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Snapchat Accounts For More Photo Shares Than Instagram As Pic Sharing Set To Double In 2013

Photo uploading and sharing is growing at an incredible pace, according to data shared by KPCB’s Mary Meeker in the Internet Trends report she presented on stage at D11 today. Well over 500 million photos are shared per day on average so far in 2013, the report estimates, which is on pace to become …

Lessons You Learn From Motherhood

As <b>Mother’s Day</b> approaches I have been thinking about what I have learned over the years about motherhood. Some are big lessons, some are small, some …

Mean streets

WHILE reporting on Brazil's crack epidemic and São Paulo's recent shift away from a hardline approach towards addicts, I spoke to Paula Ribas, the …

Hawaii clears land use for the Thirty Meter Telescope, construction to start in 2014

The Thirty Meter Telescope has been under development for more than a decade, but the sheer amount of land needed on Hawaii's Mauna Kea for its namesake main mirror has proved problematic: locals have formally challenged the multi-university effort over concerns that it might damage both the …

Japanese Cherry Blossoms, Circa 1890

Here in the U.S., we've had the pleasure of cherry blossom season since about 1910, when Japan gave a gift of about 2,000 trees — most of which were planted in Manhattan and Washington, D.C.<p>It's now peak flowering season, and all the cameras are out to capture one of the most photogenic springtime …

Last night, NASA saw the year's biggest solar flare

If you noticed a little extra radio interference last night, it wasn't your imagination. At 3:16 AM, NASA saw the biggest solar flare of the year, an M6.5-level coronal mass ejection that was powerful enough to cause a brief radio blackout. That's not enough to disturb much outside the highest …