Nearly a half-century since Rachel Louise Carson published 'Silent Spring,' her impact can be seen in the Environmental Protection Agency (which she partly instigated) the lack of DDT use (which she helped stop), and the modern environmentalist movement (which she inspired). On Tuesday, Google honored her accomplishments with a Google Doodle.
Microsoft made big moves at an event in New York when it announced its newest tablet offering, the Surface 3, is the "tablet that can replace your laptop." Will the processing power and PC extras be enough to make a splash in the tablet market and overcome the inevitable device tidal wave from Apple in June?
Visitors to natural history museums around the world would be a little less wowed if not for the work of 19th-century paleontologist Mary Anning, who scoured the cliffs of her coastal hometown to discover countless Jurassic-era fossils. But her gender and religious affiliation almost rendered her nameless in history books.
Facebook is taking sharing to a new level: now you can ask someone to share or clarify their relationship status via a button on the Facebook profile page. Does this make asking someone out on social media less creepy? Or is it just a thinly veiled way for Facebook to encourage more sharing on its data-driven website?