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Break up Google

There are several ways to carve up Alphabet, the holding company of which Google is by far the largest and most important piece.<p>The particular lines …

Google Search

The Era of Quantum Computing Is Here. Outlook: Cloudy

Quantum computers should soon be able to beat classical computers at certain basic tasks. But before they’re truly powerful, researchers have to …

Quantum Computing

Here’s What Has to Happen for Puerto Rico to Recover After Maria

Only a few days after heaving a collective sigh of relief when Hurricane Irma narrowly skirted Puerto Rico, the U.S. territory has suffered its worst …

To be a creativity machine, arrange your time and tasks according to these seven categories

Art is hard. Creative insights are hard to predict, and just when it gets difficult, your mind immediately jumps to a distraction: something easier to do, an excuse, a scapegoat.<p>To get the most out of your creative energy, carve out space for creative work. To make that space, you need to make …

Creativity

How We Killed Expertise

(And why we need it back.)<p><b>Average Americans have never much liked</b> eggheads. That’s not a bad thing in itself: Americans are a skeptical but level-headed people—or were until recently—whose common sense and ingenuity allowed their nation to achieve great heights in science, diplomacy and the arts, …

Political Science

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Purple America Has All But Disappeared

Counties are increasingly super red or super blue, with less and less in between.<p>President Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton was among the …

Can Millennials Save the Democratic Party?

The 2020 election is projected to mark the first time in more than 40 years that baby boomers aren’t the largest generation of eligible voters.<p>Facing a bleak electoral landscape after 2016, the brightest spot for Democrats may be President Trump’s continued weakness with members of the Millennial …

Demographics

Trump Begins to Map Out $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

President suggests 90-day deadline for states to start projects; expresses interest in high-speed rail and spectrum auction<p>WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump pushed his White House team on Wednesday to craft a plan for $1 trillion in infrastructure spending that would pressure states to streamline …

Donald Trump

President Trump's Allies Keep Talking About the 'Deep State.' What's That?

A far-right website loyal to Donald Trump says a so-called “Deep State” is the force behind a “covert resistance” to the new President. White House …

America’s First All-Renewable-Energy City

Burlington's decades-long commitment to sustainability has paid off with cheap electricity—and some pretty great homegrown food.<p>To understand what makes Burlington unlike almost any other city in America when it comes to the power it consumes, it helps to look inside the train that rolls into town …

Renewable Energy

Inside Uber's Plan to Take Over the Skies With Flying Cars

In less than a decade, Uber has redefined the idea of flexible labor and gutted the American taxi industry. The company launched a fleet of …

Transportation

The 11 Best Audiobooks To Listen To Right Now

It’s lit<p>There's plenty of things we remember fondly from our childhood, but high up on that list is when we used to lie in our bed at night and have our father tell us stories. Sometimes he would make them up, other times he would read to us. All those times, it was one of the highlights of our …

Audiobooks

8 Secrets of Great Communicators

Great communication skills are a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Here are eight proven strategies that will improve yours today.<p>When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we …

Articles about grid prefab combines open plan living rugged durability on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Tasmania, an eco-conscious architect builds a vacation home that can stand up to an untamed island.<p>Two families live large and comfortably in this beautiful, self-sufficient prefab in rural Australia.<p>French designer Benoit Challand designs a cubicle-based font that dares you to rearrange the …

Four overlapping shipping containers make a charming multi- terraced house in Indonesia

1/7<p>Atelier Riri container house<p>The modern Container for Urban Living challenged designers Atelier Riri to repurpose four shipping containers while …

perFORM 2015 competition winner redefines net-zero urban living

Winners of this year's perFORM Building Design competition have been announced, with the best entries showcasing a wide array of active and passive …

Dwell Development's outstanding zero-energy Emerald Star home in Seattle is almost entirely reclaimed

This daylit home built using state-of-the-art green technology and reclaimed materials promises to become the first Built Green Emerald …

Osama Bin Laden’s eclectic and paranoid collection of books

The US has declassified and released a collection of the documents that Navy SEALs recovered during the 2011 raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan that ended in the Al Qaeda leader’s death. The declassified letters, books, articles, and technical documents certainly a suggest a …

Here's How We'll Terraform Mars With Microbes

Gary King, a microbiologist at LSU who studies the most extreme organisms on Earth, can't help but wonder whether our planet's toughest microbes could change the face of Mars<p>Back in April, NASA's Curiosity rover found evidence ofliquid water on Mars. Still, this is no life-friendly oasis: The water …

Planetary Habitability

16 Modern Poets You Need to Know About

Chances are the last time you discovered a new favorite poet, you were sitting in fourth period English waiting for the lunch bell to ring. Even if you went on to study literature in college, those “contemporary” poets were probably born around the mid-twentieth century. While we love classic …

Literature

7 of the raddest outdoor adventures in Idaho

1. Paragliding off the top of Baldy<p>There’s a famous saying in the ski community of Sun Valley that goes, “The higher you get, the higher you get.” …

Tesla jolts future of energy with new home battery

Tesla

Reuters poll - Asia currencies seen pinned down as Fed readies to hike rates | Reuters

(Reuters) - Emerging Asian currencies are seen likely to weaken against the dollar over the coming year on expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will start hiking interest rates, although any losses are likely to be limited, a Reuters poll found.<p>A street side restaurant owner holds a bundle of …

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …