Are you in the top 1%? You'd be surprised. "Global Rich List" has relaunched, allowing you to compare your wealth with the rest of us here on earth.
Microsoft Research, in cooperation with the Technion Institute of Technology in Israel, is working on a system to potentially divine the future from newspaper headlines and other sources.
The United Nations, Google and Cisco have put together a global campaign, the Millennium Development Goals, that tracks progress towards decreasing global poverty by 2015. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the project, called MDG Monitor,...