Normal wallets are simply too effective, no matter that the technology is millennia old.
July 16, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
The basketball star isn’t the only one moving back to Ohio. Even with manufacturing on the decline, Cleveland is drawing talented migrants from other areas.
July 16, 2014 • 9:54 AM • Share
What happens when you give power to a private security service in an attempt to quickly boost economic growth.
July 16, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
A linguist and top pomologists attempt to answer what should be a simple inquiry. Oddly enough, the answer brings a complicated tale of devil strawberries, insurance companies, inferior fruit, and the messy line between literal and metaphorical interpretation.
July 11, 2014 • 10:11 AM • Share
The geography of housing demand is a lot more nimble than the geography of housing supply.
July 11, 2014 • 7:00 AM • Share
It’s heavy, it’s not good for the environment, it’s too expensive for all but a select few—and yet, every year, the 17-pound catalog arrives again.
July 10, 2014 • 12:04 PM • Share
Public transportation passes are one of the most common forms of non-bank money that we interact with on a daily basis, but it’s easy—perhaps too easy—not to think of them as such, until something goes wrong.
July 9, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
Humans are hardwired to go jelly-kneed around creatures with kinderschema—infant traits like big eyes, big head, and small body. Can we resist it?
July 9, 2014 • 4:00 AM • Share
The world needs to be spending $800 billion a year more on clean energy if it’s to meet international climate goals. Given the $500 billion a year we already spend on fossil fuel subsidies, it should be within reach.
July 8, 2014 • 12:46 PM • Share
Matt Yglesias, despite Vox’s commitment to deliver “crucial context alongside new information,” passes along tired geographic stereotypes.
July 8, 2014 • 5:00 AM • Share
Nearly a third of all airplane deaths are preventable, but in the decisive moment most of us will freeze up.
July 7, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
We keep fudging the facts in order to maintain the preferred narrative.
July 7, 2014 • 7:00 AM • Share
Tracking the organ trade, anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes visited African and South American dialysis units, organ banks, police morgues, and hospitals. She interviewed surgeons, patient’s rights activists, pathologists, nephrologists, and nurses. So why aren’t more people listening to her?
July 7, 2014 • 6:00 AM • Share
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July 3, 2014 • 10:00 PM • Share
A tax on excess cash holdings—for corporations as well at high-net-worth individuals—could help spur development.
July 3, 2014 • 4:00 AM • Share
From “The Wisdom of Music” to “The Human and Animal Bond,” academic gatherings you should be aware of.
July 3, 2014 • 3:00 AM • Share
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