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Embracing The Accidental: A Book and Music Adventure

Two indie writers take to the road to redefine the concept of a book tour. | Check out 'Embracing The Accidental: A Book and Music Adventure' on …

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Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Hack Ed-Tech for Good

“Hack” is not always a four-letter word.<p>It’s Facebook’s unofficial slogan, pasted all over the company’s campus walls. And, for a day at least, …

Confirmed: Elsevier Has Bought Mendeley For $69M-$100M To Expand Its Open, Social Education Data Efforts

Educational publisher Elsevier is diving deeper into the world of open and social educational data: it has bought Mendeley, the London/New York-based provider of a platform for academics and organizations to share research and collaborate with others via a social network. The terms of the deal have …

Beyoncé and Jay-Z's Cuban holiday under scrutiny from US Republicans

Shawn Carter could have been any American visitor strolling through the streets of a Caribbean town, dressed in standard-issue tourist fare of blue …

Greek bank shares plunge as merger called off

Shares in two Greek banks plunged on Monday morning after their plans to merge were suspended until they are both recapitalised, with a state bank support fund set to decide if they will join forces.<p>National Bank of Greece and Eurobank saw their shares tumble by 30pc in early trading on the Athens …

Palm Oil for the West, Exploitation for Young Workers in Malaysia

As demand for the substance grows, thousands of child workers toil in the palm fruit trade.<p>Jason Motlagh<p>Squinting under the bill of his baseball cap, Leonary Marcus scans the treetops for ripe clusters of palm fruit to hack down with the aluminum scythe hanging from his shoulder. When a flame-red …

Margaret Thatcher Sounded the Alarm on Climate Change

Margaret Thatcher, climate pioneer: Educated in chemistry at Oxford University, the late British PM was one of the first world leaders to sound the …

How Thatcher The Chemist Helped Make Thatcher The Politician

Before becoming Britain's first (and only) female prime minister, Thatcher graduated from Oxford with a chemistry degree.<p>Margaret Thatcher died today at 87. She'll be remembered as the first (and only) woman to be prime minister of Britain, but what's often missed or only glanced over in her …

Report: Redundant federal programs waste billions

WASHINGTON — Redundant federal programs are leading to billions in waste, congressional auditors say, and the government is slow to adopt reforms to fix the problem.<p>The White House says President Obama recognizes the problem and will propose eliminating redundant programs in the budget plan he …