Simons: Alberta closing book on an education tradition
And textbooks hide their own illicit social history. Few are lucky enough, like the hero of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, to score a textbook with handwritten marginalia with all the right answers. Still, the doodles and underlinings people leave ...
Comixology at Comic-Con 2013: Exponential Growth
Launched at Comic-Con in 2007 with about eight publishers and less than a hundred comics, Comixology now offers more ... other books people really want and discount them,” he said. “Over the next six months you’ll see a lot of ...
Special report: How big tech stays offline on tax
A Reuters examination of hundreds of corporate filings across a dozen countries shows the proposed changes - now part of an even further-reaching review - threaten tax structures that are used by most of the big tech companies in the United ...
The birds that flew back from the dead
The first unequivocal evidence of a crisis came in a 1991 paper by an Australian biologist, Nigel Brothers, who examined by-catch of shy albatross (Thalassarche cauta) in a Japanese fishery off Tasmania ... 528 miles east of mainland New Zealand.
Cost of East Peoria garbage carts not known
A little less than half of the more than 9,000 ... it purchased in lots of 250 to 500, Ferguson said. Now that the city is in the market for a bulk buy of toters, 4,500 this time around, the manufacturer is offering a discount.