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Microsoft Co-Founder Says He Found A Sunken WWII Warship

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 03.04.2015 | Technology

TOKYO (AP) — Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found the wreckage of a massive Japanese World War II bat...

Seahawks In Super Bowl: Celebration and Sense of Community Abound, But What's Really Happening?

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 03.22.2015 | Sports
L. Steven Sieden

With their amazing win over Green Bay on Sunday, that ecstatic energy continues to grow. But some of us would prefer the "old days" when the Seahawks were a backwater mediocre team.

TechFuture: Hold On! Paul Moller's Skycar Is Coming

Bill_Robinson | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology

If you are feeling dejected and gloomy, never fear; there's a flying car coming right at you in the near future. A "Jetsons-like" transportation mode is just around the corner.

Wheelchair Wisdom: The Power of Limits

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Linda Noble Topf

It has always fascinated me that creativity and positive thinking are often born out of limitation. When there is adversity, it seems, we humans have all the greater incentive to work out ingenious ways to overcome obstacles, protect ourselves from harm, and chart new territory.

Jason Linkins

Meet Your Taxpayer-Subsidized Farm Bill Billionaires! | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

When most people think about farm subsidies, chances are they do not immediately think "massive taxpayer money boondoggle that should be cut from the ...

AWOL Soldier Steals Microsoft Co-Founder's Identity With Elaborate Scheme: Prosecutors

AP | Posted 02.13.2014 | Crime

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh man has been sentenced to eight months in federal prison for what a prosecutor called an elaborate scheme to steal Mi...

Portland's Bicycle Revolution Started with a Lawsuit!

Rex Burkholder | Posted 11.04.2013 | Green
Rex Burkholder

We had won much more than getting bicycle facilities on these few streets in one town in Oregon. Our victory set off a wave of building bicycle facilities throughout the state.

Here's Bill Gates' Resume, Way Before He Was Famous

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.04.2013 | Technology

Everybody has to start somewhere. Bill Gates currently has a net worth of $67 billion, but less than 40 years ago he was making just $15,000. The Livi...

Top U.S. Donors Of 2012 Not All 'Old White Men' For Once

Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact

UPDATED: Tues. Feb. 12, 1:50 p.m. EST If the word "philanthropy" conjures up solely images of stodgy foundations and out-of-touch donors, it may be...

The 10 Smartest People In The World | Posted 08.27.2012 | Education

Judging how smart a person is can be a very subjective matter. Does their IQ score make them the smartest? Or is it more about accomplishments? The de...

FBI: Man Stole Microsoft Co-Founder's Identity

AP | RANDY PENNELL and JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology

Even the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft isn't immune to identity theft, it seems. A simple scheme to defraud Paul Allen, one of the richest men ...

Big Ideas in Small Times

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 04.01.2012 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

Crazy may not be the one who says the sun is the center of the solar system, the Earth is round and someday people might fly. It may be those who laugh at such words whose minds are lost.

Why Space?

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 03.07.2012 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

We who are only a blink of an eye beyond the discovery of fire can wonder "Why space?" or even "Why are we here?" To those of us who know, it is obvious: We are here... to go there.

By Richard Branson

Richard Branson | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Richard Branson

Space tourism may seem like an excuse for joy rides for the rich, but in reality it's the start of a new and vital private sector industry that will help develop safer, cheaper and cleaner space travel and result in technology that will lead to broader innovation and discovery.

Tech Titans Finally Building The Jetpacks We Were Promised

AP | DONNA BLANKINSHIP and SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 02.13.2012 | Technology

SEATTLE — The tycoons of cyberspace are looking to bankroll America's resurgence in outer space, reviving "Star Trek" dreams that first interest...

The Biggest Airplane On Earth

AP | By DONNA BLANKINSHIP and SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 02.12.2012 | Technology

SEATTLE -- Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and aerospace pioneer Burt Rutan are building the world's biggest plane to help launch cargo and astronauts...

The Wicked Art of Memoir Making

Peter Brown Hoffmeister | Posted 01.08.2012 | Books
Peter Brown Hoffmeister

Memoirs are often written by the spurned lover, the abused child, the disenfranchised group member. Some memoir writers haven't dealt with their pasts, using the print medium to get even.

This Is Worthy of Wall Street Protests

Dan Solin | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

If you are homeless and poor, and steal the equivalent of the cost of bag of groceries to feed yourself and your family, you could spend a decade and a half in prison. This is worthy of Wall Street protests.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving -- Dystonia and Billy McLaughlin

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 11.16.2011 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Have you ever heard of the disease dystonia? I learned about this disease through a chance meeting with amazing guitarist and composer, Billy McLaughlin.

Jake Bialer

How Fast Is Google's New Social Network Growing? | Jake Bialer | Posted 09.11.2011 | Technology

Facebook has over 750 million users. More than 200 million Twitter accounts have been created. So just how big is Google Plus, the social network Goog...

Almost Half Of Americans Have Dealt With Bad Bosses

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.06.2011 | Business

Having a dysfunctional boss can ruin any job. And unfortunately for employees across the country, having a bad boss turns out to be a pretty common ex...

Ex-Mortgage CEO Sentenced To Prison For $3B Fraud

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The CEO of what had been one of the nation's largest privately held mortgage lenders was sentenced Tuesday to more than three ...

Paul Allen's Big Brazilian Party | Posted 07.20.2011 | Technology

Paul Allen's annual Cannes Film Festival shindig on his yacht had a Brazilian theme. Guests including Bar Refaeli, Jane Fonda, Jodie Foster, Paul Hagg...

On Our Radar: Books Coming Soon We Thought You Should Know About

Posted 07.12.2011 | Books

Books on our radar: what's just come out or about to come out that we think you should know about. Some have buzz, some will fly too low, but we wante...

Paul Allen Describes Steve Jobs' Big, Expletive-Filled Blow-Up During Demo

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 06.18.2011 | Technology

Microsoft and Apple were the first two out of the personal computing gate: while not exactly buddies, the two companies, and their founders, have more...