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Meet The 2014 Winners Of The MacArthur 'Genius Grants'

One is becoming as well-known for her autobiographical work as she is for her test for what movies meet a gender-balance baseline. Another directed one of the best-reviewed and most surreal documentaries of the past decade and has a follow-up on this year's film-festival circuit. Another has been …

The Biggest IPOs In U.S. History

Alibaba broke records as the biggest IPO on record, pricing its offering at $68 per share on Sept. 18, 2014. The IPO is expected to raise $21.8 billion – valuing the company at $167.6 billion – to overtake Visa and Facebook.

Pictures in the News | Sept. 16, 2014

Tuesday’s Pictures in the News begins in Northern California, where a wildfire approaches the shore of Bass Lake. Fire crews are attempting to get better access to a number of wildfires that have forced hundreds to evacuate their homes in Northern California.<p>Washington, D.C.: A Code Pink activist …

Google's $145 Million Clean Energy Investment Puts Solar Atop Old Oil Field

Google just signed its 17th project related to renewable electricity generation: it’s putting $145 million into an 82 megawatt (MW) solar project being built by SunEdison.<p>The deal puts the Internet giant’s investment tab supporting clean power at more than $1.5 billion on three continents for a …

HDFC Bank in renewed push for India’s rural rich | Financial Times

HDFC Bank, India’s second-largest private sector lender by revenue, is planning a renewed push into the country’s vast rural hinterland, and expects …

UK PM Cameron pledges to help defeat 'Islamic State monsters' | DW | 14.09.2014

In a statement delivered at his official 10 Downing Street residence on Sunday, Prime Minister Cameron pledged that UK authorities would bring to …

Doctors create app to help diagnose, treat patients at point of care

Is it always better for a doctor to order tests for a patient – you know, just to be on the safe side? Not if you ask Dr. Rahul Mehta, a resident in internal medicine at the University of Calgary.<p>Mehta is part of a growing pushback in the medical community against the practice of ordering too many …

App Store

At 88, billionaire inventor Alfred Mann's motivated by more than money

Many executives would have given up after sinking a decade and $1 billion into an unsalable product.<p>Wall Street had hammered the company's stock after regulators issued yet another round of safety concerns. Analysts piled on, some declaring the product would never reach the market. Shareholders …

'Impulse Society' blames hyper-capitalism for America's social ills

Paul Roberts is disappointed and his disquiet is boundless.<p>Facebook, General Motors, Wall Street, Carl Icahn, credit cards, same-day delivery, Netflix, sport utility vehicles, Wal-Mart, Big Data, Twitter, the Tea Party and jogging all add to his dismay.<p>In his new book, "The Impulse Society: America …

How Gravity And 100-Year-Old Tech Can Help Solve The Energy Storage Problem

Here’s how it works: When solar panels or windmills are pumping out excess power, it can be sent to a set of weighted train cars on a small hill. The …

Google's driverless car will need more testing, watchdog group warns

A consumer group wants the California Department of Motor Vehicles to slow<p>Google’s rush to get driverless cars on the road.<p>Consumer Watchdog said the state's regulations don't allow enough time to test the self-driving cars before allowing them on California streets and highways.<p>"We urge the DMV to …

Autonomous Cars

Google buying Skybox Imaging

ACQUISITIONS<p>Google buys Skybox Imaging<p>Google is buying Skybox Imaging in a deal that could serve as a launching pad for the Internet company to send its own fleet of satellites to take aerial pictures and provide online access to remote areas of the world.<p>The $500 million acquisition announced …

Fiona Coote celebrates 30 years since Dr Victor Chang gave her a new heart

THE day Fiona Coote dodged death, she woke to the terrifying sight of masked strangers hovering overhead.

21 Of The Most Beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossom Photos Of 2014

The delicate pink sakura, or cherry blossom, is associated primarily with the culture of its native Japan. These trees blossom throughout Japan every …

Cherry Blossom

Parents Home

• Pinterest<p>When Fisher Price introduced its iPad Baby Bouncy Seat late last year, many parents (and concerned citizens like myself) wondered, have we gone too far? But not long before companies were dangling iPads above babies' heads, parents were creating twitter handles for their newborns and …

TITLE: Out In The Cold ARTIST: Léon Bazile Perrault COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France DATE OF CREATION: 1890 AD http://www.museumsyndicate.com/item.php?item=12189 Posted by Lara

Artist: Pino Daeni http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pino_Daeni Posted by Lara

Giant Game of Tetris Played on 29-Story Building

Tetris fans leveled up — and up and up — this weekend.<p>Hundreds of enthusiasts played the classic video game on the 29-story Cira Centre high-rise …

Britain Embraces Distributed Solar

Britain is not known for its abundant sunshine, but it may soon be known for abundant rooftop solar power.<p>On Friday, the Department of Energy & Climate Change released an ambitious renewable energy plan that will strive to install solar photovoltaic panels on a whopping 900 square miles of …

Backers of 340-hectare casino near Barrier Reef deny environment impact

A gigantic resort proposed for far north Queensland does not need federal environmental assessment, its backers have argued, even though it includes two casinos, eight accommodation towers, a golf course and a 33-hectare lake filled via a 2.2km pipeline from the Great Barrier Reef.<p>The $8bn Aquis …

London's new skyline: the verdict - Telegraph

London Photo Quiz

Tour guide and historian Colin Levy has set a London photo quiz. As further help, we'll reveal that all the images in this debut selection are in …

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Best views of London

If you've got a head for heights, don't miss London's best views.<p>Once you've enjoyed London from the ground level and are wondering which things to …