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M.T.A. Chief Calls on New York City to Give More to Help Subway System

With New York City’s transportation system in a state of crisis, the head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said on Thursday that it was time for City Hall to contribute more money to repairing and maintaining the subway system that is the lifeblood of the city.<p>In a hastily called news …

How Engineers Are Building a New Railroad Under New York City | WIRED

Workers inspect the “shock tubes” that set off blasting caps, which detonate the charges. More than 2,400 blasts have been conducted on the project. …

Fit, fit, hooray!

A CYNIC might dismiss the "quantified self" movement, whose adherents use an array of gizmos to record all aspects of their physical existence, as …

27 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

So we've pulled together the essential reading list for entrepreneurs — from our own reading, and recommendations from founders, VCs, and CEOs.<p>Are there any other important books you think should've made the cut? Let us know in the comments.

Ex-Apple Employees Reveal How The Company Is So Good At Keeping Secrets

Apple, of course, is famously press shy. It's incredibly difficult to get insider news out of the company, compared to its peers.<p>The former employees range from people who joined the company in its earliest days in the 1970s to those who've dealt with it recently.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, many say …

How to Save 10-20% on Online Purchases, Every Day

I love shopping online because I can generally find a better deal (and a better selection of merchandise) than what I often find in brick-and-mortar …

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35 Scientific Concepts That Will Help You Understand The World

But in a dynamic world, new laws are constantly emerging.<p>The editors over at Edge.org asked some of the most influential thinkers in the world — including neuroscientists, physicists and mathematicians — what they believe are the most important scientific concepts of the modern era.<p>The result is …