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The Rise and Fall of AIM, the Breakthrough AOL Never Wanted

<i>When we think about the spectacular collapses of once untouchable Internet properties, companies like MySpace and Pets.com come to mind. The rise and</i> …

The biggest tsunami recorded was 1,720 feet tall and chances are good it will happen again

Fifty years ago this week, the Great Alaska Earthquake ravaged the Pacific Northwest, killing more than 100 people. Nine-tenths of those weren’t caused by the earthquake, though, but by a series of tsunamis that pummeled the coast, one of which towered 219 feet (66 meters) high.<p>They come taller …

South-east Asia

Health law enrollment hits 5 million

Just in time for March Madness, Obamacare’s getting its game on.<p>The administration said 5 million people have signed up for coverage with two weeks to go until the March 31 deadline,. The surging pace could revive White House hopes of enrolling 6 million by the end of the month.<p>Lukewarm progress in …

Five unusual ways in which Indians use mobile phones

<b>The mobile phone in India has many uses other than making calls and sending messages. For hundreds of millions of people, a mobile phone is sometimes the only piece of technology in their homes. This has led to unique uses for the phone in the country - the world's fastest growing market for mobile</b> …

Mobile

Internet In America: An On Again, Off Again Relationship

The American Customer Satisfaction Index surveys large swaths of consumers about various industries. And in last year's survey, Americans rated Internet service providers at the very bottom for satisfaction. That puts them below the postal service, health insurance and even airlines.<p>Critics of the …

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain; James Ehnes – review

Barbican; Wigmore Hall, London The NYO were just the thing to beat the New Year blues. And James Ehnes wowed Wigmore Hall in a borrowed suit<p>Tracking down a concert to counteract new year gloom is an annual ritual for the music critic much as fireball swinging or felling the tree decorations might …

Maxim Vengerov – review

Barbican, London The Russian-born violinist's entire programme breathed distinction, from the rich main course to the delightful sweetmeats<p>Recitalists usually leave their encores until the end of the concert. Astutely accompanied by pianist Itamar Golan, Maxim Vengerov's Barbican recital proposed …

22 Simple Ways To Start Eating Healthier This Year

More veggies. Less junk. You can do it!

10 Tips for Teaching Younger Gamers More Complex Games

Reading Time: 9 minutes<p>Yesterday, Jonathan offered up 10 reasons to play board games with your kids… and today I’d like to offer up 10 tips for …

Sponsor: Is 2014 The Year of No More Touchscreen Fingerprints? It’s up to you…

2014 is your year! It is also the year of the Mobile Cloth Z5. A redesigned, refined, colorized MC that is getting praise around the world! Whether you are a newbie tablet user or an old veteran you know how quickly your beautiful high def touch displays get very low def due to fingerprints and …

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Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Architecture

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

At 77, Robert Redford Goes Back To His Roots

Robert Redford isn't merely the star of the movie <i>All Is Lost</i> — he plays the only character. He plays a man stranded alone on a small yacht in the Indian Ocean, and <i>New York Times</i> film critic A.O. Scott says it's "the performance of a lifetime."<p>We don't know the man's name, why he's there, or …

Requiem for a welterweight

You’re Joe Louis, aged thirty-seven, a main-event heavyweight. You were the greatest champion of your time. But you’re trapped by the fight racket which you conquered." <i>— Jimmy Cannon</i><p>After eight frustrating years, four controversial fights, 42 contentiously scored rounds, with over 500 punches …

Boxing

In The Streets Of Iran, A Fashion Shoot Bursting With Color

Iran is a notoriously closed society, so this was an unusual milestone: It was recently the setting for a high-fashion magazine shoot, published in California-based magazine <i>FSHN</i>.<p>Iranian-Canadian photographer Afra Pourdad took photos of model Shabnam Molavi posing in public spaces — in bazaars, on …

Beautiful Fantasy Art - DRAGON'S DEN

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

List-Worthy

India buys third aircraft carrier amid rivalry with China

Refurbished Soviet-era vessel purchased for £1.4bn as India modernises military to counterbalance Chinese expansion<p>India has heightened its rivalry with China by taking possession of its third aircraft carrier, a refurbished Soviet-era vessel.<p>The £1.4bn ($2.3bn) aircraft carrier, handed over on …

Associated Press News

Occupy Wall Street buys $15 million of Americans' medical debt - U.S. News

In this September 2012 photo, Occupy Wall Street protesters make their way to Broadway at the start of their Saturday march to Zuccotti Park, the first planned march as part of three days of events to mark the one-year anniversary of the movement.<p>Occupy Wall Street took center stage last fall, …

Foreign students continue to flock to U.S. colleges

The number of international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities grew to a record high last year and USC remained their most popular destination, according to a new study.<p>The private university had 9,840 international students, about 1,400 more than<p>UCLA, which ranked sixth in the …

College & University

Typhoon Haiyan in Pictures

Natural Disasters

How the Terrible, Insufferable Six-Day Water Fast Made Me a New Man

What if there were a cure-all treatment for high blood pressure, migraines, chronic pain, arthritis, and, oh yeah, fatness? The catch: You'll be really, really hungry. Ben Marcus spends a long and profoundly satisfying week on a strict diet of absolutely nothing but H2O.<p>DAY ONE: HORIZONTAL IS YOUR …

10 Easy Pieces: Humidifiers

Did you know that humidifiers come in surprising shapes, sizes, and materials (several with interesting design names attached)? Or that proper …

Industrial Design

You will be shocked at how ignorant Americans are

What Americans don’t know and don’t understand is an obstacle to progress<p>If you think the widening chasm between the rich and the rest spells trouble for American democracy, have a look at the growing gulf between the information-rich and-poor.<p>Earlier this year, a Harvard economist’s jaw-dropping …

Mark O'Connor