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The tiger who flew halfway across the world for a better life

<b>He weighs 260kg, has a bone-crushing bite and paws the size of dinner plates, but Phevos the tiger is the latest victim of Greece's economic crisis - and this week he left the country for a new home on other side of the world.</b><p>Most of the time Phevos is a gentle creature. I sat with him the day …

International Air Transport Association

Who Am I - Ramana Maharshi English Audio Book

Food should be regulated like tobacco, say campaigners

<b>The food industry should be regulated like the tobacco industry as obesity poses a greater global health risk than cigarettes, say international groups.</b><p>Consumers International and the World Obesity Federation are calling for the adoption of more stringent rules.<p>These could include pictures on food …


10 inventions that owe their success to World War One

<b>1.</b> <b>Sanitary towels...</b><p>A material called Cellucotton had already been invented before war broke out, by what was then a small US firm - Kimberly-Clark. The company's head of research, Ernst Mahler, and its vice-president, James, C Kimberly, had toured pulp and paper plants in Germany, Austria and …

South Dakota

Toyota to recall 1.9 million Prius hybrids

<b>Toyota is recalling 1.9 million of its top-selling Prius hybrid cars because of a software fault that may cause the vehicle to slow down suddenly.</b><p>The world's biggest carmaker said it had identified more than 400 reports of the problem, with the bulk of them occurring in Japan and North America.<p>No …

Electric Vehicles




U.S. thinkprogress.org<p>The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency may soon deport an immigrant father of seven who has lived in Montana …

Citizen Journalism

Sibling bullying: 'I wished I hadn't been born'

<b>A recent BBC News Magazine article asked when scrapping between siblings becomes bullying. Readers responded with stories of being bullied - as well as tales of being the bully.</b><p><b>Deborah, US:</b> My two sons (ages 17 & 16) got into such a fight in the car just this morning, I pulled them into the …


Top 10 documentaries

Cinema, as Jean-Luc Godard wrote, is truth 24 times a second. Documentaries both prove and disprove the point; but the truth is their strongest weapon. Here, Guardian and Observer critics pick the 10 best<p>• Top 10 arthouse movies • Top 10 family movies • Top 10 war movies • Top 10 teen movies • Top …

Teenagers say goodbye to Facebook and hello to messenger apps

Gradual exodus of young people towards WhatsApp, WeChat and KakaoTalk is just as their mums and dads get the hang of social networking<p>Facebook made a startling admission in its earnings announcement this month: it was seeing a "decrease in daily users, specifically among teens". In other words, …

The skill of self confidence | Dr. Ivan Joseph | TEDxRyersonU


Children urged to put away screens and play outside

<b>Children are being urged to take back their "wild time", swapping 30 minutes of screen use for outdoor activities.</b><p>The call to renew a connection with nature comes from a collaboration of almost 400 organisations, from playgroups to the NHS.<p>The Wild Network wants children to take up activities like …




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Next Year, Your Smartphone Might Actually Charge Itself Using Solar Power

Tired of budgeting how much time you spend using your smartphone? Wouldn’t it be great if smartphones could just simply recharge themselves?<p>Well, …

Clean Energy

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Fitbug Orb fitness tracker priced at $50, can go up to six months between charges

The Fitbug Orb seems like a veritable shot across Fitbit's bow. This latest fitness wearable is priced at $50 and can go six months between charges, matching the Fitbit Zip's longevity and undercutting its price by $10. You aren't tied to wearing it on your wrist either, as you can place the Orb …

Can Nike's Fuelband really motivate you to exercise?

<b>Nike says its new activity-tracking Fuelband SE will motivate people to exercise even more. But can a wristband really lead to better health?</b><p>Back in 2009, Nike vice-president of digital sport Stefan Olander and his team had an idea: what if a person could track how much they've moved in a day, just …

Wearable Tech

From Cave Paintings To Twitter - Social Media And The Future Of Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that the human brain processes visual information up to 60,000 times faster than plain text?<p>Smart marketers caught on to this fact a …


The End Of The Library

A simple link. That’s all it took to unleash a hailstorm of angry emails, messages, tweets, and comments. Why? I dared wonder if libraries will continue to exist in the future.<p>I mean, it’s not that crazy a notion, right? (If you’re a librarian, you’re not allowed to answer that.)<p>Last Monday, I …

Imagine a world without shops or factories

<b>I have come to think that our world is being turned upside down. We probably do not grasp the huge implications because, perhaps, we are still imprisoned by our past.</b><p>We are all of us, almost everywhere, swept up in a maelstrom of change which overturns many of the assumptions we have lived with for …


Nigerian shoppers warm to online retailers

<b>Funsho Lawal beams as she strides towards the Jumia delivery van parked outside her house in Surulere, a Lagos neighbourhood.</b><p>The delight on her face soon fades as she struggles to fit into the bright red high heels she had ordered.<p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessThe tech modernising …


Samsung doesn't understand Lorde's 'Royals,' uses it to advertise the Galaxy Note 3 to street urchins

Here are some quick facts:<p>1. "Royals," by 16-year-old New Zealand singer Lorde, is currently number one on the Billboard Hot 100.<p>2. "Royals" is about rejecting the ostentatious displays of materialism that dominate much of popular music and finding happiness in everyday teenage life. "As one of the …

Toddler brain scan gives language insight

<b>The brain has a critical window for language development between the ages of two and four, brain scans suggest.</b><p>Environmental influences have their biggest impact before the age of four, as the brain's wiring develops to process new words, say UK and US scientists.<p>The research in The Journal of …

The Brain

What's Hot and What's Not in Content Marketing for 2012

Marketing, Branding, Copywriting, Email and Social Media Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own..<p>Content marketing is still in its infancy, but some practices already have gained favor and others have faded away. Below are some of the expected trends this</b> …


10 Tips for Better Content Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own..<p>Last week I wrote about the importance of creating and publishing original content as part of your overall marketing strategy (see <i>Why Content Marketing is King</i>). Today, I offer my 10 tips for better content marketing:<p><b>1. Be goal-oriented:</b> …


Why Content Marketing Is King

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own..<p>When it comes to marketing strategies, content marketing has just been crowned king, far surpassing search engine marketing, public relations and even print, television and radio advertising as the preferred marketing tool for today's …


Capturing your world in 3D

Capturing environments or objects in 3D is a mouth-watering idea for everyone from interior designers to the 3D printing enthusiasts.<p>Yet it is technically challenging, traditionally needing clunky hardware running off a desktop computer.<p>But San Francisco-based Occipital is going into production …

3D Printing