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What I'm Reading: Photographer Bill Rose

What I’m Reading: Photographer Bill Rose<p>Inside Flipboard / November 6, 2013<p>Photographer Bill Rose is on a mission to document the last signs of …

The Week in Review: Nelson Mandela, RIP

Inside Flipboard / December 6, 2013<p>As just about everyone knows by now, Nelson Mandela, the prominent politician and leader who led South Africa out …

Aircraft safety: Should planes have parachutes?

Parachutes capable of carrying entire aircraft exist, so why aren’t they installed on more planes? Wouldn’t they save lives in emergencies, wonders Katia Moskvitch.<p>John Farese’s plane engine quit without a sputter, and he began to plummet.<p>Farese, a US lawyer with 42 years experience flying his 1978 …

Aerospace

Legal and General to invest in 'affordable housing'

Insurer Legal and General, which has already invested around £1bn in student accommodation, is now planning to build retirement homes.<p>Its chief executive Nigel Wilson told the Today programme's Justin Rowlatt that the Treasury has changed regulations to allow pension funds and insurers "to invest …

Housing

10 Things You Might Not Know About A Christmas Carol

<b>1.</b> Dickens was inspired to write <i>A Christmas Carol</i> in 1843 after he spoke at a charity night to raise money for the Manchester Athenaeum in England—an …

Groundhog Day

23andMe lost its chief legal counsel months before FDA’s legal crackdown

Six months ago, 23andMe chief legal officer and general counsel Ashley Gould left the company.<p>This departure may clear up some of the confusion about why 23andMe became the target of a regulatory crackdown. It was a veritable legal mess. Fans had hoped 23andMe intentionally dropped the ball with …

How life is improving in India's poorest regions

<b>A survey done earlier this year shows that public facilities in the poorest regions of India have steadily expanded, improving the lives of people there, writes development economist Jean Dreze.</b><p>Once upon a time, not so long ago, public facilities in the poorest districts of India were few and far …

India

Holiday Survival Guide: How to Handle Your Family’s Most Annoying (and Awkward) Questions

If your mother doesn’t ask you an uncomfortable question about your love life, grandma certainly will. <br>But how to keep your cool and not turn the …

More Spectacular Aerial Shots of Iceland's Volcanic Rivers

At first, these abstract images are difficult to decipher. However, look more closely and hints of a landscape begin to emerge. Created by Russian photographer Andre Ermolaev, these new images in his ongoing series of Iceland's volcanic rivers consist of amazing aerial perspectives that look like …

Landscape Photography