Today's Five Best Columns
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Oct 24, 2012 8:10PM ET
Discovered: Recreating the Easter Island statue march; scientists create embryo from three people; brain waves separate video game pros from n00bs; bacteria that act like electric cables.
Oct 24, 2012 5:29PM ET
Discovered: The temperature at which malaria thrives; 140 billion cubic meters of gas goes up in flames every year; seafloor methane could rise; could iron boost fish populations?
Oct 24, 2012 3:39PM ET
After the last two weeks of Internet outrage, the creeps on Reddit are still posting inappropriate photos, including ones of minors, and the Reddit powers that be would like to take it from here.
Oct 24, 2012 1:35PM ET
Facebook's little stock-that-couldn't is on track for its biggest one-day gain ever and it has everything to do with yesterday's earnings report in which it reported a $59 million loss.
Oct 24, 2012 10:57AM ET
Despite its weaker LTE offerings than Verizon, AT&T still sold more iPhones this quarter, per its earnings report, but the margin over its rivals is shrinking.
Oct 24, 2012 9:48AM ET
Just before Microsoft's Surface goes on sale tomorrow, the gadget professionals have spent time with the hybrid computer tablet, and while everyone is certain that it's different from anything out there, including the iPad, no one is sure that's really a good thing.
Oct 24, 2012 7:30AM ET
Saudi Aramco, the world's most valuable company, was recently hit by a nasty computer virus and the U.S. says Iran is to blame for it.
Oct 23, 2012 8:15PM ET
Discovered: Men more likely to be attracted to—and project attraction on—their female friends; Office of Naval Research builds mechanical fish; smallest photographs; diagnosing sex addiction.
Oct 23, 2012 6:30PM ET
Compared to this time last year, when Netflix lost 800,000 subscribers following a price hike, the streaming service looks like a success story, adding 1.16 million new users this quarter. But that's not how Wall Street feels, which has the company's stock down almost 17 percent following its earnings report.
Oct 23, 2012 5:41PM ET
TechCrunch's departed founder Michael Arrington has finally agreed to play nice with his creation's new owners. Arrington and AOL have spent enough time apart, gone through the proper counseling, and are ready to see each other again. Arrington is rejoining TechCrunch as a columnist.
Oct 23, 2012 5:35PM ET
Discovered: Paul Ryan is right—sea levels aren't lowering; "hurry, eat oysters," say oyster conservationists; pediatricians offer organic advice; how will A123 Systems' bankruptcy affect electric cars?
Oct 23, 2012 5:03PM ET
Now that Apple is all done making it's little-big announcements, we can confirm that our rumormongers were right about one thing: Apple now sells a mini version of the iPad.
Oct 23, 2012 4:38PM ET
Facebook's new advertising strategies are working for them, with the company's earnings report showing a year-over-year ad revenue growth of 36 percent.
Oct 23, 2012 3:44PM ET
In all the noise created by today's Apple event, Zynga attempted to quietly lay off 100 people without anyone noticing. Kind of like a Friday afternoon news dump, but with new iPads. Unfortunately for them, it didn't work.
Oct 23, 2012 12:44PM ET
As promised Apple has announced a lot of things that revolve around the theme little, including a littler new MacBook pro with Retina display, a very svelte iMac, an iPad Mini and an updated Mac Mini.
Oct 23, 2012 12:40PM ET
Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Mark and producer of the upcoming Bravo reality TV spectacle that everyone loves to hate on Silicon Valley, defended her show telling Forbes's Jeff Bercovici she just wants to capture the "real authentic Silicon Valley."
Oct 23, 2012 11:19AM ET
Gaga: pop star, activist, fern.
Oct 23, 2012 10:27AM ET
At its "little" themed event this afternoon Apple will likely debut the iPad Mini (working title), a device the rumormongers have talked up for years.
Oct 23, 2012 9:47AM ET
Once again, Google has given away some of the goodies we will see at Apple's event later today, with the 13 inch MacBook Pro with Retina display showing up on the Apple website following a search.
Oct 23, 2012 12:09AM ET
Your smartphone can do a lot of amazing things. It can call people. It can connect to the Internet. It can enable you to play fun games. It can also attract an ungodly amount of life-threatening germs.
Oct 22, 2012 6:48PM ET
Glitches in Amazon's hosting service took down websites like Reddit, Imgur, GitHub, and a bunch of others today, much to the chagrin of homebodies everywhere. But one commenter took the blackout as a blessing, noting Mother Nature's splendor today.
Oct 22, 2012 6:44PM ET
Discovered: Cooking helped humans evolve large brains; beluga vocalizations strikingly similar to human speech; how the dung beetle keeps its cool; measuring consciousness.
Oct 22, 2012 5:24PM ET
Life at Foxconn isn't always so bad, then again, there are times when the electronics manufacturer tricks its employees into making less money than they deserve.
Oct 22, 2012 4:58PM ET
During her first quarter as CEO Marissa Mayer didn't sink the company further into the depths of despair, reporting $1.089 billion in revenue which just beat the $1.08 billion forecast by analysts.
Oct 22, 2012 4:53PM ET
Discovered: New accelerators lessen environmental impact of physics research; Cato Institute tries to quash climate findings; Lorca earthquake linked to well digging; rice crops speed warming.
Oct 22, 2012 3:00PM ET
Earlier today a bunch of sites, including the front page of the Internet itself, weren't working because Amazon's Elastic Cloud Compute service, or EC2, which hosts many websites sites, was down.
Oct 22, 2012 1:56PM ET
Just as the Internet is approaching GIF saturation, enter Coub, an evolution of the beloved looped animation.
Oct 22, 2012 11:48AM ET
Scientific American on energy costs and freight rails, New Scientist on turning air into gas, Reuters on tropical disease in Europe, The Guardian on Sting and tree uprooting, and the Associated Press on protests in China.
Oct 22, 2012 11:38AM ET
Researchers have identified 41 apps from Google's Play store that could expose bank information and leak e-mail and Facebook passwords, among other things.
Oct 22, 2012 8:58AM ET
So genealogy websites are apparently a lucrative proposition, as Ancestry.com has been acquired by European private-equity firm Permira for $1.6 billion, which is a little over 1.5 Instagrams and about as much as Google paid for YouTube.