A Guide to Humans. The Hyperloop Pipe Dream. How Bitcoin Ends.

New Mexico’s Sad Bet on Space Exploration. The Known Unknowns of Plastic Pollution.

The Hyperloop Pipe Dream

What Hyperloop Transportation Technologies lacks in nuts and bolts, it more than makes up for in Hollywood flair.


When to Brush, Floss, and Swish, According to Dentists

There’s no scientific consensus on whether to brush before or after flossing. Dr. Richey says he personally does both: brush-floss-brush. But he stresses that’s not necessary, and either way is fine.


How Bitcoin Ends

Is the cryptocurrency just going to end up reenforcing the financial system it was supposed to disrupt?


China Presses Its Internet Censorship Efforts Across the Globe

Within its digital borders, China has long censored what its people read and say online. Now, it is increasingly going beyond its own online realms to police what people and companies are saying about it all over the world.


New Mexico’s Sad Bet on Space Exploration

Spaceport America was supposed to bring a thriving space industry to the southern New Mexico desert—but for now it’s a futurist tourist attraction, not an operational harbor to the cosmos.


A Guide to Humans

You are always free to choose. And not only are you free to choose, but you are obliged to choose who you are going to be, whether you realize it or not. The only question is: do you have the courage to do it? Do you have the courage to be an adult?


The Known Unknowns of Plastic Pollution

Even if the flow of plastic into the sea, totalling perhaps 10m tonnes a year, was instantly stanched, huge quantities would remain. And the flow will not stop.


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