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NASA Takes Its Flying Saucer for a Pre-Flight Spin

NASA put a new technology for landing on Mars through its paces Tuesday to help prep for a flight test from Hawaii this June.<p>Engineers subjected the saucer-shaped Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test vehicle, which is part of a project designed to help get heavy payloads down safely on Mars, to …

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Spotlight: Anthropologist and Professor Wayne Van Horne

<b>My name is</b> Wayne Van Horne, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology at Kennesaw State University, and <b>my medium is</b> anthropology.<p><b>My love of</b> trying to understand everything about human behavior—what makes us tick, why we do the things we do, why people act so differently in cultures all around the …

Watch President Obama interview David Simon about The Wire

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The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

Living in: The world’s happiest places

The world’s top five happiest countries, all of which fall in northern Europe, have cities that delight residents with old town charm, cultural offerings and easy access to nature.<p>If, as Tolstoy wrote in Anna Karenina, happy families are all alike, what about happy countries?<p>The World Happiness …

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35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

How do you dismantle a nuclear submarine?

When nuclear-powered submarines reach the end of their lives, dismantling them is a complicated and laborious process. Paul Marks investigates.<p>Nuclear submarines have long been a favourite in popular fiction. From movies such as The Hunt for Red October to long-running TV series like Voyage to the …