New Frontier for Topics in Science: Social Media

On Oct. 14, YouTube counted 52 million streams of the Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner’s supersonic, record-breaking jump from a balloon 24 miles above the New Mexico desert. YouTube called it “one of the most-viewed live events ever,” and it landed at No. 10 on the video-sharing site’s year-end trending list — the first time a science-related subject made the list, a YouTube spokeswoman said. (Google listed the leap as No. 7 in its Zeitgeist 2012 of trending events.) And Read more [...]

Wellington’s Two Swans Farm to be auctioned as owner downsizes

The luxury equestrian estate Two Swans Farm will go to auction in February after more than a year on the market attracting lots of interest, but no serious buyers.The 10-acre property in the exclusive Oak Estate Farms community was originally listed in 2007-2008 for $9.6 million, but removed as the economy faltered and real estate crashed. In April 2011, it was re-listed with a discounted price of $7.5 million.Miami-based Platinum Luxury Auctions is handling the sale of the European-style horse farm Read more [...]

Tinkler stables deny reports

OFFICIALS from Nathan Tinkler's Patinack Farm have hit out at reports the mining magnate's racing empire is on the brink of collapse. Four Patinack Farm horses were scratched from Brisbane racing on Saturday, fueling speculation the embattled former billionaire was about to pull the pin on his lavish racing operation, The Courier Mail reports.However, Tinkler Group spokesman Tim Allerton said minor flooding at Patinack's Canungra base, and not financial pressure, was the reason behind Saturday's Read more [...]

Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire listed as questionable … – The Star-Ledger

View full size Carmelo Anthony (left) and Amar'e Stoudemire are close to making their long-awaited return to the lineup as a tandem, as both are listed as questionable for tomorrow night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images   The Knicks held workouts today at their Greenburgh, N.Y. facilities with keen eyes on their cornerstone players, Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire. Read more [...]

Investors seek bargains amid Sandy ruins

This post comes from Marilyn Lewis of MSN Money.   Armed with fistfuls of cash, investors, flippers, amateur speculators and real-estate "prospectors" are reshaping the real-estate market on parts of the hurricane-ravaged New York and New Jersey coasts.   The best real-estate stories are inspirational, about risk and profit. The worst are tales of heartbreak. The New York Times found both in the post-hurricane real-estate listings.   Under pressure to deal Investors are searching damaged neighborhoods Read more [...]

Jumping into danger – The Register

They may be a big hit at kids’ birthday parties, but inflatable bounce houses can be dangerous, with the number of injuries soaring in recent years, a nationwide study found. Kids often crowd into bounce houses, and jumping up and down can send other children flying into the air, too. The numbers suggest 30 U.S. children a day are treated in emergency rooms for broken bones, sprains, cuts and concussions from bounce house accidents. Most involve children falling inside Read more [...]

Downsizing? Online auctioneer makes it easier than ever

The ‘long tail’ is an idea that more people associate with new media rather than decades-old housewares. But for people who are leaving a house – downsizing, perhaps, or moving into a retirement home – and must leave decades’ worth of accumulated knickknacks, an Ontario company called MaxSold is giving the concept a very practical twist. More Related to this Story Disruptors Need a contact? How to avoid the cold call Art of the Pitch Canadian road show puts Dubai business on the Read more [...]

Active Appliances Is Now Listed in Google Business Photos

eReleases' WireWatch™ Proof of Distribution Report LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Panoramic images of Active Appliances Inc. headquarters in Los Angeles, California can be viewed at Google Business Photos inside Google Maps Street View gives huge benefits to consumers that include: 1) Ability to size up the company: many people search for an appliance repair company but in the past were not able to evaluate the size, credentials, and legitimacy Read more [...]

Look up! 13 must-see stargazing events in 2013

As 2012 comes to a close, some might wonder what is looming sky-wise for 2013.What celestial events might we look forward to seeing?  I’ve selected what I consider the top 13"skylights" (get it?) for the coming year, and have listed them in chronological order. Not all these night sky events will be visible from any one locality (you may have to travel to catch all the eclipses), but you can observe many of them from the comfort of your backyard, weather permitting. The next year also Read more [...]

Interactive map shows best places to buy or rent a home in Bergen County – The Star-Ledger

An interactive map shows the Zillow Breakeven Horizon for Bergen County towns. The darker areas show where it might be more cost-effective to rent, while the lighter areas show where it might be better to buy. Click each town for more details. BERGEN COUNTY — If you're planning to live in Hackensack more than three years, it's more cost-effective to buy than rent. Meanwhile, unless you plan to live in Ridgewood for more than five years, renting is a better idea than buying. This is according Read more [...]