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Russia Uses Ukraine's Dolphin Squad, But for What Porpoise?

Not only are Russian forces taking over Ukraine's military bases in Crimea, they're taking over Ukraine's dolphins, too — but purely for defensive purposes, according to Russian reports.<p>The reports surfaced on the state-run Voice of Russia and RIA Novosti, causing an international stir. After all, …

Russia

Sriracha: First, The Crisis. Now, The Movie

Lately, it seems as if news about Sriracha has been as ubiquitous as the much-loved hot sauce itself.<p>First, there was the panic over a potential shortage, after a judge ordered the California factory where Sriracha is made to partially shut down, as our friends on the Two-Way blog have …

Agriculture the most promising market for drones

Idaho farmer Robert Blair isn't waiting around for federal aviation officials to work out rules for drones. He and a friend built their own, outfitting it with cameras and using it to monitor his 1,500 acres.<p>Under 10 pounds and 5 feet long nose to tail, the aircraft is the size of a turkey and …

The meaning of "Doom"

TWENTY years ago today, a small Texas company called id Software uploaded a file to an FTP server at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. That file …

Photos Of Your Food? Check In on Foursquare? Not at This Restaurant

From checking in on social networks to uploading photos of beautifully plated courses, smartphones have changed how we dine. But Arab-Israeli …

Hunger Games: What's Behind Yelp's Fake Restaurant Reviews?

When it comes to scouting out a new bakery, pizzeria or noodle shop, there are few review sites that compare to Yelp. In turn, the reviews left on sites like Yelp can have a big effect on many restaurants' bottom lines.<p>That's created a huge incentive for businesses to write fake positive reviews …

About 31% Of Chinese Couples Using Diamond Engagement Rings, Up From Zero In The '90s

That's one driver of growth for the diamond market, Citi analysts say.<p>Now for some news about sparkly things!<p>Citigroup analysts, in a report about the growing diamond market, say that a bunch of demand is coming from China, where diamond engagement rings have only just become a trend in the past 20 …

Engagement Rings

Why We Need To Take 20-Somethings Seriously

They’ve been called the Twixters, Choisters, pre-adults, adultescents, the stuck generation and the lost generation, playing out an extended adolescence or an emerging adulthood or their odyssey years. They are the 20-somethings that graduated into one of the worst economies in decades, saddled …

In the land of cotton

EVERY year about this time approximately 1m people—including teachers, doctors and students—are dumped in Uzbekistan's cotton fields to pick “white …

Underneath the headlines

ON OCTOBER 15th Citigroup announced its third-quarter earnings. At first glance the figures looked pleasing. Net income rose between July and …

The automated passenger

THE young are different from you and me. So says a new report on "The Future of Travel" released this week by Expedia, an online travel agent, and …

Going for broke

IN THIS week's print issue we wrote about the huge increase in government-subsidised credit in Brazil in recent years, funnelled through …

Payback time for subprime

JPMorgan Chase, America’s largest bank, has provisionally agreed to pay $13 billion to regulators to resolve investigations into its mortgage …