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NBBJ proposal replaces London Underground's Circle Line with giant travelator

Architecture firm NBBJ has unveiled a conceptual plan to turn London Underground's Circle Line tunnel into a 17-mile-long moving walkway.<p>NBBJ's …

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Why I Write in PowerPoint

When writing business documents (aside from emails), most people turn to word-processing software. That’s not the only option. You can do everything — outlines, drafts, revisions, and even layouts, if you’d like — in PowerPoint or similar presentation programs.<p>That’s what I’ve used to write my …

Creative Writing

Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

The boarding procedure has barely started at Chicago O’Hare, and Ben Schlappig has already taken over the first-class cabin. Inside Cathay Pacific …

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Scientists Figure Out How to Make Solar Cells Produce Fuel And Electricity

How does powering our cars with solar fuel sound?<p>A new type of solar cell can convert liquid water into clean hydrogen fuel 10 times more effectively …

Clean Energy

Maye Musk, model mother of billionaire Elon Musk

Photography by Matt Monath, hair by Mia Santiago, makeup by Shar Sinclair, and styling by Brandon Hosley. Matt Monath Photography<p>Wearing a sleek black top draped over her shoulders, Maye Musk strolled over to the green screen that was set up in a Queens backyard, which had been turned into a …

Tesla Pushes The Limits Of The Model S With 'Ludicrous Mode'

Upgraded performance and range -- and Autopilot status<p>Electric car maker Tesla conducted a mysterious conference call/press announcement today. By “mysterious,” of course, we simply mean they didn’t announce what they were talking about beforehand, and the Internet immediately labeled it …

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Stella Lux EV ready to tackle solar challenge [w/video]

Using the sun's rays to actually power a useable production car rather than just some accessories is still science fiction. A group of Dutch college students are getting about as close as possible to making that future a reality right now, though. The Solar Team Eindhoven from the Eindhoven …

Clean Energy

Rev Richard Coles: 'I've spent more on drugs than a vicar should'

Fame & Fortune: The BBC Radio 4 presenter admits he was off the rails in The Communards, buying drugs - and a successful pension<p>- See all of today's personal finance news and advice<p>The Rev Richard Coles is Britain’s only vicar to have had a No 1 hit, with the Communards’ <i>Don’t Leave Me This Way</i>. …

The Fine Art of Cooking in Prison

I was a good cook before I went to prison. I’d cooked all my life, seducing girls with my culinary skills and impressing college ramen eaters by …

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Psychology: the man who studies everyday evil

Why are some people extraordinarily selfish, manipulative, and unkind? David Robson asks the scientist delving into the darkest sides of the human mind.<p>If you had the opportunity to feed harmless bugs into a coffee grinder, would you enjoy the experience? Even if the bugs had names, and you could …

Psychology

'Minecraft' meets 'Grand Theft Auto V' in space

Imagine: Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, reclines behind a desk built out of spare rocket ship parts. A gleaming saber rests to his right. Sean Murray, founder of the independent development studio Hello Games, sits across from him, chatting about Hello's new title, <i>No Man's Sky</i>. There's …

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Artist Turns DNA From Chewed Gum Into Sculptures

Plus, a perfume that can cover your genetic tracks<p>Two years ago, artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg caused a stir in both the art and biosecurity worlds when she displayed busts of people she’d never met. She determined the facial features for her “Stranger Visions” show using DNA found in the streets …

Serial podcast's Jay: I lied to the police

The key witness in the trial that convicted Adnan Syed of Hae Min Lee's murder has given his first interview<p>A key witness in the trial that resulted in the conviction of high school student <b>Adnan Syed</b> for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee in Baltimore in 1999 has given his first …

Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas

A lack of dining options may have started Jewish Christmas, but now it's a full-fledged ritual.<p>If there’s a single identifiable moment when Jewish Christmas—the annual American tradition where Jews overindulge on Chinese food on December 25—transitioned from kitsch into codified custom, it was …

NASA wants to build a floating city above the clouds of Venus

A number of agencies, including, of course, NASA, are focusing solar system exploration efforts on Mars. At first glance, though, Mars doesn't really seem like the best candidate. Venus is much closer -- at a distance that ranges between 38 million kilometres and 261 million kilometres, compared to …

Prince George Meets Santa, Receives Underwhelming Present

A meeting between two of the most beloved entities on this planet took place this past weekend, as young <b>Prince George</b>—nascent fashion icon, natural in front of the camera, the only person Blue Ivy Carter will deign to text back—made some time in his schedule to hang with Santa. <b>Kate</b> and <b>William</b>, as …

Innovative 3D-Printed Yearbooks Let Blind Students "See" Their Friends

For many people, yearbooks are precious keepsakes that help preserve the memories of old friends and classmates long after graduation. Thanks to advanced 3D printing technology, the agency 3D TEK was able to surprise eight blind students in South Korea with <i>Touchable Yearbooks</i>, lifelike busts that …

Nigel Farage condemns schoolchildren for making 'risible' anti-Ukip app

UKIP leader Nigel Farage says the game in which players kick immigrants as far as possible to gain the highest 'racism' rating is 'pathetic'<p>Nigel Farage has condemned a phone app made by schoolchildren featuring a character called Nicholas Fromage kicking immigrants off the white cliffs of …

North Korean Slaves Are Building Qatar’s World Cup Centerpiece

Perhaps a soccer tournament isn't worth all this?<p>​<p>In order to make the 2022 World Cup a good show, Qatar has to fill a tall order. The smallest country to ever host the tournament, both in size and population, desperately needs to bulk up its infrastructure. In order to withstand the anticipated …

10 Words Every Writer Needs to Know

With NaNoWriMo or National Novel-Writing Month underway, writers all over the world are doubtless concerned about the prospect of facing writer's cramp, writer's block (dare we mention it? -- more on that below), and the other occupational hazards that lie in wait for those who live their lives by …

The couple that quit renting to live in a tiny house

Chris and Malissa Tack live in a 140-square foot tiny house on wheels outside of Seattle, Washington.<p>They wanted more stability and control over …

Career or family: why Japanese women still have to choose

It’s one of the most modern countries in the world, but for the women of Japan, deeply conservative values still hold them back – at work and home<p>When Sasaki Hiroko was a teenager, her mother showed her a picture of a man in his twenties and said he would make a suitable husband. “For women, …

Fear no robot overlords. They can become our best friends.

Edward Hadas<p>« Previous Post<p>Surge pricing and the just economy<p>Next Post »<p>My career in the financial jungle<p>3 comments<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to …

Would You Live in This 86-Square-Foot Parisian "Cupboard" Apartment?

Everything is hidden in this tiny home.<p>Here's an apartment that's definitely not for the claustrophobic. In this 86-square-foot Parisian space, you'll have to sleep in a cupboard. And the bed is not the only amenity that's tucked away — a dining table, closet, and bookshelves are all found hidden …

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