Google on Monday celebrated math pioneer Leonhard Euler's 306th birthday by posting a special Doodle on its homepage.
The Doodle featured some of the 18th century math genius' most famous equations, such as his famous polyhedral formula and a graphic depiction of a polyhedron inside the letter "G" of the search engine's name.
Born on April 15, 1707, in Switzerland, Euler wrote as many as 900 books on a number of topics, including algebra, lunar motion, acoustics, optics, calculus, number theory and geometry.
Drivers from outside the USA will no longer need an International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive in Florida, thanks to the state's decision to revoke the law that required the official document.
The law was put into effect on 1st of January this year, but it came to light in February when a British holidaymaker was not allowed to hire a car because he did not hold an IDP.
Florida's Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) finally announced that the law would not be enforced.
The doctors who had been attending Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said that she has been given a 'medically fit' certificate to attend the launch of space shuttle Endeavour. Not only that they have even gone on to say that traveling to Florida will be beneficial for her health and would not been hampering it anyway.
Neil Barofsky has decided to step down from his post by the end of March this year. He had criticized the Treasury Department's handling of taxpayer-funded bailouts when he was special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
He has written a letter to the president Obama over this issue. In this letter he has maintained that he is willing to quit from his position because he was looking for some other opportunities.
Some of the opposition groups are calling for a new Egyptian government known as the Muslim Brotherhood. It is a banned political movement that wants a government run rigorously as an Islamic state.
At present their demands are familiar with liberals that are the elimination of President Hosni Mubarak and free elections as stated by Amr Hamzawy, an Egyptian who teaches at Cairo University.
The Flying Lap celebrates the opening of their first weekly Motor Sport Online TV show with Formula 1 journalist Peter Windsor as a host.
The Flying Lap hits the Web (1800 UK; 1300 EST) on Wednesday (Jan 12th).
The newly launched weekly show will bring in a new point of view on the world of Motor sport.
Every week, Peter will be seen chatting with drivers, engineers, team members and the movers and shakers of motor sport.
Hundreds of partygoers in China felicitated Christmas with an epic pillow fight.
More than 600 youngsters involved themselves in a friendly battle in the Mao Livehouse club in Shanghai.
Pillows clutching in their hands and comes with live music, locals and tourists seemingly were delighted and created a whirlwind while cutting down on cotton fillings throughout the whole room.
The organizer of the event, Cai Jun, stated that pillow fighting was apparently the most popular in China to set people free from pressure.
Gareth Halfacree, a freelance writer and a supporter of the Bletchley Park Trust, has launched a campaign to raise £500,000 to acquire a large collection of Second World War code-breaker Alan Turing papers.
Halfacree wants the papers to remain in the country by donating them to Bletchley Park, where Turing deciphered German military's encoded messages during the Second World War.
The collection in question is comprised of 15 of the code-breaker's 18 published papers, which were assembled by his colleague and friend Max Newman.
Carnival Splendor, 113,000-ton vessel's passengers are still without air conditioning, hot food or working toilets as engineers failed to restore power to the vessel which caught fire on Monday.
The largest Carnival fleet is still dead in like a dead in the western coast of Mexico.
Carnival president and CEO Gerry Cahill said, "We know this has been an extremely trying situation for our guests and we sincerely thank them for their patience."
As the two sides are making attempts to resolve differences on cars before the leaders meet on Thursday, there are talks about the reworking a free trade agreement (FTA) between the United States and South Korea.
The issues put forth by the U. S. auto industry, could not be resolved by the South Korean Minister for Trade Kim Jong-hoon and U. S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk even after a second day meet. Approval by the U. S. Congress too is pending.
On his first visit to China as Prime Minister, David Cameron has promised to raise human rights issues during his talks with Chinese leaders. Mr. Cameron is the first Western leader to visit the country since Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on October 8. Mr. Xiaobo has been in jail since, and Chinese authorities have refused to allow human rights activists to fly to London. Among them were Mr. Xiaobo's lawyers.
Skeptics have warned that the latest plans regarding pensions, which have been stated to be the best in the past 50 years in reality is not as good as it is presented by the Government. As a deeper look into the pension plans, reveals a somewhat contrasting situation to what had been stated by the authorities.
The Government is contemplating to not include the already existing pensioners or those about to retire, in the pension reforms being undertaken by the government. Meanwhile, it is also being perceived that the government would be taking back parts of pensions from a few workers.
Myth has it that King Louis XV of France or, much expected, his well-known mistress Madame de Pompadour termed the phrase, "Après moi le déluge," which means exactly, "after me, the flood," that was recognized with the French Revolution in the back vision mirror, as having innocently anticipation that the earth-shattering political and social alteration to approach.
The very renowned Paul the Octopus, who is no longer with us, on Tuesday subsequent to the attainment of the worldwide legend for perfectly forecasting eight World Cup championship matches during this summer, is to be restored by a latest French Paul in Oberhausen at the Sea Life centre.
The descendant, born close to the French city of Montpellier, is to keep hold of the name Paul and shall be bring in to the public and the tank and next week.
On Tuesday, the Inlet Region restaurant industry goes through a bounty of highs and lows when the yearly Michelin Guide declared its stars.
Whilst the majority chefs including Melissa Perello of the recently starred Frances , who discover out through the Internet, Meadowood chef Christopher Kostow was on foot with his dog when he received the phone call revealing him that his restaurant had connected the French Laundry as the West Coast's merely three-stars.