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A Plutocrat's Case for Raising the Minimum Wage

Nick Hanauer is on an unusual mission.<p>The Seattle-based tech entrepreneur Nick Hanauer was riding in a black Uber SUV to the private-jet terminal at Dulles International Airport, outside Washington, D.C., when I asked him whether he really thought his was the best face for the movement to raise the …

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Target List From The Cold War Declassified For The First Time

The <i>National Security Archive</i> has published what is said to be the most comprehensive and detailed list of nuclear weapons targets and applied weapons …

We Finally Know What’s Inside These Mysterious Black Hole Clouds

Black holes are some of the strangest objects in the universe. But, just as impenetrable a mystery? The heavy cloud cover encircling some black …

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Kate Mulgrew Actually Studied Physics To Understand Captain Janeway's Dialogue

Anybody who’s ever watched <i>Star Trek: Voyager</i> knows there’s a lot of technobabble on that show. Even more than most other <i>Star Treks</i>. And Captain …

Unprecedented Image Shows a Dolphin's Echolocated Impression of a Submerged Human

In a world’s first, researchers from the US and UK have created an impression of a submerged human as recorded by a dolphin’s echolocation.<p>To do it, …

Finland is considering giving every citizen a basic income

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>The Finnish government is getting serious about the idea of a national basic income. It has commissioned KELA, the national social insurance provider, to study the concept, calculate the costs, and run an experiment in 2017 to judge the feasibility of rolling it out …

Income Inequality