What if, rather than taking away our right to the open road, self-driving vehicles enhance freedom? What if autonomous cars, instead of making us slaves to them, provide us with more liberty?
JANUARY 20, 2017 Donald Trump, who upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington, was sworn in today as the 45th president of the United States, putting Republicans back in control of the White House for the first time in eight years. (47
Circa 1900. “Nathan Cobb house, a summer cottage, Ormond, Fla.” A residence built from materials salvaged from the wrecked schooner Nathan F. Cobb, which capsized and ran aground off Ormond Beach in 1896.
John Dillinger, center, handcuffed to Deputy Sheriff R.M. Pierce during Dillinger’s murder trial hearing in Crown Point, Indiana. Though his trial was scheduled for March 12, 1934, Dillinger would escape from the Crown Point prison on March 3
—The best-known American bank robber of the 20th century was John Dillinger. Although his career lasted only a little more than a year from June 1933 to July 1934 he gained nationwide notoriety as the country’s most wanted criminal.
—Dillinger was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on June 28, 1902. He grew up there and in nearby Mooresville. In 1923 he joined the United States Navy but deserted the service within a few months. He reappeared in Mooresville on Sept. 6, 1924, and was caught robbing a store. He served time in Indiana prisons until 1933, becoming a hardened criminal.
Paroled in May 1933, Dillinger formed a gang and set out to rob banks. Captured four months later, he was rescued by gang members. After robberies in several states, he was arrested in Arizona and returned to Indiana and jailed. He executed a remarkable escape on Mar. 3, 1934, and continued his bank robberies. The object of a massive manhunt by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), he was so legend says lured to the Biograph Theater in Chicago on July 22, 1934, by Anna Sage, the mysterious so-called Lady in Red. There FBI agents gunned him down.
There are places on this planet that are stranger than the most alien landscapes we have ever imagined. Places that make your skin crawl. Places that induce heavy breathing and paranoia, before anything has even happened. We walk the dark, dusty steps of old castles and houses. We roam the halls of asylums and tunnels, hoping to glimpse something otherworldly. But sometimes, we wish we wouldn’t. Sometimes, our curiosity gets the better of us in the beginning, and is then squashed by a feeling that no human ever wants to be familiar with: absolute terror.
Banksy unveiled several new artworks today in ‘The Jungle’, a refugee camp in Calais, France.
The latest astrophysical measurements, combined with theoretical problems, cast doubt on the long-cherished inflationary theory of the early cosmos and suggest we need new ideas
New spymaster Pompeo ponders massive metadata collection, death for Snowden
Fed up with government surveillance? Concerned your emails might be read by third parties? If so, it’s worth looking at an encrypted email solution to protect your messages.
Trashed by Hurricane Sandy and earmarked for demolition, the artist Katharina Grosse gave Fort Tilden a celebratory send-off as a vibrant landmark
One simple device has played an instrumental role in helping NFL receivers make highlight reel-worthy catches: the Jugs machine.
When Randy Lanier sped to Rookie of the Year honors at the 1986 Indianapolis 500, few knew his racing credentials, let alone his status as one of the nation’s most prolific drug runners, smuggling in tons of marijuana when he wasn’t on the track. Now, after 27 years in prison, Lanier is looking to the road ahead.
Tobacco, alcohol, and opioids kill hundreds of thousands annually. Marijuana, meanwhile, has caused zero overdose deaths.
The National Magazine Award Finalists: Essays and Criticism by Michael Chabon, Becca Rothfeld, Andrew Sullivan, Sam Anderson, Zandria F. Robinson
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Randall Fuller’s “The Book That Changed America” looks at the impact of Darwin’s ideas on American society.
Is it possible to train your brain to cope with an ever more fast-paced world? In some cases, more tech might save us from tech overload.
Computers can already hold a massive amount of instantly retrievable data in a manner that puts most humans to shame, but getting them to actually display intelligence is an entirely different
British photographer Pete Oxford took these amazing photographs of the Huaorani tribe, who live in the rainforests of Ecuador, by a tributary of the mighty Amazon river.
Five years after the tsunami that killed tens of thousands in Japan, a husband still searches the sea for his wife, joined by a father hoping to find his daughter.
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have called for repentence for the divisions caused by the schism between the Protestant and Catholic faiths.
“You either prioritise wellbeing or you don’t.”
Maciej Dakowicz first discovered street photography in 2002 and enjoys the spontaneity and fast pace of it. “When I started, I had no idea about photography, I was very naive and just loved being out and taking pictures of life in the street,” says Poland-born Maciej. “When out shooting I look for a twist – something that elevates the photo to a different level. I am a big fan of ambiguity and I like strange, mysterious pictures.”
When cancer is resistant even to chemo.
Voters chose Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton because some Americans prefer incompetence, according to a theory from two Harvard professors
Fear of betrayal may be a driving factor in people’s decisions.
Our language seems to be evolving faster than ever before. What are the consequences?
The 1920′s could be described as economic boom gone bust. The early 1900′s began with an advancing industrial revolution and ended with the Stock Market Crash of 1929. The trigger that caused the great depression began with the boom in sales of stocks in a bull market. It continued for six months into the start of the Hoover Administration in January 1929. Two market crashes within a short period of time in October 1929 leading some economists to refer to Thursday, October 24 and Tuesday, October 29, 1929 as the “Dead Cat Bounce” that initiated the great depression of the 1930′s. By 1932, stocks dropped to 90% of their values. A decade of overpriced stocks took two years to create the great depression that followed.
(An excerpt from the bestseller How to Completely Change Your Life in 30 Seconds, based on talks by Earl Nightingale) Some years ago, the late Nobel prize-winning Dr. Albert Schweitzer was asked by…
Scientists have plans to bring back a fair few animals from the past that died out.
Will America’s breadbasket go stale?
From eliminating cars to massive home building projects to designing for all citizens, cities around the world are experimenting with new urban innovations. Here are some of the best that should be widely adopted.
As cafe owners build defences against winter storms, the government has warned that 13% of Egypt’s coastline is at risk from rising Mediterranean sea levels
After populist politicians have been gaining ground throughout the industrialized world, the message has also arrived in Davos: There has to be a change in globalization. But what?
The Reproducibility Project announces its initial cancer study results today.
Which is good because pretty much everyone has herpes
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Older societies innovate more, out of necessity.
India, 29 countries discuss Panama Papers investigations
NEW DELHI: India and 29 countries discussed their findings on investigations arising from the Panama Papers, including the role of tax intermediaries such as financial institutions and advisers in tax evasion.
The two-day meeting of the Joint International Taskforce on Shared Intelligence and Collaboration (JITSIC) in Paris saw revenue authorities of 30 countries sharing their best practices and information based on legal instruments under the tax treaties and OECD.
Henri Matisse – Odalisque à la culotte grise – 1925
From insurance to construction to Hollywood, the specter of automation looms for some surprising jobs.