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Toyota spends $50 million to accelerate self-driving car program

SAN FRANCISCO – Toyota is spending $50 million to accelerate the pace of its autonomous car research, the Japanese automaker announced Friday.<p>The company will use the investment over the next five years to establish joint research facilities at both the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and …

Stanford University

The mysterious origins of punctuation

Commas, semicolons and question marks are so commonplace it seems as if they were always there – but that’s not the case. Keith Houston explains their history.<p>As readers and writers, we’re intimately familiar with the dots, strokes and dashes that punctuate the written word. The comma, colon, …

Language

Former Republican Chairman Back With New Supreme Court Brief For Marriage Equality

For the second time, Ken Mehlman is leading a Supreme Court brief in support of marriage equality. The signatories include a number of officials from Romney's 2012 campaign.<p>WASHINGTON — For the second time, Ken Mehlman — the one-time head of the Republican National Committee — is gathering notable …

10 Tips to Supercharge Your Savings

Most of us find saving difficult. That’s not surprising, as research shows our brains are hard-wired for immediate gratification. The flashy new car we can have right now has a lot more appeal than some vague notion of financial security later on. But there are ways to tilt the odds toward …

Serena Williams is a tennis superstar, now she's a wedding crasher

Who knew that Serena liked to crash weddings?<p>That time you're getting married on the beach and tennis superstar Serena Williams stops by to pose for some photos.<p>Hopefully the wedding photographer got some good shots for the happy couple.<p>(h/t USA Today)