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Remember the Time the US Bombed Mexico with German Rockets?

Germany spent the end of the 1930s and half the 1940s inventing and perfecting missiles. They made so many, they still had a ton of them left over after the end of World War II. So of course, the leftover weapons were confiscated by the US. And here's one of the things we did with them.

Walmart At 50: Website Serves as a Forum for Critics

Huffington Post

Nearly three weeks after Walmart was accused of bribing government officials in Mexico, a new website, Walmart at 50, is airing all manner of grievances about the company.

Scientists Find Oldest-Known Mayan Calendar


A team of U.S. archaeologists announced Thursday the discovery of the oldest Mayan calendar to date, a ninth-century artifact amid the ruins of an ancient city in Guatemala.

Are You Addicted to Facebook?

The Fix

Think you're a Facebook addict? Researchers from the University of Bergen have developed a method to determine whether your online behavior is normal or not.

Using Pinterest to Raise Money: One Charity's Experiment

Chronicle of Philanthropy

Pinterest, the fast-growing social network that allows people to share information on virtual bulletin boards, has become a hot topic of conversation among nonprofits in recent months.

Anti-Smoking Drug Could Help You Cut Back on Booze

The Fix

The smoking-cessation drug varenicline - marketed by Pfizer as "Chantix" - could help majorly curb drinking, according to a study of heavy-drinking smokers at the University of California, San Francisco.

Twitter & Facebook Make Word-Of-Mouth the Most Powerful Marketing Model


It's now possible to mimic and amplify everyday life online. Word-of-mouth – the oldest, and most effective referral method – is now possible on a mass scale.

Facebook Lets Donors Sign Up to 'Share' Organs Via Social Network

Daily Mail UK

Facebook has helped us share everything from wedding photos to our taste in music - now the social network wants to help you share your organs.

Carlos Slim's America Movil Escapes Record Mexican Fine

BBC News

Mexico's competition commission has revoked a $929m fine imposed on the country's main mobile phone company, America Movil, which is owned by the world's richest man, Carlos Slim.

Who Googled You? This Website Knows

After a date, a pitch or a job interview, there's a good chance you're going to get Googled. Online reputation manager BrandYourself now helps you figure out who is searching for your name.

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