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The Many Causes of America’s Decline in Crime

A new report finds that locking up more offenders isn't making people any safer—and may even be counterproductive.<p>The dramatic rise of incarceration and the precipitous fall in crime have shaped the landscape of American criminal justice over the last two decades. Both have been unprecedented. Many …

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

Creativity

Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

Computer Hardware

You can play nearly 2,400 classic MS-DOS games for free right now

From Wolfenstein 3D to Prince of Persia, all in your browser<p>The Internet Archive is turning into one hell of an arcade. After releasing emulators so that you could play hundreds of Atari and arcade games right in your browser, the site has made its gaming library even bigger: starting now you can …

Career Spotlight: What I Do as an Aerospace Engineer

From the birth of aviation to the space age and beyond, the aerospace industry has transformed transportation, commerce, and communication. Countless …

Employment

Rosetta comet landing on course despite wake-up glitch

On Wednesday the European Space Agency will attempt a risky landing on a comet, and it seems the Philae lander wanted to catch a few extra winks of sleep before its big day.<p>Overnight, the commands were sent to wake up Philae but the robotic lander began using a backup computer rather than the main …