July 11, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- Sens. Elizabeth Warren and John McCain, along with two other colleagues, introduced legislation Thursday to reinstate the Glass-Steagall prohibition on federally insured banks from also operating as investment banks. The legislation would minimize the risk of future goverment bailouts by forcing banks some still consider "too big to fail" to become smaller. Warren (D-Mass.), an outspoken liberal, and McCain (R-Ariz.), a conservative who was his party's 2008 presidential nominee, are an unlikely pair.
July 11, 2013 |
“Speedy” might sound like an odd adjective to describe a sponge, but researchers have discovered a fast-growing community of marine sponges off the eastern coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Their findings, published Thursday in the journal Current Biology, challenge the hypothesis that Antarctic life responds slowly to climate change. Severe cold and scarce food in the Antarctic led many scientists to believe that its inhabitants responded to climate change at a glacial pace, said Laura Fillinger, a biologist at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven, Germany, and the study's lead author.
July 3, 2013 |
If Chief Executive Elon Musk was at all concerned about Tesla's position as the most technologically advanced electric car on the market, a new app designed for Google Glass just might cement the luxury brand's status. Software engineer Sahas Katta, who at 24 years old has already founded two tech companies, has created an app that allows Tesla owners to control a host of car functions from the head-up displays on Google Glass. GlassTesla lets drivers check how much battery and range their cars have left, stop and start charging to avoid paying higher rates at peak hours, and find the vehicles on a projected map -- all done remotely through Google Glass' Internet connection.
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June 29, 2013 |
After graduating from Vassar College in 1966, Elisabeth Coleman sought a job in journalism "as an assistant to a smart man. " She found such a position as a researcher at Newsweek magazine in New York. In those "Mad Men" days of suffocating sexism, editing and reporting at the big newsweeklies were jobs done almost exclusively by men. Bright women like Coleman did the legwork, an arrangement she did not question - at first. Four years later, however, the revolution was underway.
June 22, 2013 |
(Statistics through Friday's games. Last week's rankings in parentheses): PLAYOFF READY 1. ST. LOUIS 3-man weave: Wainwright, Lynn, Miller a combined 28-9, 2.62 (1) 2. PITTSBURGH Tight defense: Pirates lead the majors with 12 shutouts (6) 3. BOSTON Run and gun: Red Sox averaging a MLB-best 5.1 runs a game (3) 4. OAKLAND Role player: Seth Smith tops active pinch-hitters with .319 average (2) 5. CINCINNATI Walk it up: Votto, Choo 1-2 in MLB in bases on balls (5)
June 15, 2013 |
Fifty years ago on June 16 - and only two years after the first man entered space - Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova piloted the Vostok 6 through 48 laps around the Earth on a three-day solo mission under the call name Chaika (Seagull). At the age of 26, she'd spent more time in space than all the U.S. astronauts combined. Life magazine proclaimed, "She Orbits Over the Sex Barrier" and, in smaller type above that title, "a blue-eyed blonde with a new hairdo stars in a Russian space spectacular.
June 13, 2013 |
Stylish glasses company Warby Parker is launching a line of Clark Kent-inspired eyewear, part of a tie-in with the upcoming Superman film "Man of Steel. " Called the Man of Steel Collection, the retailer will be offering two styles inspired by the reporter alter-ego of the man in tights -- one tortoiseshell number called Percey and another dubbed Chamberlain. Both are priced at $95. PHOTOS: Top 10 richest people ever The collaboration is just part of the rising visibility of Warby Parker, a start-up built around the idea of offering quality glasses at discount prices by cutting out the middlemen.
June 12, 2013 |
Making its debut at the prestigious Vinexpo beginning Sunday in Bordeaux: French wine in a can! Will Winestar's single-serving cans create a riot in the hallowed halls of the international wine and spirits fair ? Maybe not. The Paris-based company isn't dealing in the generic swill those adorable single-serving bottles typically hold. Their wines are all A.O.C. (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée). Each 187-milliliter can (one-fourth the size of a typical 750-milliliter bottle)
June 7, 2013
This modern-style home in Los Feliz takes advantage of surrounding hillside and canyon views. In addition to glass pocket doors and open air plazas, dual decks off the master bedroom create a 360-degree panorama. Location: 4625 Dundee Drive, Los Angeles 90027 Asking price: $5.2 million Year built: 2004 House size: Five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 4,796 square feet Lot size: 31,751 square feet Features: Three fireplaces, breakfast bar, craft room, saline swimming pool, spa, outdoor shower, three-car garage About the area: In the first quarter, 44 single-family homes sold in the 90027 ZIP Code at a median price of $943,000, according to DataQuick.
June 7, 2013 |
My husband has recently taken up baking. A couple of times, though, even when a test toothpick came up dry and his gingerbread should have been cooked through, the cake was sticky on the bottom. Embarrassing for a fledgling baker. I understand. But a recent purchase of a springform pan with a glass-bottom has changed things around this house. It is kind of ingenious. While his gingerbread is baking, he can lift the pan out of the oven by its two handles and actually what's happening, whether the cake bottom looks browned enough.