Self-Driving Cars Can Soon Cruise This State’s Highways Without Anyone Inside

No human back-up driver would be required. California regulators on Wednesday unveiled revised rules that would allow self-driving cars to travel the state’s highways without human drivers for the first time as early as next year, a move that won the support of automakers. The new rules represent a compromise with automotive and technology companies, […] Read more »

How Nudge Theory Just Made You Click on This Headline (and Helped a Famous Economist Win the Nobel Prize)

It takes effort to move a mouse, point the arrow toward a headline, and click down on a button. As a writer, I know this is true–I search on Google and read headlines all day, and I write headlines like the one above that will hopefully make you interested. The catch? We’re all inundated with […] Read more »

Space Photos of the Week: This Isn't the Saturn You're Looking For

Behold all the wonders of space with these glorious photos! First up is a two-galaxy collision that formed the system known as Arp 269, captured by the Hubble space telescope. The pair became entangled when galaxy NGC 4490’s gravity drew in the much smaller galaxy NGC 4485 over millions of years. Eventually, they merged becoming […] Read more »

A 13% Yield, Industry Turnaround, And Upside Potential For This Pure-Play LP

Have you ever had to grit your teeth and “hang in there” while one of your holdings works through an industry trough? That’s where we’ve been at with USA Compression Partners LP (USAC) for the past few quarters. As US drilling declined and picked back up, USAC, the leading US pure play compression company, has […] Read more »

This Electric Bus Can Travel 1,100 Miles Without Recharging

A 40-foot (12.19-meter) electric bus from Proterra traveled 1,101.2 miles (1,772.21 km) at low speed without recharging, cruising to a new electric vehicle range record, the California manufacturer said on Tuesday. Bus and truck companies are beginning to launch electric models, typically for light- and medium-duty tasks. The new technology often carries a high price, […] Read more »

This week in apps: Instagram face filters, Medium audio stories, Google Assistant on iOS and more

Reading all the news from Google I/O may have kept you too busy to keep up with this week’s app news. We’ve kept up for you. SEE ALSO: Google imagines an app-less future with Android Instant Apps Each week we round up the most important app news along with some of the coolest new and […] Read more »

Fat girls dance. This beautiful Dove video shows why that’s so radical

Fat girls dance. That three word statement may seem simple and declarative. Yet, the assertion that fat girls do dance challenges a ton of assumptions and stigma around what plus-size people can and can’t do. Cathleen Meredith, a self-proclaimed “fat girl,” knows the importance of dancing while people are watching. Meredith is the subject of […] Read more »

If This Orchestral Version of the ’60s Spider-Man Theme Isn’t in Homecoming, It Goddamn Should Be

Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Homecoming composer Michael Giacchino (Up) just put up a lovely 30-second video on Twitter of the orchestra currently recording the score to the film. They’re playing a wonderful arrangement of the classic theme song from the ‘70s Spider-Man cartoon, and it’s so good we can’t stop listening… Read more… All articles Read more »

Fusion Donald Trump to FBI Investigators: Let Me Make This Easy for You | The Slot In Debate Prep, H

Fusion Donald Trump to FBI Investigators: Let Me Make This Easy for You | The Slot In Debate Prep, Hillary Clinton Practiced Dodging Trump’s Weird Macho Hugs | Deadspin WWE Wants to Replace John Cena With Japan’s Shinsuke Nakamura, And It Might Actually Work | The Root Federal Judge Dismisses ‘Clock Boy’ Ahmed… Read more… All articles Read more »