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Project Loon partners with AT&T in Puerto Rico

AT&T and a Google-born moonshot project have teamed up to beam cell service to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico from giant floating balloons.<p>It's called Project Loon, and it was developed by X, a former branch of Google that became part of Alphabet (GOOG) when the company restructured. The idea is to …


What does it mean for a journalist today to be a Serious Reader?

<b>Before the books arrived,</b> Adam Gopnik, in an effort to be polite, almost contradicted the essential insight of his life. An essayist, critic, and …


Turmeric Chickpea Fritters

Turmeric Chickpea Fritters<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Cook time<p>20 mins<p>Total time<p>30 mins<p>Amazing, 30-minute chickpea fritters infused with fresh herbs, garlic, and …


14 Protein-Packed Dinners Made With A Can Of Chickpeas

Did you know chickpeas have 15 grams of protein PER CUP?! That's about 30% of your daily intake!

An Art Director Shares How Book Covers Are Made

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but when the cover is insanely gorgeous, who can blame you? Definitely not Alyssa Nassner, an Associate Art Director at ABRAMS Kids. Her job requires creativity; browsing through bookstores; and working with editors, artists, and book sellers to …

Publication Design

Elon Musk and linguists say that AI is forcing us to confront the limits of human language

In analytic philosophy, any meaning can be expressed in language. In his book <i>Expression and Meaning</i> (1979), UC Berkeley philosopher John Searle calls this idea “the principle of expressibility, the principle that whatever can be meant can be said”. Moreover, in the <i>Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Fleeing War, the Things They Carried

A little exhibit in the Netherlands reveals some basic truths about the humans behind the numbers in this age of massive immigration and refugee …


Five myths about George Orwell

<i>Gordon Bowker is the author of "George Orwell," a biography of the writer, and has written articles for the the Daily Beast, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal.</i><p>With “alternative facts” airing on the evening news and ominous warnings of “American carnage” issuing from the White House, it’s no …