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Interview: Louis C.K., Comedian And Star Of 'Louie' Saudi king resets succession to cope with turbulent times. ELI5: why does the giant red spot on Jupiter keep on going? If it's a storm why hasn't it just blown its self out/dispersed over time? How long will it last before it does go? : explainlikeimfive. Quora. Visiting India’s ancient monuments? Prepare for racism. The truth about inequality. ‘One myth is that inequality in the UK has risen since the financial crisis.

The truth about inequality

In fact it has fallen quite sharply’ How serious a problem is inequality? Hillary Clinton calls for overhaul of crime policies put in place under Bill Clinton. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called for reform to the justice system, including an end to excessive prison sentences in a speech at Columbia University.

Hillary Clinton calls for overhaul of crime policies put in place under Bill Clinton

(Reuters) This story has been updated. Tough-on-crime policies that emphasized arrests and convictions for relatively minor offenses have failed the country, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday, leading to overcrowded prisons and too many black men "missing" from their families and communities. "We need to restore balance to our criminal justice system," Clinton told an audience at Columbia University in New York. Calling for an "end to the era of mass incarceration," Clinton endorsed body cameras for police nationwide to record interactions between officers and potential suspects. In effect, she was saying that policies put in place when her husband Bill Clinton was president have not worked. The Best Places to Post Your Resume, Depending On Your Field.

Open Letter to the Woman Who Lost It on Her Son in Baltimore. Dear Toya Graham, aka the Mom who was videotaped losing it on her son in Baltimore, You’re about to hear from the world.

Open Letter to the Woman Who Lost It on Her Son in Baltimore

This Calculator Helps You Crack Any Master Combination Lock in 8 Tries. Life advice upon turning age 30, from the president of Y Combinator. With the unveiling last week of all 6,000 pages of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), fans of abstruse trade law can spend some time digging into the meaty goodness of tariff schedules and regulatory harmonization designed to boost trade.

Life advice upon turning age 30, from the president of Y Combinator

But there is one chapter health-care advocates are focused on—and they say it will likely make vital medicine more expensive in the poorer countries involved in the pact. The TPP was agreed to earlier this year by 12 nations including the US, Mexico, Canada, Japan, Vietnam, Peru, and Chile, and now awaits ratification; South Korea and Indonesia are expected to join in the coming years.

Does the digital era herald the end of history? Has the digital transformation of our society put the future of recorded history in jeopardy?

Does the digital era herald the end of history?

Many internet observers fear so. But why, and what do they mean? Since the 1980s our lives have grown increasingly digital, and with dizzying speed. Most of our photos, videos, conversations, research and writings are now stored as strings of ones and noughts on local computers or in data centres distributed throughout the world. The Best US Colleges, Based on Alumni Salary. The quiet global crisis that scares the State Department. A big new State Department assessment has identified a major threat to global security.

The quiet global crisis that scares the State Department

It's not ISIS or Vladimir Putin. It's not a rickety global economy or climate change or the threat of global pandemics. Instead, the report argues, these individual problems are symptoms of a much bigger issue — namely, a slow breakdown in global governance. Many of the institutions that were created in the past century to deal with economic and security risks around the world, such as the UN and IMF, may no longer be adequate to the task. The Clinton Blind Spot. “You’re singing my song!”

The Clinton Blind Spot

Hillary Clinton told students and educators at Kirkwood Community College in Monticello, Iowa, near the end of her first official event of the 2016 presidential campaign. High school students had been talking about how they were getting a leg up, taking college-level courses at the school and getting both high school and college credits for their work. One young woman said she was going to a four-year college next year and would be able to finish in two because of the credits she’d already accrued—thus cutting her college loans in half. A young man headed to Annapolis was getting a head start on the information–tech and engineering courses he’d have to take at the U.S. The origin of the robot species. A “mother robot” (A) is used for automatic assembly of candidate agents from active and passive modules.

The origin of the robot species

For the construction process, the robotic manipulator is equipped with a gripper and a glue supplier. Each agent is represented by the information stored in its genome (B). It contains one gene per module, and each gene contains information about the module types, construction parameters and motor control of the agent. s8NBEMt.jpg (JPEG Image, 750 × 421 pixels) Majestic church is transformed into a gorgeous modern family home in Chicago. Despite the contemporary upgrade to the interior, the designers kept the church’s old cream-colored facade intact to maintain the historic integrity of the neighborhood and surrounding homes that range from the Victorian to the Italianate era.

Majestic church is transformed into a gorgeous modern family home in Chicago

The interior, in contrast, was gutted to make room for a modern and minimalist makeover with seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, and a series of additional rooms outfitted with custom-designed and fabricated furnishings. Reminders of the building’s past life punctuate the home, from the numerous black metal-framed stained glass windows and exposed brickwork to the hidden doors, crawl spaces, and other nooks and crannies that serve as secret play spaces for the children. Related: Gorgeous 15th-Century Church Renovated as a Modern Bookstore in The Netherlands The most dramatic space in the new home is the light-filled great room housing the open-plan dining, kitchen, and living area. . + Linc Thelen Design. Lifelong learning. The Psychology building at my University. The real best things to do in New York City - Business Insider. Summer camp for grown-ups - Business Insider. Springdale, Utah, Southwestern USA - Zion National Park [3771X2121][OC]

Quora. The magic bean men. Because almost everyone interviewed for this story is, or has been, a criminal, almost everyone long ago adopted pseudonyms.

The magic bean men

Smoking 'is bad for your brain' More research has been published linking smoking to health risks - with a study suggesting the habit affects IQ Researchers from the Universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh looked at how the cognitive abilities of smokers and non-smokers changed over time. They found smokers performed significantly worse in five separate tests. Quora. The Difference Between Living in New York and San Francisco. The Difference Between Living in New York and San Francisco This originally appeared on

After living in New York for 5 years, I recently moved to San Francisco. Neither city is clearly superior, but there are some distinct differences… Love psychology. From Ferguson to Baltimore: The Fruits of Government-Sponsored Segregation. In Baltimore in 1910, a black Yale law school graduate purchased a home in a previously all-white neighborhood. The Baltimore city government reacted by adopting a residential segregation ordinance, restricting African Americans to designated blocks. HSBC Advises Clients Against Fossil Fuel Investment. The fossil fuel divestment campaign is picking up steam. Often dismissed as unwise by oil industry proponents and criticized as a distraction even by supporters of action on climate change, the divestment movement is no longer being ignored. Look no further than CeraWeek, an annual get-together of North America’s fossil fuel elite.

On April 22, amid discussion panels such as “Asia: Still the Promised Land for New Energy Investment?” Or “Canada’s role in the rising North America energy powerhouse,” there was also a session dedicated to divestment and the implications for energy companies. The Items That are Cheaper at Grocery Stores than Warehouse Stores. Degree of stupidity: Wal-Mart heiress ‘cheated’ at USC. The dangers of letting algorithms enforce policy. Photo illustration by Slate.

Astronauts will get dumber on their way to Mars. Quora. How to Stop Working and Go Home At Night. More trees than there were 100 years ago? It's true! Clarke: Freddie Gray Charges 'Duke Lacrosse Case All Over Again' Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) declared the charges brought against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray “George Zimmerman and the Duke Lacrosse case all over again” and said “these cops are political prisoners,” offered up as human sacrifices, thrown like red meat to an angry mob” on Friday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel. Slack’s $2.8 Billion Dollar Secret Sauce. In July 2013, I got an email from Stewart Butterfield. Deprecating Non-Secure HTTP. Transform a Plain Door into a Beautiful Paneled One for Just $12. Evaluating NASA’s Futuristic EM Drive. iOx2e6g. The Browser - Tim Harford: A Radical Conservative Agenda. LAST WEEK I described Anthony Atkinson’s proposals for reducing inequality in the UK.

Atkinson, a professor of economics at Nuffield College, Oxford, proposes substantially higher income tax rates for everyone earning more than £65,000, a much higher minimum wage, guaranteed public employment, an expansion of universal benefits and much else. This Lego nerd's basement is every Lego nerd's dream. The War Nerd: Escape From East Timor (Part One) The real reason young people are the poorest generation in 25 years. Working to Stop Rewriting Copyright Laws via TPP Treaty. Robert Frost's answer to What are the most awe-inspiring "space pictures" (can include amateur star-photos) and why? - Quora. Mattias Petter Johansson's answer to How can I get a job at Spotify? - Quora. Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover : It's All Politics. Entertainment Visionary Fred Seibert is Animated About Mobile. George Anders's answer to How can I teach entrepreneurship to a 3.5 year old? - Quora.

This Graphic Shows You the Easiest Way to Make Homemade Ramen. Why You Shouldn't Just "Learn to Code," but Aim to Solve a Problem. What are some potentially life-changing books? Quora. Fantastic words with no easy translation in other languages. Drugs may boost your brain power. Apes may be closer to speaking than many scientists think. Gallery: A practical, low-tech Japan. What I Learned Watching 16 Years of Television for TIME. Netflix shuts down its last data center, but it still runs a big IT operation. Quora. The Fight to Save a Silicon Valley Trailer Park. The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia. Quora. Quora. Sweet Potatoes Aren’t Inherently Healthier Than White Potatoes.

America’s Epidemic of Unnecessary Care. ELI5: How do rules in war work, and what happens if a country breaks the rules? : explainlikeimfive. Extreme secrecy eroding support for Obama's trade pact - Edward-Isaac Dovere. Will America defend Taiwan? Where Poor Kids Grow Up Makes A Huge Difference : Planet Money. 5xkfMKh. The Joy of Less: A Systematic Approach to Minimalist Living. Exclusive: Apple Pursues DNA Data. Ask Unexpected Questions to Catch Someone in a Lie. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Baltimore Is Just the Beginning. How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text. Job Interviews Are Two-Way Streets: How to Ask Your Questions, Too. Meet the outsider who accidentally solved chronic homelessness. The lies, damn lies, and statistics behind the boom in America’s right-to-work laws. Quora. Airline begins weighing passengers for "safety" Uk.businessinsider. How friendship became a tool of the powerful.

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