Make police states hip again? Google offered STASI HQ for new Berlin office

Google is searching Berlin for some trendy real estate to call home – a place that reflects the company’s unofficial, recently scrapped motto, “Don’t Be Evil.” Hey, what about the ex-headquarters of East Germany’s secret police? Our story begins innocently enough. The tech giant had originally planned to open its Google Campus startup hub in […]

James Bond: Will THIS actor replace Daniel Craig as 007? Odds slashed AGAIN

We’re still years away from Daniel Craig’s successor being announced, but that hasn’t stopped punters rushing to put money on who exactly it will be. Many different actors have been the bookies’ favourites in recent years – and now it seems news of a solo Loki TV show has helped one actor’s cause considerably. Yes, […]

‘It could happen again’: Problem behind Boeing 737 MAX first crash may extend to other jets – expert

A technical issue that Boeing flagged in a safety warning after the deadly 737 MAX 8 crash in Indonesia could happen to any other aircraft, and it’s “not unlikely” that the manufacturer knew about it, aviation experts told RT. Earlier this week, Boeing issued a safety update to pilots flying its newest 737 MAX airliner, […]

The path to economic development is growing more treacherous, again

IN THE 1990S economists had almost given up on the developing world. Although individual countries, like Singapore or South Korea, occasionally scaled the income ladder, the overall picture was, in the words of Lant Pritchett, a development economist at Harvard University, “divergence, big-time” between advanced economies and the rest. Then the scene changed. From the […]

New MacBook Air, Mac mini hands-on: Making old favorites new again

Valentina Palladino NEW YORK—Apple led today’s event by talking about two of its most-loved devices: the MacBook Air and the Mac mini. While Apple customers may have loved these devices since their debuts, Apple hasn’t shown them much love over the past couple of years. That changed today with the introduction of the new MacBook Air […]

A man who received a stem-cell transplant for multiple sclerosis can walk and dance again after suffering from the disease for a decade

AP Photo/Raquel Maria Dillon A man in England with multiple sclerosis can walk and dance for the first time in 10 years after receiving a stem cell transplant for the disease. Roy Palmer spent the last decade in a wheelchair without any feeling in his legs. He decided to undergo a procedure known as hematopoietic […]

Make America's Yards Great Again

At the edge of my high school football field in Homewood, Illinois, lived a nice woman named Gina Mensone. Fed up by her Homeowner Association’s (HOA) lawn maintenance fees, she decided to fight back. Gina replaced her lawn with low-maintenance native grasses and plants and had the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) certify her yard […]