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The Death Of Gabriel García Marquez Is Sadder Than 100 Years Worth Of Solitude

16 minutes agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

So sad! The world lost one of its greatest writers as Gabriel García Marquez has just passed away. The Nobel Prize-winning 87-year-old died from pneumonia, and will be dearly missed. He was best known for his AH-Mazing works such as One Hundred Years of Solitude, Autumn of the Patriarch, and Love in the Time of Cholera. Gabriel, known [...]

'World's most haunted island,' Poveglia, is up for auction

Want to lease your own Italian island? You can soon bid on a 17-acre one, but there's a catch — it is said to be among the most haunted places in the world.

Utopias, Ranked

41 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

There are all kinds of different utopian visions in the world. But which ones are the best? Today we have the definitive (and comprehensive) list of utopias ranked from least amazing to most amazing. Read more...

Rep. Anna Eshoo no longer eschews PAC fundraising, collects cash from tech heavyweights

47 minutes agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Yesterday, the first-quarter FEC filing for Representative Anna Eshoo’s (D-CA) Political Action Committee, Peninsula PAC, was made public. The revelations therein should surprise no one in the post-Citizens United world. Eshoo, who has represented most of Silicon Valley since 1992, is raising funds through a PAC for the first time in her career, in a bid to replace retiring...

Get Poached

56 minutes agoTechnology : TechCrunch

The tech/startup industry is about as incestuous as it gets, and that's without any clear tools to help people switch from one moonshot to the next. So imagine a world in which there are two! Allow me to proudly introduce PoachBox, the anonymous employee auction site, and Underdog, the NY-based site for finding your next employer. Read More

When Churchill And Hitler Fought Against Each Other In The Great War

1 hour agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

During the Second World War, Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler were mortal enemies. Before that, however, the two future leaders fought a mere ten miles away from one another on the Great War's Western Front. And along with their guns, they also brought their paint brushes. Read more...

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 87

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist whose “One Hundred Years of Solitude” enchanted millions of readers around the world and popularized the emerging Latin American literary genre known as magic realism, has died. He was 87.

Surprising material could play huge role in saving energy: Tin selenide is best at converting waste heat to electricity

One strategy for addressing the world's energy crisis is to stop wasting so much energy when producing and using it, such as in coal-fired power plants or transportation. Nearly two-thirds of energy input is lost as waste heat. Now scientists...Show More Summary

McCullers reviews influenza, bacterial superinfections in Nature Reviews Microbiology

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Pediatrician-in-Chief Jon McCullers, MD, was recently invited to submit a review in the April issue of Nature Reviews Microbiology, one of the world's foremost scientific publications. Dr. McCullers, aShow More Summary

Godard's 3-D feature just one Cannes offering to anticipate

Thursday in Paris, with two or three additions to the main competition likely still to come, Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux announced the selections for the 67th edition of the world's premier collision of cinematic art, naked commerce and stars on red carpet.

Why Social TV Has the Power to Change the Media World as We Know It

Social TV is poised to become one of the most important global forces in advertising over the next 10 years because of its ability to challenge our industry’s fundamental notion of information overload. The term information overload was coined 40 years ago by media visionary Alvin Toffler. However, we tend to think of information overload... Read More

TJ Ward: Broncos want to be one of 'top defenses in the world'

Safety TJ Ward arrives in Denver with big plans for a defense that was exposed in the Super Bowl.

My Conversation with Best-Selling Author Jackie Collins

Tonight on PBS, I have a conversation with one of the world's most successful writers, Jackie Collins. She started writing as a teen and, since then, has sold more than 500 million copies of her books in more than 40 countries and had 29 best sellers, many of which have been adapted for the big or small screens. Show More Summary

Congrats, Graduates: Now Go Out There and Redefine Success

We're coming up on one of my favorite times of the year: that time, just after spring breaks out but before summer begins, in which thousands of college graduates are released into the world. And as they go forth we give them advice, lots of advice. Show More Summary

Facebook Friends Are Now Physically Accessible With ‘Nearby Friends’ Feature

Your Facebook friends are now looking for you in the real world, using the Anroid app’s new feature – Nearby Friends, which assumes that you have more than one friend. Don’t worry anti-social Facebook users, there are ways to turn off this feature, especially if you’re trying to avoid professional Facebook stalkers. Show More Summary

Go, Bookmark: Article On 51 Awesome Webcomics The Eisners Have Completely Failed To Recognize

I figure if nothing else, it's a nice primer list of long-form webcomics for those of us not fully invested in that world. The work listed fifth I think is one of handful of contenders for comic of the '00s, any format or form.

Forging California's Destiny

Southern California, one of the world's largest and most diverse urban areas, is rapidly becoming a region of profound economic inequality. The changing demography across this vast urban sprawl has led to sharp divisions in the population's educational, social and racial profile. Show More Summary

Rolls-Royce Teams Up With Formula One World Champion Jenson Button

Formula One World Champion Jenson Button has been spotted driving something more regal than his usual McLaren supercar. As a long time admirer of the Rolls-Royce marque, this year he will drive the company's pinnacle range of cars during... via

Why one entrepreneur ran his business while sailing around the world

Before Scott Leonard wrote his new book about how entrepreneurs can truly take a break from the office, he lived its message firsthand by taking a three-year working sabbatical that entailed sailing around the world with his family,Show More Summary

2015 Honda HR-V Is A Sleek Compact Car With A Lift Kit

4 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

One of the world's cutest SUVs, the Honda HR-V, is coming to America this winter in the form of its next redesign; a Nissan Juke-esque baby utility wagon sitting on the Honda Fit compact platform. Read more...

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