Wednesday, October 24, 2012

On our radar

  • On Our Radar: More Americans Delay Retirement

    By Nikki Waller. More Americans are postponing retirement until their 80s as they struggle to build reliable nest eggs, according to a Wells Fargo study cited by CNNMoney.

  • On Our Radar: Greening Formula One

    As with so many other sprawling events, the challenge of limiting fossil fuel emissions related to the Formula One Grand Prix next month in Austin is limited by an inescapable fact: many thousands of people will fly in for the race, helping to generate ...

  • On Our Radar: Popular Kids Really Do Have it All

    By Melissa Korn. Popular kids had it all in high school - the biggest entourage, the best cafeteria table and the most offers for prom date.

  • On Our Radar: 'Climate of Doubt'

    On Our Radar: 'Climate of Doubt'. By THE NEW YORK TIMES. "Climate of Doubt," a "Frontline" documentary that airs Tuesday night on PBS, explores how a movement mobilized to undermine public acceptance of the scientific consensus on global warming ...

  • The Buzz: 4 things on our radar, Oct. 24

    Welcome home, Des Moines Social Club. The sale of Fire Station No. 1 in downtown Des Moines was finalized Monday with a unanimous vote by the Des Moines City Council to approve the purchase agreement.

  • On your radar: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Awolnation and a four-day dance event

    BOGOfest: Through Wednesday, buy one ticket to the Morean Arts Center, Center for Clay, Glass Studio & Hot Shop or the Chihuly Collection and get a second one of equal or lesser value for free.

  • On Our Radar: Setting a Curfew for Work Email

    By Leslie Kwoh. Does your boss email you at all hours? One quarter of businesses set curfews for work-related message, according to a recent survey.

  • On Our Radar: Vast Ivory Cache Reaches Hong Kong

    Customs officials in Hong Kong confiscate over 1,200 pieces of elephant tusk smuggled in from Tanzania and Kenya, one of the largest ivory seizures ever in the region.

  • Things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 24

    Series premiere; The Houstons: On Our Own, 9 p.m., Lifetime: Whitney Houston's family has to make money off her death somehow, so here's her brother and his family dealing with her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, who apparently wants to marry Whitney's ...

  • On Our Radar: More Women and Binders

    By Leslie Kwoh. While most men are open to being stay-at-home dads, they're not convinced it's socially acceptable, according to a new study by Break Media, a distributor of male-targeted online content.

  • On Our Radar: Tigers and Tourism

    On Our Radar: Tigers and Tourism. By THE NEW YORK TIMES. A tiger strolled past a vehicle carrying tourists in 2010 in Ranthambore National Park in India Associated PressA tiger strolled past a vehicle carrying tourists in 2010 in Ranthambore National ...

  • Catholics for Choice president on religion and LGBT individuals

    Windy City Times: So Jon, what do you think should be on our radar right now? Jon O'Brien: Well, religious liberty, religious freedom, religious discrimination.

  • On Our Radar: A Dust Storm in Oklahoma

    In a reminder of the Dust Bowl days, a reddish brown wind storm shuts down Interstate 35 in far northern Oklahoma. The area has suffered through an extended drought, and farmers had recently loosened the soil while preparing for the winter wheat season.

  • On Our Radar: the Productivity Secrets of Evil Regimes

    By Nikki Waller. Bloomberg Businessweek has outlined a daunting to-do list for Citigroup 's new CEO, Michael Corbat. Top priorities include accelerating the bank's efforts to streamline its businesses, mending relations with regulators and cleansing ...

  • Kyle Leon's Somanabolic Muscle Maximizer Named #1 Muscle Building Guide

    "Kyle Leon's Somanabolic Muscle Maximizer has been on our radar for quite some time," reports DietsAndFitnessGuides.

  • On Our Radar: Shell's Beaufort Sea Drilling Rig

    The drilling rig Kulluk on Oct. 7 in the Beaufort Sea, about 12 miles Gary Braasch/WorldViewOfGlobalWarming.orgThe drilling rig Kulluk on Oct. 7 in the Beaufort Sea, about 12 miles off the Alaskan coast.

  • On Our Radar: Big Egos Don't Get Hired at Hilton

    By Nikki Waller. Thanks to modern medicine, a cancer diagnosis doesn't have to mean death. Nor does it have to mean career paralysis, The Wall Street Journal reports.

  • On Our Radar: Obama, Romney and Energy Policy

    President Obama and Mitt Romney spar on energy policy, especially on how domestic energy production can help the nation's economy.

  • On Our Radar: Robots Plying the Gowanus

    A fleet of robots will move through the polluted waters of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, measuring pH levels, oxygen, temperature, air quality and salinity and transmitting the results to a Web site.

  • Charlie Jane Anders

    Blackdog came out about a year ago, but it only just got on our radar. And it's a pretty neat story about the struggle between gods and devils, in which the mythic stuff is entangled with the human dimension in a way that makes both of them feel more ...

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