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  • Top 10 time travelers

    Top 10 time travelers

    Strictly speaking, we're all one-way time travelers: plodding forward through the progress of existence second-by-second. And thanks to special relativity, you could, in principle, skip ahead into the future by traveling at a very high speed relative to your contemporaries. But that, too, would be a one-way trip. As for travel back in time? Some physicists cautiously speculate that it is possible, but only time will tell. In the meantime, here are our top ten favorite fictional time travelers.

  • Angelina Jolie is more than a pretty face for Pakistan flood relief

    Angelina Jolie is more than a pretty face for Pakistan flood relief

    Angelina Jolie, a veteran of humanitarian work, has traveled to more than 20 countries. Pakistan’s crisis was greater in scope than any she had ever witnessed, Angelina Jolie said.

  • After Katrina, New Orleans housing goes green

    After Katrina, New Orleans housing goes green

    Conservation was never a top priority in New Orleans, but Katrina changed that. The city is now an incubator for new home building featuring natural resources and sustainable architecture.

  • Four ways New Orleans is better than before Katrina

    Four ways New Orleans is better than before Katrina

    The Katrina floodwaters that drowned New Orleans caused many to wonder if the city could ever recover. Five years later, recovery is evident in spades. January's Super Bowl win helped set the tone for what recently elected mayor Mitch Landrieu is calling “the new New Orleans.” Here’s a look at four signs of progress that could be models for cities nationwide:

  • Hurricane Katrina anniversary: Can New Orleans' new mayor revive the city?

    Hurricane Katrina anniversary: Can New Orleans' new mayor revive the city?

    Mitch Landrieu wasn't mayor of New Orleans when hurricane Katrina hit. But he is now, and at the five-year Katrina anniversary, residents are looking to him to move the city forward.

  • In Pictures Hurricane Katrina: 5 years later

    Floodwaters in New Orleans inundate a neighborhood September 10, 2005, days after levees broke, flooding the city and forcing residents who had not evacuated to scramble to save their lives.

  • How Googling Cameron Diaz can mess up your computer

    How Googling Cameron Diaz can mess up your computer

    Searching for Cameron Diaz online carries a one-in-ten chance of landing on a website containing with malicious software, according to a report by the computer security firm McAfee.

  • The Imperfectionists

    The Imperfectionists

    The newspaper these characters work for is dying. At least they get to live in Rome.

  • Solar power battles NIMBY, even in rural Colorado

    Green Economics Solar power battles NIMBY, even in rural Colorado

    A wealthy Colorado resident is battling transmission lines that would carry energy from a solar power project.

  • Veteran film critic Roger Ebert, Jim Carrey win Webby awards

    Veteran film critic Roger Ebert, Jim Carrey win Webby awards

    It was announced Tuesday that longtime film critic Roger Ebert has been selected for a 'Webby' award, recognizing his work in online journalism. Actor and comedian Jim Carrey was also selected for a 'Webby.'