Rich Farnes

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Courtney Love cleared of Twitter libel: what it means for the rest of us

A Los Angeles jury decided on Friday that singer Courtney Love did not defame her former attorney in a tweet, thus ending America’s first …

6 Famous Thought Experiments Explained in 1 Minute Each

Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”<p>The Open University, an online educational institute, took …

Time Travel

Brands Can No Longer Afford To Ignore Customer Sentiment On Social Media

But most brands and businesses don't actually communicate with their customers on social media on a day-to-day basis or understand sentiment on social media. That's why customer relationship management is refocusing on social customer relationship management (SCRM). It is becoming more flexible, …

Public Relations

A Big Fracking Lie

President Obama isn’t just not fixing climate change—he’s making it worse.<p>If you want to know just how bad an idea it is for America to ship “fracked” natural gas to overseas markets, travel the 65 miles from the White House to a place called Cove Point in southern Maryland.<p>There, right on the …

Bill Gates predicts 'almost no poor countries' by 2035

As snowy Davos becomes engulfed in the hustle and bustle of another World Economic Forum, Microsoft founder Bill Gates took the opportunity to deliver an upbeat message in his annual newsletter.<p>The 25-page report, written by Gates and his wife Melinda, who are co-chairs of theBill & Melinda Gates …

China abolishes its labour camps and releases prisoners

China's leaders address Chairman Mao's 're-education through labour' by closing labour camps across country and releasing tens of thousands of prisoners<p><b>China</b> appears to have fulfilled a promise to dismantle hundreds of labour camps and release tens of thousands of people who were imprisoned in them …

Scuba Breath

My perception of a pristine and peaceful scuba dive changed when I went for my first dive off the Great Barrier Reef. It looks so easy in the movies, …

The Most-Fascinating Insights From The Man Closest To General Petraeus During The Iraq 'Surge'

Col. Peter Mansoor (Ret.), now a professor of military history at Ohio State University, served 26 years in the Army with two tours in Iraq, to include duty as Petraeus' executive officer in 2007.<p>While much of the credit for counterinsurgency goes to Petraeus (and Gen. James Mattis), who literally …

Now On Twitter: More Than 300 Australian Sharks

Forget the retweet, meet the shark-tweet.<p>Besides donning swimwear and slathering on sun lotion, visitors to Australian beaches may also want to check Twitter to see if there are any sharks nearby. The government in the state of Western Australia has now fitted 338 sharks, including great whites, …

Western Australia

New in the Shop: Beautiful Portraits of Milan Residents Merged with Architecture

Italian photographer Francesco Paleari merges portrait and landscape photography for his series titled <i>Profili di Milano (Profiles of Milan)</i>. The beautiful black and white images present a myriad of Milanese architecture and landscapes within the silhouetted profiles of the city's residents. Each …

Photography

Ford’s solar-powered electric car takes transportation off the grid

If electric cars are bad news for the oil industry, solar-powered electric cars are bad for utility executives. Take the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept that Ford unveiled today. The version of the automaker’s popular plug-in electric hybrid hatchback is equipped with 1.5 square meters (16 square feet) …