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Another “missing” component could revolutionize electronics - MIT Technology Review

Back in 1971, Leon Chua, a young electronics engineer at the University of California, Berkeley, began working on a fundamental mathematical …


What is obstruction of justice?

CNN legal analyst Danny Cevallos explains what obstruction of justice is.


Bill Gates Has Seven Predictions for the Future

Bill Gates has been almost prophetic in his past predictions: his 1999 list was hauntingly accurate, foreseeing the advent of price comparison …

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

5 theme examples: How to develop story themes

The recurring ideas or broad themes of books give variety, depth and a sense of unity or cohesion. Theme examples from literature show us how authors …


Want to chat with Shakespeare? AI bots will soon allow us to talk to the dead

Imagine debating the interpretation of a Shakespearean sonnet and being able to clarify its meaning with the bard himself. Or sitting in history class and being able to ask George Washington questions about the Constitution, no soul-conjuring witchcraft required.<p>In the next decade, advancing AI …

Augmented Reality

A woman’s pioneering exoskeleton technology could allow paralyzed people to move again

There weren’t many role models for Sam Huynh when she was growing up in Belen, New Mexico. In fact, except for a howling freight train and the surrounding desert mountains, there wasn’t much of anything in the town of 7,000 people.<p>But as a wildly imaginative and ambitious kid, Sam never had any …


Drop Out and Get Schooled: 4 Bad Reasons to Go to College

Are you going to college because it's right for you or because others say you should?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is an excerpt from Entrepreneur partner Patrick Bet-David's new book,</i> Drop Out and Get Schooled.<p>In most homes, we are told to go to college …

College & University

Most colleges enroll students who aren’t prepared for higher education

BALTIMORE — The vast majority of public two- and four-year colleges report enrolling students – more than half a million of them–who are not ready …

Higher Education

The people who need very little sleep

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

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