Computer Hackers Meet For Annual Congress
HAMBURG, GERMANY - DECEMBER 28: Participant hold their laptops in front of an illuminated wall at the annual Chaos Computer Club (CCC) computer hackers' congress, called 29C3, on December 28, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany. The 29th Chaos Communication Congress (29C3) attracts hundreds of participants worldwide annually to engage in workshops and lectures discussing the role of technology in society and its future. (Photo by Patrick Lux/Getty Images) Patrick Lux—Getty Images

Our Wifi Signal Will Be Faster and Travel on Light

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1. In the future, our wifi signal will be 100 times faster and travel on light.

By the Eindhoven University of Technology

2. Are the millions of young men missing from the workforce playing video games?

By Ryan Avent in 1843

3. Children who play outside become adults who work to protect nature.

By Patty Wellborn at the University of British Columbia

4. Your favorite candy bar is responsible for deforestation. Now big chocolate is taking action.

By Chase Purdy in Quartz

5. We’re hard-wired to consume, and it’s hurting the planet.

By Ann-Christine Duhaime in the Harvard Business Review

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