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1 Dan Brown
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Brown
Dan Brown (born June 22, 1964) is an American author of thriller fiction, best known for the 2003 bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code.
2 Stará Lesná
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star%C3%A1_Lesn%C3%A1
Stará Lesná or "Old Forest" is a village and municipality in Kežmarok District in the Prešov Region in north-central Slovakia. Stará Lesná is located in an area traditionally known as Spiš and it is situated within the Slovak Tourism Region of the Tatras.
3 Neanderthal 'artwork' found in Gibraltar cave
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28967746
Mounting evidence suggests Neanderthals were not the brutes they were characterised as decades ago. But art, a high expression of abstract thought, was long considered to be the exclusive preserve of our own species.
4 Uber banned in Germany by Frankfurt court
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29027803
Car pick-up service Uber has been banned across Germany. It has emerged that the firm was told last week that it could no longer take passengers and faced a fine if it did so.
5 Google 'discourages' users of old browsers
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29012038
Google has started showing old versions of its search page to people using out-of-date versions of some web browsers. At the weekend, many people reported in a Google forum they were seeing 2013 versions of the Google and image search homepages when using older browsers.
6 Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28951095
American writer Ernest Hemingway had close links with Paris. He first lived there in 1920 and played a marginal, much-mythologised, role in the 1944 liberation of the city. But now, 70 years on, memories of the author are starting to fade.
7 About WildLeaks
https://wildleaks.org/
To send us information is easy, secure and fast.
8 Writing Skills
http://xkcd.com/1414/
9 Walking New York
http://what-if.xkcd.com/110/
10 Universal Converter Box
http://xkcd.com/1406/
11 Query
http://xkcd.com/1409/
12 Into the Blue
http://what-if.xkcd.com/109/
13 Loop
http://xkcd.com/1411/
14 Suddenly Popular
http://xkcd.com/1413/
15 Explore the geysers and waterfalls of Iceland on Google Maps
http://google-latlong.blogspot.be/2014/08/explore-geysers-and-waterfalls-of.html
In his book Tales of Iceland, Stephen Markley wrote, “The problem with driving around Iceland is that you’re basically confronted by a new soul-enriching, breath-taking, life-affirming natural sight every five... minutes. It’s totally exhausting.
16 How Britain and Poland came to be intertwined
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28979789
Britain entered World War Two because of Germany invading Poland. But it failed to save the country from Stalin's clutches in 1945. So has a feeling of historic debt affected Anglo-Polish relations over the years? I hear someone speaking Polish every day. On the train, in a shop, in the street.
17 Google Knowledge Vault
http://googlesystem.blogspot.be/2014/08/google-knowledge-vault.html
New Scientist reports that Google works on supplementing Knowledge Graph with a new database called Knowledge Vault. While Knowledge Graph uses information from a list of trusted sources, Knowledge Vault gathers data from the entire Web.
18 HTTPS as a ranking signal
http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.be/2014/08/https-as-ranking-signal.html
Security is a top priority for Google. We invest a lot in making sure that our services use industry-leading security, like strong HTTPS encryption by default. That means that people using Search, Gmail and Google Drive, for example, automatically have a secure connection to Google.
19 Israel to take over West Bank land
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-29008045
Israel has announced plans to expropriate 4 sq km of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank. The decision to appropriate land south of Bethlehem is believed to be the largest seizure by Israel in 30 years.
20 Mexico probes mass fish death in Lake Cajititlan
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-29011056
Hundreds of thousands of fish have been washed up on the shores of Lake Cajititlan in the Mexican state of Jalisco over the past week. Almost 50 tonnes of dead popoche chub freshwater fish have been removed from the lake.

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