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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/11

    The Boeoegg, a snowman made of wadding and filled with firecrackers, explodes atop a bonfire in Sechselaeuten Square in Zurich,Switzerland. As the bells of St. Peter's church chime six o'clock, the bonfire below the 'Boeoegg' is set alight and mounted guildsmen gallop around the pyre to the tune of the Sechselaeuten March. The faster the head of the 'Boeoegg' – the symbol of winter – catches fire and explodes, the warmer and more beautiful the summer will be.

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  • Gay marriage: why corporations are coming out against DOMA

    Nearly 300 US companies filed a brief on behalf of the New York woman whose challenge of DOMA has reached the Supreme Court. Why support gay marriage? For one, it's just good business.

  • Alexander Graham Bell recordings discovered after 130 years

    Alexander Graham Bell recordings discovered after 130 years

    Alexander Graham Bell went on to invent the telephone, but before he did that he experimented with recording devices.  The old disks were considered unplayable until new technology gave scientists the chance to listen to the recordings for the first time in 130 years.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 04/11

    The Boeoegg, a snowman made of wadding and filled with firecrackers, explodes atop a bonfire in Sechselaeuten Square in Zurich,Switzerland. As the bells of St. Peter's church chime six o'clock, the bonfire below the 'Boeoegg' is set alight and mounted guildsmen gallop around the pyre to the tune of the Sechselaeuten March. The faster the head of the 'Boeoegg' – the symbol of winter – catches fire and explodes, the warmer and more beautiful the summer will be.

  • American Innovation: 13 Born-in-the-USA inventions

    American Innovation: 13 Born-in-the-USA inventions

    There is a long history of innovation in America's relatively short existence; from lone inventors experimenting in garages to collaborating and competing with international scientists. Many of the following 13 inventions have become fixtures in daily life.

  • Watson on Jeopardy: Watson dominates. Is HAL 9000 next?

    Watson on Jeopardy: Watson dominates. Is HAL 9000 next?

    Watson on Jeopardy: After a shaky start, the IBM computer won against two of Jeopardy's best contestants. Having Watson on Jeopardy may have been an interesting challenge for IBM, but what will come of it?

  • Jeopardy contestants to go up against IBM computer for $1 million

    Jeopardy contestants to go up against IBM computer for $1 million

    Two Jeopardy champs – Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter — will play two games against "Watson," a computer program developed by IBM's artificial intelligence team.