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5 Animals That Look Like Lady Gaga

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><b>So theatrical, so blazing with color, so much larger than life—are we talking about Lady Gaga or a sea slug?</b><p>Despite being one of the most creatively outfitted performers of all time, Lady Gaga has some competition in the animal world. Nature’s show-stoppers include everything …

Silicon Valley investor wants to split California into six states

SAN FRANCISCO -- Technology investor Tim Draper is trying to drum up support to split California into six states, one of them being Silicon Valley.<p>His argument for redrawing the California map: The state is underrepresented in Washington. He's looking to get an initiative on the California …

Facebook to raise $1.5B in secondary offering

The social network prices its second batch of shares at $55.05 a piece.<p>Facebook said Friday that it has priced the 70 million shares that the company and its insiders are selling through a secondary offering at $55.05. Facebook, itself, is selling a little more than 27 million shares, which means …

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Photographer Travels 4,000 Miles Around Iceland for Time-Lapse Adventure

Photographer Eric Hines has always wanted to travel to Iceland. So naturally, when the opportunity came up, he jumped at it. Seventeen days, four …

Smart UK hotel room will let you check in, control temperature, and order meals from your phone

The UK's biggest hotel chain is set to open a new line of budget city hotels that provide app-based check-ins and improved connectivity for people who pride location and design over space. Whitbread will open its first Premier Inn 'hub' in Covent Garden, London in the fall of 2014, compacting a …

Tiny Mechanical Insects Made of Watch Parts

Chicago-based artist Justin Gershenson-Gates, aka A Mechanical Mind, creates tiny steampunk insects by carefully soldering together gears, springs, and other watch parts. The mechanical bugs, many of which Gershenson-Gates can balance on just his pinky finger, are miniature, multi-legged creatures …

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BlackBerry Stock Continues Slide Amid More Analyst Downgrades

Investors took BlackBerry for another trip to the woodshed Monday as they continued to express their disgust over the company’s appalling …

Why Is Jack Lew So Optimistic About the Economy?

The treasury secretary's upbeat predictions about growth, immigration reform, and U.S.-China relations<p>Wikimedia Commons<p>The U.S. Treasury Secretary is feeling optimistic. Despite some long-term problems (such as weak job growth and income inequality), Jack Lew believes the economy is on the way …

Buying Gold Mining Stocks Today Could Be Like Buying Bank Stocks In 2011

In a financial era defined by a more visible hand of the central banks, asset classes are bouncing with great frequency between the emotional poles of euphoria and gloom. As our work tends to focus on what lies ahead based on what has come before - the recent historical narrative has provided …