The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


  • news_snowden.jpg Norwegian lawmakers nominate Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

    Edward Snowden was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Norwegian politicians for contributing to transparency and global stability by exposing a U.S. surveillance program.

    January 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Why is Peter Pan usually played by a woman?

    NBC Entertainment's chairman initially joked that he wants Miley Cyrus for the title role, then "hinted" that Peter Pan may be played by a male actor instead. This is a big deal to fans, since the character is nearly always played by a woman. Why have so few men stepped into the role of the eternally young boy?

    January 29, 2014

  • Why birds fly in a V formation

    Anyone watching the autumn sky knows that migrating birds fly in a V formation, but scientists have long debated why. A new study of ibises finds that these big-winged birds carefully position their wingtips and sync their flapping, presumably to catch the preceding bird's updraft - and save energy during flight.

    January 22, 2014

  • The Internet's 25 worst passwords, and what they say about you

    NEW YORK - So in the spirit of educational password-shaming, here's SplashData's list of this year's 25 worst passwords, along with our own expert analysis of what each one says about the sort of person who uses it.

    January 22, 2014

  • CorollaExt.jpg Corolla gets a makeover

    The Corolla is a foundational car for Toyota, one that sells in huge volume in the United States and around the world, which sets the tone for the entire global company. And that’s what makes this year's edition incredibly important.

    January 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • sunbather-272691-m.jpg Is a wearable bracelet that measures your sun exposure actually useful?

    The June bracelet, announced at the Consumer Electronic Show this month on and out later this year, tracks a user's sun exposure and syncs with an app on iDevices via Bluetooth to monitor UV intensity, recommend appropriate SPF, give skincare advice based on how much time a user spends in the sun, and even give warnings when a user has caught too many rays.

    January 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Screen shot 2014-01-16 at 4.04.51 PM.png 3 apps to help you succeed this semester

    With most schools around the country back in session, the time has come to get organized for the semester. These three apps will help students manage time, tasks and succeed in class.

    January 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • EquusExt.jpg Cargazing: Hyundai's full-size luxury car competes with world's best

    Ten years ago, if you told me Hyundai would be selling a full-size luxury car to compete with the Mercedes S-Class, I’d call you crazy.

    January 14, 2014 2 Photos

  • news_coldconvict.jpg How cold is it? Social media has answers

    The "polar vortex" enveloping much of the country this week has people searching for superlative ways to express just how cold it really is. Here are some funny attempts we found on social media.

    January 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • WORKOUT-WEAR2.jpg Workout Wear Friday? No sweat, boss!

    People in fitness gear are more likely to exercise — or at least to think about it. So let's get everyone in comfortable, moisture-wicking outfits once a week to demonstrate our commitment to physical activity.

    January 6, 2014 1 Photo

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