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The terrifying “smart” city of the future

Cities across the country are implementing smart technologies — with grave implications for our personal freedoms<p>Imagine a world without waste. A place where the train always comes on time, where streets are plowed before snow even stops falling, and watchful surveillance cameras have sent rates of …

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America is one big prison: Why mass incarceration is coming home — literally

House arrests are on the rise, transforming communities of color across the country into open-air jail cells<p>On January 27th, domestic violence survivor Marissa Alexander will walk out of Florida's Duval County jail -- but she won't be free.<p>Alexander, whose case has gained some notoriety, endured …

Leo Tolstoy’s theory of everything

<b>Leo Tolstoy (Wikimedia)</b><p>Before writing some of the greatest novels in history, Tolstoy asked some of philosophy’s hardest questions<p>Irina Paperno<p>January 11, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “’Who, What Am I?': Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self”<p>Tolstoy’s first diary, started on March 17, 1847, at …

9 Priceless Secrets Discovered About the Brilliant World of Ancient Nubia

<b>Nubia: Land of the Bow and the Most Famous Archers in the World</b><p>Nubian hunters and warriors excelled as archers, and their weapon became a symbol for …

Man eats sugar-heavy diet for 60 days, receives shocking diagnosis

Following in the footsteps of Morgan Spurlock, who ate only McDonald’s food for one month in the film <i>Super Size Me</i>, an Australian man has undergone a sugar-heavy diet for 60 days to explore the ingredient’s impact on his health.<p>In the upcoming <i>That Sugar Film</i>, Damon Gameau, a filmmaker and TV actor, …

The Musical Instruments Of 2214 Will Mess With Your Mind

Tyler, The Creator jests (we think) that radio will be clogged with screams, the sound of choice for musicians of the era. “Someone will create a …

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Pope brings in Catholics to explain how their marriage lasted 55 years — and their answer shocked the church

Pope Francis, cardinals and bishops from around the world have gotten an unexpected lecture on the joys of sex, from a Catholic couple brought in to …

Polar bears: Threatened species or political pawn?

Which of the following statements do you think is true?<p>A) Polar bear populations have been in decline for some time; or B) Polar bear populations are …

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The Impulse Society and our obsession with instant gratification

The latest book from Paul Roberts, author of The End of Oil<p><i>THE IMPULSE SOCIETY: AMERICA IN THE AGE OF INSTANT GRATIFICATION</i><p>By Paul Roberts<p><i>The Impulse</i> …

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The end of neighbours

How our increasingly closed-off lives are poisoning our politics and endangering our health<p>It’s a new day in the neighbourhood all across the Western …