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  • South Plantation High School is off to the races

    "Drivers, start your engines" is a phrase usually followed by the loud explosion of combustion engines roaring to life in any average car race. But for South Plantation High School's Solar Knights, the sound is instead the whine of electric engines. The...
  • GM to face daily fines over late response to regulators' questions

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is fining General Motors Co. $7,000 per day until it responds to all questions the agency submitted to it last month regarding an ignition switch defect. NHTSA said Tuesday it would levy the fine after...
  • Kayla Thigpen: Palm Beach girls basketball Player of the Year Class 8A-7A-6A

    Kayla Thigpen: Palm Beach girls basketball Player of the Year Class 8A-7A-6A
    Going to and from sleepovers comes with being a high school girl. Kayla Thigpen wanted to make the most of those sleepovers. Thigpen, a transfer from Atlantic, used it to learn about her new teammates. "Me as a person, I am trying to get chemistry...
  • Beaked whale dives nearly 2 miles beneath the ocean - a record

    Scientists have found a 20-foot whale that can dive an astonishing 1.8 miles beneath the ocean - a record for a mammal. The record was reported this week in the journal Plos One. The miraculous, extreme-diving whale is known as Cuvier's beaked whale...
  • Sony to sell PC division, spin off TV business, lay off thousands

    Sony Corp., a struggling electronics maker trying to regain its once stalwart status, is undertaking a major restructuring that includes the sale of its PC division, a spinoff of its TV business and layoffs of thousands of employees. The Japanese tech...
  • Indians in Silicon Valley bursting with pride over new Microsoft CEO

    Since it became apparent last week that Satya Nadella was in line to become only the third chief executive of Microsoft, the Indian community in Silicon Valley has been bubbling over with pride. That his ascension would generate such excitement might...
  • Hasn't science done enough harm to humanity?

    Every night before bed, I ask God to protect us from scientists. Apparently I haven't been praying hard enough, as I awoke the other morning to this headline: "Scientists revive giant 30,000-year-old virus from Siberian permafrost." I read on and...
  • Illinois hacking competition draws cybersecurity sleuths of tomorrow

    Illinois hacking competition draws cybersecurity sleuths of tomorrow
    Computer programming has long been a hobby of Iraq War veteran Eric Kelly, but it wasn’t until this past weekend at a hacking competition that he realized how good he was. “It was more of a confirmation: ‘You can do this, buddy,’...
  • Hackers give a boost to credit monitoring firms

    Hackers give a boost to credit monitoring firms
    Increasing activity by data hackers has produced millions of victims and one clear winner: the credit monitoring business. Services with names such as BillGuard and Identity Guard report a surge in sign-ups from people anxious to be protected. Nervous...
  • Co-signed student loans flunk borrowers

    Here's a riddle for all you trigonometry fans: What do you call it when a student asks dad or grandma to help them take out a college loan to study advanced math? Getting someone to co-sign so you can study cosines. Trust me: Somewhere, a university...
  • Florida ranks third in IT jobs

    Florida ranks third in IT jobs
    Florida ranks third nationally in information technology companies and jobs behind only California and Texas, according to a report Monday by InfoWorld, an industry magazine. "Though best-known for a certain mouse and associated tourist attractions,...