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January 7th, 2022

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A Fearless Critic: Michael Wilmington (1946-2022)

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Hearing the sad news late last night of the passing of film critic Michael Wilmington, I thought immediately of another self-made, unflappable, larger than life figure. Like Augie March, Wilmington “touched all sides.” “He was a great actor who wandered off in... More »

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Dignified Defiance: Sidney Poitier (1927-2022)

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They called him Sidney Poitier. A bewitching ball of charisma and charm, the Bahamian-American actor whose debonair frame sometimes belied his force of will didn’t merely break down barriers, he obliterated them. He rose from respected theatrical thespian to H... More »

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Building Better Qubits

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While growing up in Germany, Heike Riel helped her father design and build furniture in the family workshop. She says the experience taught her that “precision and creativity are necessary to build something excellent.” “Working as a furniture maker was actual... More »

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The 10 Best Gadgets of CES 2022

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As COVID-19 cases continue rising due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, this year’s CES was once again different from years past—some in-person events went on as planned in Las Vegas, but several big names in the tech world, like Google, Intel and Mi... More »

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Who Is Responsible for Dessert Hummus?

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Exploring the trend everyone loves to hate  In 2009, Bonnie McLoud was thrilled at the reception for her new product at the Seacoast Home and Garden show at the University of New Hampshire. “This is our debut and we’ve already sold out of our peanut butter fla... More »

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It’s Time to Get Rid of Calorie Counts on Menus

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Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images They might not inspire healthier eating habits, but they do inspire guilt and shame This story mentions calorie counts, weight, and weight loss. The panic started at Margaritaville. I was there reporting for another story, a... More »

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Video Friday: Welcome to 2022

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Your weekly selection of awesome robot videosVideo Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your friends at IEEE Spectrum robotics. We’ll also be posting a weekly calendar of upcoming robotics events for the next few months; her... More »

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