Forbes magazine says the 400 wealthiest Americans are worth a record $2.02tn, up from $1.7tn in 2012! via US super-rich hit new wealth record five years after financial crisis | Business | The Guardian.
The Mars Science Laboratory team has hinted that they might have some big news to share soon. But like good scientists, they are waiting until they verify their results before saying anything definitive. In an interview on NPR today, MSL Principal Investigator John Grotzinger said a recent soil sample test in the SAM instrument Sample… Continue reading Has Curiosity Made an ‘Earth-Shaking’ Discovery?
Astronomy forums are buzzing with speculation about newly-discovered Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON). Currently located beyond the orbit of Jupiter, Comet ISON is heading for a very close encounter with the sun next year. In Nov. 2013, it will pass less than 0.012 AU (1.8 million km) from the solar surface. The fierce heating it experiences… Continue reading BIG SUN-DIVING COMET DISCOVERED
As technology becomes more advanced and more accessible across multiple platforms, it’s only natural for consumers to expect increasingly higher standards of creativity and engagement from content creators. However, with social media, apps, tablets, smartphones, websites, TV, etc. all part of the audience’s viewing habit, learning how stories should be evolving and how to make… Continue reading The Future Of Storytelling: Immersion, Integration, Interactivity, Impact
Some 1,600 years ago, the Temple of the Night Sun was a blood-red beacon visible for miles and adorned with giant masks of the Maya sun god as a shark, blood drinker, and jaguar. Long since lost to the Guatemalan jungle, the temple is finally showing its faces to archaeologists, and revealing new clues about… Continue reading “Dramatic” New Maya Temple Found, Covered With Giant Faces
If you want to avoid becoming a victim of a natural disaster or of climate change, you could do no better than to live in Malta or Qatar, according to a new United Nations study which says these two small countries are the safest in the world. The World Risk Report for 2011, conducted by… Continue reading Malta is ‘safest place on earth’
A global super-rich elite has exploited gaps in cross-border tax rules to hide an extraordinary £13 trillion ($21tn) of wealth offshore – as much as the American and Japanese GDPs put together – according to research commissioned by the campaign group Tax Justice Network. James Henry, former chief economist at consultancy McKinsey and an expert… Continue reading £13tn hoard hidden from taxman by global elite
As part of a seismic shift in online learning that is reshaping higher education, Coursera, a year-old company founded by two Stanford University computer scientists, will announce on Tuesday that a dozen major research universities are joining the venture. In the fall, Coursera will offer 100 or more free massive open online courses, or MOOCs,… Continue reading Consortium of Colleges Takes Online Education to New Level
Marissa Mayer is the new CEO Of Yahoo. She quit Google today and starts her new job tomorrow. Mayer was Google's first woman engineer. She managed its search product for years. She also led development of iGoogle, Google News, and Gmail... via Marissa Mayer Is The New CEO Of Yahoo - Business Insider.
Forget RIM and Palm : Oracle's Larry Ellison just bought a Hawaiian island. Lanai is a 140 square mile island in the middle of Hawaii, 98 percent privately owned, and Hawaii governor Neil Abercrombie just confirmed that the owner has transferred the property to none other than the Oracle co-founder and CEO. The governor released this… Continue reading Oracle CEO Larry Ellison buys Hawaiian island of Lanai, reportedly for $500-600 million | The Verge