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The 10 Most Popular 'Fresh Air' Interviews Of 2017

In 2017, <i>Fresh Air</i> marked 30 years as anationally syndicated, daily radio program by doing what it does best: more in-depth interviews.<p>This year's guests included journalists, late night hosts, notable authors, political movers and shakers and an FBI profiler — not to mention the multitalented …

The White House

The Most Impressive Thing About All 50 States

Every state in the Union has something to boast about. From their famous food to historic achievements, here are some of our favorites.<p>1. ALABAMA<p>The</i> …

16 giant infrastructure projects that could reshape the world

Take the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, which will link three major Chinese cities in the country's quest to bring 42 million people together. Or Norway's plan to build the world's first fully-submerged floating tunnel to cut travel times between fjords in half.<p>Those efforts and many others …

Skyscrapers

20+ of the most beautiful places in Italy

IF THERE IS ONE COUNTRY that has so many beautiful spots that it just seems like it’s bragging, it’s Italy. Roughly the size of Arizona, the Italian …

Italy

The 9 most popular computer languages, according to the Facebook for programmers

It has even been called the "Facebook for programmers," with lots of Silicon Valley firms requiring job applicants to include their GitHub profile right alongside their résumé.<p>That means GitHub is a great place to gauge which of the world's many thousands of programming languages are the most …

Programming Languages

The Best Places to Find WordPress Jobs and Build Your Career

If you’ve been working with WordPress for a while, maybe as a hobby or to develop your own website, and have developed some solid WordPress skills, …

Employment

OMGFacts

These are all of Google's weird science projects we know about

Just today, Google founder Larry Page announced the founding of Sidewalk Labs, a spin-off from the search giant with a mandate to make cities a better place to live.<p>It's not Google's first big idea with a long-term vision. Not by a longshot...or a moonshot.

Google Glass

10 Bucket List Activities for the Great American Adventurer

Sponsored<p>And gear to help you conquer all<p>Gore Tex<p>If you've been keeping your potential on a short leash, it's time to let it loose with this anything but run-of-the-mill bucket list. We've got the extreme sports, destinations and gear to help you excel. With the right skills, motivation and mettle, …

15 qualities to look for when hiring a front-end developer

Front-end developers have to bring a range of talent to the table, from a knack for technical detail to a broad understanding of user experience and …

UX Design

Paul Ford: What Is Code? | Bloomberg

Remember Netscape, the first huge commercial Web browser? In 1995, as Java was blooming, Netscape was resolving a problem. It displayed Web pages …

JavaScript

The surprising downsides of being drop dead gorgeous

Good looks can get you far in life, but psychologists say there are unrecognised pitfalls for the beautiful. David Robson reports.<p>Can you be too beautiful? It is hardly a problem that most of us have to contemplate – as much as we might like to dream that it were the case.<p>Yet the blessings and …

Psychology

20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.

This Throwable Computer Teaches Kids How To Code

Hackaball gives kids the power to program their own games, and takes coding outside.<p>Coding is a great skill for kids to learn but it can be a lonely, sedentary endeavor. Hackaball, a new toy created from a partnership between the design agencies MAP and Made By Many, promises to get kids off their …

Loneliness

Learn Web Development

Front End Basics<p>A skills course designed to build your front end development skills with the help of a mentor.<p>The Way<br>It Works<p>A launch point for the …

Eiffel Tower Going Green With Two New Wind Turbines

The City of Light's green makeover touched the iconic Eiffel Tower last week as it ramped up two onsite wind turbines. These turbines are installed …

Renewable Energy

Opinion: Why Women Who Code Can Close the Wage Equality Gap

More than a week after the Academy Awards broadcast, people are still buzzing about Best Supporting Actress winner Patricia Arquette’s acceptance …

Prepare For 'The End Of College': Here's What Free Higher Ed Looks Like

A lot of parents start worrying about paying for college education soon after their child is born. After that, there's the stressful process of applying to colleges, and then, for those lucky enough to get admitted into a good college, there's college debt.<p>But author Kevin Carey argues that those …

Higher Education

Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of 'Smart Cities'

Board any city bus in Portugal's second-largest municipality, Porto, and you've got free Wi-Fi. More than 600 city buses and taxis have been fitted with wireless routers, creating what's touted as the biggest Wi-Fi-in-motionnetwork in the world.<p>The service not only provides commuters with free …

Transportation

Hello, World! Flipboard Launches on the Web

We smile when we think of 2015 as the year of our <i>Web</i> launch, but it’s here: a beautiful version of Flipboard for the desktop and a major new frontier on our quest to build the world’s best personal magazine.<p>By developing for mobile first (Flipboard was originally built for the iPad in 2010), we saw …

Ministry of Type

Responsive Logos<p>1st Jan 2015<p>Logo Design<br>• Brands and Logos<br>• Tiny Little Details<br>• Type & Typography<p>This site, Responsive Logos, is something I've had sat in …

The One Thing That Can Transform An Idea Into A Phenomenon

Do you enjoy picking groceries up in your electric car? When you get to the store, do you prefer to pay with bitcoins? Do you have solar panels on your house? If the answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you’re in the distinct minority. So much so, that a lot of people probably think you’re …

Innovation

The Fanatic Feminist Who Created ‘Monopoly’

The famous boardgame has an equally famous origin myth—poor Depression dad creates game for family—but it turns out the truth is more tortured, and …

Board Games

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Alice In Wonderland

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope calculation. According to US social security data, he says, the probability of a 25-year-old dying before their 26th birthday is 0.1%. If we could keep that risk constant throughout life instead …

Peter Thiel

Alan Turing, Digital Pioneer

George Dyson, the science historian and author of <i>Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe</i>, explains how Turing's research led to our …

Alan Turing

House of Cards Becomes a Workplace Drama in Season 3, With Mixed Results

The third season of the political thriller, which drops on Netflix on February 27, is still engaging, if a little less exciting.<p>Last year, I learned my lesson about judging a <i>House of Cards</i> season too quickly. Based on the first four episodes, Season 2 seemed like a borderline campy trifle, arch and …

TV

Secrets of a power marriage: The Disraelis were the Clintons of their time

The story of a great Victorian statesman and his rich, vulgar wife offers clues to the world’s strangest romances<p>It's not exactly a love story, "Mr. And Mrs. Disraeli: A Strange Romance," the new dual biography by British writer Daisy Hay, or at least not in any conventional sense of the word. He …

Literature

Google Ups Free Music Storage to 50,000 Songs

Whether you stream, download, rip or only listen to podcasts, there's a good chance you have anywhere from a handful to tens of thousands of MP3s and other songs cluttering a hard drive somewhere. If you're looking for a good way to back them up without spending a dime, Google Music just got a big …

Google Play

Stephen King on Writing: Throw Out Your Thesaurus

The super-prolific Stephen King has doled out lots of advice for budding writers, including the recommendation to cut down your text. Here's another: …

Creative Writing