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Published Friday, May. 25, 2012, 12:48PM
There are an ocean of apps to ‘improve’ your tablet reading experience, we’ve collected some of the best for aggregating, saving, sharing, personalizing and comfortably reading news from all over the web. Get what you want out of the day’s best stories.
Click through for a slide show that breaks down this graphic into its individual circle’s of app-y goodness.
Any awesome apps you think we missed?
Published Friday, Sep. 16, 2011, 7:13AM
Published Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, 7:09AM
The world celebrates Eid
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Photo: Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images (An Indian Muslim woman shows off her painted hands during Chand Raat, or “Night of the Moon,” celebrations in Hyderabad. The festival is traditionally held on the eve of Eid al-Fitr.)
Published Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, 8:59AM
TransAlta urged to shut down wind farm during bat migration season
A major conservation group is calling on TransAlta Corp. to periodically turn off turbines at its Wolfe Island wind farm in Ontario to cut down on the number of birds and bats killed by the machines.
Nature Canada says the project’s 86 turbines are among the most destructive of wildlife in North America. The organization argues TransAlta should shut down parts of the wind farm – one of the biggest in the country – during high-risk periods in the late summer and early fall, when swallows congregate in the region and bats migrate.
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Published Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, 4:00PM
More awesome reads you missed from Saturday’s Globe and Mail:
In post-revolution Egypt Islamists threaten to outmanoeuvre secularists, evoking Iran in 1979
Patrick Martin writes:
There was a moment Friday in the Egyptian capital when the people’s vaunted uprising brought to mind Tehran in 1979: Just when the left-wing secularists thought they had ousted the Shah, the Islamists ousted them.
Hundreds of thousands of ultra-religious Islamists packed this capital’s central Tahrir Square in an unprecedented show of support for the creation of an Islamic republic, rather than the planned unity demonstration in collaboration with secularists. In doing so, they drove a stake through the heart of a united revolutionary movement that had brought together Egyptian Islamists and secularists, Muslims and Christians, and shared the goal of democratic elections and the punishment of the corrupt regime of Hosni Mubarak.
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Published Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, 11:26AM
Published Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, 9:09AM
Published Thursday, Jul. 28, 2011, 6:32AM
How to renounce a U.S. citizenship
After 70-plus years of fighting for truth, justice and the American way, Superman is giving up his U.S. passport.
Tired of being tarred as a puppet of U.S. policy, the iconic comic-book hero said he would cut his ties, declaring in a recent issue that “the world’s too small, too connected.”
But it’s a lot harder and more expensive than the man of steel probably imagines… the image above shows steps 4 through 6 of the process (click here to see the rest of the graphic, nine steps in all) and Barrie McKenna’s accompanying story is certainly eye-opening… it appears as though the U.S. takes renouncing citizenship pretty seriously.
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Published Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2011, 2:34PM