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Not drinking or driving, teens increasingly put off traditional markers of adulthood

September 29th, 2017 at 7:36 am » Comments Off

When 17-year-old Quattro Musser hangs out with friends, they don’t drink beer or cruise around in cars with their dates. Rather, they stick to G-rated activities such as rock-climbing or talking about books.



Saudi women celebrate news they will finally be allowed to drive

September 28th, 2017 at 10:03 am » Comments Off

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (CNN)Women in Saudi Arabia have been celebrating the news that they will finally be able to drive, a landmark step that brings the conservative kingdom in line with the rest of the world and will allow many more women to work.



A 40-year study finds Generation Z is avoiding sex, alcohol, and driving like never before

September 25th, 2017 at 10:38 am » Comments Off

Today’s teenagers don’t seem to care much about hitting the open road, scoring a six-pack with a fake ID, or asking their peers out on dates.



Why we need robots to be able to forget – just like us

September 10th, 2017 at 4:53 pm » Comments Off

We all know what it’s like to forget something. A loved one’s birthday. A childhood memory. Even people capable of extraordinary memory feats – say, memorizing the order of a deck of cards in less than 20 seconds – will still forget where they left their keys. People, it seems, are never in complete control […]



Texting trouble: Thousands injured by walking into walls

September 6th, 2017 at 9:43 am » Comments Off

We’ve all heard about the dangers of texting and driving. Turns out texting and walking isn’t so safe, either.



America, home of the transactional marriage

August 27th, 2017 at 7:23 pm » Comments Off

The country’s exceptionally thin safety net prompts residents—especially those with less-steady employment—to view partnership in more economic terms.



Sleep in 2050

August 25th, 2017 at 11:27 am » Comments Off

Zoltan Istvan stated that Transhumanism is an intellectual and international movement influenced by actual science and technology innovation much of it created by the under 40s who consist of: – life extensionists, tecno-optimists, Singularitarians, biohackers, roboticists, artificial intelligence proponents and futurists. (Istvan, Z. 2011. The Transhumanist Wager.)



A ‘human swarm’ has figured out where Jeff Bezos should donate his money

August 15th, 2017 at 9:48 am » Comments Off

Jeff Bezos tweeted in June that he wanted short-term, high-impact ways to do social good. An artificial intelligence platform put 46,000 suggestions to a vote, using a method inspired by how bees swarm. Universal access to clean drinking water was the winner.  



Humans and robots are on the cusp of a sexual intimacy we may never reverse

August 13th, 2017 at 9:43 am » Comments Off

If you could construct a sexual partner that was faithful, beautiful, and responsive to your every wish, would you?



A third of millennials have used Venmo to pay for drugs

July 18th, 2017 at 8:49 am » Comments Off

A new survey finds that 33% of millennials have used Venmo, the payments app owned by PayPal that’s popular with the demographic, to buy illicit drugs.



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