Some apps are great for huge teams while others do better for business people individually. Some businesses are …

Apps

Woolly mammoth could roam again as extinct DNA merged with elephant

Harvard University spliced recreated genes from a woolly mammoth into the DNA of an elephant and found they functioned normally<p>A major step forward in bringing back the woolly mammoth has been taken by scientists at Harvard University who have inserted DNA from the extinct mammal into the genetic …

Genetics

White House Science Fair Puts Whiz Kids in a Serious Spotlight

Whether he's shooting off a marshmallow cannon or pedaling a bike-powered water sanitation system, President Barack Obama looks forward to the White House Science Fair as a day to be shocked and awed by school-age whiz kids.<p>"I love this event," Obama told reporters at last year's fair, where he …

High School

Wife Cheats with Strangers with Her Husband's Permission – and Writes a Memoir About It

Women have written memoirs about going without shopping for a year and without shampoo for two. So, why not write one about skipping fidelity for 12 …

Middle Age

How to Create a Paperless Office With Evernote

Is 2015 the year you finally go paperless at work?For effective team collaboration to work, you need a central place where everyone can quickly store …

Productivity

When the Ice Caps Melt, Here's What Will Be Left of NYC

In 100 years, the sea level in New York is set to rise six feet. Cartographer Jeffrey Linn looks a little farther into the future, about 1,000 years …

Sea Level

People of the Internet: 1, Cable Industry: 0

A year ago, the fight for net neutrality seemed all but lost. Then, a remarkable reversal began.<p>Last spring, when I reported a long story on net neutrality, there seemed to be only one sensible resolution to the American Internet’s crisis.<p>But, source after source told me, the U.S. government would …

Jet Lag Is Worse on Mars

A Martian day is 40 minutes longer than a day on Earth—a seemingly small difference that adds up quickly.<p>What would you do with an extra 40 minutes in a day?<p>Not 40 minutes shaved off some regular daily activity to devote to something else, but an extra 40 minutes actually tacked on to the 24 hours …

Drone warfare: life on the new frontline

Safely ensconced behind flickering computer screens, military personnel are waging war in lands thousands of miles away. But is there a hidden human cost to remote-controlled combat?<p>Just a three-hour drive from Washington DC on the scenic Virginia coast, Langley Air Force Base is home to one of the …

Military

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Google Giving Away Google Earth Pro

<b>Google Earth</b>, is <b>Google</b>'s virtual globe, map and geographical information program that maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from …

The U.S. has caused more global warming than any other country. Here’s how the Earth will get its revenge.

Last year, we learned what is probably the worst global warming news yet — that we may have irrevocably destabilized the massive ice sheet of West Antarctica, which contains the equivalent of nearly 11 feet of sea level rise. The rate of West Antarctic ice loss has been ominously increasing, and …

Climate Change

5 digital tricks you'll use almost every day

Did you know that the quickest way to open a link on a Web page in a new window or tab is to click the link with the middle button on your mouse? If you're a keyboard person, in Windows, press the Control button and click the link. On a Mac, use the Command button and click the link.<p>There are …

Report: Far Cry 4 map shows how big the game really is

What appears to be the full map of <i>Far Cry 4</i> was released online ahead of the game's launch next week, showing off the different areas of the fictional region of Kyrat.<p>Players can expect six playable locations in the game, including Himalayan, Mountaninous (Coniferous and Larch), Midlands (Mixed …

10 of the best hand-drawn maps – in pictures

Hand-drawn maps are enjoying a renaissance as contemporary artists use their imagination, creativity and humour to breathe new life into the traditional craft of cartography. Here are 10 of the best<p>Why hand-drawn maps are back in the picture

Summer and Fall Produce Guide: What to Can, Freeze, Dry, Store, or Eat Right Now

The farmers' markets are overflowing with fruits and vegetables; our summer produce guide lets you know which to can, store, dry, freeze, or eat right now<p>Harvest season is high time for fresh produce. Between the leafy greens, juicy tomatoes, sweet berries, brassicas, and, well, just about …

Food Preservation

North Korea most upset with Chinese viral video mocking Kim Jong-Un

[Video Link] The song playing in this viral video mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is a Chinese pop hit by the Chopstick Brothers, which was …

Apple iWatch Will Compete With Google And Samsung Smartwatches In An Already Tough Market

Apple Inc. is getting ready to join Google Inc., Samsung Electronics Co.and a number of startups by unveiling several versions of its smartwatch -- …

Malaysian Jet Will Be Found Along '7th Arc': Australian Bureau

New data suggest that the missing Malaysia Airlines jet will be found along “the 7th arc” in the Indian Ocean, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau said Thursday.<p>The bureau said on its website that “new information and analysis” shows that Flight 370 would have exhausted its fuel by the time it …

Airplanes

Veterans of D-day revisit the places where they fought – in pictures

Photographer Robin Savage has produced poignant portraits of the veterans of the D-day landings, revisiting the exact spots where they saw action, were wounded and lost comrades. D-day – The Last of the Liberators is published by Helion & Company Ltd, GG Books and there is an exhibition at IWM …

Monica Lewinsky's story is a scandal of Americans' double-standards

It is hard not to feel a kinship with Lewinsky because women know that one wrong decision could mean the end of our dreams<p>Every generation has its Hester Prynne, its Tess of the d'Ubervilles, its Becky Sharp, its Emma Bovary. Monica Lewinsky was ours, and while our mothers (or our mothers-in-print) …