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Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

Former Microsoft manager wants to create 'Starbucks of Pot'

Washington's new law legalizing marijuana will go into effect in late 2013.<p>SEATTLE (AP) — For the activists who led the effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Washington state last fall, Jamen Shively was one of their biggest fears: an aspiring pot profiteer whose unabashed dreams of building …

Legos Are Getting Angrier And That's Not Funny, Study Says

This is not from The Onion:<p>"The number of happy faces on Lego toy mini-figures is decreasing and the number of angry faces is increasing, a University of Canterbury robot expert says."<p>That's correct. A robot expert at New Zealand's University of Caterbury who's also a big fan of Lego figures has …

Why Does the American Media Get Big Stories Wrong?

A magazine publisher has written a provocative article raising that question. I try to offer some answers.<p>Colin Dunn/Flickr<p>The metaphor Unz chose in his headline provokes more than it distills.<p>His whole article is nevertheless worth reading (with the caution that Tyler Cowen wisely counsels). At …

Hacker Who Helped Expose Steubenville Could Get More Prison Time Than The 2 Convicted Rapists

A 26-year-old cybersecurity consultant who made the rape of a 16-year-old in Steubenville, Ohio a national outrage has been raided by the FBI, Mother Jones reports.<p>Deric Lostutter — previously known as KYAnonymous — identified himself in an exclusive interview to Mother Jones.<p>The young hacker now …

Crime

Roberto Martínez says his aim is to take Everton into the Champions League

Roberto Martínez described Champions League qualification as a genuine goal for Everton, not his sales pitch to land the manager's job, after being …