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Protesters dressed as robots demand a basic income

Swiss voters reject a plan to give everyone a guaranteed basic income


The plan would have given every adult citizen $2,600 per month. For free. Voters questioned how exactly it would be paid for and implemented.


Why you’re likely better off with the generic drug instead of the brand name

Northeastern University law Professor Kara Swanson says the average wait time for an organ transplant is getting increasingly worse.

A legal market for organs? It’s not as far-fetched as you think.

A house in Berkeley, Calif. decorated with old TV sets.

Technology is creating many ways to binge on TV’s current golden age

Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy is pictured during a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) in support of assembly and maintenance on the International Space Station.

Startups could hold the key to space travel’s future

Nowhere for cars in downtown Chicago to go — even with green lights.

Did you get stuck in traffic this morning? They’re trying to find out why


Traffic isn’t just bad for our moods — it’s also hurting the planet. Reporter Daniel Gross delves into the underlying engineering behind traffic jams, and how cleaning them up will also reduce emissions.

Even after he came up with E=mc2, young Albert Einstein was still unable to get a job teaching physics.

Albert Einstein: The slacker years


Fear not, job seekers. Even Albert Einstein failed to find immediate success after developing his famous Theory of General Relativity. He couldn’t even get a job teaching high school math.

Albert Einstein’s work made clear that clocks in space move at a different speed than clocks on Earth. Taking into account those differences is crucial to ensuring GPS’ accuracy.

The next time your GPS gets you somewhere on time, thank Albert Einstein


You might have heard of Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity. But did you know that it has also played a crucial role in a little thing called GPS?

Army 1st Lt. Steven Rose launches an RQ-11 Raven unmanned aerial vehicle near a highway bridge project along the Euphrates River north of Taqqadum, Iraq.

As history shows, future wars will look very different


The basic components of human conflict may never change, but the way we fight certainly will.

According to sociologist Toby Miller, our online activity has a real effect. If the Cloud were a country, it would have the fifth largest energy-consumption rate in the world.

Your Netflix binging might be hurting the planet


Social scientist Toby Miller explains the environmental consequences of our digital infatuations.