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True Facts About The Owl

So cute. So deadly.

U.S. Carmakers Are Riding High, But Detroit May Not Feel It

The news out of Detroit has been grim of late, but there are some bright spots coming from one corner of the Motor City. On Thursday, General Motors posted its 14th straight profitable quarter since emerging from bankruptcy. Ford announced its 16th consecutive profitable quarter Wednesday, and …

Cambodia economy defies global trend but challenges remain

<b>Some of the world's leading economies are seeing a slowdown in growth - dragging down the global economy with them.</b><p>But here in Asia, Cambodia - which goes to the polls on 28 July in a general election - is one country that has been defying the trend.<p>The South East Asian economy saw its growth pick …

Asia

Chinese Wage Growth Is Slowing Significantly

Companies are struggling to fill positions, and the ones that can find candidates have to pay up because of worker shortages.<p>This is bad news for a company that is as big as and is growing as fast as China.<p>Currently, the average economist expects GDP growth to slow to 7.5% in 2013 and 2014.<p>However, …

Economics

Halliburton pleads guilty to destroying evidence in BP oil spill

WASHINGTON -- Oil-field services giant Halliburton has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Justice Department announced Thursday.<p>Halliburton has been charged with one count of destruction of evidence in U.S. District Court in New …

Oil & Gas Industry

Why Mosquitoes Love Me, And Other Mysteries Revealed

Come summertime, some of us here at Shots are reminded, as we lounge on decks and venture into overgrown gardens, that we are irresistible to mosquitoes. As we gripe about our itchy, pocked limbs, we can't help but wonder just why they unfailingly devour us and pass over our friends and loved ones. …

The Three Biggest Aviation Advances From This Year

How RFID tags, carbon-fiber airframes, and battery sensors will change the course of flight.<p>RFID Tags<p>A regular addition to cellphones and bank cards, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags are creeping into airplane cabins. With tags in life vests, seats, medical kits, and other frequently …

This Documentary About A Microsoft Paint Artist Is Incredible

If the story of 97-year-old Hal Lesko doesn't make you tear up, you are soulless.<p>Hal Lasko is a 97-year-old retired typographer who goes by the nickname Grandpa. (Not for the reason you'd expect; you should watch the video to find out why.) After he was diagnosed with an eye defect, Lasko's family …