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  • Five consumer technology trends for 2014

    Americans like technology. Although it makes our lives better, technology keeps moving so fast that we hardly have time to stop and reflect on where it's taking us. Here’s what you need to know to stay on top of the consumer technology trends in the coming year.

  • Queen Elizabeth posthumously pardons computer pioneer Alan Turing

    Britain has pardoned Alan Turing, the code breaker key to winning WWII and laying the foundation for the computer age, for his conviction for "gross indecency" stemming from his relationship with another man in 1952.

  • Energy Voices Fracking debate: light on oil, heavy on gas

    Protests against fracking tend to focus on natural gas, even though the potential for oil from fracking is significant. Would talking about oil change the debate?

  • Energy Voices Mexico embraces shale. Has Europe missed the boat?

    Mexico’s energy reform will unfortunately only isolate Europe further from the shale oil and gas revolution taking place in North America, Grealy writes. Funds desperately needed for the European energy sector will flow to governments that are truly serious about shale.

  • Falling Upwards

    How humans took to the sky via balloon – and the mishaps and triumphs involved.

  • Gaping jaws of carnivorous plant win microphotography prize

    An image of the humped bladderwort, a tiny floating carnivorous plant, has beaten out more than 2,000 entries to win the top prize in the 2013 Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition.

  • Government air raid kills at least 37 in Aleppo

    Syrian air force jets dropped barrel bombs, packed with explosives in a rebel-controlled part of Aleppo Sunday, killing at least 37 people, many children. 

  • South Africa says a final goodbye to Mandela

    Nelson Mandela was buried Sunday, in a private burial attended by the Mandela family. The burial and the funeral were held in Qunu, a rural village in eastern South Africa where Mandela spent his childhood. 

  • 28 cookbooks from 2013

    From Japanese soul cooking to desserts to cooking with kids, a sampling of cookbooks from 2013.

  • 3 views on the Iran nuclear deal

    The six-month interim deal the P5+1 world powers reached with Iran offers some sanctions relief in exchange for a roll-back of Iran’s nuclear program. In this One Minute Debate, three writers give their take on the historic agreement.

Doing Good

 

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

Endeavor Global, cofounded by Linda Rottenberg (here at the nonprofit’s headquarters in New York), helps entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Linda Rottenberg helps people pursue dreams – and create thousands of jobs

She's chief executive of Endeavor Global, a nonprofit group that gives a leg up to budding entrepreneurs.

 
 
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