Adam Minter

07/17/2016 - 9:00am

    Chinese didn't waste any time venting their anger at the Hague's ruling against their country's territorial claims in the South China Sea. Within minutes of the news, Chinese social media was flooded with thousands of comments parroting a testy, often profane nationalism.

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03/08/2016 - 10:00am

    Airline passengers are being packed into planes "like sardines," says Sen. Chuck Schumer. So he wants the Federal Aviation Administration to set minimum seat-size guidelines. The point, Schumer suggested, is to right an injustice: "It's just plain...

02/29/2016 - 7:00am

    Drowsy German bureaucrats in Hamburg will soon have one less option for a mid-afternoon caffeine jolt, after the city banned single-serve coffee machines such as Nespresso from government buildings. The new regulations have a worthy purpose. They hope to defend the...

02/19/2016 - 10:00am

    Imagine if Ford remotely disabled the engine on your new F-150 pickup because you chose to have the door locks fixed at a corner garage rather than a dealership. Sound absurd? Not if you're Apple.

    Since...

12/16/2015 - 10:00am

    Nevada is starting to look like the place where the electric car's future will be decided. Last June, Tesla broke ground on a $5 billion battery plant in Sparks, and on Wednesday, Chinese start-up Faraday Future announced that it had chosen a Las Vegas suburb as...

11/13/2015 - 1:00pm

    China's economy is struggling, and come Wednesday the country's lonely hearts will do their best to put it back on track.

    It's Singles Day, when the country's bachelors and bachelorettes...

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