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Global shipping companies are looking for other seaports to unload their goods, including those in Canada and along the East Coast of the U.S.
That's the year Apple will begin production on its top-secret car project, Bloomberg reported. That's just three years after Tesla and General Motors are set to release their bids at affordable, practical electric cars. It's a huge project and a big change for the company, but Bloomberg notes Apple has the money to spend. Quartz has a poem lampooning journalists for constantly comparing Apple's war chest to other huge companies – while listing companies Apple is worth more than.2,073 feet
That's how tall the Shanghai Tower will be when it is completed in a few months, making it the second tallest building in the world. At a time when critics lament the sameness of new architecture in the U.S., many are finding that China, with its need for rapid expansion offers opportunities to be bold.4
The number of football stadiums being proposed in Los Angeles right now, with three teams weighing a move. The latest comes from both the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders, who are seeking to share a joint $1.7 billion arena in the LA area after failed attempts to drum up a new stadium in their respective markets, the LA Times reported.262
That's how many episodes the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men aired as of its series finale last night. By all accounts, it was a hugely successful run. But those involved with the series behind the scenes are likely to find that starting over in this new hollywood landscape is very different than working on a hit TV show.46
The median age in the U.S., and the median ages of ABC News, Fox News, CNN and MSNBC are within a couple years, while NBC Nightly News has a median age of 52 and the largest audience. The New York Times' Upshot notes that while network news ratings have declined amid cable and social media's rapid rise, the big three still have a sizable viewership that reflects the public and other platforms haven't, in general, come close to matching yet.100
That's how many finalists were named this week by MarsOne. If chosen, participants will go on a one-way trip to Mars in 2024. But you already knew that didn't you? So why not head over to Silicon Tally, our quiz on the week in tech news, and prove your prowess.
Malaria parasites in Myanmar are learning how to fend off the incredibly effective drug called artemisinin. That could cause a lot of problems there — and beyond.
NPR's Steve Inskeep profiles three Iranians who discuss their dreams — and hopes that have been dashed previously.
Many leaders are reluctant to say al-Qaida's or ISIS' terrorism has roots in Islam. But some Muslims say the time has come to acknowledge an extremist strain in the religion, and to combat it.
In Akron, Ohio, some students made a reference card designed to improve relations between the community and police. It offers tips on how to behave — and how to report police misconduct.