Living Solo

I’ve just started to count the people I know who live alone. School friends, relatives, neighbors. Some are in their twenties and early thirties, unmarried. Others are divorced. Several are wido…

Unconventional Jobs

By Mira Korber, guest blogger. Repairing the US employment situation will prove a long battle. As you read yesterday, at current growth rates, it could take eight years for American employment to full…

The Crawler

The fuel economy window sticker for this vehicle would say 1 gallon per 32 feet. Called the crawler, it travels on a roadway 3.5 miles long, could carry 18 million pounds, and moves no faster than 2 m…

Innovative Challenges

Is it likely that, with each new discovery, innovation gets tougher? It might have been easier to identify an asteroid a century ago because the undiscovered ones were very big. It might have been sim…

Watson Wins

Playing against Jeopardy champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, Watson, the IBM computer won. Imagine three podiums. One is labeled Ken, the middle one Watson, and the third one, Brad. IBM assured every…

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