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Obama plans to protect Arctic National Wildlife Refuge against drilling and exploration

President Obama’s Administration moved to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, widely considered one of the most spectacular and remote areas in the world. The Department of the Interior is releasing a conservation plan for the Refuge that

How the Media Is Changing (Part 3 of 3)

Gutenberg invented the printing press more than 500 years ago. Then came photography, the telephone, film and the phonograph in the 19th century, later television and the World Wide Web. A vast interval of time spanning over 500 years...Show More Summary

BMW's Super Bowl ad takes us back to a time when nobody 'got' the Internet

A new Super Bowl ad for BMW flashes back to a time before memes and Twitter — back when everyone was just started to wrap their heads around the concept of the world wide web. In the clip from 1994, Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel are...Show More Summary

Chinese New Year is Coming: 6 Tips for Surviving the Travel Crush

If you’re planning to travel around China during the coming Lunar New Year, you won’t be alone. You’ll be traveling along with hundreds of millions of locals making more than 2.8 billion trips in what is widely known as the world's largest...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: NYC As Seen From 7,500 Feet In The Sky

Because you would travel the whole wide world to meet a famous goat, check out today's end-of-day links: Williamsburg poo poo concerns, RIP Modern Farmer, toddler's view of NYC, NYPD Mister Softee truck, aerial photos of NY, and cat hands with teddy bear. Show More Summary

Seeing Your World in TechniColor

Most people see the world in black and white, missing most of the opportunities in their midst. But, there are some people who see the world in Technicolor. Their eyes are wide open and the endless opportunities are always evident. When...Show More Summary

A Chinese canal in Nicaragua?

There is pride in Hong Kong that a local private company is pushing ahead with perhaps the world's largest-ever civil works project, the 280km long, 500m wide Nicaragua Canal. Construction began in December 2014. HKND Group ChairmanShow More Summary

Inmate Sues NFL For $88 Billion For Overturning Dallas Cowboys’ Dez Bryant’s Catch

The world is still dealing with the overturned call that took a big reception away from Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant. Many people are still very upset by the whole thing, and that includes an inmate who decided to file a lawsuit against the NFL for the overturned call, and it’s for $88 billion. Show More Summary

Microsoft Buy Revolution Analytics & Popular R Programming Language

Microsoft has reached an agreement to acquireRevolution Analytics. Revolution Analytics is the leading commercial provider of software and services for R, the world’s most widely used programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics. This deal gives Microsoft the popular … Continue reading ?

‘American Sniper’ Generates Debate, Draws Crowds In Iraq And Arab World

Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper is proving both a big draw and talking point in Iraq and across the Arab world, where the film opened wide yesterday. In Iraq, where much of Chris Kyle’s story takes place, the film has reflected the bitter political divisions in the country. Show More Summary

Microsoft to acquire Revolution Analytics to help customers find big data value with advanced statistical analysis

I’m very pleased to announce that Microsoft has reached an agreement to acquire Revolution Analytics. Revolution Analytics is the leading commercial provider of software and services for R, the world’s most widely used programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics. Show More Summary

This school is creating a more beautiful world, one relationship at a time

Meet the man behind Transition Lab, which author Daniel Quinn called "an enterprise of brilliant design that promises to achieve remarkable results on a wide front."

A Video Compilation Featuring Some of the Greatest Super Bowl Commercials Ever

4 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

World Wide Interweb (previously) has created a video compilation of some of the greatest Super Bowl commercials ever. They feature the classic “Budweiser Frogs” (“Bud”, “Weis”, and “Er”) commercial, Volkswagen‘s cute Star Wars-themed commercial titled “The Force“, and many more.

2015 World Pork Expo set for June 3-5

The dates are set for the 2015 World Pork Expo - June 3-5 - at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. World Pork Expo presents a wide range of activities, including the world’s largest pork-specific trade show, educational seminars, and swine shows and sales.

MLB Teams Already Being Overhyped Heading into 2015

Just ask the 2014 Texas Rangers. MLB teams don't win World Series rings in the offseason. Last winter, the American League West club was widely hyped after bringing in Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo. Once the games rolled around, the squad underachieved and couldn't stay healthy. Show More Summary

Writing “Reel” Arabs in a World of Stereotypes 

Should filmmaker Cherien Dabis ever want for inspiration, all she needs to do is look out the window of her Hollywood Hills sublet. Her writing desk offers a wide view of the verdant hills and a clear blue sky. But the books on the shelves are not hers, and she doesn’t know where the fuse box is. Show More Summary

Always a gamer, Clippers' Chris Paul hopes to play in 82 this season

Chris Paul is widely considered the top point guard in the world, a seven-time All-Star who has won two gold medals with Team USA.

NFL Mock Draft 2015: Latest Predictions for Top 1st-Round Prospects

With the next and final step of the season coming in Super Bowl XLIX, all but two teams are full speed ahead to the wide world of the pre draft season. Inside the maniacal pre draft season, once-touted players can see their stocks drop...Show More Summary

New Sierra Tipped Matchking Bullets

Sierra Bullets, world renown for producing some of the most accurate bullets that can be fired, has announced the addition of six new ballistically tipped MatchKing bullets to their wide offerings. Ballistic tipped, or polymer tipped, bullets are not a new concept, with the first versions arriving on the market over 30 years ago. Show More Summary

Björk Releases New Album Two Months Early Because Time Is a Wondrous Figment of a Tadpole’s Imagination (and Also It Leaked)

Rejoice, dear starfriends! Björk's proud sound collection Vulnicura has made a glorious birth! Hacker-fans made a special trip to the world wide web to release Vulnicura into the wilderness, and now Björk herself has given the visionsongs to iTunes; they'll be coming in one happy dance of Earth upon its... More »

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