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The Genius of Marie Curie - the Woman Who Lit Up the World, BBC Two, review

Jake Wallis Simons is entranced by this highly informative documentary on one our greatest scientists.<p>A headstrong and talented woman is born in an age when women were expected to be housewives and mothers. After a monumental struggle, she achieves global fame and respect; her funeral is …

Long Hidden, Vatican Painting Linked To Native Americans

For close to 400 years, the painting was closed off to the world. For the past 124 years, millions of visitors walked by without noticing an intriguing scene covered with centuries of grime.<p>Only now, the Vatican says a detail in a newly cleaned 15th century fresco shows what may be one of the first …

Bitcoin Is Still Going Down

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

Marissa Mayer Is Giving New Parents At Yahoo $500 To Buy Baby Stuff

That's not the last of the parenting benefits at Yahoo , reports the WSJ:<p>Among some of the other new benefits: New parents will receive $500 to spend on household expenses, such as laundry, house-cleaning, food or childcare, as well as Yahoo-branded baby gear, a spokeswoman says. (Employees with …

Advertising

Abercrombie & Fitch Refuses To Make Clothes For Large Women

They want the "cool kids," and they don't consider plus-sized women as being a part of that group.<p>Abercrombie is sticking to its guns of conventional beauty, even as that standard becomes outdated.<p>Contrast Abercrombie with H&M, another favorite with the teen set, who just subtly introduced a …

$75 million lawsuit could destroy bitcoin’s largest exchange—but might help the currency go mainstream

Coinlab, one of the best-funded bitcoin startups in the US, is suing Mt.Gox, the world’s largest exchange for bitcoin, for $75 million. According to estimates, that’s several times more than Mt. Gox’s entire annual revenue, which The Verge pegs at about $22 million a year. (My own calculations, …

Bitcoin

Chobani CEO: Our Success Has Nothing To Do With Yogurt

The company's now infamous Greek yogurt is netting more than $1 billion in annual sales — and it only went to market five years ago.<p>But Chobani's CEO and founder, Hamdi Ulukaya said the company's instant success wasn't all about the product.<p><b>"Chobani is not a yogurt story," he said. "It's a</b> …

The IT department is flattening office hierarchy, one device at a time

Everyone is fretting over “bring your own device” policies and the headaches they mean for the information-technology department. But the silver lining is that they also help make workplaces, across titles and time zones, much more equitable places.<p>Corporate access to devices is being driven by the …

Operating Systems

Muggers Increasingly Stealing Samsung Phones Instead Of iPhones

As Samsung has grown in popularity with consumers around the world, it's also growing in popularity with muggers.<p>Temple talked to Capt. Joe Garrity of San Francisco's Tenderloin Station.<p>Garrity says that half of the robberies reported are electronics. And half of those robberies are …

Mobile

Historic sites, national parks look for new revenue to make up for cuts

New Brunswick's Kouchibouguac National Park is proposing to charge visitors $4.25 for a day of soft-shell clam fishing. Newfoundland and Labrador's Gros Morne National Park hopes to charge swimmers $2.50, with packages of lessons costing up $247.50. Ontario's Fort George National Historic Site …

Rappers Keep Getting Mountain Dew in Trouble

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Mountain Dew has had a bad week in advertising.<p>First, there was the Tyler, the Creator-made "Most …

College Graduates' Expectations Are Out Of Line with Reality, Says Study

A new poll by consulting firm Accenture shows some striking gaps between the expectations of graduating seniors about the world of work and the experiences of recent grads who are already in the workforce. Only 18% of pending 2013 grads plan to get a graduate degree to get ahead in their career. By …

American Airlines Pilots Lose 40lb With Apple iPad Electronic Flight Bag

American Airlines recently got permission to use its iPad Electronic Flight Bags in the cockpit during all phases of flight, saving an estimated $1.2 million of fuel annually. (Hat tip Mactrast, image)<p>For pilots, it’s a huge benefit. A bag full of airways charts, airport maps and operations manuals …

Google's Innovative New Business Model For Google Glass

Google Glass has plenty of novelty about it. When Google Ventures teamed up with two venture capital firms, KPCB and Andreessen Horowitz, to fund the Google Glass ecosystem, apart from the excitement of wearable computing we also witnessed the emergence of a new kind of business model and a new …

Where Have All The Facebookers Gone? Employee Retention v. Promoting Entrepreneurship

In a 2011 presentation at Startup School, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his position on employee retention abundantly clear: if people want to work at startup for a year or two and then pursue a business idea of their own, more power to ‘em. In fact, Zuckerberg said, he’d be …