U.S. taxpayers have spent billions of dollars subsidizing chemically treated refined coal, but a Reuters analysis of EPA data shows that the power plants burning it often pump out more smog, not less.
It takes 133 pages to lay out all the procedures for the former president's state funeral on Wednesday. When former President George H.W. Bush is laid to rest Thursday afternoon at his presidential library
Businesses have to figure this out regularly. We should be doing it too. There’s no shortage of advice on how to tackle the tricky business of salary and fee negotiations. What to say, and more importantly,
Are you sitting comfortably? Many people are not – and they insist that the way we’ve been going to the toilet is all wrong. By Alex Blasdel For their 27th wedding anniversary, the Breaking Bad star Bryan
Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. Don't you look at rich people and find too many of them, well, dull? Don't you listen to rich people
Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes little
Explainer By creating atoms within atoms, the new research marks an exciting time in quantum physics. Crucial to the properties of matter, atoms are widely known as the building blocks of the universe.
Since as early as the 1960s, A.I. researchers have been claiming that Strong A.I. is just around the corner. But despite monumental increases in computer memory, speed, and processing power, we are no
This year the most famous road trip in the world, Route 66, celebrates its 90th anniversary. Sprawling across the USA, it truly is a life-changing experience for anyone who’s made the journey. But at miles,
Many experts argue that creative thinking requires people to challenge their preconceptions and assumptions about the way the world works. One common claim, for example, is that the mental shortcuts we
There's good reason to wish you could read faster. Not only do excellent book recommendations come out faster than you can note down the titles, more or less actually make it from cover to cover, but host
What to make of the fact “that something wonderfully strange is going on in the dimension we call reality.” “If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we from,”
Today is not the busiest day to fly in America. I repeat, today is not the busiest day to fly in America. It’s not even close. The three busiest days to fly in the US are all in the summer. In 2013, they
Researchers have gotten a lot better at understanding how the forms of letters evoke different emotional responses. One of the funniest McSweeney’s pieces you’ll ever read is a message to haters from font
You’re going to hear the question “What’s your greatest weakness?” on a job interview before long, if you haven’t already. It’s an unspeakably rude question for one person to ask another. We don’t hear
Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good But
London-based artist Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz blends modern interpretations of the classic pin-up girl with high-speed liquid photography. Founder of AurumLight Studio, Wieczorkiewicz produced this playful
It’s no surprise, under the circumstances, that a movement controlled by fundamentalist Christians would be oblivious to the very real dangers that their actions present. Fundamentalist religion is extremely
Tom Harkin (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta) “We are at one of the most dangerous points in our history” September 27, 2013 6:16pm (UTC) Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin registered his profound concern over the
The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school;
Power is a material capability. It is a possession with no intrinsic vitality of its own. It has to do with method, as opposed to purpose or ideals. It refers to sheer means, and the deployment thereof.
The Oxford English Dictionary has accepted a new definition for the word literally – and it's not the only word changing beyond recognition. It's enough to, like, make one despair It is literally the semantics