[gallery] Royal Pingdom » The world’s billionaires, a statistical overview  Total number of billionaires in the world: 1,210 Combined fortune: $4.5 trillion (USD) Combined fortune of US billionaires: $1,5 trillion Number of billionaires in tech and telecom: 109 (9% of billionaires) Countries with the most billionaires: USA (413), China (115), Russia (101), India (55) and Germany (52). Countries with at least 10 billionaires: 22 Billionaires with at least $10 billion: 88 The...

[gallery] Massive earthquake hits Japan - The Big Picture  In the open ocean, tsunamis can travel at speeds up to 500 mph (800 kph). This momentum is what creates such a destructive force as the wave moves inland. ...

[gallery] peterfeld: apsies: Workers inspect a caved-in section of a prefectural road in Satte, Saitama Prefecture, after one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in Japan slammed its eastern coast March 11. (Saitama Shimbun/Associated Press/Kyodo News) # How does the earthquake know where the yellow...

[gallery] Great Gatsby Mansion to Be Torn Down  The Gilded Age mansion said to have inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby is doomed. Lands End, a 25-room, 24,000 square foot mansion on Long Island’s Gold Coast, will be demolished later this month, Newsday reports. The home, site...

[gallery] Instapaper just became a social network Instapaper has removed starring and replaced it with a Facebook-esque “like” feature. You can now follow other Instapaper users, allowing you to see and read the posts that they’ve liked. The app’s browser has been rewritten so that you can...