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Google Introduces “Gmail Blue” — It’s Completely Blue, Because Brown Was a “Disaster”

The Google April Fool’s train continues with the announcement of “Gmail Blue.” Yes, it’s a version of Google’s email service where everything is the color blue. The YouTube one from earlier was OK, and the Nose one was just so-so, but I’d actually use this product if it existed, especially since it …

Coraline

• <b>Author:</b> Neil Gaiman<p>There is something strange about Coraline's new home. It's not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours, read in the tea leaves. It's the other house - the one behind the old door in …

Kayak Among White-Tipped Reef Sharks in the Galápagos

“I made my first trip to the Galápagos in 1966 when I was 16,” says Lindblad Expedition’s president, Sven-Olof Lindblad, whose late father, Lars, pioneered outfitted expeditions to remote destinations. The trip obviously made a lasting impression. “It’s unlike any other adventure vacation on …

Team of Rivals

• <b>Author:</b> Doris Kearns Goodwin<p>Winner of the Lincoln Prize<p>Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Abraham Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation …

Must-Do Trip: Climb Geyikbayiri, Turkey

Ultimate Adventure Bucket List: Climber Alex Honnold's must-do dream trip is to climb Geyikbayiri, Turkey. See all our Adventure Bucket List trips.<p>There might be a conspiracy among climbers to keep this secret: A lot of the world’s best sport-climbing crags happen to be in warm, gorgeous, …

Strap yourself in: the world's most extreme road trips

Travelling these routes inspires wonder and awe in those willing to shrug off the discomforts and heart-in-mouth moments that they entail.<p>Whether you're gazing through a dirt-smudged window on a clapped-out bus, its engine revving desperately to clear a narrow pass, or grinding through an endless …

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31 Books Turned Into 2013 Movies

It seems like more beloved books are being adapted for the big screen every year, and 2013 is no exception. Tons of anticipated films based on …

Google's Secrets Of Innovation: Empowering Its Employees

March was a good month for Google. Its market capitalization breached a record high $260 billion. Since its IPO in 2004, its shares have soared over 900%. The company’s success stems from its continuous innovation and it extraordinary management practices. Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of …

Facebook's Next Big Step: Its Own Phone

After years of denying it would, Facebook now plans to introduce a smartphone designed for its social network. The Android-based device will be made by HTC, according to the New York Times and it will be unveiled on Thursday.<p>According to the Times:<p>The software is designed so that some of the core …

Facebook: Equality Meme Draws 2.7 Million Supporters for Marriage Equality

Some 2.7 million users changed their profile pictures to support marriage equality. By Marlow Stern.<p>At around 1 p.m. ET on Monday, the Human Rights …

China’s internet is better than yours

A new paper shines some light on the “next generation internet” China is building—and it’s far ahead of anything any other country has at the moment. The improvements aren’t just superficial faster broadband fluff either. They are deeply important changes to the very backbone of the system.<p>The …

Out of Space

Umbrellas: The Best Ones for Your Health

The worst pick? A white umbrella. No surprise, black proved to be much more effective: All of the black umbrellas blocked at least 90 percent of UVR, with most blocking more than 95 percent.<p>While umbrellas can provide an additional layer of protection when the sun’s beating down, you still have to …

What Causes Tiredness? The Surprising Things That Make You Sleepy

3. Medication<p>Many drugs have veiled energy-sapping side effects. Chief among them are some classes of antidepressants and certain beta-blockers used to prevent migraines or treat high blood pressure. If you start a new med and feel more lethargic than usual, see your doctor for an alternative. (If …

How A Seven-Sexed Organism Gets It On

Science solves a mystery that's more than 50 years old.<p>The specifics of how a single-celled organism called <i>Tetrahymena thermophila</i> gets it on has been a scientific mystery for more than 50 years. See, <i>T. thermophila</i> has seven sexes, and it can reproduce in 21 combinations. For sexy-time, each <i>T.</i> …

Caffeine-Addicted Bacteria Die If You Give Them Decaf

Engineered E. coli could be used to clean caffeine-polluted waterways.<p>Caffeine. Like so many other wonderful compounds that provide a lift, buzz, high or other pleasant side effect, caffeine under certain circumstances is toxic. It's most certainly poisonous to humans in high amounts, but even …

First 'express' flight to the International Space Station cuts travel time from two days to six hours

Typically, trips from the earth to the International Space Station take about two days — but today, the first manned "express" flight to the ISS took off and expects to make the journey in only six hours. The flight, manned by one NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts, took off today at 4:43 PM …

Amazon's X-Ray Answers The Question "Where Do I Know That Actor From?" While You Watch

A seamless, real-time infusion of "who is that guy again?" into your TV-watching experience<p>It's happened to all of us: you're watching a TV show or movie, and an actor, one of those hundreds of actors who bounce around from supporting role to supporting role, pops up, as the doctor with a few …

Google is showing an abandoned Fukushima town through Street View. http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-03/google-street-view-shows-abandoned-fukushima-prefecture-town?src=SOC&dom=fb

High-fibre diet can cut stroke risk, scientists claim

A diet rich in fibre can cut the risk of stroke, one of the leading causes of death and long-term disability in the developed world, scientists claim.<p>…

Scientists create transistor-like biological device

Scientists have used biological tissue to recreate one of the main components of a modern computer inside living cells.<p>The biological device behaves …

Autonomous, human-sized robot jellyfish could patrol US waters

Researchers are building an eerie, human-sized robot jellyfish with a lifelike silicone mantle to patrol the oceans. Virginia Tech mechanical engineering professor Shashank Priya is leading the team, which hopes its invention can be used for jobs ranging from military surveillance to cleaning up …

Many Water Heaters Set Too High, Upping Burn Risk

Burns are nasty injuries — they're painful and, if you're not careful, they can quickly get infected. Two children die from burn injuries every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A surprising number of these deaths originate with tap water that is way too hot.<p>The …

Health Controversy: Graphic Commercials Are Now Featuring Ex-Smokers

Graphic photos of the possibilities of the dangers of smoking too much have popped up on cigarette packs before, and starting on Monday, something new will hit your TV screen: actual testimonies from people suffering from the consequences of smoking.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is …

Cancer Drug That Shrinks All Tumors Set To Begin Human Clinical Trials

Researchers are one step closer to uncovering a cancer treatment that could be applicable across the board in killing every kind of cancer tumor.<p>After successful trials in mice, the cancer drug that so far has shrunk or cured all types of tumors it has been tested against will now move to human …

Do drugs really have to be so expensive?

<b>A liver cancer treatment is off-limits in the NHS due to its unjustifiably high price tag, but in India the same treatment is available for less than £100 a month.</b><b>In this week's Scrubbing Up, Michelle Childs, of Medecins Sans Frontieres, questions why wealthy nations are not doing more to drive</b> …

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Stripes: 7 Cute Kinds of Stripes

<i>Photo: loft.com</i><p><b>2. Awning Stripe</b> This wide and evenly spaced stripe, usually seen on awnings and overhangs, makes for a bold statement in color and pattern. Forgo the traditional canvas fabric for lightweight polyester with this yellow and taupe shirt. <b>Try:</b> Ann Taylor Sun Stripe Top, $68, …

5 Social Media Mistakes That Mess With Your Career

<b>Mistake #1: You don’t know your company’s policy</b> More businesses are adding social media stipulations to their employee handbooks, says Mike Haberman, human resources consultant for Omega HR Solutions. So now might be a good time to actually read all that paperwork you received when you were hired. …

Chris Brown

How She Does It All -- And You Can, Too!

Here's the short answer: She doesn't.<p>Once upon a time I worked for a wonderful woman. She had six kids, an outrageous amount of email, a thriving international family business, speaking engagements, live events to plan, a dog, a goat and a massive amount of obligations.<p>Every now and then she would …

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