Lesley Phillipa Cohen Shapiro

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How typeface influences the way we read and think

Last summer, CERN was on the verge of announcing a discovery so critical to understanding the basic building blocks of the universe that it had been …

Fashion Week Berlin steht ganz im Zeichen der Mode. Junge und etablierte Designer stellen die Trends von morgen vor. Es gibt Modenschauen, Messen, Showrooms und Partys. Eindrücke von der Fashion Week bekommt ihr in unserer Bildergalerie: http://bit.ly/19Yzdbu (JuB)

Fashion Designers Viktor & Rolf in Paris | Euromaxx

Germany’s $710 billion green-energy drive is cutting production at nuclear reactors as power prices slump to a six-year low. | http://bloom.bg/1a5AJfj (Photo: Christof Stache/AFP)

10 Questions Still Baffling Scientists

Science has done a terrific job of answering some of the world’s most difficult questions, but certain mysteries still elude researchers. How does …

11 Historical Figures Who Were Really Bad At Spelling

Do you struggle with spelling bees? Do you always seem to get “lose” and “loose” mixed up? Would you recoil in terror if spell-check ever stopped …

Congress Not Likely To Pass Sweeping Climate Legislation

As President Obama prepares to unveil his executive strategy on climate change, we look at the politics of the issue in Congress.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>And now to an issue that lawmakers are not spending a lot of time debating: climate change. Tomorrow, President Obama will lay out a …

Panel supports hepatitis C screening for baby boomers

A US government advisory panel today recommended that individuals born between 1945 and 1965 be screened for the hepatitis C virus. The announcement, …

Our Beef With BuzzFeed's Viral Article On 8 Dangerous Foods

So I got an email from a publicist asking me if I was interested in what has become a tremendously popular story on BuzzFeed titled "8 Foods We Eat In The US That Are Banned In Other Countries."<p>Curious, I clicked, as have more than 4 million other readers.<p>What's my beef? Well, one of the eight bad …

Plants 'Do Math' to Stay Alive, Says Study

Plants do math? A study has found that plants “do math” to ensure they have enough food to get through the night.<p>Britain’s John Innes Centre found …

Bumpy reptile skull rewrites the prehistoric record

There weren't many skin treatment solutions that we know of some 266 to 252 million years ago. But even if there had been, they wouldn't have been able to help <i>Bunostegos akokanensis</i>, a giant, plant-eating reptile that roamed the central deserts of the then-single continent of Pangea. Three recently …

Station Crew Members Take a Walk in Space

Nanotech roundup: ultra-colour TV, nano-flowers and Trojan blood cells

TV in nanotechnicolour<p>The next generation of LCD televisions from Sony use quantum dots to improve the colour performance of their screens. Quantum …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

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The NSA Has No Idea How Much Secret Data Edward Snowden Took, And That Has Them Very Worried

Snowden was able to cover some of his tracks when he accessed information about the operations of the National Security Agency (NSA) and its British equivalent, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), U.S. officials told Reuters.<p>It's definitely unclear how much information he actually has. …

Raise the minimum wage

Seventy-five years ago, during the height of America’s gravest economic crisis to date — the Great Depression — President Franklin D. Roosevelt enacted the landmark Fair Labor Standards Act, which established the first federal minimum wage.<p>Roosevelt and minimum wage proponents of the time looked to …