BALTIMORE -- In the month after Alexander Dominguez joined Maygon Thompson's third-grade class at Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary School, he breezed through worksheets and quickly rose to be among the most studious ...Read more
On May 29th, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary became the first person to reach the top of Mt. Everest.
REDMOND, Wash. -- In Microsoft's expensive, decadelong battle against Google's search engine, no detail is too small.
Derrick Connell, a Microsoft vice president in charge of the engineering side of the 4,000-person team ...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- As more conflicts shift from land to cyberspace, the nation's defense agencies are relying less on missiles and tanks and more on Silicon Valley technology entrepreneurs and startups to secure the ...Read more
A thought for the day: The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest -- but the myth -- persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion ...Read more
On this date in history:
In 1660, Charles II was restored to the English throne.
In 1790, Rhode Island became the last of the original 13 states to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
In 1953, ...Read more
Those born on this date include:
- King Charles II of England in 1630
- patriot Patrick Henry in 1736
- Ebenezer Butterick, inventor of the tissue paper dress pattern, in 1826
- English novelist...Read more
Today is Friday, May 29, the 149th day of 2015 with 216 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter Mars, Mercury, Saturn amd Venus.
We recently talked about the USA's name. Canada also had a similar problem, since it was formed by four provinces, two of which, Ontario and Quebec, were originally called Upper Canada and Lower Canada. One proposed name ...Read more
The initials in the "equation" below stand for words. Can you figure out the phrase? (ex.: 60 S in a M = 60 Seconds in a Minute)
1 = F S on a B CView full teaser and answer
docent \DO-sehnt\ (noun) - In Eastern European universities, the equivalent of an associate professor. Elsewhere the word refers to a lecturer who is not a regular member of the faculty. Most recently the ...Read more
AUSTIN, Texas -- Even as Central Texas waterways recede from their Memorial Day weekend flooding and insurers began processing claims, emergency officials and meteorologists warned that the area could see more flooding ...Read more
HOUSTON -- With more storms forecast in Texas, where record-breaking rainfall has led to deadly and widespread flooding, officials were overseeing evacuations Thursday as residents packed up and moved away from swollen ...Read more
Learning new stuff takes sleep. Robbed of the restorative balm of slumber, research demonstrates that the human brain will quickly lose its ability to make and hold on to new memories, and learning takes a dive.
A new ...Read more
WIMBERLEY, Texas -- Trash bags of filthy fabrics sit along the wall of Wash Day Laundry, muddy liquid oozing from the black plastic onto the light, speckled tiles.
Inside are remnants plucked from saturated houses: muck-...Read more
GoPro is moving into virtual reality with the announcement of a 16-camera, 360-degree array that can capture stereoscopic and spherical video. But this early model is too big to wear on your head.
The rig, meant to be ...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Hoping to up its game against rivals such as Apple, Google on Thursday announced a suite of new products and mobile features at its annual software developer conference, including a new smartphone payment ...Read more
Avago Technologies Inc. on Thursday agreed to buy Irvine, Calif., semiconductor developer Broadcom Corp. for $37 billion in cash and stock, one the largest deals in the history of the semiconductor industry.
The ...Read more
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A wave of mergers and acquisitions is reshaping Silicon Valley's semiconductor industry as companies join forces to shoulder the soaring technology costs required to stay competitive.
Half a dozen ...Read more
In another blow to bricks-and-mortar retail stores, Amazon.com is launching free same-day delivery for Prime members in 14 metropolitan areas.
Starting Thursday, shoppers who belong to Amazon's annual Prime membership ...Read more