Michele Farr

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Boehner's Departure Won't Make Congress Better, But It Could Make It Worse

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner may be able to leave office on a high note after meeting the pope and potentially averting another government shutdown. But his abrupt departure has many on Capitol Hill fearing it will leave Congress an even worse, more gridlocked institution.<p>“I'm ... not …

A song of the city

Jaime Lerner reinvented urban space in his native Curitiba, Brazil. Along the way, he changed the way city planners worldwide see what's possible in …

Bitcoin. Sweat. Tide. Meet the future of branded currency.

Currency -- the bills and coins you carry in your wallet and in your bank account -- is founded on marketing, on the belief that banks and …


How the NSA betrayed the world's trust -- time to act

Recent events have highlighted, underlined and bolded the fact that the United States is performing blanket surveillance on any foreigner whose data …


Government surveillance — this is just the beginning

Privacy researcher Christopher Soghoian sees the landscape of government surveillance shifting beneath our feet, as an industry grows to support …


The "bottom billion"

Around the world right now, one billion people are trapped in poor or failing countries. How can we help them? Economist Paul Collier lays out a …


A new vision for rebuilding Detroit

Once the powerhouse of America's industrial might, Detroit is more recently known in the popular imagination as a fabulous ruin, crumbling and …


Does the media have a "duty of care"?

In this thoughtful talk, David Puttnam asks a big question about the media: Does it have a moral imperative to create informed citizens, to support …


The 3 agencies with the power to make or break economies

The way we rate national economies is all wrong, says rating agency reformer Annette Heuser. With mysterious and obscure methods, three private …


California Senate does about face; "Kill switch" bill approved

After revising the cell phone kill-switch bill that was rejected at the end of April, it appears that the California Senate has approved the …

The Untold Story Of Larry Page's Incredible Comeback

One day in July 2001, Larry Page decided to fire Google’s project managers. All of them.<p>It was just five years since Page, then a 22-year-old …

Silicon Valley

Why America’s fired up about hemp

The once-maligned cannabis plant could herald an agricultural revolution, author Doug Fine tells Salon<p>Hemp: It's not just for health food smoothies and hippie clothing. The unintended victim of the United States' prohibition on cannabis -- it got swept up in the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 and is now …

Science Jokes From Our Twitter Followers

Check out some of our favorite science jokes.<p>On Monday, we asked our Twitter followers, "What's your favorite science joke?" The nerds delivered. Here are our favorite science jokes, organized by subject.<p>Chemistry<p>@PopSci I was going to tell a joke about sodium, but Na.— Ian Haygreen (@IanHaygreen) …

Higgs Boson

Billy Connolly and Michael Caine on Parkinson from Mullis Partners

Billy Connolly Tells Just About the Funniest Story Ever

Funniest Joke I Ever Heard 1984 George Burns

Funniest Joke I Ever Heard Show 2 Victor Borge

Funniest Joke I Ever Heard 1984 Jack Lemmon

Funniest Joke I Ever Heard 1984 Jimmy Stewart


Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin funniest clip

Peter Sellers - RARE interview - Parkinson - '74

Helen Mirren - Interview with Michael Parkinson Part2