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What’s Next For Your Library

Last fall, Richland County residents passed a $59 million bond referendum that will enhance library facilities over the course of the next several …

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The Living Cube: The Only Furniture/Storage System You'll Ever Need

When designer Till Könneker moved into his unfurnished studio apartment, he didn't go and buy a bed and a dresser like the rest of us. No, sir! He …

Who Should Take Antidepressants?

A brain scan could help objectively identify who will benefit, and who won't.<p>Lexapro (Wikimedia)<p>Amid calls for more science in psychiatry, part of the $100 million the U.S. government is spending this year on the BRAIN Initiative will go toward "mapping the human brain" in the interest of more …

Why Governments Use Broadcast TV and Dissidents Use Twitter

How regimes take control of official media channels and push activists onto the Internet.<p>Last March I was walking past Gezi Park with a Turkish friend at dusk. He had just joined me from prayers and I asked him what he thought about the brewing debate over the park's future. Like most Turkish …

Man of Steel: The Dark Knight-ification of Superman

The reboot, from director Zack Snyder and co-writer Christopher Nolan, is thoughtful, ambitious—and less fun than it might have been.<p>Warner Bros.<p>Early in <i>Man of Steel</i>, we watch as a school bus carrying a teenage Clark Kent and his classmates veers out of control and plunges off a bridge into a …

Stop Penalizing Boys for Not Being Able to Sit Still at School

Instead, help them channel their energy into productive tasks.<p>This year's end-of-year paper purge in my middle school office revealed a startling pattern in my teaching practices: I discipline boys far more often than I discipline girls. Flipping through the pink and yellow slips—my school's system …

Yeezus Everlasting: Why Do So Many Rappers Impersonate Christ?

Kanye West's son-of-god shtick is less brand-new blasphemy than it is hip-hop tradition.<p><i>Rolling Stone</i><p>Back in 2004, Kanye West still thought Christ was controversial. "They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus," he griped on his single "Jesus Walks." "That means gun, sex, lies, videotape, …

This Guy Became An Expert On Syrian Arms Trafficking, Just By Watching YouTube

Eliot Higgins, AKA Brown Moses, represents a strange new breed: the armchair weapons analyst.<p>Last October, Eliot Higgins, a 34-year-old resident of Leicester, England, lost his job. With time to waste, he turned to YouTube. Now, he’s one of the world’s foremost experts on the flow of illegal …

Gigaom | Generation Mooch? Why 20-somethings have a hard time paying for content

Advertisement<p>I distinctly remember learning how to read, and it wasn’t from a book or in a kindergarten classroom.<p>It was sitting at the breakfast …

Airbus A350 cockpit tour with test pilot Jean-Michel Roy (video)

What's it like to fly the A350? Only a handful of pilots know for sure, but Jean-Michel Roy has a pretty good idea. The Airbus test pilot has flown a variety of yet-to-be-certified aircraft over the years, and he'll soon step behind the controls of the company's answer to Boeing's Dreamliner, the …

Sony twists the bad publicity knife deeper into Microsoft

LOS ANGELES -- Thunderous applause greeted Sony Computer Entertainment of America CEO Jack Tretton when he announced that there would be no restrictions on used games for the PlayStation 4.<p>Tretton smiled and paused, garnering him a second wave of enthusiastic clapping and hollering.<p>In a battle …

With Xbox One, what's yours is theirs

On Boxing Day, once eating turkey sandwiches and watching Outnumbered had lost their charms, my boyfriend and I went up the loft at his parents' …

Did Sony Already Win Gaming's Next-Gen Console War?

OK, so it might be a little presumptuous to call a winner considering that neither Sony's nor Microsoft's new console is on the market quite yet.<p>On Monday, however, on the first day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, where the gaming industry tells consumers what to buy this holiday season, Sony …

Sorry, PlayStation 4 Games May Still Carry DRM

Sony has clarified its decision to allow PlayStation 4 users to pass on used games – and the situation won’t necessarily be the completely free market that most gamers first assumed.<p>At the console’s launch, Sony Computer Entertainment of America president Jack Tretton delighted customers by …

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A Powerful Display of Rare White Tigers at Feeding Time

I would NOT want to be in the way of these Bengal white tigers when they are hungry! Australia-based photographer Birte Person wasn't quite as afraid. With the safety of distance, she was brave enough to capture these stunning shots of the rare animals during feeding time at the Singapore Zoo.<p>The …

Ghost in the Wires

• <b>Author:</b> Kevin Mitnick and Others<p>The thrilling memoir of the world's most wanted computer hacker<p>"Mitnick manages to make breaking computer code sound as action-packed as robbing a bank." -- NPR<p>Kevin Mitnick was the most elusive computer break-in artist in history. He accessed computers and networks …

Who Owns the Future?

• <b>Author:</b> Jaron Lanier<p>The “brilliant” and “daringly original” (<i>The New York Times</i>) critique of digital networks from the “David Foster Wallace of tech” (<i>London Evening Standard</i>)—asserting that to fix our economy, we must fix our information economy.<p>Jaron Lanier is the father of virtual reality and …

GAME OF THRONES Rap Battle

Watch: The BBC Trailer for ‘Luther’ Season Three Finds Idris Elba Back in Brooding, Obsessive Form

Watch: The BBC Trailer for 'Luther' Season Three Finds Idris Elba Back in Brooding, Obsessive Form<p>Season three of “Luther,” the British crime drama …

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25 Books You Should Read While You're Single

by Lilit Marcus for HowAboutWe<p>Why say "single" like it's a bad thing? One of the great perks of being unattached is the free time -- time that can be spent catching up on all the great reading you've been meaning to do for the last five years. Here's a list of the best choices for those blissfully …