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1 in 5 Has Significant Hearing Loss

One in five Americans has their daily life affected by hearing loss--and earbuds blaring loud music may be just a small factor. Katherine Harmon reports

November 16, 2011

The Machine That Would Predict the Future

If you dropped all the world's data into a black box, could it become a crystal ball that would let you see the future—even test what would happen if you chose A over B? One researcher thinks so, and he could soon get a billion euros to build it...

November 15, 2011 — David Weinberger

World-Changing Ideas

10 new technologies that will make a difference

November 15, 2011 — THE EDITORS, Elizabeth Svoboda, Christopher Mims, Francie Diep, Morgen Peck and Sarah Fecht
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The Essential Guide to the Modern World

The Essential Guide to the Modern World