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VR 'memory palaces' could help you master a new language

Want to learn another language but struggle with textbooks and apps? Virtual reality could help.<p>Elaborate memory palaces created in virtual worlds …

Serena Wins Wimbledon, Her 22nd Grand Slam Title: Pictures

An immigrant sociologist’s view of a Donald Trump rally

“I was curious,” says Zeynep Tufekci, explaining why she went to the Donald Trump rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on Wednesday.<p>Tufekci is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina, and is also a fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society.<p>“I …

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The Forgotten Landscapes of Fukushima

Photographer Kaz Senju has been visiting the site of the infamous nuclear power plant disaster for years. This is what he's seen.<p>These photographs are a record of my eight visits to Fukushima since the summer of 2011. It's only an hour and a half train ride from busy Tokyo to the quiet town of …

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How Paint Swatches Became Porn & Prose Pixel Art

UK artist Nick Smith plays on the format of paint color charts to create pixelated 8-bit images.<p><i>Tipping the Velvet, 1,150</i> <i>color chip collage. Image courtesy of the artist</i><p>At first glance, close-up in the gallery space, Nick Smith's images might appear confusing, a chromatic blur. Step back, catch it …

Congressman Calls For DEA Chief's Removal After He Calls Medical Marijuana A 'Joke'

"Rosenberg is clearly not the right fit for the DEA in this administration."<p>Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) said Wednesday that acting Drug Enforcement Administration chief Chuck Rosenberg should be replaced after calling the notion of smoking marijuana for medical purposes a "joke."<p>"Rosenberg is …

Elon Musk Powers Up: Inside Tesla’s $5 Billion Gigafactory

Elon Musk is venturing headfirst into the battery business. Here’s why it might be his boldest bet yet.<p>Elon Musk walks briskly onto the stage as hard rock blasts in the background. The guitar riff, which sounds like entrance music suitable for a professional wrestler or a minor-league cleanup …

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The Silicon Valley Suicides

Why are so many kids with bright prospects killing themselves in Palo Alto?<p><i>The air shrieks, and life stops. First, from far away, comes a high whine like angry insects swarming, and then a trampling, like a herd moving through. The kids on their bikes who pass by the Caltrain crossing are eager to</i> …

The Oxford online dictionary’s “word of the year” isn’t even a word

Sometimes, an emoji is the best way to describe how you’re feeling.<p>Oxford Dictionaries thinks so. For the first time, it has chosen an emoji as its Word of the Year. The organization said the “face with tears of joy” symbol (or  to you and me) was selected as the “word” that best captured the …

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Obama's Bill Simmons interview: Trump, smoking and Aaron Rodgers

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a wide-ranging sitdown with former ESPN writer and editor Bill Simmons, President Barack Obama in an interview published Tuesday spoke candidly about his errors, triumphs and using the Secret Service to keep tabs on his eldest daughter Malia's admirers.<p>No dates have come through the …

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