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Two Taxpayers, Two Definitions of 'Progressive'

Do the new rates favor higher earners? It depends on how you read the numbers.<p>Liberals are saying that the tax legislation is tilted toward the rich. Conservatives are denying it. In large part this isn’t an argument about what the numbers are; it’s a disagreement about how to characterize the same …

10 Travel Apps You Should Download Before Your Next Trip

Technology has taken a lot of stress out of traveling, with travel apps virtually changing how we experience the world around us. These are just a …

5 Destinations to Visit in Central America

Central America is one of the world’s most fascinating corners.<p>Not only are Central America’s lush landscapes, fascinating cultural sights and …

The Best Tacos in Every US State, Mapped

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drunk at 3 am, tacos are considered by many as one of mankind's greatest inventions. They're so great, in fact, that …

College Sports

There's a promising new HIV vaccine candidate in the pipeline

The “mosaic vaccine” tackles the virus’s incredible genetic diversity.<p>Developing a vaccine to stop HIV is thought to be among the most daunting challenges in medicine for one big reason: The virus is extraordinarily genetically diverse, even more so than the flu. So it’s difficult to think about …

Public Health

29 Must-Read Books That Will Make You Smarter About Money

When you own a stock, you own part of a company. So study what makes a good company.<p><i>Which is the best way to learn about stocks? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher,</b> …

Investing

How One Little Company Is Making Backpacking Cheaper—and More Inclusive

Passport Required will plan an all-inclusive backpacking trip for you. But Darnell Lamont Walker isn’t trying to make buck. He’s trying to start a movement.<p>Darnell Lamont Walker is the sort of guy who’s used to carrying his biography on his back. His idea of traveling is less about staying up on …

WIRED's Required Science Reading From 2016

If your resolution for the coming year is to spend less time on your commute scrolling through Twitter or playing "Puzzler on the Roof," there's no …

Here’s How to Get the U.S. Economy to Grow 3.5% or More

Since the financial crisis erupted almost a decade ago, the United States has been focused on climbing out of a deep hole. Today we’re back on solid …

5 Reasons Japan is a Budget Traveler’s Dream Destination

Gone are the days when travel to Japan was exclusive to hedge fund managers and Nintendo geeks, and with it the assumption that it’s expensive, …

Here's a map of WiFi locations and passwords at airports around the world

Anil Polat, a travel blogger and computer security engineer, is doing the world a solid by creating an interactive map — which he regularly updates — that reveals the Wi-Fi passwords of dozens of airports around the world.<p>Click on an airport on the map to see both the password and the Wi-Fi's …

Tokyo: where ancient and modern meet

The Japanese capital delivers an extraordinary variety of experiences – from historic shrines to the latest technology. Here’s how to sample it all<p><i>By Danielle Demetriou, Thursday 29 September 2016</i><p>I am standing on a morning rush hour platform in one of Tokyo’s biggest stations – and the young woman …

Nike's self-lacing sneakers finally go on sale November 28th

Nike has finally announced when it will begin selling its self-lacing sneakers inspired by the shoes worn by Michael J. Fox in <i>Back to The Future II.</i> According to a tweet from the company's Heidi Burgett, the HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available for "experience & purchase" starting on the 28th of …

10 Historic, Must-Visit Towns and Districts in Japan

10 Historic, Must-Visit Towns and Districts in Japan<p>Updated on July 28, 2016<p>Japan, known for its colorful culture and long history, has managed to …

Japan

Where to Eat and Drink on the Embarcadero

San Francisco's stunning view of the Bay and its bridges is part of what makes this city so special. The Embarcadero, a wide boardwalk that runs along the Eastern shore of the City, is one of San Francisco's best places to take in these views. Day in and day out, the pleasant stretch attracts …

San Francisco

10 Outdoor Attractions You Can't Miss in San Francisco

One doesn't travel to San Francisco to sit indoors. The City by the Bay's charm can only be soaked up by driving down the steep Lombard Street, …

17 Travel Skills Every Twentysomething Should Know

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A 'slow catastrophe' unfolds as the golden age of antibiotics comes to an end

In early April, experts at a military lab outside Washington intensified their search for evidence that a dangerous new biological threat had penetrated the nation's borders.<p>They didn't have to hunt long before they found it.<p>On May 18, a team working at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research …

Microbiology