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    Traffic Wouldn’t Jam If Drivers Behaved Like Ants

    Ant colony optimization has itself migrated with impressive speed and range, and has been taken up residence in all kinds of research pursuits, from estimating electricity consumption in Turkey to designing supply chains to the design of tall bridge piers to robot learning.Photograph by Bernardinus Nugraha / Flickr As someone so flummoxed by traffic I […]

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    Raising the American Weakling

    There are two very different interpretations of our dwindling grip strength.

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    Raising the American Weakling

    There are two very different interpretations of our dwindling grip strength.

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    How to Choose Wisely

    From Yelping to dating, there’s a better way.

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    How to Choose Wisely

    From Yelping to dating, there’s a better way.

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    Why We Love How-to Videos

    Instructional videos can teach us anything—especially if you watch them this way.

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    Why We Love How-to Videos

    Instructional videos can teach us anything—especially if you watch them this way.

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    Traffic Wouldn’t Jam If Drivers Behaved Like Ants

    As someone so flummoxed by traffic I wrote a book about it, I have a near-clinical aversion to vehicular congestion. My global default strategy is to simply drive as little as possible, but there are times when I simply must put foot to gas pedal. Like many, I have become increasingly dependent on the Waze […]

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    Learning Chess at 40

    What I learned trying to keep up with my 4-year-old daughter at the royal game.

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    Learning Chess at 40

    What I learned trying to keep up with my 4-year-old daughter at the royal game.