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50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

This is why Democrats lose in ‘rural’ postindustrial America

<i>This is the second of two posts. Read the first one here.</i><p>As they try to understand what happened in November 2016 in the industrial heartland, Democratic strategists are focusing on the “rural and small-town demographic.”<p>In my earlier post I suggested that voters in rural areas and small industrial …

Solar power hits new U.S. heights: utility use exceeds home panels

No matter how you measure it, 2016 was a major year for solar energy.<p>More solar-generating capacity was added last year than either natural gas or …

Microsoft open-sources its drone simulator: Now you can crash robots, self-driving cars

The simulator may offer a cheap way to generate enough data to train AI systems for autonomous vehicles.<p><i>Microsoft says its high-fidelity simulated</i> …

Hallucinations Are Far More Common Than We've Been Led to Believe, Study Suggests

If you've experienced hallucinations, you're not alone.<p>New research has found that hallucinations are far more common among the general population …

Pressure at work is leading more fathers to want to downshift, a study has found, mirroring the employment and pay problems already experienced by mothers<p>The UK risks creating a “fatherhood penalty” as an increasing number of men jettison their careers for less demanding jobs which give them more …

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