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Google's New Flight Search Could Save You Thousands Of Dollars On Airfare

Sites like Orbitz, Travelocity, and Priceline wowed tourists and businesses alike with low prices and flashy features.<p>While online travel booking became the norm, the do-it-yourself novelty quickly faded into a hellscape of kitschy commercials, obscure policies, and redundant searches. The …

Cedar Rapids

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Kerry urges lawmakers to reject new Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry urged members of Congress Tuesday not to pursue tougher sanctions against Iran that some lawmakers say would help ensure the interim deal signed last month leads to a final one that keeps Iran's nuclear program peaceful.<p>"Believe me, we are all skeptical," …

The secrets of the world's happiest cities

What makes a city a great place to live – your commute, property prices or good conversation?<p>Check out theguardian.com/cities: a new website devoted to the future of cities all over the world<p>Two bodyguards trotted behind Enrique Peñalosa, their pistols jostling in holsters. There was nothing …

An exclusive interview with Bill Gates

Bill Gates describes himself as a technocrat. But he does not believe that technology will save the world. Or, to be more precise, he does not …

Peter Diamandis

Why My Kids Are NOT the Center of My World

Wait, what did she say? Yeah, you read that right.<p>This blog post is a bit of a rant and it's a bit all over the place. My kids are NOT the center of …

The Myth of 'I'm Bad at Math'

Basic ability in the subject isn't the product of good genes, but hard work.<p>“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, …

Dan Byles MP: UK Politicians Fuel the Myth that Government Can Control Energy Market

Energy policy is once again dominating the news this week with debate over rising prices, the interventions from Ed Miliband and John Major, and the …

Green Economy

Don't Ask Hillary Clinton About Abortion If You Can't Handle Her Answer

I challenged hackers to investigate me and what they found out is chilling

It’s my first class of the semester at New York University. I’m discussing the evils of plagiarism and falsifying sources with 11 graduate journalism …

Security

The ocean is broken

Ivan Macfadyen aboard the Funnel Web. Picture by Max Mason-Hubers<p>IT was the silence that made this voyage different from all of those before it.<p>Not …

Big Data Warning: There Will Be Many Job Casualties!

The ‘Big Data tsunami’ is coming at us with unstoppable force. Across the world, we generate new data at a frightening rate. In fact, the same amount …

Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and the New Heroic American Capitalism

Last Monday, Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, spent $250 million of his many billions to buy <i>The Washington Post</i>. Yesterday, in a strangely synchronous bookend, Elon Musk, one of the founders of PayPal, published his vision for the future of mass transportation -- the instantly famous Hyperloop -- …