Today's Five Best Columns
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Nov 29, 2012 5:32PM ET
Discovered: Weight loss surgery fails to reduce diabetes; E. coli often comes from cities, not cattle; big guts could mean brittle bones for men; sea levels rose nearly half an inch over past 20 years.
Nov 29, 2012 3:30PM ET
The tech masses are applauding Apple for its latest update to iTunes, which strips away the service's bloated, feature-heavy past without delivering a much anticipated streaming music service.
Nov 29, 2012 1:59PM ET
Following a leaked report that set off not one but two rounds of speculation into the future of digital privacy, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill Thursday that requires a warrant to access e-mail and any other private communications stored over the cloud.
Nov 29, 2012 12:30PM ET
Tip-toeing the laws of Internet privacy with creepier backstabbing than usual, Hunter Moore says he this time will do his revenge porn site "right" — as in, now with geolocated stalking!
Nov 29, 2012 11:13AM ET
When it comes to manufacturing, China is the new America, meaning America might be the new China?
Nov 29, 2012 10:29AM ET
A profile in The Wall Street Journal pretty much gives Eddy Cue the guru title — if only because he's the closest thing Apple has to a genius at its leadership bar right now.
Nov 28, 2012 6:32PM ET
Discovered: The black hole that takes up the most space, proportionally speaking; how running can be bad for you; why "keep your eye on the ball" is good advice after all; developing a universal cancer blood test.
Nov 28, 2012 3:29PM ET
The new Microsoft marketing push to get users to switch to Bing is more anti-Google than pro-anything, and it's not exactly working at all.
Nov 28, 2012 12:24PM ET
This Monday broke the single-day record for American online shopping, according to comScore. But it's still to soon to tell if that's because we're shopping more in general, or just when the sales (!) are most pronounced.
Nov 28, 2012 9:47AM ET
In her first public interview since taking over as Yahoo's CEO, Marissa Mayer gave a little insight into the company's plans going forward, and her strategy sounds like that of a lot of other tech companies these days: mobile first.
Nov 27, 2012 6:29PM ET
Today in show business news: the X-Men prequel gets all Avengers-y, Matthew McConaughey gets an actual acting nomination, and AMC gets to work on two new shows. Also: Brody must die.
Nov 27, 2012 6:15PM ET
Discovered: Mothers living near freeways more likely to have autistic kids; siblings that get along turn out healthier; high fructose corn syrup linked to diabetes; strange ancient life in Antarctic ice.
Nov 27, 2012 6:04PM ET
The alleged age-ism of the tech scene hasn't just pushed older men to dress like the youngins running the start-ups, it's created a whole new culture of trying to look young.
Nov 27, 2012 5:11PM ET
InsideClimate News on fleeing climate experts up North, The Guardian on British vegetable shortages, The New York Times on cities, Scentific American on a coming Dust Bowl, and Mother Jones on Chinese fracking.
Nov 27, 2012 4:40PM ET
Discovered: Climate change threatens the fanciest of ingredients; permafrost is melting; WiFi networks could stifle bovine belching; scientists find relatives of Lonesome George the tortoise.
Nov 27, 2012 4:04PM ET
There is something worrisome going on online, and the recent Chris Brown/Jenny Johnson nastiness isn't the half of it.
Nov 27, 2012 3:13PM ET
The non-profite site began its annual Wikimedia Foundation campaign with a simple, bright message today — a banner that Wikipedia told The Atlantic Wire would remain... for now.
Nov 27, 2012 1:56PM ET
Now that it's gotten rid of two people behind its Maps debacle, it's time for Apple to get to work on making the loathed app better.
Nov 27, 2012 12:00PM ET
Now that labor watchdog groups have started complaining about the poor working conditions in Samsung's Chinese factories, maybe the South Korean electronics behemoth will make changes.
Nov 27, 2012 10:47AM ET
General Motors has unveiled a Siri button of sorts for its upcoming Chevrolet line-up. And while she might make driving in this country a lot safer, Siri's still a step away from the ultimate driving gadget.
Nov 27, 2012 9:37AM ET
Without court orders of any sort, the NYPD has access to "a trove of telephone logs" — and in a somewhat frightening twist, it takes more paperwork to get a thief's cell records than it takes to get the victim's. Here's how it works.
Nov 26, 2012 6:50PM ET
Discovered: why social media's popular kids are stressed out; cigarettes harm brain activity; ocean acid is corroding snail shells; the end of the permanent case of the tryptophan naps.
Nov 26, 2012 5:22PM ET
Let's take a look at some of the tell-tale signs we should have seen from the press release that might have indicated its fakery — and fended off an unfair stock-market bump.
Nov 26, 2012 5:04PM ET
If you have a case of the Cyber Mondays, you're probably asking yourself, "How do we stop the Cyber Train?" It is simple. Refuse to partake! Next week, try these instead.
Nov 26, 2012 4:20PM ET
The Associated Press on the UN climate meeting, The Boston Globe on plastic bags, The New York Times on a fracking ban, Grist on undercover work, The Guardian on the Kyoto Protocol.
Nov 26, 2012 3:37PM ET
Heading into what could be third straight year of record-setting sales — and fever-pitched hyperbole — Cyber Monday is still fighting off the fake-holiday accusations. Has it become the Valentine's Day of Christmas? We look at the numbers.
Nov 26, 2012 12:25PM ET
After stepping away from Reddit once he was unmasked by Gawker's Adrian Chen and CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, Internet creep Michael Brutsch (aka Violentacrez), the man behind the creepshots and jailbait sections of the site, is back to defending himself.
Nov 26, 2012 10:47AM ET
People really want to believe that writing something on their wall will allow them to use the social network without having to play by the rules. It doesn't quite work like that, though.
Nov 26, 2012 10:07AM ET
Ahead of a controversial Senate debate on digital privacy this week, the battle over warrantless cell-phone and Internet searches is beginning to take shape — even as law-enforcement agencies continue to carry out the searches anyway.
Nov 25, 2012 7:11PM ET
The legal war between Samsung and Apple is going really well and they're both behaving like civil, reasonable adults. Ha, no, not really. Apple just threw a tantrum because they were ordered to tell Samsung a bunch of secrets that could potentially help Samsung keep their products on the shelves.