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  • Sleep on this: Connect by disconnecting

    Each year, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity gathers thousands of innovative thinkers and practitioners in advertising and media from around the world to talk about what's new and what's next in our brave new digital world.
  • Book review: 'The Information' by James Gleick

    Book review: 'The Information' by James Gleick
    The Information A History, a Theory, a Flood James Gleick Pantheon: 531 pp., $29.95 Partway through "The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood," James Gleick describes a technological innovation so transformative that it was heralded as "one of...

    Hot dogs, pies and math: Happy Pi Day

    Hot dogs, pies and math: Happy Pi Day
    Today is Pi Day — a day to celebrate a number with desserts, numerical recitations and hot-dog throwing. Pi, the number that expresses the ratio of a circle's circumference over its diameter, was first calculated in ancient times, and sometimes is...

    President Obama to appear on Mythbusters

    President Obama to appear on Mythbusters
    It is a truth known to chemistry teachers the world over: If you want to get kids interested in science, blow something up. This December, President Obama will join two of the biggest proponents of the blow-stuff-up school of science education when he...

    California Prisons Gets Its Supply of Death Penalty Drugs

    California Prisons Gets Its Supply of Death Penalty Drugs
    SAN FRANCISCO -- California's prison department officials said Monday it now has enough sodium thiopental to carry out executions at San Quentin State Prison. The state paid $36,415 to acquire 521 grams of the drug manufactured by Archimedes Pharma of...