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Why We're Still Waiting on the 'Yelpification' of Health Care BrettLevinPhotography/Flickr

Why We're Still Waiting on the 'Yelpification' of Health Care

What seems like a simple, effective way to empower and inform patients isn't so straightforward.

Sergei Udaltsov, Russian Dissident, Live Tweets His Detention Reuters

Sergei Udaltsov, Russian Dissident, Live Tweets His Detention

"Don't be silent. The most important thing is for you to not be silent!"

Could We One Day Send Humans to the Newly Discovered Planet Orbiting Alpha Centauri B? NASA

Could We One Day Send Humans to the Newly Discovered Planet Orbiting Alpha Centauri B?

Put on your thinking caps and let's get planning!

I Have Seen the Future of the 'Geek Dad' Movement, and It Is Called the Megapram Colin Furze
Rejoice, Ye Sufferers of Sickness, Whether of Space, Car, or Sea! NASA Has Your Back Shutterstock/iodrakon

Rejoice, Ye Sufferers of Sickness, Whether of Space, Car, or Sea! NASA Has Your Back

The space agency is developing a nasal spray to ease motion sickness.

How to Make Sure the Next Generation Is Better Off Than We Are Reuters

How to Make Sure the Next Generation Is Better Off Than We Are

Tackling our long-term education crisis is just as vital as tackling our short-term jobs crisis

Time Out: The Rise of Sensory Deprivation Tanks theilr/Flickr

Time Out: The Rise of Sensory Deprivation Tanks

As it gets harder to live in the moment, without distraction, some swear by a forced shutdown.

What the SpaceX Dragon Capture Looked Like From the Space Station NASA TV

What the SpaceX Dragon Capture Looked Like From the Space Station

A landmark day for public-private partnerships ... in space.

If I Fly a UAV Over My Neighbor's House, Is It Trespassing? Alexis Madrigal

If I Fly a UAV Over My Neighbor's House, Is It Trespassing?

Even a toy drone with an HD camera scrambles our sense of property and privacy rights.

The Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Bad Student Debt? It's Our Professors Wikimedia Commons

The Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Bad Student Debt? It's Our Professors

Is it crazy to think instructors could help solve our college loan crisis? By focusing students on a cost-effective course of study and on-time graduation, they could make a big difference.

Can a Robot Learn to Cook? The Jetsons

Can a Robot Learn to Cook?

The art of the perfect chicken soup comes from hands-on experience and social interaction. If robots master that, what separates them from us?

Felix Baumgartner's Incredible, High-Tech Space Suit Red Bull Stratos/Associated Press

Felix Baumgartner's Incredible, High-Tech Space Suit

If the Austrian skydiver is to survive his plunge, it'll be thanks in part to his specialized, pressurized protection.

The Surprising Trajectory of Facebook's Growth to a Billion Users in 1 Chart Alexis Madrigal

The Surprising Trajectory of Facebook's Growth to a Billion Users in 1 Chart

The company's hypergrowth began long after younger Americans had adopted the service.

Blood in Zero Gravity: NASA Tries to Prepare for Surgery in Space NASA

Blood in Zero Gravity: NASA Tries to Prepare for Surgery in Space

Zero gravity and bodily fluids are a dangerous combination.

The Extremely Personal Computer: The Digital Future of Mental Health ssoosay/flickr
The Forgotten Mapmaker: Nokia Has Better Maps Than Apple and Maybe Even Google Alexis Madrigal

The Forgotten Mapmaker: Nokia Has Better Maps Than Apple and Maybe Even Google

It's impossible to create a perfect map, but that hasn't stopped Nokia from trying. Here, we go inside the company's neverending drive to create a digital copy of the world.

Instagram in the O.R.: Hearing Restoration Surgery Live-Tweeted Swedish Medical Center

Instagram in the O.R.: Hearing Restoration Surgery Live-Tweeted

Social media as a means of empowering patients and eliminating the mystery surrounding cochlear implants -- and the future of transparency?

Are 'Mobile Wallets' a Major Innovation or a Major Bore? Reuters

Are 'Mobile Wallets' a Major Innovation or a Major Bore?

It's the future of money! So why aren't consumers more excited about it? Maybe because it's a solution to a problem we don't really have.

Why the Internet Is About to Replace TV as the Most Important Source of News Reuters

Why the Internet Is About to Replace TV as the Most Important Source of News

For young people, Internet is the new cable news. For advertisers, cable news is still cable news.

The Rich World's 'Peak Car' Moment: Car-Sharing, Carpooling, Car-Ignoring Reuters

The Rich World's 'Peak Car' Moment: Car-Sharing, Carpooling, Car-Ignoring

Today's news of explosive car-pooling companies in Europe is a keyhole into a broader trend: Car-driving and car-owning metrics are peaking across the developed world

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