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This Map Shows the Ultimate U.S. Road Trip

The concept of a road trip is as American as apple pie, and yet, devising the “best” U.S. driving route is a bit of a head scratcher. Much depends on …

National Parks

Every Single Doctor Who Story, Ranked from Best to Worst

This weekend, <i>Doctor Who</i> returns, continuing a rich history of time travel and wild adventures. But which of the over 250 <i>Doctor Who</i> stories is the …

The Swiss are now at a negative interest rate due to the Russian ruble collapse

The initials “SNB” for the Switzerland’s central bank, the “Swiss National Bank” are about to become just as familiar as the initials ECB for the European Central Bank. Today, the SNB announced it would cut interest rates for banks that keep large amounts of money at the SNB to -.25%. Yes – a …

Economics

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

Quantum Physics

Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryThe Sierra Club Declared War on Pruitt—and Won Aaron Mak A tale of unintended consequences.<p>Report: Michael Cohen Secretly Recorded Trump …

I’m Just a Law: The Shutdown Cartoon

There are few things as generally well known about the political system in United States as the basic process through which a bill becomes a law—and that knowledge, at least among a couple of generations of Americans, owes a bit to civics classes, sure, but probably a good bit more to the iconic …

Bitter Scalia Leaves U.S.

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Justice Antonin Scalia dropped a bombshell on the Supreme Court today, announcing his decision to resign from the Court “effective immediately” and leave the United States forever.<p>Calling this week “by far the worst week of my life,” Justice Scalia lashed out at his …

Store charges $5 'showrooming' fee to looky-loos

Celiac Supplies, a Brisbane, Australia, store specializing in gluten-free groceries, has unveiled a shopping policy that has fired up the controversy around "showrooming," the act of checking out products in-person at a store and then going online to buy them for a lower price.<p>Celiac Supplies …

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