What authority should government have over our actions?

The ability to interact peacefully and voluntarily provides individuals a better quality of life.

  • In classical liberal philosophy, voluntary action says the scope of legitimate government authority is extremely narrow.
  • While not all classical liberals agree on immigration policy, the question remains: What right does a government have to stop someone from moving to another country should they so choose?
  • As an immigrant, himself, Georgetown University professor Peter Jaworski invites us to consider the freest countries in the world and examine the economic freedom and civil liberties their citizens enjoy.

Want to help design a moon robot? NASA needs you.

A NASA-sponsored competition asks participants to improve the design of a bucket drum for moon excavation.

  • NASA wants your help redesigning the bucket drum system for its RASSOR excavator.
  • The Moon's weaker gravity and the excavator's light weight pose unique design challenges.
  • RASSOR will one day excavate regolith so it can be processed into the resources necessary for sustainable lunar exploration.
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Ask Sophia the Robot: What can AI teach humans?

Through experiencing time in a nonlinear way, can artificial intelligence provide us more perspective?

  • Is Sophia the Robot, of Hanson Robotics, conscious? Not quite, she says. Instead, she reflects the consciousness of humans in the same way the moon reflects the light of the sun.
  • While we don't know if humans possess free will, she advises us to act as if we do. We can benefit from this.
  • So, what can humans learn from robots? Artificial intelligence can view the world in a way that's more objective, being present while still able to look toward the future and the past.

There are 5 different financial personalities. Which one are you?

What does your money personality say about how you save (and spend) money?

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  • There are 5 major financial personality types: big spenders, savers, shoppers, debtors, and investors.
  • Your money personality explains why you spend (and save) money the way you do in your day-to-day life.
  • Knowing your money personality can help you understand how to make your money work for you, how to save more, and overall how to make smarter financial choices.
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New evidence that teeth can fill their own cavities

A drug developed to combat Alzheimer’s Disease can trigger regeneration of tooth dentin.

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  • New research into the drug Tideglusib clarifies what it can do for damaged teeth.
  • Tooth dentin can be regrown instead of needing to be replaced with man-made composite.
  • Only particular cavities need apply.
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