On October 18th, 1922, the BBC was founded.
In just over a year, Florida has been slammed with two deadly hurricanes that claimed dozens of lives and caused upwards of $40 billion in damages.
It doesn't mean that windstorm rates will skyrocket, at least this time. ...Read more
On October 17th, 1979, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A week after Hurricane Michael's rampage, large swaths of the Florida Panhandle and tens of thousands of residents face a dark, powerless future. Major utilities say it will still take weeks to repair ...Read more
The former Google engineer whose firing inflamed America's culture wars is abandoning his lawsuit against the company in favor of arbitration, according to a new report. Two men who joined the suit will continue the court ...Read more
Imagine an egalitarian society that treats women and men with equal respect, where both sexes are afforded the same opportunities, and the economy is strong.
What would happen to gender differences in this utopia? Would ...Read more
As other tech giants face increasing scrutiny over privacy, Apple is continuing to try to position itself as its champion.
Apple this week launched a privacy portal for U.S. users. From there, they can now download the ...Read more
During more than 25 years as a factory worker, David Young has seen a parade of robots take over tasks he and his colleagues used to do by hand.
So Young, a machine operator, isn't fazed by the sleek new "cobot" -- ...Read more
A thought for the day: If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week. -- Charles Darwin
On this day in history:
In 1776, the border between Maryland and Pennsylvania was established. Dubbed the Mason-Dixon line, it became the unofficial boundary between North and South.
In 1851, Moby-...Read more
Those born on this day include:
- Toy company founder Frederick August Otto Schwarz in 1836
- novelist Fannie Hurst in 1889
- former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1919
- singer Anita...Read more
Today is Thursday, Oct. 18, the 291st day of 2018 with 74 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mars, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.
sagacious \suh-GAY-shus\ (adjective) - Having or showing keen discernment, sound judgment, and farsightedness.
"Others worked up sagacious-sounding comments about the French author that would serve until they could read ...Read more
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Hurricanes Florence and Michael left more than just physical devastation in their wakes. They also touched off a lot of headlines claiming them as proof that human-induced climate change is happening now.
Then a ...Read more
Lights. Camera. Science.
In a scene out of Hollywood, researchers and celebrities will gather in an ornately choreographed fete in a NASA Ames hangar in early November to celebrate $22 million in prizes for discoveries in...Read more
One out of two U.S. Bank customers now use the firm's digital apps and online services, executives said Wednesday, a crossover point that shows the company's success in migrating to a new form of business while maintaining...Read more
Q: Besides entering my user ID and password, my financial institution makes me verify my identity by entering a personal identification number (PIN) that is sent via text, email or phone call. Even after that, I'm always ...Read more
Jeff Bezos is defending Amazon's work with the Defense Department, saying his company will continue to bid on U.S. government contracts amid protests by employees.
Amazon's CEO made the comments during an interview Monday...Read more
Tech billionaire investor Peter Thiel has again put his money where his mouth is: He's still with Trump.
With $250,000, Thiel was the biggest donor to the Trump Victory Committee in the most recent quarter, a new Federal ...Read more