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Larry Page's Plan For People Whose Jobs Are Replaced By Tech: Work Less

Larry Page sees a conundrum in the world’s future.<p>Machine learning will replace more and more human jobs, leading to vast unemployment in the next few decades, just like 19th-century farmers.<p>But today’s opiate of the masses is work. It makes people feel needed and occupied. People like vacation, …

Why the NRA Is Staying Silent on Target's Gun Bun

Last week the mega-chain Target joined Chipotle and Starbucks in making their stores places where customers have a good chance of getting gunned down. At least this is what the NRA believes will happen now that the company's CEO announced that Target shoppers should leave their guns at home. …

Inside Iran’s Fling With The U.S.

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei still hates the Great Satan, but when he looks at what’s happening in Iraq, even he can have sympathy for the Devil.<p><i>By</i> …

U.S. false-claims case against Lance Armstrong to proceed

WASHINGTON—A federal judge on Thursday said the Justice Department can proceed with a civil lawsuit alleging cyclist Lance Armstrong defrauded the …

Cycling

The Board Game of the Alpha Nerds

Before Risk, before Dungeons & Dragons, before Magic: The Gathering, there was Diplomacy. One writer enters international competition to play the …

National Park Service plans to ban drones over 84 million acres

The National Park Service on Friday announced it was moving to ban drones on all its lands.<p>The move comes amid growing concern about hobbyists using drones to create dramatic videos.<p>The ban would cover more than 84 million acres of public land. The director of the parks service cited safety …

HOUSE OF THE DAY: Walmart Heiress Buys $25 Million Manhattan Duplex

The condo, which is located on the 30th and 31st floors of 515 Park Avenue, had been owned by late financier Christopher H. Browne. Browne's East Hamptons estate recently sold for $147 million, making it the most expensive home sale to date in the U.S.<p>Walton's new condo is wonderfully luxurious, …

Condominiums

Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime?

<b>Many Western nations have experienced significant declines in crime in recent decades, but could the removal of lead from petrol explain that?</b><p>Working away in his laboratory in 1921, Thomas Midgley wanted to fuel a brighter tomorrow. He created tetraethyl lead - a compound that would make car …

Crime

How It Works: The Inner Earth

Know your planet!<p>Plate tectonics—the theory that explains the sinking, spreading, and slip-sliding of big chunks of Earth’s surface—is a bedrock of geology. But it can’t explain what happens to plates once they sink, or account for the forces that drive many of the planet’s volcanic hotspots. …

US Navy approves changes for submariners' sleep schedules

With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface.<p>Research by a Navy laboratory in Groton is now leading to changes for the undersea fleet. Military …

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