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10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

Books

8 New Page-Turners to Pack in Your Beach Bag This Summer

You'll be hooked by page two.<p>If you're truly going to go OOO for a beach vacation, the most surefire way to make sure you're actually decompressing is putting down your smartphone (bye email alerts) to get lost in a good read. Below, our recommendations for the best books worth reading front to …

Books

Jack White’s Meg White Problem

Why he still needs (and yearns for) his old partner<p>Before Jack White envisioned the world in red and white, he saw Lime.<p>Harry Lime, that is, the …

Don Henley

William Hague to investigate claims of Tamil rape victims being deported

Pledge follows allegations UK is sending back Sri Lankan asylum seekers who have been abused by security forces<p>William Hague has said the government will investigate claims that Tamil asylum seekers are being deported from the UK to Sri Lanka despite evidence they have been subjected to rape and …

Utah woman admits killing 6 babies inside home, authorities say

Authorities say a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators Monday that she either strangled or suffocated the children immediately after they were born and then put them inside boxes in her garage.<p>According to a probable cause statement …

Rare 'Blood Moon' Lunar Eclipse Dazzles Sky-Gazers

Turn your gaze to the stars tonight for an eerie and spectacular view of the "blood moon." At 12:53 a.m. ET, the Earth will begin to position itself …

Lunar Eclipse

Lake Bell: From indie star to undie star on Esquire

Lake Bell is an indie superstar — and now she’s an undie superstar, too.<p>The 35-year-old New York native, sizzling in lingerie for the May issue of Esquire, won acclaim last year for writing and directing “In a World.”<p>“If I write something and I’m going to put in all that love and energy, I want to …

Tesla Evaluating ‘Judicial Remedies’ To Oppose Direct Sales Ban In New Jersey

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has taken to the company blog today to oppose a ruling by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission that it would no longer be able to sell directly to customers. The ban was put into place utilizing a law designed to protect franchise owners from outside pressures by car …

Secret app picks up $8.6m in funding from Google Ventures & other notable investors

Less than two months after launching and following rumors of an outside investment, anonymous social network app Secret today officially announced it has raised $8.6 million. That’s a little bit less than the $10 million that it was rumored to be getting, but it’s also picking up some notable …

Mozilla stops work on Firefox for Windows 8

We hope you weren't eagerly anticipating a finished release of Firefox for Windows 8 -- despite releasing a beta of the browser just last month, Mozilla has cancelled the project. There just aren't enough testers using the new interface to justify shipping a completed version, the developer says. …

Hagel: Navy admiral to be next NSA chief

WASHINGTON — Vice Adm. Michael Rogers has been chosen to be the next director of the National Security Agency and head of U.S. cyber-command, the Pentagon announced Thursday.<p>Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Richard Ledgett will be the next NSA deputy director.<p>The picks of Rogers and Ledgett come …

Hillary Clinton Takes On Congressional Republicans Over Obamacare

At a Clinton Global Initiative panel, the former secretary of state gets political. "It wouldn’t be the worst thing for Democrats if [Republicans] tried to shut the government down," says Clinton.<p>At a Clinton Global Initiative panel discussion on women's health, Hillary Clinton momentarily turned …

Wide-Open Race in 2016 Offers Ocean of Possibilities

It’s hard to re­mem­ber in­terest in a pres­id­en­tial elec­tion be­gin­ning to build so early. Wide-open pres­id­en­tial con­tests — that is, those …

Government

Gas prices bottoming out for 2013?

Sub $3 a gallon gas nationwide? Prospects are evaporating for now.<p>After plummeting to their lowest levels in nearly three years, gasoline prices may be close to hitting a 2013 low. But that's probably about as low as they'll go this year, experts say.<p>Nationally, the average price for gasoline has …

Competitors race to muscle Lululemon out of its turf

Is Lululemon Athletica's pain Gap's gain?<p>From its chairman making controversial comments that implied some women's figures were to blame for pilling yoga pants to complaints its fabric was too sheer, Lululemon has been trying to bounce back from bad publicity.<p>These missteps, combined with its …

Lululemon Athletica

'Whitey' Bulger Gets Two Life Sentences for Boston Crime Wave

Notorious Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger was given two life sentences plus five years in prison today by a federal judge who told the …

Crime

Occupy Wall Street buys $15 million of Americans' medical debt - U.S. News

In this September 2012 photo, Occupy Wall Street protesters make their way to Broadway at the start of their Saturday march to Zuccotti Park, the first planned march as part of three days of events to mark the one-year anniversary of the movement.<p>Occupy Wall Street took center stage last fall, …

MIT Invents A Shapeshifting Display You Can Reach Through And Touch

The Tangible Media Group at MIT’s Media Lab has unveiled a futuristic display made of atoms, not pixels.<p>We live in an age of touch-screen interfaces, but what will the UIs of the future look like? Will they continue to be made up of ghostly pixels, or will they be made of atoms that you can reach …

MIT Media Lab

Who's Hiring? Wegmans, Fed-Ex, KidsPeace

A weekly look at companies seeking workers.<p>Are you or someone you know looking for work?<p>Check out these local jobs posted recently around town and …

YouTube Launches Fan Finder Initiative

YouTube today launched Fan Finder, a new initiative to help channel creators bring in new fans for free. Fan Finder is essentially an advertising campaign that YouTube is running for its most important users: the ones who actually produce videos.<p>All channel owners have to do is create and upload a …

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

The Radar – the best of the travel blogosphere – is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every Wednesday.<p><b>You can play, too</b>. Follow us on Twitter <b>@NatGeoTravel</b> and tag your favorite travel stories <b>#NGTRadar</b> to help us find the crème de la crème on the Web.<p><b>Here’s this week’s:</b><p>If you’re touring the …

Travel

Karen G. Napash

10 Movies We Once Loved — Until We Realized They Were Bad

Some things refine themselves with age: certain cheeses, wine, Helen Mirren. But, not everything matures so gracefully. As we enter awards season, it …

Obama's critic-in-chief strikes again

President Bill Clinton — the man President Barack Obama once dubbed his “Secretary of Explaining Stuff” — once again has some explaining of his own to do with the Obama White House.<p>In an interview released Tuesday, Clinton called for a fix to the Affordable Care Act that would put an end to the …

And Next Comes L - Hyperlexia & Autism Resources

"Swing at the End of the World" is Located Off a Giant Cliff

Swing sets are typically used by children on a playground, but this makeshift contraption known as the <i>Swing at the End of the World</i> is only for the bravest adventurers willing to take the risk of falling off the edge of a cliff while swinging high in the air. Located in Baos, Ecuador at La Casa del …

Here's Where Teens Are Going Instead Of Facebook

Earlier this month Facebook’s chief financial officer, David Ebersman confirmed a worrying, but long-suspected trend for the world’s biggest social network: teenagers, perhaps the most important demographic for a modern-day communication tool, were becoming less active on the site.<p>“We did see a …

David Beckham Strips Down for New H&M Campaign

File this under things we're not sad about: David Beckham's in his underwear for his latest H&M collection.<p>The 38-year-old retired footballer, who has successfully fronted his bodywear range for the high street store over several seasons, is seen wearing a pair of purple boxer shorts in one …