Filipe Fortes

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The Rule of "The Most Accessible" and how it can make you feel better

I remember when I was a kid, I watched a documentary on how to catch a monkey. Basically you dig a hole in a tree, big enough for a stretched monkey …

Ways to think about cars

Cars are going to change a lot in the next few decades. Electricity on one hand and software on the other change what a car is, how it gets made and …

Driverless Cars

The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

Education Policy

The Container Ship Tourism Industry

Robert Rieffel was strolling with his wife and friends along River Street in Savannah, Georgia, a touristy corridor filled with trinket shops and …


Does Puerto Rico <i>Really</i> Want to be the 51st State?

It’s easy to feel like everything’s swell in San Juan. Driving through the neighborhoods of the Puerto Rican capital -- touristy Old San Juan, with …

Latin America

How the NBA learned to stop worrying and love the bomb

<i>Editor's note: This story originally ran on June 3, 2015.</i><p>LeBron James is one of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen.<p>The body of an NFL …

Rick Pitino

MarI/O - Machine Learning for Video Games

The Shadow in the Darkness: A guide dogs story

This Swiss Lawyer Is Helping Governments Get Rich Off Selling Passports

In 2006, the tiny Caribbean state of St. Kitts and Nevis was in deep trouble. Its sugar plantations had closed a year earlier, gang violence had …