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An Astronaut Fact-checks Gravity

Science fiction has shown us a thousand versions of life in space, but <i>Gravity</i> is the rare film that attempts to capture the reality. Alfonso Cuarón's …

The Camera's Cusp: Alfonso Cuarón Takes Filmmaking to a New Extreme With Gravity

<b>Against a black screen,</b> these words appear first. <i><br>“At 600 km above planet Earth, the temperature fluctuates between +258 and -148 degrees Fahrenheit.</i> …

Small Business Ideas and Resources for Entrepreneurs

Inside Dropbox’s Quest to Bury the Hard Drive | WIRED

That’s where the roster of tech stars comes in. Ruchi Sanghvi and Aditya Agarwal came from Facebook, where Sanghvi was the social network’s first …

The Plot to Kill Obamacare

The Republican party has voted unanimously against establishing the Affordable Care Act in the Senate and then in the House of Representatives, then …

Top Gear picks its 50 greatest cars from past 20 years

Our friends at <i>Top Gear</i> (the magazine, not the TV show) are currently celebrating the publication's twentieth birthday. In honor of that milestone, the BBC-owned book is naming what it thinks are the 50 greatest cars from the past 20 years. Now, this is TG's list, which means it's a bit more focused …

Consulting on the Cusp of Disruption

After years of debate and study, in 2007 McKinsey & Company initiated a series of business model innovations that could reshape the way the global consulting firm engages with clients. One of the most intriguing of these is McKinsey Solutions, software and technology-based analytics and tools that …

How I Failed

When you start out as an entrepreneur, it's just you and your idea, or you and your co-founders and your idea. Then you add customers, and they shape …

The Best Foodie Getaways

These foodie itineraries—be it barbecue in Texas or Michelin-starred restaurants in France—are guaranteed to satisfy your hunger.<p>Italy: Dolce Vita in …

The Right Way to Find a Career Sponsor

As part of her employer’s mentoring program, every month Willa meets one-on-one with Joan, a former EVP at the same global financial services firm. Warm and nurturing, Joan is a tireless champion of working mothers like Willa, having herself negotiated a flex arrangement working out of her home in …

Made in America: a look inside Motorola's Moto X factory

<b>Editor's note: On May 30, 2014, Motorola announced plans to close its Texas assembly plant by the end of the year.</b><p>The Moto X is a return to form for Motorola, and it represents the first device it has produced from start to finish as a Google company. But while the Moto X is a good smartphone in …

How to Take the Perfect Nap (and Avoid Grogginess)

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>Now more than ever before, sleep researchers understand the components of a nap, what can make nappers groggy, and how …

'This must be one of the major events of the 21st century': Key dates in history through the eyes of Britain's biggest diarist

<b>Ten key dates from history, as seen through the eyes of John Gadd, who has compiled Britain's longest-running diary.</b><p><b>8 December 1980 - Beatle John</b> …

Video shows child grow to old age in one incredible five-minute shot

The facial features that clue us in to an individual's age are a bit nebulous. Wrinkles certainly tip off that someone is no longer young, but it is the entire package of one's face — not a single identifiable feature — that leaves an almost instinctual impression of how old that person is. A new …

Hackers Courted by Government for Cyber Security Jobs - Rolling Stone

HTML5 Article experience by the HTML5 Hub and Intel<p>Inside a darkened conference room in the Miami Beach Holiday Inn, America’s most badass hackers …

Why Is Innovation So Often Synonymous With Disappointment?

Because a pure idea is a beautiful thing, and seeing it get mauled as it struggles to become something real can be highly disappointing. It’s painful to see your “bridge to the moon” end up as a mere woodshed.<p>Welcome to HBR’s new Insight Center: <b>Beyond the Breakthrough: Executing on Innovation</b>. This …

The New, Improved Keiretsu

Some of Japan’s most dominant companies owe their success not only to technology and process expertise but also to an often-overlooked factor: During the past decade, they’ve been quietly turning their supplier relationships into a tool for innovating faster while radically cutting costs. Welcome …

Microsoft investors want Ford's Mulally as the next CEO

With longtime Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer having announced his plans to retire, everyone is hungry to find out who his successor will be. And while early rumors pointed to outgoing Nokia CEO (and longtime Microsoft exec) Stephen Elop, some prominent voices are pushing for the company to hire …

The Time Capsule Ghost Town waiting to be brought Back to Life

<i>O</i>n the north coast of British Columbia in Canada, where the Alaskan border is closer than the nearest town, lies a mysterious hidden place, …

Why cards are the future of the web

Cards are fast becoming the best design pattern for mobile devices.<p>We are currently witnessing a re-architecture of the web, away from pages and …

Ambitious Women Face More Obstacles than Just Work-Life Balance

For the past year and change, the American conversation about women and leadership has revolved around challenges of work-life balance — which most of the time actually means “work-family balance.”<p>The women we’re hearing from — Anne-Marie Slaughter, Sheryl Sandberg, and the rest — aren’t jetting …

Ukrainian port eyed as analysts seek Syria’s arms source

<b>Correction:</b> Previous versions of this article, including in the Sept. 8, 2013 print edition of The Washington Post, incorrectly described details about the operation of a Ukrainian cargo vessel highlighted in a feature about military aid to Syria. Information supplied by the manager of the Ocean …