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  • Will airborne launch pads replace the Space Shuttle program?

    Stratolaunch Systems, founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, is planning to build a huge carrier aircraft that will launch unmanned rockets into space.  
    12/13/2011 02:42 pm

  • The Circle Bastiat Has the 'Occupy' movement jumped the shark?

    Yesterday's "Occupy ports" day wasn't a protest of how international trade is conducted, but a protest against international trade itself. Have the protesters gone too far?
    12/13/2011 02:00 pm

  • 5 famous plagiarism and fraud scandals in the book world

    Everyone has Google on his or her computer these days – and that includes publishers. So why, in this day and age, would any author dare to plagiarize from the work of another? Nevertheless, the accusations continue to fly. Currently, Lenore Hart, author of "The Raven's Bride" is the latest on the hot seat, defending herself against charges that she plagiarized from another novel about Edgar Allan Poe's wife. Her publisher says she's innocent. While the outcome of the Hart incident is still to be determined, here are five high-profile cases in which an author was accused of plagiarism and fraud. Each – in its own way – rocked the book world in its time.
    12/08/2011 10:11 am

  • Horizons Google takes aim at a new target: Amazon Prime

    Google is reportedly considering launching an e-commerce site with features similar to Amazon Prime, according to a new report. 
    12/02/2011 02:25 pm

  • Horizons Carrier IQ: Controversial software stains AT&T, Apple, Sprint

    Carrier IQ, a California company founded in 2005, could be logging the keystrokes and text messages of millions of mobile phone users. 
    12/02/2011 10:11 am

  • Horizons SOPA Internet bill: Newspapers and op-ed writers pile on

    Last week, tech companies such as Google and Yahoo spoke out against SOPA and PIPA, two bills aimed at cracking down on online copyright infringement in a way that some call overbearing. Now, with newspapers running more pieces critical of the legislation, the opposition could intensify.
    12/01/2011 08:55 am

  • Putin's next marquee moment: Russia's presidency

    Vladimir Putin is almost certain to return as Russia's president next March. Is this Russian-style democracy or evidence of the country's reversion to authoritarian traditions?
    11/29/2011 04:23 pm

  • Iceland blocks Chinese businessman from buying land

    Chinese businessman Huang Nubo planned to invest $200 million in Iceland, but it has sparked national security concerns, despite popular support in a country still reeling from its 2008 financial collapse.
    11/28/2011 10:38 am

  • Ron Paul's strength in Iowa shows it's too soon to write him off

    Though he has a large and loyal following, Ron Paul's positions on key issues sets him apart from many Republicans. But he keeps moving steadily toward a position of strength in the early voting – especially in Iowa.
    11/20/2011 01:00 pm

  • UC Davis pepper spray, smear tactics: 'Occupy' protests face rougher response

    A pepper spray incident at UC Davis and reports of a smear campaign by a PR firm with ties to the financial industry indicate that the Occupy Wall Street movement is meeting an increasingly tough response from opponents and from police.
    11/19/2011 05:16 pm

Doing Good

 

What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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