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Harvard University

You won't die if you don't go to Harvard or Stanford

Apr 3, 2015
Frank Bruni on why acceptance rates have dipped so low, and what top high school students should do.
Posted In: college acceptances, college admissions, harvard, stanford

The aqueduct that gave rise to Los Angeles

Mar 31, 2015
William Mulholland brought water to a parched Los Angeles.
Posted In: L.A. Department of Water and Power, california, drought

The rich history of money and why we can't master it

Mar 19, 2015
Author Kabir Sehgal explores the history and psychology of money in his new book
Posted In: Money, history, currency

Much ado about rusting

Mar 17, 2015
Corrosion can be costly, even calamitous.
Posted In: Rust, infrastructure, State of the Union
Sundown in Wasteland, China

The Chinese villages of Wasteland, Mud Town and Lonely Outpost

Mar 5, 2015
Michael Meyer spent three years in Chinese villages that are nothing like their names.
Posted In: China, Quiet Village, tradition

Edwin Land: "The original Steve Jobs"

Feb 23, 2015
The name Edwin Land may mean nothing to you, but to Steve Jobs he's a hero.
Posted In: kodak, steve jobs, polaroid

We have some catching up to do on cyber-security

Feb 20, 2015
Marc Goodman's book "Future Crimes" is about what's coming. And it ain't pretty.
Posted In: cybersecurity, hack, hackers
Chickens on a farm north of Cairo.

12 crazy facts about chickens, and then some

Feb 12, 2015
At any one time, 20 billion chickens are alive and squawking on our planet.
Posted In: chickens, Vatican, farms, livestock
The Maytag plant in Reynosa, Mexico.

Inside the migration of the Maytag factory

Jan 28, 2015
Author Chad Broughton’s “Boom, Bust, Exodus” looks at globalization from both sides of the border.
Posted In: Mexico, factories, Maytag
Dieter Zetsche, head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, exits the company's F015 autonomous electric concept car during its media reveal Monday at the Detroit auto show.

The race to build the car of the future

Jan 15, 2015
Seems like everyone's trying to make the first great electric, self-driving car.
Posted In: electric car, global economy, auto show



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