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Rare Maps Show Life in Hong Kong's Vice-Filled 'Walled City'

The infamous, secret city was a hotbed of temptation and violence that most refused to enter—even after the walls came down.<p>The Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong looks like a beehive, with cramped quarters stacked haphazardly on top of one another. It grew up organically, clearly constructed without …

NASA Should Have Put a Ring on Orbit

Nineteen professors were given 10 weeks to design an off-Earth colony. Here's what they came up with.<p>In the summer of 1975, at the behest of NASA, a group of professors, volunteers, and students at Stanford University spent 10 weeks imagining what human colonization of space would look like and …

Fixing Broken Government: Put Humans in Charge

A decades-long obsession with writing excessively detailed laws had made it impossible for real people to get anything done.<p>The Veterans Affairs scandal of falsified waiting lists is the latest of a never-ending stream of government ineptitude. Every season brings a new headline of failures: the …

Living Simply in a Dumpster

One professor left his home for a 36-square-foot open-air box, and he is happier for it. How much does a person really need?<p>Tucked behind the women’s residence halls in a back corner of Huston-Tillotson University’s campus in Austin, Texas, sits a green dumpster. Were it not for the sliding pitched …

The secret to acing exams

In tests that offer a choice of answers, you can exploit hidden patterns to get full marks if you know how, says William Poundstone.<p>Our fates in school and beyond are decided by pop quizzes, final exams, drivers’ exams, and professional exams. Many are true-or-false, or multiple-choice. If you get …

Mathematics

MIT Ranked the Best University in the World

Want bragging rights? Go to MIT. Want a job after you graduate? Go to Oxford or Cambridge. Those are some of the findings of a new ranking of global universities, released Tuesday. Six of the 10 top universities were American, with MIT taking top honors, and the remaining four British, the QS World …

Space Station's '42' Crew Links Expedition to 'Hitchhiker's Guide'

What do astronauts and cosmonauts, a towel and a paranoid android have in common?<p>The answer is 42.<p>The International Space Station's Expedition 42 …

Space Exploration

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Absolutely Stunning 3-D View of a Cosmic Cloud

To call Finnish astrophotographer J-P Metsävainio a magician is definitely not an exaggeration! Take a look at his latest handiwork, this amazing 3-D …

10 Easy Ways To Optimize Your Music Practice

Last summer, we published a week-long series called "The Young Person's Guide to Making Music" in collaboration with our colleagues at the radio program <i>From The Top</i>. The idea was to provide guidance and suggestions for parents and kids just starting out in music, with ideas for everything from …