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The British King’s Old German Uniforms May See The Light Of Day

Jul 21, 14 The British King’s Old German Uniforms May See The Light Of Day

Posted by in Lifestyle

One almost forgotten aspect of World War I was that it was very much a family feud – just done on a national scale and costing tens of millions of lives. This is because the heads of state of Great Britain and Germany were, in fact, first cousins.

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Journalists Are People And Make Mistakes Too

Jul 16, 14 Journalists Are People And Make Mistakes Too

Posted by in Technology

Would you go into a store and call the person at the counter a "moron," "idiot" or suggest they should be fired if/when they make a small mistake? Would you suggest that any person doing their job should be fired because you don't agree with their opinion?

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Streaming Media Snags Emmy Nominations

Jul 15, 14 Streaming Media Snags Emmy Nominations

Posted by in Media & Entertainment, Technology

Three Netflix original series have collected 15 prime-time Emmy nominations. That is a record for the streaming media service, but also notable as Netflix shows – unlike those on network TV and cable – aren't technically "aired" at night.

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Turn Off Facebook For 99 Days

Jul 14, 14 Turn Off Facebook For 99 Days

Posted by in Technology

Recently, I heard the news a Dutch non-profit had launched a campaign called "99 Days of Freedom," which encouraged people to turn off Facebook as a way to study how it affects one’s happiness. Truth be told, Facebook could shut down tomorrow and I'd likely hardly notice.

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Brazil Out Of World Cup But Loss Triggered Record-Setting Avalanche

Jul 13, 14 Brazil Out Of World Cup But Loss Triggered Record-Setting Avalanche

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Sports and Twitter seem to just go together. That was reinforced this week when Germany defeated host-country Brazil in the FIFA World Cup 7-1. Not only was that a pitiful showing by Brazil, but it triggered a record-setting 35.6 million tweets.

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The Internet’s Stupid Obsession With Potato Salad

Jul 12, 14 The Internet’s Stupid Obsession With Potato Salad

Posted by in Technology, WTF???

Were he dead, Sir Tim Berners-Lee would likely be turning in his grave that the worldwide web, which he essentially created 25 years ago, had become so obsessed with of all things potato salad. Berners-Lee is still very much alive, but so far he has said little about this strange obsession of the Summer of 2014.

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Elon Musk Makes Donation To Nikola Tesla Museum

Jul 11, 14 Elon Musk Makes Donation To Nikola Tesla Museum

Posted by in Science, Technology

Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla must hold a special place in Elon Musk's heart. This week, Musk has donated $1 million to the Nikola Tesla Museum. This donation came on Thursday, which coincidentally would be Nikola Tesla's 158th birthday.

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Tour De France Champion Rides The Chunnel

Jul 10, 14 Tour De France Champion Rides The Chunnel

Posted by in Lifestyle, Seasonal

Last month, in the run-up to the Tour de France, which began in Yorkshire and had three days on British roads, Chris Froome took part in a very special ride -- in the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel!

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Google Street View Goes to Sea

Jul 09, 14 Google Street View Goes to Sea

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The Google Street View has provided a look inside the TARDIS of the time traveler/Time Lord known only as The Doctor and earlier this year let the rest of us travel through time with a new feature that provided historical images mixed with current views. ]For their next trick, Google is heading out to sea with Street Views.

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Hurricane Arthur – An Early Arrival Sign Of Climate Change?

Jul 08, 14 Hurricane Arthur – An Early Arrival Sign Of Climate Change?

Posted by in Natural Science

Up and down the East Coast there were likely feelings that they dodged a "Fourth of July" hurricane bullet as Arthur came and went. It left rain and some damage but it was hardly a noteworthy storm -- except for the fact that the media noted that it came rather early.

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