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  • Undersea mission in Florida Keys concludes with significant accomplishments

    MIAMI Outside the view port of the underwater habitat Aquarius, during the Fabien Cousteau-led Mission 31, a Goliath Grouper nicknamed Sylvia attacked a barracuda while a reef shark and aquanauts watched in delight. "Oh, did you see that?" one of the...
  • Pondering Apollo's legacy 45 years after the lunar landing

    July is an important month in U.S. space history: It marks the final flight of the space-shuttle program; the historic Apollo/Soyuz joint space mission; and the 45th anniversary Sunday of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. Yet, we have to buy a ride on a...
  • Instacart, a shopping service, exemplifies 'share economy'

    ATLANTA Marcus Amison pushes his grocery cart through a cavernous Costco aisle stocked with bulk cleaning supplies and faces the typical shopper's problem he can't find what he's looking for. But Amison isn't your typical shopper. He wears the green,...
  • With U.S. encouragement, VA disability claims rise sharply

     With U.S. encouragement, VA disability claims rise sharply
    As Malvin Espinosa prepared to retire from the Army in 2011, a Veterans Affairs counselor urged him to apply for disability pay. List all your medical problems, the counselor said. Espinosa, a mechanic at Ft. Lee in Virginia, had never considered...
  • 'Marketing the Moon' examines Apollo program as one giant leap for marketing kind

    'Marketing the Moon' examines Apollo program as one giant leap for marketing kind
    Forty-five years ago Sunday, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. In "Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program," David Meerman Scott and Richard Jurek examine what they believe is the largest...
  • 'Video Games' just plays at seriously examining the industry

    'Video Games' just plays at seriously examining the industry
    That video games — a technology-driven mix of art, commerce and competition — are here to stay is undisputed. It's now the biggest entertainment industry and an influential culture. So why does Jeremy Snead's "Video Games: The Movie," an...
  • Smartphone suit against Google plays into rivals' hands

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. consumer lawsuit accusing Google of monopolizing prime real estate on Android smartphones will help mobile rivals like Microsoft make their antitrust case with European regulators should damaging secrets emerge in court....
  • Deeper, please: We want and expect more from video game documentaries

    Deeper, please: We want and expect more from video game documentaries
    There seems to be a point in every video game documentary in which someone bellyaches about video games not being taken seriously, that they're seen as the sort of thing kids play in a basement. We do need to get over that image. Video games are a $93-...
  • The inflation alarms are still false

    The inflation alarms are still false
    There is a point at which firmness of conviction becomes obstinacy, and there is a point at which obstinacy becomes comedy. The latter was on spectacular view the other day when a prominent inflation hawk self-destructed on national TV. Chicago-based...
  • Does diversity make you smarter? [Commentary]

    Does diversity make you smarter? [Commentary]
    An Irishman, a Jew and a Mexican walk into a bar. It's a classic set-up line for a classic American joke. But it's also a means of coping with our diversity. We need such jokes. Despite all our slogans to the contrary, diversity such as ours isn't always...
  • New Britain Community Foundation Awards $175,000 In Scholarships

    NEW BRITAIN - The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain announced recently that it has awarded 56 students more than $175,830, the most in its history of longer than 70 years. Four students each received two awards, making the total of...