Alex Johnson

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The Watch With A Real-Time Solar System Inside

This is Van Cleef & Arpels' $245,000 <i>*coughing up tuna salad on rye*</i> Complication Poétique Midnight Planétarium, a watch with a 369-piece movement …

Should Math Really Be A Required Subject?

The novelist Nicholson Baker makes a case against algebra<p>Nicholson Baker hates math.* The novelist and nonfiction writer spends almost eight pages of this month's <i>Harper's Magazine</i> making the case that compulsory algebra courses in American education are at best, wrongheaded, and at worst, downright …

Why Do We Get Bored?

Samsung Reportedly Introducing Galaxy Gear Android Smartphone Wristwatch In September

What’s weird about reporting on the potential introduction of smartphone watches is that they actually aren’t anything new – every few years it seems some OEM comes up with a wrist-mounted phone that makes for an interesting demo but doesn’t go anywhere, like the LG GD910, for instance, the talk of …

Evolution Punishes Selfish People, Game Theory Study Says

How long can you get ahead by screwing other people over?<p>Contrary to our Darwinian inclinations, evolution may not be as dog-eat-dog of a world as we thought it was. The selfish can survive for a while, but according to new game theory research, long-term survival requires cooperation.<p>Game …

US to begin processing visa applications equally for married same-sex couples

The US will begin processing visa applications from same-sex married couples in the same manner as heterosexual spouses, secretary of state John Kerry confirmed on Friday, bringing full equality to the country's immigration system for the first time.<p>The announcement, made at the US embassy in …