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Can Your Phone Replace Your Wallet?
Can Your Phone Replace Your Wallet?

Just this morning, Wired writer Christina Bonnington concluded a month-long experiment in which she… >>

Must-See: Little Boy's Toy Train in Space
Must-See: Little Boy’s Toy Train in Space

My two sons, in their 20s now, loved toy trains when they were young. So this Smithsonian video of… >>

Can't-Miss Books: Three Moving Family Stories
Can’t-Miss Books: Three Moving Family Stories

For all that I love a good novel, sometimes there's nothing more engaging than a brilliantly… >>

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13 Things You Didn’t Know About Bond…James Bond

Think you know James Bond movies? We dug up little-known trivia about Agent 007. >>

Cinemagram: The Next Instagram?
Cinemagram: The Next Instagram?

The next big thing in smart phone photography could be Cinemagram, a free iPhone app (the Android… >>

The Second Debate: An Eyewitness Account, Plus the Best Follow-Up
The Second Debate: An Eyewitness Account, Plus the Best Follow-Up

“Hey, do you want a ticket to the debate?” When I got this text from a friend (a pal of his who… >>

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In a Time of Crisis: Doodles

With yesterday marking the start of a solemn reflection on the 50th anniversary of the Cuban… >>

Japanese Artist Takes Recycling to New Heights
Japanese Artist Takes Recycling to New Heights

Americans recycle billions of cans every year—but do they make them art? Japanese sculptor… >>

Jane Austen, Frankenstein Go Graphic
Jane Austen, Frankenstein Go Graphic

A bold, brilliant new series presents the Great Books as interpreted by critically acclaimed… >>

The Morning After: Joe & Paul Rock the House
The Morning After: Joe & Paul Rock the House

Now that was a debate. Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan gave America a great show… >>

Nobel Lit Pick: Inspired and Inspiring
Nobel Lit Pick: Inspired and Inspiring

Literary awards season is upon us, with National Book Award finalists named yesterday and the Nobel… >>

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A Heartbeat Away: What You Don’t Know About America’s Vice Presidents

Did you know that  there was no official line of succession to the presidency until 1967? Or that… >>

Behold, the World's Worst Souvenirs
Behold, the World’s Worst Souvenirs

What is it about traveling that causes people, even those with good taste, to submit to their… >>

13 Things You Didn't Know About the Vice Presidency
13 Things You Didn’t Know About the Vice Presidency

Sure, everybody's always talking about the Presidents, but what about the other guys? We searched… >>

On Tap: 9 Months of Red Hot Legal Action
On Tap: 9 Months of Red Hot Legal Action

October is always an exciting time for us avid Supreme Court watchers as we look ahead to months of… >>

Artwork You Need A Magnifying Glass To See
Artwork You Need A Magnifying Glass To See

If artist Jacqueline Lou Skaggs’ goals were to save money and paint more often, she… >>

For Beagle Brigades, the Nose Knows
For Beagle Brigades, the Nose Knows

Meet Linus, federal agent. He's also a 6-year-old beagle. Last night's NBC Nightly News with… >>

A Halloween Treat for Grownups
A Halloween Treat for Grownups

With Halloween season well underway, it's time to give some props to good old-fashioned ghosts… >>

Three Documentaries to See Now
Three Documentaries to See Now

Sure, it might be a great weekend for Frankenweenie, Tim Burton's latest multimillion dollar 3D… >>

Forbes: Foreclosures of the Rich & Famous
Forbes: Foreclosures of the Rich & Famous

Every once in a while, you come across something on the internet that serves no real purpose at all… >>