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  1. A robot walks into a bar...

    Have you heard the one about the AI who wanted to be a comedian? Chris Stokel-Walker meets the machines trying to raise a smile

  2. The untold story of the vegetable peeler that changed the world

    Smart Design’s Davin Stowell shares the origin story of the OXO Swivel, one of the great icons of 20th-century industrial design.

  3. The Coders Programming Themselves Out of a Job

    When workers automate their own duties, who should reap the benefits?

  4. Climate Change Is Forcing Trees to Move Northwest

    Climate change only explains at least 20 percent of the movement.

  5. The Surprising Origins of Life’s Complexity

    Scientists are exploring how organisms can evolve elaborate structures without Darwinian selection

  6. How a Common Interview Question Fuels the Gender Pay Gap (and How to Stop It)

    Several states and cities have ordered employers to stop asking about salary history.

  7. Would you pay £3,744 a year for 10 extra minutes in bed? The effect of Tube journey times on London weekly rents

    It’s one of the biggest dilemmas of urban living. We all want to live a bit closer to work, but still want to find somewhere affordable to call home.

  8. The Weird Science Behind Chain Restaurant Menus

    I was a corporate restaurant consultant. Here’s how the sausage gets made.

  9. The Long Way Round: The Plane that Accidentally Circumnavigated the World

    After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, the crew of Pan Am flight 18602 were forced to do something almost impossible: return to…

  10. The Amazing Psychology of Japanese Train Stations

    The nation’s famed mastery of rail travel has been aided by some subtle behavioral tricks.