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Why IT failures at big companies are unlikely to go away

<b>Business deals that have to be aborted, staff who don't receive their wages, invoices that don't get paid on time - companies can face potentially catastrophic disruption when their banks suffer computer system failures.</b><p>Yet these interruptions are far from uncommon - institutions like NatWest, …

Murdoch sale led to ruin of MySpace, says its co-founder

News Corp squandered $15bn of investors’ cash, says MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe<p>Chris DeWolfe, the former chief executive of MySpace, has accused Rupert Murdoch of ruining the social network – and discussed false allegations that he had an affair with Mr Murdoch’s wife.<p>The technology …

Are Birthmarks Connected to Violent Death in Past Life?

An old woman died in Thailand with the wish to reincarnate as a boy. Her daughter dipped a finger in white paste and marked the back of the woman’s …

What we can learn from teaching English abroad

Foreign language teaching in schools isn't making students fluent or even competent. So why can't we adopt the successful TEFL model of teaching languages?<p>Ellie Colegate spent five years studying French at school in Kent, but opted not to continue beyond Year 9. "Learning a new language was never …

If Bitcoin goes to zero, what will be left? More than you think

“Bitcoin will go to zero or to many, many zeroes.” That’s the prediction of Shakil Khan, a Spotify investor and virtual currency expert, who shares …

Red Bull Racing Celebrates World Championships with Obnoxiously Cool Donuts atop Luxury Hotel

This is pretty simple, really. Red Bull Racing won its fourth consecutive F1 drivers’ and constructors’ championships this year, but the team took a hefty fine from the FIA when Sebastian Vettel ripped a few donuts upon sealing up the titles. What better way to celebrate both championships, and …

pixelstick: Print Photos In Midair Using This Magical Light Painting Tool

Light painting is something that takes a lot of time and patience. Even after many trial and error attempts, nailing the exact look you’re going for …

Capt. James Kirk To Command Navy's New 'Stealth Destroyer'

Capt. James T. Kirk always got the latest, most advanced ship in Starfleet, so it seems only fitting that the Navy's new stealth destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, is slated to be commanded by none other than Capt. James A. Kirk, USN.<p>We can only speculate about the ribbing the Bethesda, Md., native might …

10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.<p>These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our …

This map shows what each country leads the world in: http://f-st.co/7SEBzQs Spain takes the top slot in cocaine use, and Australia has more deadly animals and melanoma than any place else in the world. Now that we know Mongolia leads the globe in velociraptor bones, we will never look at that country the same way again.

Cyborg insects could map collapsed buildings for first responders

When first responders arrive at an emergency situation such as a collapsed building, they enter blind, uncertain of what they will encounter or how …