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Nation Nov 13Hachette and Amazon end publishing dispute
Hachette Book Group and Amazon today announced their multiyear agreement to solidify the terms for print and e-book sales, ending months of public publishing dispute.
Arts Nov 12The modern music industry was shaped by a man you’ve never heard of
Ralph Peer popularized the genres of country, blues, jazz, gospel and Latin. His story begins in the era of the wind-up crank cylinder and ends in the age of color television and is told in the new book, "Ralph Peer…
Science Nov 03Six dramatic things said about the latest UN climate report
Using the strongest language yet, the United Nations climate report addresses the causes and impacts of climate change…
Nation Oct 28The newest addition to Lowe’s toolkit: a robot sales associate
Lowe’s newest employee is its most groundbreaking power tool yet. Say hello to OSHbot the robot sales associate.
Science Oct 24Hand-rearing abandoned African penguins could help save endangered species
While adult penguins can survive 21 days without food, baby chicks cannot. Under normal conditions, the chicks would be out of their nests and able to survive the fast. But sparse fish populations around the South African shore limit chick’s…
Nation Oct 21Amazon signs five-year pricing deal with Simon & Schuster
The contract, which both sides have labelled a success, allows the book publisher to set the price of electronic and print books sold on Amazon.
World Oct 14Mark Zuckerberg to give $25M to fight Ebola
Facebook C.E.O. Mark Zuckerberg announced on Facebook that the he and his wife, pediatrician Priscilla Chan, will give $25 million to help prevent the spread of Ebola.
World Oct 13Typhoon Vongfong batters Japan in strongest storm of year for country
Typhoon Vongfong hit southern Japanese islands with heavy rain and damaging winds Monday as the strongest storm to hit Japan this year made landfall.
World Oct 08Most powerful storm of the year eyes Japan
The strongest tropical cyclone of 2014 is spinning toward Japan, maintaining winds around 165 miles per hour. Super Typhoon Vongfong is predicted to still be a Category 5 storm by the end of Wednesday, but is not expected to make…
World Oct 02Chinese government warns of ‘unimaginable’ consequences if Hong Kong protests continue
China's government is refusing to compromise with pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong as protesters threatened escalated action in the autonomous island region of south China Thursday.