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Moving swiftly, US eases travel and trade rules on Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — Following through on its declaration of warming ties with Cuba, the Obama administration has eased travel restrictions and opened a …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Grimes Explains Origin of the Name "Grimes"

In a series of tweets, Claire Boucher has explained how she came up with the name Grimes. Apparently, it started with the "genre" options offered by MySpace—not from "The Simpsons" character Frank Grimes or artist Ken Grimes, Stereogum points out.<p>She …

Awesome Google Features You May Not Have Known About

For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?<p>From the silly to the useful, these Google features (which we picked out of this great Quora thread) will make you love Google even more than you probably already did.

The Five Best Books on Cuba

It’s only 90 miles from the U.S., but to most Americans, Cuba could be on the moon. Here are five books that make the terra slightly less</b> …

19 Of The Best Snow Scenes In Art

Today marks the official start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, otherwise known as the Winter Solstice. Or, if you prefer, the most wonderful time of the year. 'Tis the season of rosy cheeks, icy sidewalks and hot chocolate, all the makings of a spectacular Bing Crosby holiday movie.<p>But winter …

Young Self-Taught Photographer Captures Wanderers Against Magnificent Landscapes

Self-taught Canadian photographer Elizabeth Gadd described her photography niche better, perhaps, than anybody else when she said, “I, uh… shoot …

Editors’ Picks: 10 Favorite Sources for Bargain Vintage Furniture

Here at Remodelista we’ve participated in our share of eBay auctions. We’ve also have been known to obsessively check the local Craigslist listings …

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A beginner's guide to drills and bits

<b>Steve Hoefer</b> returns with another guide to some of the things that make civilized life possible.<p>There are a dizzying number of ways to put a hole in …

We really must remember the epic failures of George W. Bush

The New York Times wants us to forget how we got here. The real problem is that Barack Obama stopped reminding us<p>Frank Bruni is mad. The New York Times columnist thinks it’s high time that Obama’s defenders stopped blaming George W. Bush for all the problems in the world. Sure, Bush made a mess of …

Boehner messes up Paul Ryan’s image rehab: Attacks unemployed as lazy and unmotivated

Remember Ryan wanted to change his party’s perception on poverty? Boehner’s new comments are not going to help<p>John Boehner stopped by the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC yesterday to give a speech laying out his vision for America’s economic future. The speech itself was a waste of …

His Camera Takes Us To The World 'We Must Preserve'

<i>They're silvery and stunning — and their beauty bears a message.</i><p>"Genesis" <i>is a new exhibit of more than 200 black-and-white images from the noted Brazilian photographer</i> Sebastiao Salgado. <i>He wants to show us what the world and its peoples look like now, how climate change has already had an impact —</i> …

Rashi Fein dies at 88; economist considered a father of Medicare

Rashi Fein, a Harvard economist considered one of the fathers of<p>Medicare, who threw his intellectual and moral weight behind full, affordable healthcare for nearly seven decades, stretching from the Truman administration to the Obama presidency, died Sept. 8 in Boston. He was 88.<p>The cause was …

Rangefinder cameras- what are your options?

I would also include in high – end. Both Fuji and Mamiya Medium format rangefinders.<p>I wanted to stay in the 35mm arena. I guess I could include the …

War in Iraq and beyond has cost 350,000 deaths - Futurity

The costs of war in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan now stand at more than 350,000 lives lost and $4.4 trillion spent.

The Rise Of The Crypto Phone

Cell phones just got a whole lot more secure.<p>Between revelations of NSA spying and a sense that marketers and hackers are picking our digital pockets, we’re all getting a little edgy about cellular security. Hence the rapid growth of the cryptophone industry. Most of the handsets run on “hardened” …

Warning over electrical brain stimulation

<b>Given the option, would you want to think faster and have sharper attention? Research suggests that electrical brain stimulation kits could have just those effects. But now some companies are selling such devices online, leading to calls to regulate the technology.</b><p>It may sound too good to be true …

U.S. Copyright Office Denies Monkeys Rights To Their Selfies

That means no more business for this monkey.<p>In 2011, British wildlife photographer David Slater was traveling through the jungle in Indonesian when a crested black macaque grabbed his camera and started snapping selfies. Somebody posted the images in Wikipedia Commons, meaning anybody could use …

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7 Things to Consider Before Choosing Sides in the Middle East Conflict

Are you "pro-Israel" or "pro-Palestine"? It isn't even noon yet as I write this, and I've already been accused of being both.<p>These terms intrigue me because they directly speak to the doggedly tribal nature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. You don't hear of too many other countries being …

Melbourne again tops Economist's world most liveable cities index

Australian cities have once again been named among the world’s most liveable, with Melbourne topping the international index produced by the Economist Intelligence Unit for the fourth consecutive year.<p>The Victorian capital beat 139 other cities to top the list, while Adelaide (5th), Sydney (7th) …

Cell phone unlocking bill could be a historic step in Internet politics

Yesterday, the most unproductive Congress is history managed to pass a consumer cell phone unlocking bill, and President Obama has agreed to sign it into law. On the surface, a wonky intellectual property bill that allows consumers to switch carriers is, relatively speaking, a minor political …

Master the Art of Panning With These 9 Useful Tips

Panning is a technique where you pan your camera to follow the motion of your subject and render motion blur to the background but capture the …

Bird Photography Tips for Beginners

The colour and texture of birds’ plumage makes them fascinating subjects for photography, made all the more exciting by their fleeting and elusive …

Most developers are not making it in the app business

We often hear the success stories from triumphant app developers. Some of these applications generate tens of thousands a month, and sometimes per day! The developing craze builds up as more and more programmers learn to make apps, but it turns out the road to success in the app business can have …

Updated Chromecast website brings bigger and better app discovery

Happy Birthday Chromecast. Oh wait, I’m a few days early. It was just short of one year ago that Google launched their $35 media streaming stick, bringing all of our online media to our big screens. You got me again, there were only a few apps at launch, hardly ‘all of our online media,’ and three …

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