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America's Pink Tower of Oz: A Mysterious Marble Marvel

<i>I</i>f Oz had gone for a slightly more feminine touch of pink in its all-green colour scheme, you might very well mistake this for the end of the yellow …

Why you should ditch the tumble dryer and use your washing line

Times may have changed, but good old fresh air and sunlight will still do your laundry a world of good<p>Washing lines, strung up in back yards or criss-crossing courtyards, have become an image of a domestic past. According to the Energy Saving Trust we are all using our washing lines less and tumble …

Logitech announces new Ultrathin cases, covers, & keyboard folios for iPad Air

We’ve been maintaining a running list of the best new iPad Air cases ahead of its upcoming Nov. 1st launch date, and today Logitech announced four new products for the device with a new line of Ultrathin cases, covers and keyboard folios.<p>Available starting next month, the company will be offering …

How to Pick Your Battles at Work

You hate that people consistently show up to meetings late. You find your company’s maternity policy woefully inadequate. You think the company’s IT system is out of date. It’s normal to be bothered by work issues like these, but when do you move from complaining to taking action? How do you decide …

Obamacare's tech no easy fix

Silicon Valley always knew it couldn’t fix Washington and its bureaucratic messes. Now it has even more proof.<p>The HealthCare.gov debacle has reinforced the divide between the global capital of innovation and an establishment culture known for clunky methods, stilted processes and government …

World's first bitcoin ATM to launch this week

A Robocoin ATM that trades hard cash for digital bitcoins launches in Canada<p>The world's first bitcoin ATM will go live in Vancouver, Canada on Tuesday.<p>Built by company Robocoin, the ATM will trade the digital currency for cash and vice versa.<p>Bitcoin is the world's most popular electronic currency …

Bitcoin

'No Woman, No Drive' Viral Video Evokes Bob Marley To Mock Saudi Government

And it's gone absolutely viral, garnering more than 3.5 million hits in just two days.<p>Describing himself as an artist and a social activist, he says in the video's intro: "I don't really listen to music, but while studying in the U.S., I heard this song by this Jamaican guy that caught my …

Activism

Livescribe's beautiful new smartpen turns pen and paper into apps and pixels

We may be constantly staring into our phones and laptops, but Livescribe CEO Gilles Bouchard says pen and paper are more popular than ever — and he has data to back it up. We want to write and draw the way we always have, he says, but we also want all the sharing, instant access, and searchability …

Apple Hires 'Wicked Smart' Burberry CEO To Run Retail, Serve As First Woman On Cook's Top Team

<i>Updates to add Cook’s email to employees on Ahrendts, starting in 12th paragraph. Analyst comment in 11th paragraph.</i><p>Apple accomplished two things today: It ended a year-long search for a new retail chief, announcing today that it has hired Burberry Angela Ahrendts to run both its retail and online …

Massachusetts volleyball player suspended for helping drunk friend

From the annals of no good deed goes unpunished comes the latest tribulation of a teenage volleyball player who was punished by her Massachusetts school for coming to the aid of a drunk friend who needed a ride home from a party.<p>Erin Cox, was suspended for five games and stripped of her captaincy …

Random Bedtimes Breed Bad Behavior In Kids

Parents learn the hard way that late bedtimes make for cranky kids the next day. But inconsistent bedtimes may have a greater effect on children's behavior, a study says.<p>Kids who didn't go to bed on a regular schedule had more behavior problems at home and at school. When those children were put to …

Ireland is to close a tax loophole used by Apple

<b>Ireland plans to shut a tax arrangement used by Apple to shelter $40bn (£25bn) from taxation.</b><p>Apple, and other firms, have been able to funnel profits into Irish subsidiaries or "ghost companies" that had no declared tax residency anywhere in the world.<p>On Tuesday, the Irish government said it …

Senate Committees

18-foot ‘sea monster’ terrorizes Internet — but is this oarfish a small fry?

The oarfish, surrounded by the CIMI staff who pulled it out of the water. It is estimated to weigh up to 300 pounds.<p>A snorkeler off the coast of California made an alarming discovery this weekend while paddling around Catalina Island, south of Los Angeles: a recently deceased 18-foot oarfish, one …

Fish

Divers Recover Presumed Superchunk Of Russian Meteor From Lake Chebarkul

Recovery teams have pulled what could be the largest fragment of the Chelyabinsk meteorite so far out of the lake it crashed into. A hole six feet wide was left in the ice atop Lake Chebarkul, 50 miles west of the central Russian city after the space rock’s spectacular swoosh through the sky and …

Space

The Dalai Lama Supports Medical Marijuana Use

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Dalai Lama isn't that keen on recreational marijuana use, but the spiritual leader told …

Trouble brewing in Guatemala's coffee and cardamom fields

With prices tumbling and disease taking hold, farmers are unearthing a viable alternative to monoculture agriculture<p>If you turn off the main road from the city of Cobán and drive down a dirt road, you will come across a magical green kingdom. Tall bushes of coffee and cardamom grow on the …

Dexter payment card malware strikes South Africa

<b>South Africa has been hit by one of the biggest cyber-fraud attacks in its history, according to the body that oversees local financial transactions.</b><p>The payment card systems of thousands of shops, restaurants and hotels had been compromised, said the Payment Association of South Africa …

South Africa

Amid climate change worries, a good year for fall foliage

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