Robert Smith

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It’s Time to Use Your Imagination With Bluetooth Trackers. We Did.

This week, I’m asking readers to engage in an admittedly odd exercise: to use our imaginations with Bluetooth trackers. Sounds weird, right? Bluetooth trackers are those...

The Pros and Cons of Noise-Canceling Headphones

A little bit of silence. Sometimes that’s all we want. Whether it’s halfway through a 10-hour flight with a crying baby, or trying to...

Drug Agency Calls for Strong Warning Labels on Popular Sleep Aids

Federal health regulators announced on Tuesday that they would require manufacturers of sleeping pills such as Ambien and related drugs to post strongly worded...

Brazil’s Judiciary, Once Symbol of Anti-Corruption Drive, Now Faces Scrutiny

BRASÍLIA, Brazil — When a Brazilian Supreme Court justice blocked the publication of an article about corruption that named a fellow judge, the backlash...

Striking a Balance Between Fear and Hope on Climate Change

By Bill McKibben “Falter,” the environmentalist Bill McKibben’s latest book about threats to the planet, combines fear of bad outcomes with hope for good outcomes....

8 million tons of trash goes into ocean a year

The amount of plastic in the ocean is a lot worse than we thought, study says   If you're sad when you see stories...

For Many British Businesses, Brexit Has Already Happened

LONDON — In the political realm, no one knows how Brexit’s long-running theater of the absurd will end. But for much of the business...

The most famous living female artist in the world

Alexandra Munroe is the Samsung Senior Curator of Asian Art at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. In 1989, she organized Yayoi...