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7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

Marc Maron’s President Obama Podcast: The WTF Host Takes Us Behind the Scenes

Maron’s presidential podcast will be available on Monday.<p>Say <b>President Obama</b> was making his way in a motorcade over to your house for an hour-long interview in your garage. How would you prepare?<p>For <b>Marc Maron,</b> the comedian and host of the popular interview podcast <i>WTF with Marc Maron</i>, getting ready …

Super-dense pulsing star ducks behind invisibility cloak

The pulsar is now all but invisible to even the largest telescopes on Earth.<p>Joeri van Leeuwen, astrophysicist

The new clash over cannabis

Rising tensions between states over pot put pressure on Obama to act.<p>The Obama administration and many congressional Republicans have been loath to go anywhere near the experiment with marijuana legalization in Colorado and other states. But pressure is mounting on Washington to take a stand on …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

We often hear advice like, "Think positive, and good things will happen," or, "Try your hardest, and eventually things will work out." While such …

Welcome To Mars. Here's Where You'll Be Staying

In a fun competition to design a 3-D-printed Martian habitat, three designs are finalists.<p>NASA has plans to put humans on Mars in the 2030s or 2040s, and the private company Mars One is already interviewing applicants to for its one-way trip to the Red Planet. But a couple of crucial questions …

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