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  • missing-plane.jpg In this tech age, how can a plane go missing?

    Call 911 from the side of the road, and GPS satellites can tell dispatchers exactly where to send help. Airline passengers have access to detailed maps that show exactly where they are during their journey. Hop onto WiFi, and somehow Google knows whether you're logging on from Lima or London, and will give you detailed suggestions about what to eat.

    March 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen Shot 2014-03-06 at 10.54.05 AM.png VIDEO: A panoramic view from atop One World Trade Center

    NBC's Today Show aired footage from a year-long project by TIME magazine to capture a 360-degree moving image from atop One World Trade Center, the 1,776-foot structure in New York City that is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

    March 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • What you need to know about subtle office bullying

    Sad to say, but bullying does not just exist in the schoolyard. It is alive and well in the workplace.

    March 10, 2014

  • news_poweroutages.jpg Frigid U.S. weather means highest power prices since '08

    Freezing temperatures gripping the eastern U.S. will result in the highest electricity prices in six years for consumers in Boston, Dallas and San Francisco.

    March 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • Five things you should know about the Netflix-Comcast deal

    Now Comcast and Netflix have announced that they will directly interconnect their networks, rather than having Netflix traffic flow first through a third-party network. With this, another layer of Internet architecture - interconnection and peering - is under the microscope.

    March 8, 2014

  • Polar vortex may prove to be a powerful pesticide

    The deep freeze, with arctic blasts from the polar vortex, has put invasive insects on ice in dozens of states. That includes the emerald ash borer, a pretty bug that does ugly things to ecosystems it invades.

    March 7, 2014

  • allergies.jpg Winter stifles pollen, but other pests can make allergies worse now

    Most people don't consider allergies the cause of their coldlike symptoms in the winter, because the cause of most respiratory allergies — pollen — is usually not drifting about in cold and snowy climes. Yet some of the most common allergies are to indoor things.

    March 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • Do flu shots cause runny noses?

    The vaccine used in the study is similar to FluMist, of which 13 million doses were distributed in the United States this year. The work helps explain why runny noses were an occasional aftereffect of FluMist in clinical trials.

    March 5, 2014

  • The only online dating ad you'll ever need

    Wired magazine assembled a number of infographics this month of what makes for the most attractive online dating profile. It even included a list of the most appealing words men and women used in their profiles.

    March 4, 2014

  • VIDEO: NASA discovers 'mother lode' of alien planets

    NASA is announcing that by using the Kepler Space Telescope scientists have almost doubled the number of known exoplanets, including four in the habitable zone, which means the planets have mild enough temperatures to support life.

    March 3, 2014