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The most important books for economists aren’t academic ones

As a researcher, I study how economic theory can be used to promote development. Like most economists, I’m fascinated by the complex problems the discipline tries to solve. As the daughter of a literature professor, I also grew up listening to stories. There is an important link between the two …

A growing number of people think their job is useless. Time to rethink the meaning of work

A great deal has been written in recent years about the perils of automation. With predicted mass unemployment, declining wages, and increasing …

[PICS] First Look at the Corvette Factory’s New Assembly Line

This week the National Corvette Museum hosted a meeting of the NCM Ambassadors. These are people from various organizations and Corvette clubs who …

Report: Security Flaw Lets Hackers Snoop on 76 iPhone Apps

Only sending sensitive data over a cellular connection should reduce your risk, according to a security expert.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, …

The State of the Early Universe

BICEP2 was an <i>amazingly successful experiment</i>, performed by some incredibly talented and dedicated scientists. They measured B-modes in the sky at an …

The Cosmological Limits of Information Storage

An important part of long-term thinking is the never-ending search for very long-lived methods of information storage. A perfect, eternal storage …

Stephen Hawking Is Working on a New Theory of Everything, Based on Gravitational Waves

Stephen Hawking has proven in the recent past that <b>all things in space and time can be explained.</b> Facts about our existence and how nothing became …

These Mind-Blowing New Images From NASA Reveal The Invisible Universe

The mind-blowing images below show us wispy remnants of stars that exploded long ago and distant galaxies with energetic supermassive black holes at their centers.<p>What makes this set so interesting is that some of these distant cosmological marvels are invisible to the human eye. In order to create …

Scientists abandon highly publicized claim about cosmic discovery; new results cast doubt

Scientists who made headlines last March by announcing that they'd found long-sought evidence about the early universe are now abandoning that claim.<p>New data show that their cosmic observations no longer back up that conclusion, they say.<p>The original announcement caused a sensation because it …

Cosmology in the 21st Century (Synopsis)

<i>“Every generation of physicists solves some old puzzles and finds some new ones.” –</i>Dr. Kendrick Smith<p>A century ago, no one could have envisioned the …

What is Dark Matter?

Roughly 80 percent of the mass of the universe is made up of material that scientists cannot directly observe. Known as dark matter, this bizarre …

The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time by Roberto Mangabeira Unger and Lee Smolin – review

In March 1955, about a month before his own death, Albert Einstein sent a letter to the family of his recently deceased friend Michele Besso. “Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me,” he wrote. “That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the …

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Porsche planning Cayman GT4, 700-hp Turbo S e-Hybrids

The old wisdom when it came to the Porsche lineup was that the Boxster and Cayman needed to be kept in line so as not to encroach on even the lower end of the 911 range. But with the latest versions of the compact roadster and coupe, that logic has gone out the window. Especially with the …

LaFerrari, McLaren P1, Porsche 918: we've driven the lot. Hate us, then read our verdict http://www.TOPGEAR.com/uk/photos/laferrari-vs-mclaren-p1-vs-porsche-918-2014-05-02

Thought the LaFerrari couldn't get any faster? Wrong. There's a yet-quicker 'XX' planned… with an F1-spec V6 turbo engine http://www.TOPGEAR.com/uk/car-news/the-laferrari-xx-is-coming-2014-04-29

How to Increase Fuel Economy

2013 Ferrari F12berlinetta - First Drive Review - CAR and DRIVER

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray / Z51 Revealed @ 2013 Detroit Auto Show - CAR and DRIVER

Spyker B6 Venator Spyder Concept - Up Close @ Pebble Beach - CAR and DRIVER

2015 Porsche Boxster GTS: A Bargain, in Porsche Speak

Spend 10 grand on appearances, get 15 more horses free.<p>Come summer, it’ll be discount central at your local Porsche dealer. The factory is bolting its finest speed-making equipment to the Boxster to add another GTS model to its arsenal, which is a fancy way for Porsche to throw $10,000 on the hood …

2015 Porsche Cayman GTS: 911 Performance for $10K Less

Porsche applies the go-faster formula to its junior sports cars.<p>One of Porsche’s worst kept secrets is no longer a secret, with Porsche releasing official information and pictures of its first-ever Cayman GTS model. As with the GTS versions of the Cayenne, the Carrera, the Panamera, and the …

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Future Porsche Boxsters and Caymans Will Get More Punch From Fewer Cylinders

In the future, Caymans like this and sister-model Boxsters will be available with four-cylinders.<p>Porsche’s engine downsizing strategy will bring a four-cylinder boxer engine to the next generation of its junior sports-car lineup, the Boxster and the Cayman. So said the man at the top of Porsche, …

2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe: 2014 New York Auto Show Live Photos

Mercedes-Benz’s replacement for the CL-Class, the new S-Class Coupe, made its debut last month at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Today, we have the …

2015 GMC Yukon XL / Yukon Denali XL

GMC's big brawler, in fancy and extra-fancy forms.<p>You’d think that with a nicely updated Suburban going on sale, there would be little reason to consider its similarly updated Yukon XL cousin. After all, they get essentially the same mechanical and styling upgrades. But such thinking overlooks the …

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Honda has announced a new $4,620 factory performance package for the 2013 Accord Coupe. Please, contain your excitement. More -> http://bit.ly/112OKnO