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11/20/2014 - 2:51pm

    The two men in the rented red Nissan Altima were poker players traveling through Iowa on their way to Las Vegas. The police were state troopers on the hunt for criminals, contraband and cash.

    They intersected last year on a rural stretch of...

11/20/2014 - 2:50pm

    At dinner with a friend the other night, I mentioned that I was giving a talk this week debunking the idea that we need to grow more food on a large scale so we can "feed the 9 billion" - the anticipated global population by 2050.

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11/20/2014 - 2:49pm

    Interesting that the tech website CNET has started publishing an old-fashioned magazine -- you know, on paper, like Time and Life. To complete the retro circle, CNET's periodical is carrying print ads for Ford, Gillette and other brands already at home...

11/20/2014 - 2:47pm

    The line between consensual sex and sexual assault is not always comfortably clear. Especially when alcohol is involved. Especially in the context of the college hook-up culture.

    No doubt, sexual...

11/20/2014 - 2:43pm

    Over a decade ago, I got a call from Bill Gates.

    Not the Bill Gates you’re probably thinking of. It was Bill Gates Sr., the Microsoft founder’s dad. He was eager to speak out in...

11/20/2014 - 2:41pm

    Here's a story of utter irresponsibility: About one-third of American girls become pregnant as teenagers.

    But it's not just a story of heedless girls and boys who don't take...

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