From the Wires

Lost continent discovered in Indian Ocean

Slate: Evidence of a vanished "microcontinent" northeast of Madagascar has been published in a scientific paper by an international research team.

Grants Pass residents film UFO

International Business Times: Two Grants Pass residents recorded an unidentified flying object over Oregon the same day as the Russian meteor blast.

High school graduation rate soars

Reuters: The U.S. is on track to reach a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020.

San Quentin inmates catch startup fever

Reuters: California prison houses growing number of wannabe tech entrepreneurs.

Thin snowpack in much of West portends continued drought

New York Times: After last year's extreme drought and destructive wildfires, Western farmers and ranchers hoped for heavy snows this winter, but so far they have been disappointed.


Pepsi vanishes in Thailand The day after PepsiCo Inc's bottling deal in Thailand expired, its partner of 59 years launched its own soft drink that has knocked Pepsi off store shelves.

Deadly winter storm pounds Midwest Residents from Texas to Wisconsin are digging out from a major snow storm that is being blamed for two deaths and has shuttered airports, and cancelled flights.

Apply for the opportunity to use Google Glass with a tweet

New York Times: Google plans to sell its new eyeglass-like "Google Glass" computers for $1,500 and a compelling tweet.

Job market sputters for young scientists

The Job prospects for young science Ph.D.'s haven't been looking so hot these last few years, not only in the life sciences, which have been weak for some time, but also in fields like engineering.

Special K red berries recalled for glass fragments Kelloggs announced on its website that it had recalled lots of three sizes of the cereals because they may be contaminated with glass fragments.

Florida governor changes mind on Medicaid expansion

New York Times: A major critic of "Obama-care," Gov. Rick Scott, is the latest Republican governor to put one of the laws key measures into effect.

Office Depot, OfficeMax merge

Slate: Office Depot is buying Office Max for $1.17B.

The geography of happiness, revealed in 10 million tweets

TheAtlantic: Louisiana is the saddest state, while Hawaii is the happiest.