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Can We Design the Future We Want?

The world is in chaos now — with a crescendoing wave of crisis upon crisis with no end in sight. Our ancestors created the conditions for this …

Hurricane #1 - Find What You Love and Let It Kill You

Sometimes it’s quite fun to give a horrible album a critical kicking, a chance to bring some bratty popstar or pompous rock-god down a peg and show …

18 artificial intelligence researchers reveal the profound changes coming to our lives

1/<p>Pieter Abbeel says robots will keep us safer, especially from disasters.<p>REUTERS/Kyodo<p>AI for robotics will allow us to address the challenges in …

17 books Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

What Qualifies as Greatness: On Literary Awards Season

<i>The Great Gatsby</i> by <b>F. Scott Fitzgerald</b> never won a prize. In 1925, the year it was published, the Pulitzer went to <b>Edna Ferber</b> for her novel <i>So Big</i>. …

Twenty books that changed the world. Which is the most important?

Charles Darwin is vying with Immanuel Kant and Plato in a poll to decide on the most influential scholarly book of all time<p>Mary Wollstonecraft, Stephen Hawking and Charles Darwin are jostling for the top spot on a line-up of the top 20 academic books that changed the world.<p>Put together by a panel …

The uncomfortable truth about racism and the suffragettes

As Suffragette actresses come under fire for sporting t-shirts with the slogan 'I'd rather be a rebel than a slave', Radhika Sanghani reports on the women's rights movement's complex relationship with race<p>The upcoming movie <i>Suffragette</i><i>,</i> Hollywood’s take on the historical fight for women’s votes, has …

NASA shortlists 5 possible new missions

NASA has announced five investigations for further study in its latest competition for new, relatively small-scale, robotic missions into our solar …

6 scientific tips to improve your writing

A new book uses insights into the reading brain to give writers clear-cut, science-based guidelines on how to write anything well, from an email to a …

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Climate Apocalypse and/or Democracy

In the last week, a group of scientists and a prominent historian each predicted a climate apocalypse. The scientists, led by Ricarda Winkelmann of Germany's Potsdam University, issued a paper finding that, if humans burn the rest of the world's estimated fossil fuel reserves -- which might take …

The human 'superpredator' is unique — and unsustainable, study says

If you're looking for the world's top "super-predator," look no further than your own reflection.<p>A new study that examined 2,125 interactions between predators and their prey found that humans kill other carnivores at a rate far higher than all other top predators. But what solidifies our No. 1 …

'Walking feels like lifting tree trunks': astronaut returns after 200 days in space

The astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has broken the record for the longest space mission in history by a woman. In this exclusive interview, she talks about its physical and psychological toll, the experience of having your colleagues' lives in your hands - and how to take a shower in space<p>When …

How a Little Choice Can Impact Your Entire Future & Change Your Life

The future is very sensitive and highly dependent on the present as events that might seem insignificant now can completely transform the future.<p>Have …

The Earth's rotation is slowing, so everyone gets an extra second this week

In case you need a little extra time this week, the last minute of Tuesday, June 30 will contain 61 seconds instead of the usual 60.<p>Atomic clocks …

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