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Pick of the Day: A Way With Words

Inside Flipboard / February 28, 2013<p>In California, we say ‘hella.’ In New York, it’s ‘mad.’ Why both these bits of slang mean the same thing, in …

12 Useful 'Easter Eggs' Hidden In Your iPhone

Apps

Leica and Zeiss Rumored to be Working with Apple on the Next iPhone

Word has been circulating in some circles that Apple has courted Leica and Carl Zeiss for the next iteration of the iPhone. Recognizing the Android …

Dozens killed in China gas blast

A gas blast in a northeast China coal mine has killed 28 people, the latest incident to damage the industry's notoriously poor safety record.<p>The official Xinhua news agency cited a spokesman with the provincial work safety and supervision bureau as saying that 13 others were rescued after Friday's …

China’s internet is better than yours

A new paper shines some light on the “next generation internet” China is building—and it’s far ahead of anything any other country has at the moment. The improvements aren’t just superficial faster broadband fluff either. They are deeply important changes to the very backbone of the system.<p>The …

Internet

China voices strong opposition to US cyber-espionage law

Government spokesman says limiting government purchases of Chinese IT "sends a very wrong signal"<p>China has come out in strong opposition to a new US law that restricts government purchases of Chinese technology, saying the measure threatens to harm economic relations between the two countries. The …

Oscar Pistorius won't be snubbed by athletics organisers because of murder trial, insists Paralympian's agent

Oscar Pistorius would be welcomed back to certain athletics meetings when he decides to return to competition, his agent Peet van Zyl has claimed.<p>Pistorius is allowed to travel abroad for competitions after a judge changed his bail restrictions earlier this week as he awaits trial for killing his …

If You Think China's Air Is Bad, You Should See The Water

REUTERS/China Daily The unhealthy smog that settled over Beijing earlier this year, capturing international media attention, is not the only visible sign of China's rapid economic growth and the resulting environmental hazards.<p>Countless rivers and lakes have also been contaminated by nearby …

Pollution

Short of space, China encourages its citizens to bury their dead at sea

<i>Qingming jie</i> or Tomb Sweeping Day is a Chinese counterpart to Mexico’s Day of the Dead, when people honor their ancestors by visiting their graves and leaving them food and gifts to use in the afterlife. But Chinese city governments are using this more than 2,500-year-old tradition in a subtle …

Novartis loses landmark patent case in India

India’s Supreme Court dealt a significant blow to Western drugs firms on Monday when it rejected an application by the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis to patent an anti-cancer drug.<p>The company said the decision raised serious, wider implications for the industry and reflected India’s ‘growing …

Los Angeles Police Identify Suspect in Girl's Abduction Case

Los Angeles police have zeroed in on the person they believe is responsible for snatching a 10-year-old girl from her San Fernando Valley home last …

Google Introduces “Gmail Blue” — It’s Completely Blue, Because Brown Was a “Disaster”

The Google April Fool’s train continues with the announcement of “Gmail Blue.” Yes, it’s a version of Google’s email service where everything is the color blue. The YouTube one from earlier was OK, and the Nose one was just so-so, but I’d actually use this product if it existed, especially since it …