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Online Sales Cost Cities And Counties Billions In Taxes, Mayors Say

Online retail sales are cutting into tax revenue in counties and cities, according to a report issued by the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Friday. They estimate the lost revenue for America's largest cities and counties came to about $2.8 billion for 2011 and 2012, combined.<p>The mayors' group …

Supermoon To Dominate Weekend Sky

The largest full moon of the year will grace the night sky Sunday as our nearest neighbor in space makes its closest approach.<p>The moon will reach its closest perigee of 2013, dominating the sky. For about a half-hour of the event, the moon will also turn full — a confluence of events that produces …

India flood and landslide death toll nears 600 as army steps up evacuations

The death toll from monsoon flooding and landslides in mountainous northern India rose to nearly 600 on Friday with rescuers finding bodies in the …

The 'Jobs' Trailer Is Everything and Nothing

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>What is the most ridiculous part of the trailer for the long awaited, highly anticipated Steve Jobs …

Singapore haze: 'It's like being in a bonfire'

<b>Pollution levels remain high in Singapore, as the smoky haze from fires in Indonesia continue to shroud the city state.</b><p>Readers in Singapore share their experiences of how they are affected by the haze and how they plan to deal with the problem.<p>Aarti Thapar, Keppel Bay, Singapore<p>I've got two …

Human brain cut into 7,400 slices, then reconstructed digitally in 3-D

LONDON — Scientists have finely sliced a human brain into 7,400 wafer-thin sheets and then digitally reconstructed it to create the world's most detailed map of the brain in three dimensions.<p>The "BigBrain" project, which took a 65-year-old woman's brain and cut it into slices just 20 micrometers …

Clinton wants a female president

Hillary Clinton spoke Thursday about her “hypothetical” desire to see a woman president “in my lifetime,” the latest scrap of data fueling the will-she-run-in-2016 chatter about the former senator and secretary of state.<p>Clinton, whose language is always parsed for changes from speech to speech, …

Massive wildfire threatens to torch Colorado tourist town

A monstrous wildfire blazed a trail through steep, rugged terrain in Colorado on Friday, threatening to scorch a tourist town in the state’s southwestern mountains, officials said.<p>The approximately 400 residents of South Fork, Colo., were forced to evacuate Friday as the fast-moving blaze barreled …

Get Ready for AOL Reader: A Google Reader Replacement

As the end of Google Reader nears, AOL is planning to announce its own alternative to the service: “AOL Reader.”<p>As you can see on the current landing page for the service, which is public, its tagline is “All your favorite websites, in one place.” The service is currently operating in private …

Marissa Mayer Has Quietly Cut 1,000 Jobs At Yahoo

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has cut 1,000 jobs since she joined the company almost a year ago.<p>According to Reuters reporter Alexei Oreskovic, she's done it "through a combination of attrition and ramped-up performance management, with staffers now getting reviewed on a quarterly basis instead of every …

The Future of Movies: How Will Google Glass Change Filmmaking?

We’re still months away from the consumer release of Google Glass, Google’s spectacles-like mobile device that’s the most anticipated gadget since …

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How mobile phones are making cash obsolete in Africa

When he rolls into a gas station to fill his tank, Barkhad Dahir doesn't get out of his car. He punches a few buttons on his cellphone and within seconds he has paid for the fuel.<p>With the same quick keystrokes on his phone, he pays for virtually everything he needs: groceries at the supermarket, a …

Gogo IPO raises $187 million with plans for international expansion

Gogo, a provider of internet services on airlines, has raised $187 million from an initial public offering of 11 million shares.<p>The offering was …

Singles Take Flight Aboard Airline Speed Dating Event - Vagabondish

A plane chock full of single Europeans took flight this week and made a record for the “highest” speed dating event ever.<p>On board their flight from …

FAA may clear personal gadgets for takeoff, landing - TODAY.com

Federal officials could be loosening restrictions on those personal electronic devices airline passengers hate to put away at the beginning and end of their flights, NBC News reported Friday.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to relax the ban on devices that now need to be completely …

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Announcing the 2013 List of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places

With a country as large and diverse as the United States selecting a list of just 11 endangered historic places annually is a daunting task -- which is why this year, as our endangered list enters its second quarter-century, we opened up the process to the general public for the first time.The …

10 Summer Foods to Travel For in the U.S.A.

It’s hard to argue about it: summer is the best time of year when it comes to food. With fruit that tastes like candy, crisp, nourishing greens, and farm-fresh vegetables at your fingertips, it’s easy to pass as a gourmet chef by throwing something fabulous together.<p>My favorite summer food is …

The 25 Least Populated Countries In The World

Quite a few comments indicate that some of the countries on that list may be too hard or expensive to get to or too dangerous to go anywhere near.<p>That calls for another bucket list proposal on the 25 countries where 'no one' lives and why you should still visit. Maldives narrowly misses the list, …

Things Tourists Say: 5 Clichés You Should Probably Leave At Home

Being a tourist is an innately clichéd experience -- you roam around a foreign city, toting a giant camera, posing for awkward photos and wearing one of those I heart (insert city name here) t-shirts.<p>There are plenty of clichéd things you can <i>say</i>, too -- from corny jokes, to puns, to phrases we've …

Hiking and houseboats in Sausalito

Combining the feel of a Greek fishing village and a glamorous French Riviera resort, the San Francisco suburb is home to quirky artistic communities and eucalyptus-framed views.<p>The Californian town of Sausalito often makes people feel as though they have crossed the Atlantic – even though they have …

Cuddling a Koala in Australia

Holding a koala is unlike anything you might expect. First, it's the baby-sized bottom cupped in your hands. Next it's the sharp hooked nails that sink into your flesh. And finally, as the koala calms, a tight, warm marsupial hug.<p>Disclaimer: I'm an animal lover. But even the most hard-boiled cynic …

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

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Tube travel: New York to Los Angeles in 45 minutes | ZDNet

Workable or not, it's nice to dream.<p>We've seen an explosion in high-speed transport across the world. The Scramjet aims to go from London to New York …

Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing

Indoor Location and Positioning technology is the Next Big Thing. It is bringing the power of GPS and Maps indoors. We spend most of our time …

Cheap, color, holographic video

Today in the journal <i>Nature</i>, researchers at MIT’s Media Lab report a new approach to generating holograms that could lead to color holographic-video …

Khan Academy Launches The Future of Computer Science Education

As educators struggle to motivate more students to take up technology-related majors, breakout online education startup, Khan Academy, has a novel approach. “Computer Science is an intensely creative field,” says Shantanu Sinha, President of Khan Academy, which gave TechCrunch an exclusive look at …

Lumosity analyzes brain function of 40M people to push neuroscience forward

Lumosity is pushing the frontiers of neuroscience. Today, the brain-training startup revealed findings from its Human Cognition Project — an initiative that gives researchers access to its data to conduct experimental research.<p>Lumosity creates brain-training exercises designed to give your brain a …