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This company is paying people to book flights for other passengers

When it comes to booking trips, some savvy people truly relish the challenge of finding the very best deals online, while others, not so much. This is, at least, the inspiration behind one California-based company, which is offering to pay people to book flights for others.<p>Called Farefetch, the …

Air Travel

Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig will design the politics in online game Seed

Lawrence Lessig has spent his career studying constitutional law, and he has been helping new democracies to form the legal frameworks for governance. Now he is lending his expertise to Berlin-based independent game developer Klang to build the political framework for the upcoming massively …

No Man's Sky got two new patches over the weekend

You'll no longer get stuck inside of planets, which is nice.<p>Following a rocky launch, No Man's Sky was quickly patched up last week, though problems …

Human mind excels at quantum-physics computer game

Revelation could have implications for how scientists approach quantum problems.<p>ScienceAtHome.org<p>With particles that can exist in two places at once, …

Quantum Mechanics

Amazing! Now humans can travel to Mars in just 29 days

Experts develop engine for spacecraft that can reach the Red Planet in just 29 days.<p>One of the firms which US space agency NASA has selected for …

Five discoveries taking science by surprise

If you thought dying of loneliness was just an old wives' tale, or that genetic inheritance is fixed – think again. Michael Brooks on science's most unexpected findings<p><b>1 | Lifestyle can change genes</b><p>We have come to think that if something is "in our genes", it is our inevitable destiny. However, …

Vermont’s Leahy pushes transparency as Shumlin protects single-payer secrets

Vermont’s senior U.S. senator wants more transparency in government. Unfortunately, Vermont’s governor insists on less.<p>Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., introduced legislation earlier this week that would make it harder for government officials to conceal information from the public.<p>Leahy’s bill, the FOIA …

EPA spends $1.6 million on hotel for ‘Environmental Justice’ conference

The Environmental Protection Agency will spend more than $1 million on hotel accommodations for an “Environmental Justice” conference this fall.<p>The agency posted its intention to contract with the Renaissance Arlington Local Capital View Hotel for its upcoming public meeting, for which it will need …