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Electronic devices on planes: FAA regulations may soon permit devices below 10,000 feet.

The recommendations from top-level FAA advisers follow reports that at least one-third of recent airline passengers say they have "accidentally" left …

Whitey Bulger trial: The first of what I hope will be a parade of chowder-thick regional accents.

<b>8:49 a.m.:</b> The attorneys are arguing over procedural issues before the jurors are brought in. They look a little tired. In fact, everyone I’ve seen …

姚遥:“找我开房”的背后逻辑

文/姚遥<p>Campaign在国内受到冷眼已经不是第一次了。这次为了海南小学女生开房案而发起的“开房找我”运动,又是一次遭遇强力躺枪的行为。<p>做事的人,就像在街头下象棋。而每一局街头对弈的棋盘后面,都有无数个高深莫测的军师,“平炮”“出车”“将军啊”喊声震耳欲聋。当然,观棋的人表达了也可以是君子,而下棋的人用开放的心去听也不会吃亏,毕竟听人劝吃饱饭,三人行必有我师。<p>而种种观棋的评论之中,必然有类似于“开房找我”事件引发的争议,也是典型的在不同的语境和认知下讨论一个既有的事情,各说各话。<p>回头看过去,海南六名小学女生被开房事件,司法机关、行政机关、媒体的态度都颇为暧昧,而这样一件事情,眼见着就如同无数个 …

拍卖公司撤拍钱钟书书信手稿

<b>在钱钟书遗孀杨绛的坚决反对下,北京一拍卖公司发出声明,将撤拍钱钟书书信手稿。</b><p>北京保利国际拍卖有限公司周日(6月2日)在其网站上发表声明称,“在我司2013年春季拍卖会征集过程中,确有三件涉及到关于钱钟书与杨绛先生的信件,并准 备在2013年春季拍卖会中上拍。”<p>“在拍卖前期准备及图录印刷完成后得知杨绛先生维权事件,我司对此事高度重视,已在第一时间决定将这三件相关拍品撤拍,并计划在相关专场拍卖现场公示撤拍信息。”<p>保利国际拍卖有限公司发表这一声明同一天,杨绛再次发出紧急声明,反对北京保利国际拍卖有限公司于6月3日上午拍卖钱钟书和她的三封私人书信,“希望国家和社会能够坚守住我们的道德和法律底线。”<p>钱钟 …

无人机反涂鸦:“大炮打苍蝇” | DW | 02.06.2013

Judge Rules Etan Patz Case Can Proceed to Trial

A judge ruled Wednesday that the case against a New Jersey man who allegedly confessed to killing Etan Patz — the 6-year-old boy whose disappearance became the city’s most notorious missing-child mystery– can move forward to trial.<p>Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Maxwell Wiley ruled on a motion filed …

Was the 2013 World Press Photo of the Year faked with Photoshop, or merely manipulated? - ExtremeTech

By on May 13, 2013 at 1:31 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p><b>Updated @ 4:32pm 5/14:</b> An independent …

Multitasking while studying: Divided attention and technological gadgets impair learning and memory.

Living rooms, dens, kitchens, even bedrooms: Investigators followed students into the spaces where homework gets done. Pens poised over their “study …

Xi Jinping and the Chinese dream

IN 1793 a British envoy, Lord Macartney, arrived at the court of the Chinese emperor, hoping to open an embassy. He brought with him a selection of …

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