Tech & Science
This Week's Edition
Twitter Opens Up Its Direct Messaging Feature
Now anyone can slide into your DMs—unless you opt out.
Lilly Pulitzer’s Target Line Turns into Lilly for eBay
Intense interest in the fashion brand’s new line crashes Target’s website, and sends shoppers to the auction site.
SiriusXM Denies Entry to Former Radio Host Anthony Cumia
“All of Sirius was taken by surprise.”
Who Reported on Hillary’s Chipotle Visit, and How?
Political media coverage of Hillary's burrito bowl, by the numbers.
Global Stocks Near All-Time Highs Despite Greek Drama
Possibility of exit from euro zone has pushed up Greek bond yields but has had little effect globally.
Eurozone Bond Yields Sink to Historic Lows
Slide comes a day after ECB pledges to fulfil €1 trillion bond-buying programme.
The Bar Exam Is Unfair and Undemocratic
How does memorizing archaic rules to prepare for multiple-choice tests improve a person’s ability to competently practice law?
GM 2009 Bankruptcy Protects It From Ignition-Switch Suits: Judge
GM shares rose 45 cents to $37.39 in after-hours trading following the decision.
Hard Facts About the Pay Gap Between Men and Women
Some argue the gap is due to “women’s choices,” but that hides key cultural and social factors.
Hospitals Are Abandoning Downtown to Tend to the Rich
A relocation away from a city center by a hospital in Illinois is echoed across the nation.
The Hidden Costs of the World's Ghost Apartments
Across the globe, the superwealthy are snatching up palatial apartments and driving up the cost of living.
Graphene: The Miracle Material Making a Comeback
The super-light, super-strong material is now becoming popular in the sports industry.
Sex, Rape and Porn Should Be Discussed in the Schoolroom
We must find new ways of dealing with and talking about sex.
Would You Pay for an Ad-Free YouTube?
The video website revealed plans for a paid subscription-based service, which may be launched by the end of 2015.
Moscow Ponders €17 Million Russian Rival to McDonald’s
Two Russian film directors are seeking government funding for a chain of fast food outlets.
U.S. Job Growth Drops, Clouds Fed Rate Hike
Nonfarm payrolls rose 126,000 last month, less than half February's pace and the smallest gain since December 2013
Uber Fighting Back in Europe
The U.S. firm argue the national governments are breaching EU competition laws.
Inventor Gary Dahl's Pet Rock: 'A Tough Act to Follow'
In a July, 1980 article by 'Newsweek,' Pet Rock inventor Gary Dahl, who died March 23, was praised for 'one of the most ridiculously successful marketing schemes ever.'
What’s Behind Washington’s Tussle With China Over China’s Asia Bank?
A decade ago, China’s currency was very lightly traded abroad. Now it is one of the five most heavily traded in the world.
Streaming Killed the CD Star
Sales of CDs are drowning in the flood of streams.
Oil Heir Andrew Getty Found Dead in L.A. Home
The death appeared to be either accidental or natural, a Los Angeles County Coroner's Office spokesman said,
Over 40 Countries Rush to Join China’s Asia Bank Before Deadline
Norway joins UK, Germany and others in signing up to China-led bank, with Japan and U.S. absent.
Reducing Climate Change Would 'Create One Million Jobs'
The New Climate Institute report argues for more ambitious energy targets to mitigate catastrophic climate change.
$300m Set Aside For Germanwings Crash Costs
Insurers set aside initial $300 million for costs, including potential “seven figure” claims from victims’ families.
Three Persistent Myths About the Sinfulness of Big Banks
Voters and the press love to hate big banks, but misunderstandings may promote dangers in the financial industry.
George Soros Would Invest $1bn in Ukraine With Western Backing
The Hungarian-born billionaire investor has long called for financial aid for Ukraine.
Stalking Jon Corzine
Meet the hedge fund manager who will not rest until the former governor of New Jersey is in prison.
The Fine Art of Stopping a Bullet
Meet the Virginia retailer who dresses the real James Bonds.
Who Do You Sue When Your Building Explodes?
On Thursday, dozens were left homeless after a New York City building collapsed.
Facebook Tests Solar-Powered Internet Drones, Wider Than a Jumbo Jet
Facebook says the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle will be used to connect remote regions to the internet.