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12-Foot-Tall Lego One World Trade Center Lives Up to Its Inspiration

The Lego Discovery Center in Westchester County, New York, has unveiled a new masterpiece: a 110-pound, 4,873 brick, 12-foot-tall model of One World …

Why It's Important For Each Of Us To Explain And Keep Explaining The Net And Its Civil Liberties

I founded the Swedish and first Pirate Party on January 1, 2006. The party has now spread to 70 countries. When it was founded, I saw it as a really …

European Parliament

The Book From Last Night’s Doctor Who is Being Published And You Can Buy it April 4th [Updated]

[<b>Update]</b> <i>The original article said the book was being published April 2nd, but my source at BBC Books is now saying it will be available on April 4th.</i> …

A little black book can boost your work life

Everywhere Jim Domanski goes, he takes his black book. It's not a treasury of potential hot dates, but a repository of the Ottawa sales consultant's current work life, packed into a 200-page, 7-by-10-inch notebook.<p>It's an idea he picked up in the 1980s, working for Bell, well before the era of …

Oschter Haws: An Easter Tale of Calamity and Woe

<i>by Michael Chambers</i><p>He’s hippity. He’s hoppity. He’s bip-bap-boppity. As Winter’s harsh breath fades to little more than a drab memory and the posies …

Ten easy ways to get your creative juices flowing

The pressure is on for all of us who work in competitive businesses. We need to come up with new ideas before the competition eats our lunch. Look what happened to Kodak and Groupon, for example. For many, learning to be more creative is not a choice – it's an imperative.<p>There's no need to go …

How to Remove Common Clothing Stains | The Art of Manliness

<i>Plop.</i><p>That’s the sound of BBQ sauce landing on your brand new blazer coat as you’re chowing down on some mouthwatering ribs.<p>Dadgummit. You need to …

High-school grade inflation balloon ready to pop

Students across Canada are receiving admission letters to Canadian universities this spring. After the excitement and the celebrations, students and their families should start preparing for a shock.<p>Grades will drop in university – especially for students who are at the top of their high-school …

Being Off-Key Can At Least Look Good With This Pretty Tuning App

The smartphone has all but killed the standalone tuner, but while most apps just emulate their old-fashioned counterparts, Tunable brings something …

CodeMirror: Edit code in your browser

A long time ago, every file on your computer was a text file. Then came binary files, and the text editors morphed into integrated development …

Business Technology

Lisa Loeb's 'Stay' Serenade at Billboard HQ

In Light Of High Court Arguments, What Does Gay Marriage Tell Us About Polygamy?

One of the more interesting exchanges to emerge from the Supreme Court hearings on gay marriage this week, wasn't about the sexes, instead it was when Justice Sonia Sotomayor asked a question about polygamy.<p>Sotomayor asked Ted Olson, the lawyer asking the court to repeal California's ban on gay …

8 Spring Skincare Tips to Try Right Now

It’s time to ditch the wool tights, marshmallow-y puffer coats, <i>and</i> your heavy-duty winter skincare essentials. The transition from winter to spring is the perfect time to revamp, reassess, and update your go-to beauty lineup. Just in time for spring’s warm weather, we’ve rounded up the best skin-glowing tips to try right now:<p>Birchbox Editor Meredith shares three simple tips to overhaul your dated winter skincare routine.<br>• Yummy fruits and veggies are finally in season. Take advantage of the …

Robot ants: mini-machines mimic insect colony

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/965000/965742_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534425055_2ff459849f6bf65a53a255c6f6197136<p><b>Scientists in the US have built and tested robotic ants that they say behave just like a real ant colony.</b><p>The robots do not resemble their …

Robotics

Off-the-shelf optics kit tweaked for bonkers performance

A couple of Australian optics labs have joined up with vendor Finisar to demonstrate an energy-efficient optical system transmitting 10 Tbps over 850 …

Fix Scratched Wood with Iodine

Scratches are a very common form of wood damage, and fortunately it doesn't take much to fix them. How-to illustrator Yumi Sakugawa points out that a …