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The Spy in the Bag

MI6, the British intelligence service that inspired the James Bond story, has got a real-life spy mystery on its hand: One of its own spy was found dead, padlocked inside a duffel back in a bathtub. Was it the work of foreign [...]

Everest 2012

A team from National Geographic magazine is on the way up Mt. Everest as we watch! You are invited to go along with them by following each day’s progress on the special Field Test blog for the expedition. The two-month expedition seeks to repeat the historic climb of the 1963 National Geographic-sponsored American Mount Everest Expedition, [...]

Beyond Spectacular: Super Climb!

Link Scroll down for today’s pictures & links. Beyond Spectacular: Super Climb! This is Ueli Steck’s record speed solo climb of the the Eiger’s radical North Face (from the film “Swiss Machine”, created by Sender Films). He did it in just… 2 hours, 47 minutes and 33 seconds: Link Today’s pictures & links: Sprawling Monster This is Ferrari World: the newest Abu [...]

Update: The North Face v. The South Butt

Many of you commented last week on our story about David & Goliath trademark disputes, so I thought it might be a good idea to update you on the status of one of those stories: The North Face v. The South Butt. Previously, The North Face had only threatened to sue The South Butt, but now [...]

6 David & Goliath Trademark Disputes

Every businessperson would agree that trademark infringement is a serious issue. But when a multi-million dollar corporation goes after a mom-and-pop store, you can’t help but root for the underdog. Most of the time, David doesn’t stand a chance against a Goliath of the industry, but here are a handful of cases where the little [...]