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10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Google

Given the size and scope of such a company, the Quora community had no problem providing a number of little-known yet surprising tidbits.<p>With all its tech excellence (which runs from Google Glass to the self-driving car to the internet's most beloved search engine), here are 10 mind-blowing facts …

Google Glass

Where's Obama's climate agenda?

President Barack Obama began his second term with a ringing pledge to tackle climate change — saying that “the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.”<p>Four months later, everyone’s still waiting.<p>Instead of taking bold steps, Obama’s environmental regulators are dodging …

Thousands Of Bridges Are One Freak Accident Away From Collapse

The crossings are kept standing by engineering design, not supported with brute strength or redundant protections like their more modern counterparts. Bridge regulators call the more risky spans "fracture critical," meaning that if a single, vital component of the bridge is compromised, it can …

University of Washington

Apple Has Been Dodging Taxes In Ireland For More Than 32 Years

Chief Executive Tim Cook faced criticism from a Senate subcommittee in Washington on Tuesday over the iPad and iPhone maker's tax practices, which had been shrouded from full view behind secretive tax-exempt Irish-based corporate entities.<p>Apple, one of Ireland's top multinational employers, denied …

Intellectual Property

7 Signs Household Finances Are Getting Stronger

Household debt of all kinds slipped some $110 billion in the first three months of the new year alone, bringing total nationwide obligations to just $11.23 trillion, down appreciably from the all-time high of $12.68 trillion observed in the third quarter of 2008.<p>Here are seven signs that household …

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