Vanessa Tan

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Nokia's 220 goes back to basics at bloated mobile phone beanfeast

Innovation was in short supply at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but Nokia came up with a cheap and cheerful winner<p>If you were hoping to find a hotel room in Barcelona last week, then tough luck. Barcelona was full, period. It was the week of the Mobile World Congress, you see, the annual …

Can Greenwald's digital magazine Intercept help to reinvent journalism?

With $250m in funding from eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and some high profile journalist hires, First Look Media has set itself the lofty task of reinventing journalism for the digital age, starting with the traditional hierarchy of newsrooms.<p>Glenn Greenwald, the former Guardian journalist who broke …

UK urged to close gender pay gap and improve participation rates

The UK continues to lag behind many comparable major economies for the scope and fairness of women's employment, new research has shown.<p>According to a survey of 27 OECD member nations, the UK's overall record on women's participation in the labour market puts it 18th out of 27 nations. The latest …

Making Colleges More Diverse Even Without Affirmative Action

Lessons from California's Early Academic Outreach Program<p>Seven years ago, inside an eighth-grade classroom at Mount Vernon Junior High School in central Los Angeles, Deborah Membreno began to imagine a life beyond the chain-link fence surrounding the concrete schoolyard. Her outlook brightened the …

Income tax has been a political hot potato for a long time. Can it ever be at the "right" level? We take a look at which countries have the highest rates: http://bbc.in/1cjd7Aj

Want to work for Google? Answer these five questions

Sometimes it looks as if the true mission at Google is not to help us find things, or even to make money, but to create a master-race of employees. At the Googleplex, if you can demonstrate the right kind of sparky coolness and get hired, the perks are legendary. There are free meals, free …

My problem with pink

<b>(Adrian Hughes via Shutterstock)</b><p>When my daughter wanted sparkly shoes, I had to confront my own fierce prejudice against princess culture<p>Emily McNally<p>February 2, 2014 1:00am (UTC)<p>I took my 3-year-old daughters shoe shopping recently. One of my daughters chooses a cute navy pair that fit her narrow …

Crush and Burn: A History of the Global Crackdown on Ivory

Hong Kong is the latest government to publicly destroy its stockpile of the prized material.<p>It's an unlikely and ambitious government project: Over the next two years, Hong Kong will embark on the world's largest ivory burn, setting 28 tons of illegally harvested tusks aflame to signal a shift in …

Rand Paul: “Maybe we have to say enough’s enough” to single mothers who receive benefits

The virulently anti-choice politician mulls an end to benefits for single mothers who “shouldn’t be having kids”<p>At a recent luncheon in Lexington, Ky., Rand Paul mused that, "Maybe we have to say ‘enough’s enough, you shouldn’t be having kids after a certain amount,’” to single mothers who receive …

The racist roots of America’s medical marijuana policy

<b>Marijuana buds, including their cost and degree of potency, are shown in a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, California June 30, 2010. Picture taken June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY) (Reuters)</b><p>Early anti-drug laws, fueled by lies, distortions and bigotry, …

Leaked TPP documents: Administration may give up key environmental protections

The Obama administration appears to be sacrificing the environment in its push to fast-track a deal<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>January 15, 2014 3:21pm (UTC)<p>In its urgency to reach agreement on an ambitious international trade agreement, the Obama administration may give up on key environmental protections, …

Shocking negligence revealed at West Virginia chemical facility

Freedom Industries did little to contain the leak, investigators allege<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>January 15, 2014 5:55pm (UTC)<p>Freedom Industries, the company responsible for the massive chemical leak that spilled into West Virginia's Elk River, contaminating the tap water across nine counties, had a "creative" …

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