Today's Five Best Columns
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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.
Oct 21, 2012 9:18PM ET
Apple has broken ground on a new data center in Prineville, Oregon, which it has said will be "green," meaning what exactly?
Oct 21, 2012 9:05PM ET
With less than a week to go before the big Windows 8 launch on October 26, everybody seems to be converging on the same unambiguous conclusion about the new software: bafflement.
Oct 19, 2012 7:02PM ET
Today, Rebecca Greenfield wrote about young, traditional media-shunning cord-cutters. In the comments section, we heard from a 60-year-old who cut her cable subscription—but is keeping her newspaper subscription.
Oct 19, 2012 6:24PM ET
No matter how much you want to believe the pictures on the Internet of the leaked whatever phone or tablet or computer, don't. They are just too fakeable, as Ti Kawamoto writes on Gizmodo.
Oct 19, 2012 5:35PM ET
Alto is AOL's new mail venture, in which the company gives up on getting people to have AOL.com e-mail addresses.
Oct 19, 2012 4:12PM ET
Discovered: Stanford research encampment fueled solely by sun; Japanese lake key to updated carbon dating; expiring tax credit could stall wind power; global warming changes sea acoustics.
Oct 19, 2012 3:35PM ET
Today we review two new movies about losing one's virginity, the drama The Sessions and the teen comedy The First Time.
Oct 19, 2012 3:08PM ET
Do publishers have the right to control the ads that appear on their websites? A controversial company doesn’t think so and has been injecting billions of unauthorized ads into websites like AOL, the BBC and the New York Times.
Oct 19, 2012 11:00AM ET
Following its uber-hyped launch this summer, Sean Parker's Airtime, the family-friendly version of Chatroulette, has lost the people's interest, which it never really had in the first place.
Oct 19, 2012 9:21AM ET
After a little over a year of working at Apple, the infamous iPhone hacker known as Comex, a.k.a. Nicholas Allegra he is "no longer associated with Apple," he announced on his Twitter last night.