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Bono on Apple: “…you cannot get people this smart to work this hard just for money"

Time magazine released its ‘Time 100‘ list of interesting people for 2013, and it’s packed with tech luminaries. One of those singled out is Apple head of Human Interface Jony Ive. Ive’s blurb is written by musician and activist Bono, who has had a long relationship with Apple in concert with …

Author Erin Hart

An ancient volume of philosophical heresy provides a motive for murder in this haunting, lyrical novel of forensics, archeology, and history—the …

Author Margaret Coel

Margaret on the Air <br>Interviews/Articles <br>Favorite Books <br>Awards <br>Special Events <br>Contact<p>Margaret Coel<p>Margaret Coel is the <i>New York Times</i> best-selling …

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I often get letters from writers who have finished their first book. Thrilling for them, and thrilling for me to hear from them. They'll often ask …

“Utterly Desolate”–The Norfolk of Elly Griffiths’ Ruth Galloway Novels

Elly Griffiths is the author of a series of crime novels set in England’s Norfolk county and featuring forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway. The …

1913: When Hitler, Trotsky, Tito, Freud and Stalin all lived in the same place

<b>A century ago, one section of Vienna played host to Adolf Hitler, Leon Trotsky, Joseph Tito, Sigmund Freud and Joseph Stalin.</b><p>In January 1913, a man whose passport bore the name Stavros Papadopoulos disembarked from the Krakow train at Vienna's North Terminal station.<p>Of dark complexion, he sported a …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

The Violence Within Us : TED Radio Hour : NPR

Violence and brutality are grim realities of life. Are some of us born that way, or can anyone be pushed into committing acts of cruelty? In this hour, TED speakers explore the sinister side of human nature, and whether we're all capable of violence.

Why are insect and human brains so similar?

<b>U. ARIZONA (US) / KING’S COLLEGE LONDON (UK) —</b> Decision-making centers in the brains of insects and mammals share too many similarities to have …

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Animal ‘pharmacists’ treat the family, too

<b>U. MICHIGAN / EMORY (US) —</b> Self-medication among animals goes beyond chimpanzees and woolly bears, report researchers.<p>Animals use medications to …

Biology

As winter approaches, Titan’s south pole gets an ice cloud

The ice cloud above Titan’s south pole can be seen only at infrared wavelengths. It means autumn is here, and winter is coming, for Titan’s southern …

The politics of posterity: expert advice and long-term decision making

Four months into the UK's coalition government, Nick Clegg gave a speech on "governing for the long term". It wasn't a premature pitch for …

The World's Most Colorful Cities (PHOTOS)

The word pretty isn't often associated with the shantytowns of Rio de Janeiro. But gazing across the hills toward the notorious Santa Maria favela, you might be pleasantly surprised by the burst of colors --the result of a recent social art project launched by Dutch design duo Haas&Hahn.<p>"We chose …

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World's Rarest Birds Photo Competition Garners Breathtaking Images

A unique competition to photograph some of the world's rarest birds has produced incredible pictures.<p>The effort, sponsored by BirdLife International's Preventing Extinctions Program, asked amateur photographers to submit images of some of the most threatened species around the globe, both …

Long Exposure Neon Waterfalls | Colossal

<p>Like a freak midnight rainbow, this ongoing series of lit waterfalls titled Neon Luminance is part of a collaboration between Sean Lenz and …

The 45 Best Photos From The Department Of Interior's Instagram

Amazing photos.

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Last night, NASA saw the year's biggest solar flare

If you noticed a little extra radio interference last night, it wasn't your imagination. At 3:16 AM, NASA saw the biggest solar flare of the year, an M6.5-level coronal mass ejection that was powerful enough to cause a brief radio blackout. That's not enough to disturb much outside the highest …

Amazing Darth Vader Bust Created with Upcycled Junk

Indiana artist Gabriel Dishaw is a junk artist who repurposes all kinds of used goods in order to create these amazing sculptures. He takes parts from old adding machines, typewriters, and computers and builds unique mechanical creatures, including this piece entitled <i>Darth Vader Upcycled</i>. By …

SkyArt, Fun Doodles Drawn Into Photographs of the Sky

French artist Thomas Lamadieu takes photographs and then fills in the open space of the sky with amusing drawings in a series called “SkyArt.” More …

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Smartphone Screen Sizes Keep On Growing — But Not for Much Longer

Samsung, which believes bigger isn't better, it's the best, has introduced <i>another</i> mammoth smartphone, the appropriately named Galaxy Mega. This …

Why your brain loves music

New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller.<p>The love affair between <b>music</b> and neuroscience just keeps going and going. And this isn’t surprising because music’s power over us is so huge, and so odd. It’s not like …

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Pesticide Suspected in Bee Die-Offs Could Also Kill Birds

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 04.12.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>Controversial pesticides linked to …

A perfect day in Trastevere, Rome's favourite neighbourhood

You’ve thrown coins into the Trevi Fountain and marvelled at the Colosseum – what next? Take a trip across the Tiber river to Trastevere, a charming medieval neighbourhood with a fiery temperament. A stroll around Trastevere, a formerly working-class district with a heady nightlife, will take you …

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Ape-like human ancestor stirs debate

<b>BOSTON U. / DUKE (US) —</b> New analysis of a pair of 1.98 million year old fossil proto-humans discovered in a South African cave in 2008 has yielded …

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