Today's Five Best Columns
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Oct 31, 2012 11:51AM ET
Looking at company incorporation papers, Forbes's George Anders estimates that the front page of the Internet, and all its seedy glory, is worth at least $240 million dollars.
Oct 31, 2012 11:41AM ET
The internet may seem abstract, but it does actually need hardware—hardware that can be damaged by storms like Sandy. As this chart from internet intelligence group Renesys shows, outages happened across the Northeast but were concentrated in New York City.
Oct 30, 2012 11:48PM ET
The reviews for the latest hyped-about Apple device are in and, surprise surprise, everybody thinks it's amazing.
Oct 30, 2012 9:49PM ET
You know how smug tourists like to talk about how climbing volcanoes in Hawaii is out of this world? Turns out they're sort of right.
Oct 30, 2012 7:25PM ET
Discovered: Smoking bans get heart health results; boys lean more than girls; music illiterates don't get emotion either; Curiosity verifies volcanic soil on Mars.
Oct 30, 2012 5:43PM ET
Discovered: British bee output plummets; documentarians stumble on polar bear sanctuary; how E. coli learned to attack plants; new spiders discovered dwelling in Brazilian trees.
Oct 29, 2012 7:21PM ET
Discovered: We may not have to get yearly flu shots in the near future; brain stimulation causes Tourette's tics; looking for ALS answers in yeast; what separates overeaters from food addicts?
Oct 29, 2012 5:33PM ET
Senior Vice President of iOS Scott Forstall, the man who many blamed for the Apple Maps debacle, is leaving the company, Apple has announced.
Oct 29, 2012 5:10PM ET
Discovered: what's to be learned from a Frankenstorm; U.N. warns of amplified infections in a warming world; life in coal towns is deadlier; U.S. coal emissions are down but worldwide coal use heats up.
Oct 29, 2012 3:14PM ET
While it's one of our favorite ways to track the storm, the thing about following Sandy via photos on the Internet is that, like a lot of things online, there is a high chance of encountering a fake.
Oct 29, 2012 12:08PM ET
Stuck inside with only the Internet, the hackers are doing what they can to inform and aid during the storm.
Oct 29, 2012 10:01AM ET
As the iPhone-ed masses witness Hurricane Sandy's wrath, the user-generated storm porn is starting to come in.
Oct 28, 2012 8:48PM ET
Just over a year after Steve Jobs's death, shipbuilders in Aalsmeer, Holland have finally finished the yacht that the Apple visionary spent years designing -- stealthily, of course.
Oct 26, 2012 6:41PM ET
Discovered: Population of man's rarest best friend dwindles; hermit crabs are terrible friends; the song of the sand; candy corn is social media's favorite candy.
Oct 26, 2012 6:04PM ET
Following in the steps of Amazon and Wal-Mart, Google has launched same day delivery, just for certain San Francisco dwellers for now, reports The New York Times's Clair Cain Miller.
Oct 26, 2012 5:25PM ET
Discovered: High CO2 levels make office workers dumb; drought drags down GDP; there's no reason why green farming can't make money; warming oceans drive plankton toward the poles.
Oct 26, 2012 3:52PM ET
Without any organic excitement for today's Surface tablet debut, Microsoft has resorted to faking it.
Oct 26, 2012 1:10PM ET
Oh how the tables have turned: The feds have arrested Paul Ceglia, the man who sued Facebook for 50 percent stake in the social network, charging him with attempting to defraud Mark Zuckerberg.
Oct 26, 2012 12:12PM ET
Within hours of going on sale, Apple pushed back delivery times an extra week for its white iPad Mini, bestowing it with two sweet words for any debut gadget: "Sold out."
Oct 26, 2012 9:13AM ET
Apple isn't taking its loss to Samsung in U.K. court like an adult, using its enforced apology as another place to mock its gadget-making rival.
Oct 25, 2012 6:37PM ET
Discovered: Winged dinosaurs arrived earlier than thought; too much trust in chemotherapy; don't let your toddlers drink eyedrops; a study that studies studies which boast "very large effects."
Oct 25, 2012 5:58PM ET
Discovered: Nuclear disaster lingers in Japanese waters; the hole in the Antarctic ozone hasn't been this small since the '90s; the problem with algae-derived biofuels; the amazing shrinking ancient hippo.
Oct 25, 2012 5:51PM ET
Apple's earnings report has disappointed Wall Street, missing expectations on profits, but Apple should also be disappointed in itself, as it still hasn't reached peak 4S sales levels.
Oct 25, 2012 5:47PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Oct 25, 2012 4:55PM ET
In line with the waning of the daily deals craze, Amazon has blamed its poor earnings report on its investment in Living Social.
Oct 25, 2012 1:53PM ET
Cisco rode its Twitter celebrity while THQ harnessed the power of fanboys (and girls) to rise in the social media rankings.
Oct 25, 2012 1:05PM ET
So Microsoft had a big fancy event in which they described everything we already knew about Windows 8 and the Surface tablet, without any Foo Fighters or any sky diving stunts, and the tech bloggers are disappointed.
Oct 25, 2012 12:02PM ET
As expected, Microsoft has taken this event to give us reasons to love its new operating system.
Oct 25, 2012 11:57AM ET
Last year, scientists with NASA's Operation IceBridge discovered an 18-mile schism forming on Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier. They now say that rift could break soon, launching a massive iceberg into the Amundsen Sea.
Oct 25, 2012 9:48AM ET
Today Microsoft will have the official coming out party for its maybe-too-different Surface tablet and the baffling Windows 8 operating system that goes along with it.