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The Truth About Google X: An Exclusive Look Behind The Secretive Lab’s Closed Doors

Space elevators, teleportation, hoverboards, and driverless cars: The top-secret Google X innovation lab opens up about what it does–and how it thinks.<p>Astro Teller is sharing a story about something bad. Or maybe it’s something good. At Google X, it’s sometimes hard to know the difference.<p>Teller is …

How to go completely paperless with iOS

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>There are some obvious first steps one can take to cut down on the amount of paper used on a day-to-day basis if you’re an …

Competitive Ruling Will Bring New Generation Of Swiss-Made Smartwatches

The Swatch Group has long been the primary movement supplier to the majority of Swiss (and non-Swiss) watch manufacturers. These movements — essentially the guts of the watch — have powered 60 percent of the world’s watches in the past decade. That’s about to end.<p>WEKO, the Swiss competition …

Why Are Swedish Students Falling Behind?

The triennial study by the OECD, a think-tank, measures the reading, maths and science proficiency of 15-year-olds. In the first study, in 2000, Swedish pupils performed a lot better than those in most other countries. But even as the country's schools inspired imitators elsewhere, their results …

What’s Really Obstructing Obamacare? GOP Resisters

Republicans at all levels of government have put up roadblocks to undermine the Affordable Care Act rollout. It’s an orchestrated resistance with …

5 reasons Obama shouldn’t have trusted the insurance industry

<b>(Reuters/Jessica Gow)</b><p>Conservatives forget this, but the template for the ACA was written by the healthcare industry for the GOP<p>Steven Rosenfeld<p>November 2, 2013 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>President Obama has become the health insurance industry’s top salesperson. …

Point This Magical Scanner At Your Food And It Will Count The Calories

The TellSpec could be the missing link for people watching their weight or trying to avoid certain ingredients–if its creators can manage to bring it to the market.<p>Today there are wearable trackers available for just about every move you make and step you take. Almost. If there’s a missing link, …

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These Big-Eyed Fish Are Vacuuming Up Our Plastic Pollution At Night

We can’t find as much plastic in the ocean as there should be. It’s still in the ocean–it’s just hiding in the guts of the lanternfish.<p>Much of the plastic we produce on land ends up contaminating the sea. But when researchers went searching for a global picture of all the plastics stuck swirling …

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