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  • Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Films Pins Down Rights to 'The Invention of Wings'

    Oprah Winfrey's production shingle Harpo Films has acquired rights to "The Secret Life of Bees" author Sue Monk Kidd's latest tome "The Invention of Wings." The book, which debuted in January at No. 1 on the New York Times bestsellers list, centers on...
  • LGBT ally groups can improve an office

    LGBT ally groups can improve an office
    As human beings, we are at our best when we can be ourselves, when we live without fear of judgment or the pressures of putting on airs. As workers, logically, it's no different. An employee living authentically, unencumbered by the distractions of...
  • Oprah Winfrey to turn Sue Monk Kidd's 'Invention of Wings' into film

    Oprah Winfrey to turn Sue Monk Kidd's 'Invention of Wings' into film
    Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films has produced just one movie in the last 15 years ("The Great Debaters"), and Winfrey herself has starred in just one film of her own ("Lee Daniels' The Butler). But Harpo on Tuesday made a big move on the development...
  • Caltech bioengineer selected for high honor

    Caltech bioengineer selected for high honor
    La CaƱada resident and Caltech bioengineer Frances Arnold has been selected for induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for her pioneering work in bioengineering and directed evolution, Caltech announced this week. Arnold, a co-inventor on...
  • As cybersecurity industry grows, Howard County firms flex muscle

    As cybersecurity industry grows, Howard County firms flex muscle
    High-profile cyber attacks on organizations such as Target and Neiman Marcus have drawn increased attention to the cybersecurity industry — an industry that continues to thrive in Maryland, and specifically in Howard County. Local cybersecurity...
  • eMerge Americas tech conference firms up agenda

    There will be tech company contests with prizes worth up to $100,000, talks by gurus the likes of IBM's innovation chief and entertainment by stars like rapper Pitbull. Organizers are busy developing the agenda for this spring's eMerge Americas Techweek...
  • Report: AK-47 inventor Kalashnikov was tormented over gun's toll

    Mikhail Kalashnikov denied throughout his long life that he bore any responsibility for the millions of deaths caused by his namesake invention, the 100 million-plus AK-47 assault rifles that have been the weapon of choice for guerrillas, terrorists and...
  • Back to the drawing board on 'net neutrality' rules

    The Federal Communications Commission has struggled for a decade to find a way to preserve what may be the Internet's most important quality: that there are no gatekeepers between users and the websites they frequent. Three successive FCC chairmen have...
  • 'Net neutrality' ruling could be costly for consumers, advocates say

    'Net neutrality' ruling could be costly for consumers, advocates say
    A federal appeals court swept aside government regulations designed to ensure equal access to the Internet, raising the prospects of higher fees for consumers and more barriers for start-ups seeking to compete online. The decision Tuesday could allow...
  • 2015 Honda Fit: Up Close

     
    I'm a fan of small cars; they do everything large cars can do but display a measure of ingenuity and innovation in packing all the bells and whistles into a much tighter space. When that creative innovation is combined with......
  • Perspective: Hull House 2.0

    Perspective: Hull House 2.0
    We can only guess at what Daniel Burnham might have proposed for the social improvement of Chicago, the part of his plan he intended to write and never did. However, we do have a social plan from that era that was at least as influential, possibly more so...