Will Trump deliver on his health-care promises to the American people?


On the campaign trail and since taking office, President Trump has made some significant promises about the kind of health care he’d provide for the American people. But Trump’s efforts to come through on these promises have faced several hurdles along the way. In March, the House failed to bring a bill to the floor for a vote, before later ...

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Cobble Together a Low-Tech Music Box


This prototype Experimental Music Box is easy to change around. This is an excerpt from Kathy Ceceri’s new book, Make: Musical Inventions Music boxes are known for their tinkly sound. But wind-up music boxes are also finely tuned machines. Turn the key to tighten a spring, open the lid to release the catch that lets the spring unwind, and gears ...

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The Big Difference Between Living and Being Truly Alive


Shutterstock.com A heartbeat. The exchange of carbon dioxide for oxygen. Firing neurons. These are a few of the things that sustain human life. Being alive requires little of us. We can merely eat, sleep, and exist. Perhaps we work, earning enough money to get by, keeping ourselves busy until, finally, a handful of decades later, we ...

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Zaiyu Hasegawa: Championing Hospitality in Cooking


Named as the World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ “One to Watch” in 2016 and the winner of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants’ “Art of Hospitality” award this year, DEN by chef Zaiyu Hasegawa has not only quickly cemented its worldwide fame for taste-focused, joy-filled kaiseki, but also become much loved for playful and unique hospitality. Together with three other Japan-based chefs – Luca ...

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Corinne Olympios Ends Her 'Bachelor in Paradise' Investigation


Corinne Olympios My ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Probe Is Over 6/29/2017 1:13 PM PDT Breaking News Corinne Olympios is satisfied with her legal team’s investigation into the “Bachelor in Paradise” pool incident with DeMario Jackson. Corinne says, “I felt victimized by the fact that others were judging me through conflicting and unsubstantiated reports, while I myself had no recollection of the ...

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Workers Buy Toy Panda For Little Boy After Seeing Pleading Note Scribbled on Box


This little boy couldn’t bear to part with a toy panda that he saw in a store – but thanks to the kindhearted employees, they weren’t separated for very long. 10-year-old Leon Ashworth and his mother Debbie were browsing the shelves of the Asda supermarket in Liverpool when Leon first spotted “Pandy”: a fuzzy little stuffed panda bear that cost ...

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Facial models suggest less may be more for a successful smile

Research using computer-animated 3D faces suggests that less is more for a successful smile, according to a study published June 28, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Nathaniel Helwig from the University of Minnesota, US, and colleagues. Facial cues are an important form of nonverbal communication in social interactions, and previous studies indicate that computer-generated facial models can ...

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The one law of robotics: Humans must flourish


Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Could robots harm humans? The science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov wrote about controlling intelligent machines with the three laws of robotics: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders ...

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Join in the Maker Camp Fun with the Feather Glue Gun Boa Challenge


What better way to celebrate the launch of Maker Camp than by taking on our Feather Glue Gun Boa Challenge (FGGBC)?! To participate in the FGGBC, take your favorite tool or material that you’ll use at camp this summer, modify it in some creative way, and then take a fun picture or short video of it and post to our Maker Camp Google+ ...

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#50BestTalks Barcelona: Visions of Gastronomy


It started inauspiciously with a power cut and ended on a bed of edible roses. The #50BestTalks Barcelona sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna featuring five of the world’s best chefs, all previous World’s 50 Best Restaurants winners, was always going to be a rollercoaster of emotion, given the cast of characters. But, if said power cut during Bottura’s opening ...

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