Alicia Monteith

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What does Twitter need to succeed? Big-time investor weighs in

Chris Sacca offers detailed suggestions to improve Twitter prior to shareholders meeting. He also tells CNBC the microblogging site would be an "instant fit" for Google.<p>Twitter investor Chris Sacca has gone into great detail -- literally -- to tell the microblogging site what it should do.<p>In an …

Social Media

The Perfect Response to East Coast Shark Sighting

Swimmers at one of the East Coast’s most beautiful beaches faced a scare Monday after a great white shark was spotted about 75 yards offshore.<p>The …

I Didn't Expect to Find Pornography in My 9-Year-Old's Web History

A father-son talk in the Internet age<p>This was the conversation I was dreading—the one probably every father dreads—and it was happening much earlier than I’d expected. I’d been steeling myself all day for it; I knew neither of us was ready. Watching my boy bound out the doors of his school, all …

Are BPA-Free Bottles Just As Bad?

Maybe it's time to switch to a metal water bottle.<p>You may have heard by now that bisphenol A, a chemical commonly used to make hard plastic and which is found in many water bottles, can have harmful health effects; some evidence suggests BPA can impair brain and reproductive development at certain …

Robin Williams' Final Instagram Shows Touching Family Photo

Robin Williams, the beloved actor who died of an apparent suicide Monday, posted a touching photograph on Instagram two weeks earlier that showed him holding his daughter, Zelda Rae Williams, when she was a young child:<p>Williams, who was 63 years old, is survived by three children: Zachary, 31; …

Zonkey named Telegraph born at Crimean zoo

A zoo in the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea has welcomed its latest arrival – a zebroid, or zonkey. Named Telegraph by keepers at the Taigan zoo park in southern Crimea, the foal's head and body are the solid brown of a donkey, while his legs have the characteristic black stripes of a zebra.<p>Oleg …

U.S.—Russia Tensions Nuke Plans For Real-Life ‘Armageddon’ Asteroid Defense

The U.S. Energy Department, apparently, is being forced to close its eyes.<p>Rising tensions between the United States and Russia, stemming from the …

Intelligent Time Management App 'Timeful' Launches on iOS

<i>Timeful</i>, described as "the first intelligent time manager" for mobile devices, is a new iOS app designed to help users manage their lives by combining a time management app with a calendar, a to-do list, and habits. <i>Timeful</i> aims to provide a personalized experience that encourages people to commit …

Vantablack: Firm Shows Off ‘World’s Darkest Material’

Black Holes

Meet Google's Security Princess

As Google's top hacker, Parisa Tabriz thinks like a criminal—and manages the brilliant, wonky guys on her team with the courage and calm of a hostage negotiator.<p>"Security Princess" is Parisa Tabriz's official title at Google. Seriously. And yes, you can google that. "'Information Security Engineer' …

The US government wants to create an experimental city for testing wireless tech

Like Rapture, but for spectrum sharing<p>The US government has for years been trying to encourage "spectrum sharing" as a way of getting more and faster wireless connections around the country. The idea is to convince the organizations that own rights to transmit data over specific airwaves — such as …

5 strategies to impress interviewers

The big day has finally arrived, along with all the preparation and effort it takes to receive an invitation to interview. With the anticipation of a meeting also comes the reality of having to convince the interviewer that you are the right candidate for the job. Coming in with a few strategies …

7.9 earthquake near Alaska

An initial tsunami advisory has been canceled for coastal Alaska. One had been issued after a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck Monday about 15 miles from Little Sitkin Island, Alaska.<p>The quake had a depth of 71 miles, according to seismologists.<p>The town of Adak evacuated its 150 residents to a …

The Tanzanian gemstone mined by child labour

The precious blue tanzanite stone has become one of the most coveted gemstones in the world, and is only found in Mererani in northern Tanzania.<p>Its mining industry generates over $1bn a year, but the working conditions are tough, especially for the underage miners who are being employed …

Child Labor

Harley-Davidson unveils its first electric hog

Harley-Davidson unveiled its first electric motorcycle Thursday, and promised it will still sound really cool.<p>"The sound is a distinct part of the thrill," chief marketing officer Mark-Hans Richer said in a news release. "Think fighter jet on an aircraft carrier."<p>The electric Harley, dubbed Project …

A City's 'Walkability' Drives Real Estate Values

Car shares, bike shares, improved rapid transit and teleworking. All are the product of a new generation that is more environmentally conscious than any before it and more willing to use its own energy to get around town, rather than tapping expensive energy sources.<p>Millennials prefer urban cores, …

Real Estate

This French tech school has no teachers, no books, no tuition — and it could change everything

PARIS — École 42 might be one of the most ambitious experiments in engineering education.<p>It has no teachers. No books. No MOOCs. No dorms, gyms, labs, or student centers. No tuition.<p>And yet it plans to turn out highly qualified, motivated software engineers, each of whom has gone through an …

Why Dads Matter

A third of American children are growing up in homes without their biological fathers.<p>MIDVALE, Utah — Jordan Ott was the third of his mother’s six children, born over the course of four marriages.<p>By age 8, he’d had two step-dads; his brothers and sisters had more or fewer based on birth order. Each …

In small-town Ontario, a protest by shoppers over being ‘horse-traded’

The guiding principle of the Competition Bureau proclaims the overriding power of the well-meant abstraction: Competition is good.<p>But somewhere in the unbridgeable distance between the bureau's office block in Gatineau, Que., and the horse-drawn Mennonite buggies clip-clopping down the busy main …

Canada

Head Injury Risk Rose In Cities After Bike-Sharing Rolled Out

Back in 2012, we asked some bicyclists in Washington, D.C., about their helmet habits. Here's what they told us.<p><i>Editors' Note: This post has been revised to clarify and correct reporting on the findings of the bike helmet study. The researchers looked at head injuries, not just brain injuries, so</i> …

Decades After Birth Control Became Legal, It's Still Controversial

Five places in America where contraception is still a scary subject<p>Tomorrow, June 7th, is the 49th anniversary of <i>Griswold v. Connecticut</i>, the 1965 …

Health Care

Aunt Befriends Niece With Fake Facebook Account; Niece Allegedly Asks Her To Murder Family

An Alabama woman's duplicitous attempt to befriend her niece with a fake Facebook account may be what saved her life.<p>The niece was allegedly looking for someone to murder her entire family, including the aunt who set up the fake account.<p>Marissa Williams, 19, is in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on …

Brian the Mentally Ill Bonobo, and How He Healed

It took a troop of apes, and a psychiatrist, and a little Paxil.<p>Things were not looking good for Brian. He'd been kept from the affection of his mother—and all other women—and raised alone by his father, who sexually traumatized him. Normal social interactions were impossible for him. He couldn't …

Scientist Makes Mutant, Infectious Flu Virus in Lab

Flu experts have made a mutant version of the 1918 “Spanish flu” virus that killed tens of millions of people, sparking a new debate over whether such work is too dangerous.<p>Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin says the experiments are important for helping scientists understand how new …

Flu

Apple To Abandon Headphone Jack? Beats Deal Suddenly Makes Sense

<i>[Editor's note: The original headline stated as fact that Apple was abandoning the headphone jack. This is informed opinion, so we added a question mark.]</i><p>Suddenly why Apple spent a seemingly ludicrous $3.2 billion buying Beats is starting to make sense. The reason: Apple is being more Apple than we …

Being Happy With Sugar

Popular media are full of claims that sugar is toxic. And there’s intense disagreement about recommendations to replace table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup with “natural” sweeteners like agave nectar or fruit juice. What to make of it all?<p>“Over the past few months, I’ve become increasingly …