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Estonia, the Digital Republic

Its government is virtual, borderless, blockchained, and secure. Has this tiny post-Soviet nation found the way of the future?<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Up the Estonian coast, a five-lane highway bends with the path of the sea, …

Europe

Cassini's Latest Pictures Of Saturn Are More Art Than Science

Saturn is big, and we mean REALLY big...<p>NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute<p>NASA's Cassini spacecraft might be collecting images for science but …

What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

When the world looks at the United States, it sees a land of exceptions: a time-tested if noisy democracy, a crusader in foreign policy, an exporter of beloved music and film.<p>But there is one quirk that consistently puzzles America’s fans and critics alike. Why, they ask, does it experience so many …

Guns

Rogue Twitter Employee Briefly Shuts Down Trump’s Account

This is the way the world ends: not with a bang but a deleted Twitter account.<p>At least, so it appeared for 11 minutes Thursday evening, when visitors to President Trump’s personal account, @realDonaldTrump, were informed that there was no such thing.<p>The error message on some devices was even more …

Donald Trump

Cassini, NASA's 13-year Saturn mission, has ended

<b>(CNN) —</b> Contact has been lost with the Cassini spacecraft after it completed a "death dive" into the upper atmosphere of Saturn and transmitted its final signal, according to NASA.<p>The spacecraft deliberately sank into Saturn's upper atmosphere at a high speed and plunged itself into the planet just …

Astronomy

How Big Business Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food

As growth slows in wealthy countries, Western food companies are aggressively expanding in developing nations, contributing to obesity and health problems.

Junk Food

6 Reasons You Really Can't Believe Anything You Read Online

Everyone knows that the media can be and is manipulated. The problem is that people assume that there's some guy like Robert De Niro's character in</i> …

5 Ethical Questions On Posting Photos Of Strangers Online

Recently, mediocre singer (but excellent future infomercial host) Michael Buble got in hot water for posting a pic he snagged of a woman in shorty …

Rooney Mara on Her Challenging New Role—And Why She Doesn’t Care What Other People Think

“I have a backpack and a small carry-on for two weeks,” Rooney Mara tells me one afternoon, after collapsing into a stiff chair at a café on the eastern flank of Manhattan’s Chinatown. She has recently arrived in New York on a red-eye out of California. In a few hours she will leave again, to …

Your Brain is Your Phone

The Human Machine: Episode 3<p>Your Brain is Your Phone<p>Smartphones are changing how we think—because they’re a part of how we think<p><b>In 370 BC, Socrates</b> …

Social Media

Why Anxiety is the Handmaiden of Creativity – ART + marketing

Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, who suffered deeply from anxiety, wrote this in his diary:<p>“My fear of life is necessary to me, as is my illness. They …

Creativity

Cassini Vanishes Into Saturn, Its Mission Celebrated and Mourned

PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, the intrepid robotic explorer of Saturn’s magnificent beauty, ended a journey of 20 years on Friday like a shooting star streaking across Saturn’s sky.<p>By design, the probe vanished into Saturn’s atmosphere, disintegrating moments after its final signal …

Astronomy

Where the River Runs Dry

The Colorado and America’s water crisis.<p>Our pilot, David Kunkel, asked me to retrieve his oxygen bottle from under my seat, and when I handed it to him he gripped the plastic breathing tube with his teeth and opened the valve. We had taken off from Boulder that morning, and were flying over Rocky …

Hiking Trail

How to Email Your Professor (without being annoying AF)

Every semester, I see the tweets and Facebook posts. My professor friends, they are annoyed. Their students do not know how to write emails, they …

Welcome, Freshmen. Look at Me When I Talk to You.

Digital technologies can enhance student learning. But they also present dangers, which we should explain to digital natives newly arrived on …

Learning

Stop. Using. Periods. Period.

Have you ever watched parents try to text with their children? One hilarious type of misunderstanding goes like this:<p>Parent: I am waiting for you in the car.Child: r u mad?Parent: I am not mad.Parent: I am telling you I am waiting.Child: what?????<p>The poor mom or dad doesn’t understand one of the …

Language

The Mystery of S., the Man with an Impossible Memory

On an April afternoon in 1929, a timid-looking man with a broad face appeared at Moscow’s Academy of Communist Education and asked to see a memory specialist. The man, who would become known in the psychological literature as S., had been sent by his boss, a section editor at a Moscow newspaper …

Literature

The Glossary of Happiness

Last summer, Tim Lomas flew from London to Orlando to attend the fourth annual congress of the International Positive Psychology Association—held, naturally, at Walt Disney World. As Lomas wandered around the event, popping in and out of various sessions, he stumbled upon a presentation by Emilia …

Language

Cassini’s Grand Finale: A Dive Between Saturn and Its Rings

The Cassini spacecraft is about to begin its great cosmic swan dive.<p>On Saturday morning, the spacecraft, which has been circling Saturn and its environs for the last 13 years, will skim over the hazes of Titan, the ringed planet’s biggest moon. Like a heavy hand, Titan’s gravity will reach out and …

Astronomy

Ramesh Krishnamurthy

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Stunning Video Depicts Cassini Spacecraft's Dramatic End

It’s almost time to say goodbye to a dear friend: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.<p>The final and most daring chapter of Cassini’s story begins on Wednesday, …

Love the Fig

The produce section of the grocery store is a botanical disaster. Most people know that a tomato is technically a fruit, but so is an eggplant, a cucumber, and a spaghetti squash. A banana, which grows from a flower with a single ovary, is actually a berry, while a strawberry, which grows from a …

Zoology

During a 1994 blackout, L.A. residents called 911 when they saw the Milky Way for the first time

More like the City of <i>Too Much</i> Light…<p>In 1994, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake rumbled through Los Angeles at 4:30 a.m. The shaking woke residents, who …