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Google's Traffic Stop: A Crash Course In Self-Driving Concerns

Google's self-driving car is seeming more and more human. And like the rest of us, it's subject to traffic stops.<p>The head of Google's rapid rollout lab, David Weekly, tweeted a photo Thursday of the prototypical car stopped by a motorcycle officer. Apparently, the vehicle was going too slowly in a …

Autonomous Cars

Why do we still not know what’s inside the pyramids?

With their hidden chambers, the pyramids of Giza have yet to reveal all their secrets – how is that possible?<p>“At last have made wonderful discovery in Valley; a magnificent tomb with seals intact recovered same for your arrival congratulations,” scribbled Howard Carter in a hurriedly written …

Archaeology

The 10 Best Countries In The World For Living Abroad

Ever think of moving abroad? Leaving your whole life behind for an island paradise or a vibrant city halfway around the world might sound like a dream, but for millions of expatriates, life abroad is a reality. Whether it's for a job, a better quality of life, or for love, there are plenty of …

Work-life Balance

Getting Schooled On Athens

Mary Elizabeth Podles walks us through the characters and meaning of Raphael’s brilliant fresco, giving it a theological gloss:<p>Plato points to …

Leonardo Da Vinci

80 Productivity Tips From Incredibly Busy Experts

In order to make sure I’m staying as productive as possible, and actually reaching my goals, I create 90 day plans for myself. I decide what 1-3 big …

Productivity

Shakespearean Actor Brian Cox Teaches Hamlet’s Soliloquy to a 2-Year-Old Child

Perhaps you've seen Scottish actor Brian Cox in blockbuster films like <i>Braveheart</i>, <i>The Bourne Identity</i>, or <i>Troy</i>. Or, if you're lucky enough, you've seen …

Critically-Acclaimed

900 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free

<b>Barrie, JM</b> - Peter Pan - Free iTunes - Free MP3<p><b>Barrodale, Amie</b> - "William Wei" (read by James Franco) - Free MP3<p><b>Barthelme, Donald</b> - “Chablis” (read …

Literature

Chimpanzees Take a Huge Step Toward (Some) Human Rights

According to a New York judge, two chimpanzees now have a right that until Monday was reserved for humans. The chimps, used in research at Stony …

The Trials of John Roberts

Supreme Court cases on gay marriage and the Affordable Care Act test the chief justice's commitment to judicial restraint.<p>When Chief Justice John Roberts prepared to decide the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act in 2012, he faced a moment of truth. In an interview for this magazine in …

Affordable Care Act

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Should California Spend 4 Billion Gallons to Save a Few Fish?

In the the heart of California's drought-parched Central Valley, fruit and vegetable supplier to the nation, a water district is defying a federal …

A History of Ideas: Animated Videos Explain Theories of Simone de Beauvoir, Edmund Burke & Other Philosophers

The UK’s Open University has become a dependable source of very short, online video introductions to all sorts of things, from weighty subjects like …

The Feynman Lectures on Physics, The Most Popular Physics Book Ever Written, Now Completely Online

Last fall, we let you know that Caltech and The Feynman Lectures Website joined forces to create an online edition of <i>The Feynman Lectures on Physics</i>. …

A Tour through Ancient Rome in 320 C.E.

Rijksmuseum Digitizes & Makes Free Online 309,000 Works of Art, Masterpieces Included!

We all found it impressive when Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum put up 125,000 Dutch works of art online. "Users can explore the entire collection, which is …

Amsterdam

Buddhism 101: A Short Introductory Lecture by Jorge Luis Borges

In 1977, erudite Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges delivered a series of seven lectures in Buenos Aires on a variety of topics, including Dante’s</i> …

800 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices

<b>Dickinson, Emily</b> - Poems<p><b>Didion, Joan</b> - 12 Masterful Essays<p><b>Dostoevsky, Fyodor -</b> A Raw Youth (Translated by Constance Garnett)<p><b>Dostoevsky, Fyodor</b> - …

Why Is English Spelling So Weird?

5306900503001<p>English spelling might seem crazy and unfair, but there are reasons for how it got to be that way. Here is the brief history, in words …

12 Things You Didn't Know About 'The Thinker'

Few sculptures are as iconic as Auguste Rodin's <i>The Thinker</i>. Even if you think you know all there is to this contemplative carving, we'd wager there …

Research by academics in Texas 'strongly' suggests disputed play was written by William Shakespeare

The original authorship of the 18th-century play Double Falsehood has long been debated. Does new research have the answer?<p>Research by a team of academics from the University of Texas 'strongly' suggests that William Shakespeare did indeed write Double Falsehood. We assess the evidence.<p>What is …

Why Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates Are Terrified of Artificial Intelligence

Stephen Hawking. Bill Gates. Elon Musk. When the world's biggest brains are lining up to warn us about something that will soon end life as we know it -- but it all sounds like a tired sci-fi trope -- what are we supposed to think?<p>In the last year, artificial intelligence has come under …

Artificial Intelligence

An Interactive Map of Shakespeare's London

The project brings 16th century London into the present.<p>References to cities often make an appearance in Shakespeare's poems and plays. Quick case in point, here's a line from <i>The Comedy of Errors</i><i>:</i><p><i>Farewell till then: I will go lose myself</i><p>To understand these references and truly appreciate The Bard's …

The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List by The Observer

Alonso Quixano, a retired country gentleman in his fifties, lives in an unnamed section of La Mancha with his niece and a housekeeper. He has become …

10 Simple Steps to Improve Productivity | Inc.com

The thought of increasing efficiency and productivity can conjure up images of someone with a stopwatch, timing each task with a close eye. Henry Ford initially used the talents of an efficiency specialist to build vehicles more economically and faster. What resulted included the assembly line, in …

Time Management

The Science Behind Motivation

Being motivated is a key part of being successful as an entrepreneur, and as such, it’s a subject that’s always fascinated me. Motivation comes from vision, goal setting, and celebrating small successes, but there’s more to it – there’s actually a science behind motivation.<p>Psychology – Why is …

Will Power

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Anna Clendening: Nervous Singer Delivers Stunning "Hallelujah" Cover - America's Got Talent 2014