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Why did some Indonesian women bear more children after the 2004 tsunami?

Years after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, researchers found an increase in the fertility rate. Photo by Flickr user Alan C. For 29 years now, Paul Solman’s reports on the NewsHour have been trying to make sense of economic news and research for a general audience. Show More Summary

The musicians we listened to in 2014

yesterdayArts : Art Beat

Before New Year’s Eve fireworks mark the beginning of 2015, let’s look back at the year behind us. Which musicians did we listen to and learn about here at the NewsHour over the course of 2014? Photo by Flickr user Philippe Put It’s almost 2015. Show More Summary

Christmas Kitty Bokeh

yesterdayOdd : Boing Boing

Photo: Maia Weinstock A lovely cat capture by Maia Weinstock, shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.

For last minute Christmas baking needs, see … your local library?

Your local library could be just the place to find cookie molds and baking pans for holidays and birthdays. Photo by Flickr user Andrew Chellinsky It’s the day before Christmas, and you want to bake a Santa-shaped cake, but you don’t have a pan shaped like the portly fellow. Show More Summary

How Cats Do Christmas

2 days agoOdd : Neatorama

In this pictoral display, we follow the adventures of a typical house cat at Christmas, reenacted by many cats from Creative Commons licensed Flickr photos you probably haven't seen before. What is this? Out of the blue, the humans bring...Show More Summary

Can you go on and off Medicare?

A retiree may want to drop Medicare Part B if he or she has the option of being covered under a new spouse’s employer group health insurance. Photo by Flickr user wiremoon. Editor’s Note: Journalist Philip Moeller, who writes widelyShow More Summary

Consumerist End-Of-The-Week Flickr Finds

We’re closing for the rest of this week due to the holiday, but didn’t want to leave you without our weekly picks of cool stuff from the Consumerist Flickr Pool. Here are seven of the best photos that readers added to the Consumerist Flickr Pool so far this week, picked for usability in a Consumerist post or for just plain … [More]

2014 Year In Review: Thanks For The Good Times, Part 2

Image courtesy: Today we continue our look back at the best of times for The Semantic Web and related fields in 2014 (see here for our first story in this series): Ian Hersey, Saffron Chief Product...Show More Summary

Preservation Watch: Michael Graves Says the Portland Building Won't Be Destroyed

Photo via Flickr/ CamKnows Architect Michael Graves recently told the A/N Blog that the Portland city officials aren't weighing the option of demolishing the Portland Building. That's very cool to hear, though, to be clear, the city was never dead-set...

Will Social Security count my big earnings if I lose my job before 66?

Photo by Flickr user Ed Yourdon. Boston University economist Larry Kotlikoff has spent every week, for over two years, answering questions about what is likely your largest financial asset — your Social Security benefits. His SocialShow More Summary

?All the Books I Read in 2014

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What might capitalism look like in 2015?

How is capitalism changing? Former Citigroup CFO Sallie Krawcheck sees it becoming more inclusive, and consequently, more prosperous. Photo by Flickr user Richard Schneider. Editor’s Note: A more inclusive capitalism will mean a more prosperous capitalism. Show More Summary

What Do Llamas Have to Do with AIDS?

4 days agoNews : Truthdig

The furry South American creatures may hold the cure to AIDS; Flickr gave up on its plan to sell prints of Creative Commons photos after much criticism; meanwhile, Dick Cheney admits he has no problem with innocent people being tortured. Show More Summary

2014 Year In Review: Thanks For The Good Times, Part 1

Image courtesy: As has been our tradition these last few years, The Semantic Web Blog steps back for experts in it and in related spaces to give us their opinion of the highlights of 2014. Here is...Show More Summary

Happy Holidays!

Photo courtesy Flickr’s Pink Sherbet Photography Writer Unboxed will be back next week with a series of posts recapping the WU Un-Conference and returns to regularly scheduled programming on 1/1/15. We have big plans for 2015, but we’d also like to hear from you about what you’d like to see here in the coming months. Show More Summary

Rent a Dog to Stave Off Holiday Loneliness

Photo via Flickr user Alvin Trusty. The holidays are a time for friends, family and companionship. For some, however, the days meant to be shared with loved ones end up as grim solitary endeavors. One solution is to rent a dog. Businesses...Show More Summary

Bus Drivers The Latest Targets of Anti-Sitting Extremism

Photo by Flickr user Jenni Douglas. Another win for the anti-sitting movement: a Pennsylvania school district has just begun offering physical fitness classes for its school bus drivers, who spend most of their day ass-to-seat. The city...Show More Summary

Fast-food slows learning, study shows

A study published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics shows that frequent consumption of fast-food may slow children’s academic growth. Photo by Flickr user reynermedia Frequent fast-food consumption may slow children’s academic growth,...Show More Summary

Photos: Christmas Island's Incredible Red Crab Migration is Underway

Red crabs migrating on Christmas Island. (Photo: frogtrail images / Flickr Creative Commons) Australia’s Christmas Island—located south of Indonesia in the Indian Ocean—is named for the day of its discovery in 1643. But, if you’re familiar...Show More Summary

The Indiana Jones of collapsed cultures: Our Western civilization itself is a bubble

In this one-on-one conversation, two Vanderbilt anthropologists explain how our society’s greatest strengths are also its greatest weaknesses. Photo by Flickr user marcos fernandez. Editor’s Note: How can you spot an economy, indeed,...Show More Summary

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