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The danger of silence | Clint Smith

Eric Liu: Why ordinary people need to understand power

Talithia Williams: Own your body's data

Margaret Gould Stewart: How giant websites design for you (and a billion others, too)

Shih Chieh Huang: Sculptures that'd be at home at the bottom of the ocean

Where do companies like Rakuten, Alibaba, and Youtube find translators? Gengo. (#StartupAsia preview)

Founded in 2008 by Robert Laing and Matthew Romaine, Gengo‘s network of more than 11,000 translators have translated more than 225 million words for …

Lorrie Faith Cranor: What's wrong with your pa$$w0rd?

Which country does the most good for the world? | Simon Anholt

Why I love a country that once betrayed me | George Takei

China is reportedly thinking about building a bullet train that reaches America

China already has the world’s longest high-speed rail network. And the country aims to more than double the amount of high-speed railway by 2015 from the existing 10,000 km (6,000 miles) to 19,000 km—and eventually 25,000km by 2020. Officials want to build everything from an undersea railway tunnel …

Make This Playlist and Have the Best Sex Ever

Seduce her with these sensual jams<p>Want to turn a late-night cocktail into an all-night encore? Concoct a sexy playlist. Let William "Fuzzy" West, director of special projects at streaming service Beats Music, show how it's done.<p><b>RELATED VIDEO:</b><p><b>1. Begin with Audio Foreplay</b><br>Start with a sexy bass …

Comics that ask "what if?" | Randall Munroe

How to rob a bank (from the inside, that is) | William Black

Stanley McChrystal: The military case for sharing knowledge

The smelly mystery of the human pheromone | Tristram Wyatt

Andrew Bastawrous: Get your next eye exam on a smartphone

Gavin Schmidt: The emergent patterns of climate change

James Patten: The best computer interface? Maybe ... your hands

Sarah Lewis: Embrace the near win

Why I must come out | Geena Rocero

Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we've done... | Bill and Melinda Gates

a16z Podcast: China and Tech

Del Harvey: The strangeness of scale at Twitter

Jinha Lee: Reach into the computer and grab a pixel

What will future jobs look like? | Andrew McAfee

Michael Archer: How we'll resurrect the gastric brooding frog, the Tasmanian tiger