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Futuristic Paris Smart City is filled with flourishing green skyscrapers

Inhabitat favorite Vincent Callebaut unveiled plans to transform Paris into a futuristic “smart” city that looks more like a macrostudy of a …

Why You Forget: 5 Strange Facts About Memory

Memory can be a playful thing. It collects minute details from childhood events, yet leaves us wondering where we left our keys.<p>There are several …

US Currency Redesigned

For his master’s thesis at the Basel School of Design in Switzerland, Travis Purrington re-imagined the dated look of US currency. Passing on the iconic images of past presidents, Purrington drew up an entirely new set of images focusing on science and technology, which have always been so closely …

Design

If You Keep Texting, Your Head Will Fall Off

Countering the claim that texting is ruining spines<p>"It is an epidemic. Or, at least, it's very common," New York-based spine surgeon Kenneth Hansraj told <i>The Washington Post</i> last week. He was referring to something that is being called "text neck," a purported condition of the spine related to the …

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The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …

Slate childhood survey results: Kids today have a lot less freedom than their parents did.

What were you allowed to do when you were a kid? In July, South Carolina mother Debra Harrell was arrested for allowing her 9-year-old daughter to …

Sports. Highlights. News. Now.

Stay ahead of the game<p>Get the latest news on all of your favorite teams, hottest videos, instant alerts, and live scores all in one app.

Motorsport

Teen to government: Change your typeface, save millions

An <i>e</i>. You can write it with one fluid swoop of a pen or one tap of the keyboard. The most commonly used letter in the English dictionary. Simple, right?<p>Now imagine it printed out millions of times on thousands of forms and documents. Then think of how much ink would be needed.<p>OK, so that may have …

The UNC fake class scandal: Athlete got an A- for a one-paragraph paper.

The University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill has already been embroiled in a scandal for allowing its athletes to enroll in fake courses for easy …

14 Absurd Ads From Before We Knew Cigarettes Could Kill You

Fifty years ago today, in 1964, the US Surgeon General released one of the most progressive documents on smoking of its time, stating definitively …

Scientists find secret to writing a best-selling novel

Computer scientists have developed an algorithm which can predict with 84 per cent accuracy whether a book will be a commercial success - and the secret is to avoid cliches and excessive use of verbs<p>Scientists have developed an algorithm which can analyse a book and predict with 84 per cent …

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On correlation, causation, and the "real" cause of autism

Here for spreading far and wide is a graphical reminder of the important distinction between correlation and causation.<p>Redditor Jasonp55 writes that …

British doctor branded his initials on patient's liver

A surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, has been suspended after it was discovered that he signed <i>his initials on a</i> …

Queen Elizabeth II

Pope says atheists are OK with Jesus, so long as they "do good"

Yesterday's Papal homily, delivered by the Pope without notes after conducting Mass in his residence, included a story about a priest who told an …

Cops Pretend To Be 11th Graders, Then Arrest 25 Students

Two dozen Southern California high school students were arrested Thursday for allegedly selling illegal drugs on their school campuses.<p>The arrests were the result of a semester-long undercover drug sting by a male and female police officer posing as 11th graders, according to the Riverside County …

Ethan Couch-Affluenza: Texas teen spared prison time in deadly drunk driving crash after offering wealth-based defense.

Here's an Internet outrage-inducing story that has been bubbling up for the past few days and appears to have finally hit critical mass: A Texas …

Graph: Countries With Higher Math Scores Have Unhappier Kids

What's the matter with Korea?<p>One interesting nugget in international student test scores released today by OECD is that the countries with the smartest students also reported the unhappiest kids. Korea, for example, boasts the best math scores in the world, but also has the least-happy students. …