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Times Higher Education - Raiders of the lost archives
In the age of digitisation, the 'search' part of research has become a virtual experience. Although progress has many advantages, John Sutherland laments the end of the scholar-adventurer and the thrill of discovery amid dusty, uncatalogued manuscripts She was going to a conference on biography at the University of Southern California, Sarah Churchwell said, and intended to make her first trip to the Huntington Library.
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Should humans colonize Mars?
The next frontier could be within reach. A private Dutch company recently announced its plants to colonize Mars, turning the red planet into an alternative society for humans. It's a bold plan, and one that comes at the same time and more and more private sector firms are launching their own galactic efforts.
Startup Wants to Base Your Credit Score on Social Media Profiles
In the days of community banks, a person's upstanding reputation around town gave him access to a reasonable loan. But global financial institutions can't trust strangers, so the credit rating was born. But a startup called Lenddo hopes to return lending to that community bank era, but with a modern twist.
Goodbye Babel Fish, Hello Bing Translator
The long standing online translation service Babel Fish is no more. The web application that was launched in 1999 changed owner twice, first in 2003 when it was bought by AltaVista, and then again in the same year when Yahoo bought the AltaVista company.
Norquist: Jeb Bush Insulted Mitt Romney By Abandoning Anti-Tax Pledge
Grover Norquist lashed out at former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Friday, the latest Republican to buck the conservative leader's anti-tax pledge. During an appearance on CNN's the Situation Room, a visibly frustrated Norquist - president of Americans for Tax Reform - said that Bush "kind of stepped in it a little bit" when [...]
Doc Watson dies at 89; guitarist and singer
In 1962, Doc Watson and some of his musician neighbors set out from their home in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the journey of a lifetime, to perform at the Ash Grove folk club in Los Angeles. "I remember the first trip we did," Watson said in a 2008 interview.
'Alternative story telling'? No - just telling the story
Sometimes reporting, editing and producing a breaking news story can be frustrating, because two new developments land on your doorstep before the last one has made it through the production process. That's what happened when a gunman entered a real estate office in Valparaiso, Ind., today and took about 10 hostages.
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