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Phonebloks to Become Real Faster than Expected

Do you remember our previous article regarding <b>Phonebloks</b>? The concept of <b>Dave Hakkens</b> is now used by <b>Motorola</b> in an attempt to bring it to reality. The …

Obama's Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Year

Is the president's difficult stretch just a case of bad luck, or is it bad strategy?<p>It doesn't get much better than the exhilaration Barack Obama felt when he looked out at the hundreds of supporters packed into McCormick Place at 12:38 on the morning of November 7, 2012. There he was, in his …

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Go Now: 5 Spectacular Fall Drives

(photo: Blue Ridge Parkway by NCBrian/Flickr Creative Commons)<p>America has so many breathtakingly scenic highways, it's no wonder that the family road trip is a national obsession. But summer isn't the only season to pack up the family and hit the pavement. With cooler weather comes the brilliance …

BMJ to ban research funded by the tobacco industry

Last week, the BMJ announced that it was finally implementing a practice that it had been discussing since the mid 1990s. Research partly or fully funded by the tobacco industry will no longer be published in BMJ, BMJ Open, Thorax and Heart.<p>This brings the journal in line with its own Tobacco …

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The Best Immunity-Boosting Breakfasts

You may be lucky enough to be sniffle-free so far, but cold and flu season is upon us. Just over 2 percent of Americans have had the flu so far this season and nearly 7 percent have caught a cold. Those are pretty typical numbers for October, according to Gallup. And although they might seem small, …

Keep watching for Orionid meteors

Although the peak night might have been last night, tonight – October 21, 2017 – features a <i>near</i>-maximum night for the annual Orionid shower. Tomorrow …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

'It Takes A Crisis': How '73 Embargo Fueled Change In U.S.

Americans started thinking differently about U.S. dependence on imported oil 40 years ago this Sunday. Decades later, the U.S. is in the midst of a homegrown energy boom.<p>The oil embargo began in 1973. The United States had long taken cheap and plentiful oil for granted when Saudi Arabia shocked the …

Eight miles of water: underground with Manhattan's new aquatic lifeline

New Yorkers will proudly tell you that the city has some of the finest tap water that you can find. But for nearly a century, all of Manhattan has been served by a single water tunnel that hasn’t been shut down for maintenance since it first opened in 1917. That’s no longer the case. The city has …

Hector Sants on leave from Barclays after being diagnosed with exhaustion

Sir Hector Sants, the head of the City regulator during the financial crisis, is taking a leave of absence from his new role at Barclays after being diagnosed with exhaustion and stress.<p>Sants began the high-profile job of running the bank's compliance operations at the beginning of the year after …

These are the three things to look out for in Yahoo’s Q3 earnings

Yahoo reports its earnings this afternoon, US time. Marissa Mayer has now been in charge of the online company for five quarters, and if her turnaround is to be seen as successful, progress in the following areas will be needed. The turnaround is still in its embryonic stages—RBC Capital Markets …

IRS says Oct. 15 tax deadline holds despite government shutdown

WASHINGTON -- Despite the partial government shutdown, the tax man still cometh.<p>The<p>Internal Revenue Servicesaid that even though most of the agency's employees have been furloughed, Tuesday remained the filing deadline for millions of people who received a six-month extension to complete their 2012 …

Republicans Lost the Shutdown Battle, but They’re Winning the Fiscal War

If there’s one thing just about every­one can agree on, it’s that the Re­pub­lic­ans lost this fight — and badly. They sur­rendered on every point, …

Obama: Washington 'has to change' after shutdown and debt ceiling crisis

Barack Obama used his weekly address on Saturday to repeat his appeal for greater co-operation between political parties in Washington DC, in the aftermath of the government shutdown and national debt crisis. The president also restated his claim that despite the Republican climbdown that cleared …

BlackBerry faces dogfight as firm returns to its corporate roots

Chris Farrer is preparing to place a big order for smartphones. That used to be a simple task for the manager of telecommunications at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers: buy more BlackBerrys to run on the firm's BlackBerry server. This time it's different.<p>Like other organizations around the world, the …

Articles about 10 spectacular dream homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

The vacation location of choice of the Obama family, you really can't go wrong choosing to spend some downtime on the Hawaiian...<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to catch up on from the week.<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>It's a dream for many to own a beach home, but an …

Subway – Munich Underground Photography by Nick Frank

Subway – Architecture Photography.<p>Hard to believe that these are all subway stations. The German photographer Nick Frank is well known for his …

Link About It: This Week's Picks

1. GQ's Man of the Year: Noel Gallagher<p>Known as much for his ability to say almost anything as he is for a batch of successful tunes, Oasis lead guitarist Noel Gallagher has been selected as GQ's man of the year. In an interview that accompanied the announcement, Gallagher once again admits how he …

Handmade Lego Inspired Wooden Art Toys by Thibaut Malet

Wooden Art Toys<p>Thibaut MALET is a French interior and furniture designer currently based in Montreal QC, Canada. He created a series of handmade …