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Chicago’s new 9 percent tax on streaming and cloud services appears to have the local technology community agitated and, more than anything, confused.
Reports on Wednesday of the “cloud tax” took many Chicagoans by surprise, leaving providers and consumers of streaming and cloud services scrambling …Cloud Computing
Apple just threw its hat into the music streaming ring. Will its onboarding make or break its ability to oust the likes of Spotify, Rdio, and others?Apple Music
After a brilliant VHS-tinged teaser, Netflix has released the first full trailer for the prequel series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. …Trailers
Stealing magic has become a commonplace crime. Teller, a man of infinite delicacy and deceit, decided to do something about it.
On or about March 15 of this year, Teller — the smaller, quieter half of the magicians Penn & Teller — says he received an e-mail from a friend in New York. In that e-mail, …Penn & Teller
Over the course of United States history, forty-four men have served the nation as President. Immortalized on granite mountains, textbook covers, and …American History
Branden Brooks on Wednesday tweeted out a letter that Vice President Joe Biden sent him years ago when he was a senator. Brooks told BuzzFeed News about how the vice president’s advice helped change his life.
When Branden “Skip” Brooks was in eighth grade, he went on a class trip to the U.S. Capitol …Democrats
Steven Johnson's new series How We Got To Now starts on BBC2 at 7.35pm on Saturday 14th Feb . Here he tells us more about a story featured in the first …Water Supplies
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When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge—there are only 24 hours in a day.
Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they …Productivity
A month-long imagination invasion.
Every year, my wife and I devote the month of November to convincing our children that, while they sleep, their …Dinosaurs
When Kathryn Kerns asked 30 teens and preteens to come to her laboratory and talk about their parents, many of their dads scored low on a standard yardstick her research team was using to evaluate the parent-child bond.
The children described rich, warm relationships with their fathers, however, …Psychology
Scientists describe the gross reason why your eyes sometimes sting, turn red in swimming pools - The Washington Post
Like many people who swim in the summer, you might have assumed it's the chlorine that makes your eyes so red in pools.
That's not exactly true, the Centers for Disease Control says in its annual healthy swimming report. It turns out the cause is actually urine binding with chlorine to turn into …Water Sports
My father usually starts off his curries by roasting a blend of cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, anise, cumin and bay leaves. Then he incorporates the onions, garlic and ginger — and then tomatoes and chilies and a touch of cream.
The North Indian cuisine I grew up eating is about melding together …Food (India)
When free agency opens at the stroke of midnight, the NBA will leap into its great unknown: an unprecedented three-year spending frenzy that will change the league forever and stand out in history as an outlier blip in which the NBA lost its mind.
The storm isn’t on the horizon anymore. It’s here. …NBA
Up until a few weeks ago, I worked at a historic site in the South that included an old house and a nearby plantation. My job was to lead tours and …
London is without question the most popular city for investors,” says Gavin Sung of the international property agents Savills. “There is a trust factor. It has a strong government, a great legal system, the currency is relatively safe. It has a really nice lifestyle, there is the West End, …England
Add all of us up, all 7 billion human beings on earth, and clumped together we weigh roughly 750 billion pounds. That, says Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson, is more than 100 times the biomass of any large animal that's ever walked the Earth. And we're still multiplying. Most demographers say we will …Public Broadcasters
Dom Hofmann grew up in an earlier era of software development, and spent his youth cobbling together creative projects using the tools of the day. There was Visual Basic for beginner-level programming, Dreamweaver for web publishing, and Mario Paint on the Super Nintendo for drawing and making …SNES
Robert Oliver and Mark Heller, right, celebrate the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage on June 26, 2015, in West Hollywood, California.Photo …Marriage
News in Brief: Guy Sipping Energy Drink On Subway Probably Heading Off To Snowboard In X Games Or Something
NEW YORK—Speculating that his life must be one of constant thrills and unbridled adventure, subway sources confirmed Thursday that the guy currently …X Games
A dozen years ago, still closeted at work, I stood nervously next to the office printer as it spat out the Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence vs. Texas. As my coworkers went on about their day, I devoured every page of the decision, which overturned laws that make gay sex illegal, and for the …LGBT
Nothing lasts forever — not even unicorns. But some unicorns live long lives.
The life cycle of consumer products is depressingly predictable. A …Business Model Innovation
Hey, guys… I need to tell you something.
So, today the Supreme Court ruled in favor of nationwide marriage equality, which has inevitably led to people tweeting about their plans to move to Canada. There’s just onnnnnne thing…
Like I said, there’s juuuuust one problem…
…and that’s that this happened…
A …Same-sex Marriage
The paternoster is a doorless, conveyor-belt-style elevator that is largely extinct, except in Germany, where enthusiasts have kept the lifts running. Photo: Ellen Jervell/The Wall Street Journal
June 25, 2015 5:50 p.m. ET
BERLIN—To some, it can evoke a slow-motion guillotine. Even fans …Germany
I tug my black swim cap over my hair, strap on my pink goggles, and keep a focused calm, like Michael Phelps before a race. It’s lap swim on a Monday …Stroke
WASHINGTON — In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage.
The decision, the culmination of decades of litigation and activism, came against the backdrop of fast-moving changes in …Marriage
A window seat reminder of humanity
It was late afternoon in Dallas, Texas, I was walking down the loading bridge to the plane… and frankly, I had a …Aeronautics
The Master Lock doesn’t live up to its name, according to Samy Kamkar, a well-known hacker who once developed a worm that brought MySpace down to its knees.
Now, he’s exploiting a vulnerability in the supposed mighty Master Lock that becomes unlocked in fewer than eight or so tries. He discovered …How-To's
I consider myself an expert on Girl Scout Cookies, as I have been enjoying them for almost 30 years. But, yesterday the LA Times shattered my illusions of confectionary grandeur with the release of this interactive map and video. It turns out that for six of their cookie flavors, there are two …Cookies