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Are There Number 1 Pencils?

Almost every syllabus, teacher, and standardized test points to the ubiquitous No. 2 pencil, but are there other choices out there?<p>Of course! Pencil …

Language

Gravity-defying slope illusion

The Order of Operations is Wrong

“From Saint To Whore” The Ingrid Bergman Cheating Scandal

<b>BANNED IN THE USA!</b><p><b>Hollywood legend CASABALANCA star INGRID BERGMAN was denounced in Congress as a “free-love cultist” when she abandoned her husband</b> …

Relationships

US government investigating Ford F-150 engine problems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that it’ll be opening up an investigation on Ford‘s F-150 pickup truck. They say …

U.S. Federal Courts

EU regulators reportedly probing Apple's iPhone sales tactics

Antitrust regulators send questionnaire to wireless carriers to determine whether Apple is using anticompetitive sales tactics to squeeze out rival handset makers.<p>The European Commission is reportedly investigating whether Apple is using anticompetitive sales tactics to muscle out rival handset …

Wireless

Twitter ramps up dual screening opportunities

en_GB<p>article<p>Twitter has unveiled a host of new ad targeting tools that it claims allows marketers to amplify their TV commercials, letting them …

TV shows

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

For all of the books (thousands) written on leadership, individuals (millions) who have participated in leadership seminars and dollars (billions) invested in leadership development, too many leadership experts still fail to distinguish between the practice of leadership and the exercise of …

Microsoft Humiliates Siri in Biting Parody of Apple’s iPad Ads

Microsoft says a mouthful in this ad from Crispin Porter + Bogusky. And—surprise!—those words are spoken by Siri, Apple's voice assistant, from an …

Vine, hip-hop and the future of video sharing: old rap songs and new copyright rules

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: R. Gino Santa Maria<p>What does video tool Vine have in common with iconic rappers like the Beastie Boys and the …

25 Clever Twitter Keyboard Shortcuts

B = Block User<p>F = Favorite<p>J = Next Tweet<p>K = Previous Tweet<p>L = Close Open Tweets<p>M = New Direct Message<p>N = New Tweet<p>R = Reply<p>T = Retweet<p>U = Unblock User<p>…

Report: Google considering Internet balloons to connect sub-Saharan Africa

WSJ says that Google is already in talks with regulators in emerging markets.<p>Yesterday the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported that Google is working on a …

Would You Fly On An Airliner With Just One Pilot?

A big new European research programme has begun to look at the possibility of a single-pilot flight deck for commercial operations.<p>The project is called ACROSS (‘Advanced Cockpit for Reduction of StreSs and workload’). Funded by the European Commission and others to the tune of €30 million, it …

Seth's Blog

Sometimes, it seems like all we do is make decisions.<p>Most of those decisions, though, are merely window dressing. This color couch vs. that one? …

The Problem With Squeezing Employees Too Hard | Inc.com

These are still tough economic times, which means business owners are asking employees to do more with less. It might be logical or even necessary, but be warned: It creates risk for fraud and corruption, according to a new study by Ernst & Young.<p>In surveying 3,000 board members, managers and their …

Employment

Tiny Biotech Developing Drugs Akin To Biogen's Rituxan Seen As Potential Buyout Bet

Unfortunately for investors in the arcane world of biotechnology, many biotech stocks haven’t fully participated in the market’s current robust bull run. They have moved sideways, at best.<p>“The underlying trend in the biotech sector remains profit-taking (selling) mode, with an overall market shift …

Is Work the Only Thing You Do These Days? Time to Stop | Inc.com

I got kidnapped one weekend last month. My husband and daughter pretty much frog-marched me out of the house, into the car, and out of town. I didn't know where I was going but was promised I could be back at my desk in 48 hours.<p>I found it wonderfully soothing that I didn't know where we were going …

Kidnapping

Nikkei bucks global stock market cheer

With US and UK markets closed on Monday for public holidays, world stocks ended mostly higher, with Japan the notable exception as the Nikkei sold …

Schumer fears for Lady Liberty

NEW YORK — New security plans for the Statue of Liberty could leave visitors vulnerable when it reopens July Fourth, New York officials said Monday.<p>Sen. Charles Schumer and New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly called for the National Park Service to reverse its plan, which calls for visitors …

Crane Crashes Into Apartment Complex In Russia

Officials are investigating claims the crane wasn't secured and broke free due to strong winds, sources tell Sky News.

Russia

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

Syria conflict: EU struggles over arms embargo

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/981000/981730_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524675841_1f898c7b3914b7cd9d2d1a14d70a1852<p><b>EU foreign ministers are struggling to reach agreement over UK and French calls to ease sanctions so Syria rebels can be supplied with arms.</b><p>France and …

Middle East

Computers See Faces in the Clouds, Just Like You

Humans are all about pattern recognition: we want—and maybe need?—to believe that there’s order and meaning behind everything we see and do in life. …

Conscientious

Articles<p>May 8, 2013 – This is an image from Paolo Woods’ <i>Chinafrica</i>, a photographic portrait of the roughly half a million Chinese people working in …

Abdul Aziz

20 Amazing Panoramic Pictures

Panoramic photography is a special technique, using specialized equipment or software, that captures a much wider perspective of the landscape into …

Panoramic Photography

Centuries-old frozen plants revived

Glacier retreat has markedly accelerated in the period since 2004 - and many new species lie beneath<p><b>Plants that were frozen during the "Little Ice Age" centuries ago have been observed sprouting new growth, scientists say.</b><p>Samples of 400-year-old plants known as bryophytes have flourished under …

Global Warming

How to Fly the American Flag

Flag Day is June 14. We thought it might be a good time to take a look at the rules for respectfully displaying the American flag. Let’s dig into the …

Cinco de Mayo

1001 things not to do in London: misread the ice cream signs – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 2:00 pm, May 27, 2013 in Food & Drink, Fun London<p><i>Time Out’s Executive Editor Michael Hodges has been dallying with danger so you don’t have</i> …