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Fires In Colorado: Black Forest Fire, Royal Gorge Fire, Aurora Fence Fire Burn Several Structures

As Colorado reached record high temperatures Tuesday the state broke out into a series of fires, some of which had destroyed several structures and homes by the afternoon.<p>The Black Forest Fire area in northeast Colorado Springs, the Royal Gorge Fire and a fire spurred on by high winds in Aurora all …

St. Alphege Learning & Teaching Building / Design Engine Architects Ltd

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The University of Winchester’s brief was to initially provide 8 teaching spaces within a new building …

Education

This Engine Probably Has an Extra 30 Horsepower - Technabob

A couple of years ago we saw a pretty sweet Scion xB that was modded as an homage to 8-bit gaming. It would’ve been more awesome if it had this …

Introducing the largest travel metasearch engine in the world: Google

Did you notice? Google recently indicated exactly what it is aiming to ultimately become in the travel industry.<p>Thanks to the new Google Maps Beta …

The dangerous ethics behind Google’s transparency claims

In an open letter to the attorney general and FBI chief, Google displays privilege, problems behind “don’t be evil”<p>Google CEO Eric Schmidt said this in 2009: "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place."<p>The comment, viewed now, may …

Quitting caffeine is now a mental health disorder

There's a slight tremor in your hands followed by cold sweats. You snap when a coworker asks you a question, and your piercing headache makes you unable to send the simplest email. It’s only noon but you've given up on accomplishing anything at work.<p>If you think this sounds like the description of …

Customers Lose Big on Bank Overdraft Fees

Many banks reap huge profits in overdraft fees by allowing customers to overdraw their checking accounts, according to a report by the Consumer …

8 Common Landscape Photography Mistakes Beginners Make

If you are interested in landscape photography I'm sure you have read lots of “how to improve…” type articles, which are all useful in their own way. …

Landscape Photography

Tebow: 'Honor' to play for Belichick

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tim Tebow said Tuesday it was "an honor" to be able to play for Bill Belichick and learn from Tom Brady, saying he expects his …

NFL

When It Comes To Online Privacy, A Disconnect For The Young

Are you old enough to remember privacy?<p>Teens and even young adults have grown up in an environment where sharing information about themselves online is not just encouraged but expected.<p>Yet there's a disconnect between the attitudes young people express about online privacy and their actual behavior.<p>…

How The Senate Farm Bill Would Change Subsidies

The Senate voted Monday to approve its version of the farm bill, a massive spending measure that covers everything from food stamps to crop insurance and sets the nation's farm policy for the next five years.<p>The centerpiece of that policy is an expanded crop insurance program, designed to protect …

Border Drones Fly Into Fight Over Immigration

The runways at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., are busy. This is where the Army tests its military drones, where it trains its drone pilots, and where four Customs and Border Protection drones take off and land.<p>From here, the CBP drones survey the Arizona-Mexico border — mainly looking for immigrants and …