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How Quantum Computers Are Prepared for Hackers

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1. Your passwords — and everybody else’s — won’t stand a chance against a hacker with a quantum computer.

By Dan Goodin in Ars Technica

2. Is China the new Spanish Empire?

By Jacob Soll in Politico Europe

3. The earned income tax credit keeps millions out of poverty. Leave it alone.

By the Editors of Bloomberg View

4. NASA wants to stop hitching rides to space with Russia.

By Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden in Wired

5. Google has a secret interview process — and it starts with your Google searches.

By Max Rosett in the Hustle

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How to Get Americans to Save Money

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1. Americans are lousy at saving money and they know it. Here’s how to fix it.

By Gillian B. White in the Atlantic

2. What if computers could predict psychosis by analyzing someone’s speech?

By Columbia University Medical Center

3. Get rid of cash bail.

By Margaret Talbot in the New Yorker

4. The Stradivarius of the future will be 3D-printed.

By Margaret Rhodes in Wired

5. Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina can teach every state about climate resilience.

By Kate Sheppard in Huffington Post

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TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary and expertise on the most compelling events in news, society, and culture. We welcome outside contributions. To submit a piece, email ideas@time.com.

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How One Device Could Reduce Deaths in the Operating Room

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1. Could a ‘black box’ that records everything in an operating room reduce deaths?

By Tom Jackman in the Washington Post

2. Want to save New Orleans from the next Hurricane Katrina? Give up on taming the Mississippi River.

By Mark Fischetti in Scientific American

3. Soon we could diagnose breast cancer without a biopsy.

By Jade Boyd at Rice University

4. Here’s how to suck carbon out of the air and make stuff.

By Mike Orcutt in MIT Technology Review

5. Why aren’t more moms coaching?

By Risa Isard in Raising Arizona Kids

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How to Stop Universities From Hoarding Money

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1. Stop universities from hoarding money.

By Victor Fleischer in the New York Times

2. Since Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans recovered. But its black middle class didn’t.

By Ben Casselman in Five Thirty Eight

3. Hospitals pay a penalty for admitting patients for the same illness twice. What if we tried that with prisons?

By Stuart Butler in Real Clear Markets

4. How can we keep aid workers safe?

By Larissa Fast in Political Violence at a Glance

5. The world’s most valuable art is disappearing. Here’s why.

By Nicole Orttung in the Wilson Quarterly

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TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary and expertise on the most compelling events in news, society, and culture. We welcome outside contributions. To submit a piece, email ideas@time.com.

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Facebook Should Pay for Our Data

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C.

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1. Facebook should pay all of us.

By Tim Wu in the New Yorker

2. Could Google could rig the 2016 election?

By Robert Epstein in Politico

3. Don’t be shocked. Amazon’s culture is the American workplace.

By Michael Cohen in the Boston Globe

4. For Putin, Crimea went from long lost relative to problem child.

By Carol Matlack in Bloomberg Business

5. Are Americans losing their right to walk?

By Antonia Malchik in Aeon

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TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary and expertise on the most compelling events in news, society, and culture. We welcome outside contributions. To submit a piece, email ideas@time.com.

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How New Orleans Is Housing Homeless Veterans

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1. In a U.S. first, New Orleans finds homes for all its homeless veterans. (From February 6, 2015)

By Noelle Swan in the Christian Science Monitor

2. City governments are using Yelp to warn the public about restaurant health code violations. (From February 13, 2015)

By Michael Luca and Luther Lowe in Harvard Business Review

3. We’re measuring family poverty wrong. We should measure access to opportunity to find out what’s really working. (From March 4, 2015)

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

4. With slow and censored Internet and the weakest mobile phone penetration in Latin America, Cuba is the land of tech opportunity for daring investors. (From March 16, 2015)

By Ramphis Castro in Re/code

5. Simple stop-and-go labels could train people to eat more healthfully. (From January 14, 2015)

By Tove Danovich in Civil Eats

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TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary and expertise on the most compelling events in news, society, and culture. We welcome outside contributions. To submit a piece, email ideas@time.com.

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The U.S. Foreign Service Is ‘Too White’

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1. Two top diplomats have a message about America’s foreign service: It’s “too white.” (From May 19, 2015)

By Thomas R. Pickering and Edward J. Perkins in the Washington Post

2. Charleston and the age of Obama. (From June 19, 2015)

By David Remnick in the New Yorker

3. California has about one year of water left. (From March 18, 2015)

By Jay Famiglietti in the Los Angeles Times

4. The prison system is costly and rarely “rehabilitates” prisoners. Imagine a better way to transition inmates to freedom. (From March 20, 2015)

By Mark A.R. Kleiman, Angela Hawken, & Ross Halperin in Vox

5. A new discovery about the brain and immune system could unlock autism, Alzheimers and more. (From June 19, 2015)

By Josh Barney at the UVA Today

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TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary and expertise on the most compelling events in news, society, and culture. We welcome outside contributions. To submit a piece, email ideas@time.com.

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How to Transform Libraries Into the Next Great Startup Incubators

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C.

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1. Libraries should be the next great startup incubators. (From March 10, 2015)

By Emily Badger in CityLab

2. The divorce rate is falling. Here’s why that’s bad news for some Americans. (From March 17, 2015)

By Sharadha Bain in the Washington Post

3. Can we truly redesign the experience of death? (From March 24, 2015)

By Jon Mooallem in California Sunday

4. High schools can boost grades by banning mobile phones. (From May 18, 2015)

By Jamie Doward in the Guardian

5. Learning from the past: A thousand year-old Anglo Saxon remedy was just proven effective against hospital superbug MRSA. (From April 1, 2015)

By Clare Wilson in New Scientist

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TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary and expertise on the most compelling events in news, society, and culture. We welcome outside contributions. To submit a piece, email ideas@time.com.

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How America Is Falling Behind on Scientific Research

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This week we’re presenting some of the most interesting ideas from the past year.

1. How did America fall so far behind on basic scientific research? (From April 29, 2015)

By Michael Hiltzik in the Los Angeles Times

2. The next leader of the U.N. should be a woman. (From March 30, 2015)

By Gillian Sorensen and Jean Krasno in the Washington Post

3. Cuba has a treatment for lung cancer, and now we can get our hands on it. (From May 12, 2015)

By Neel V. Patel in Wired

4. Technology’s greatest gift to social justice is the mobile phone camera. (From April 29, 2015)

By Robinson Meyer in the Atlantic

5. Want to change how you see the world? Rewire your brain by learning a second language. (From March 23, 2015)

By Nicholas Weiler in Science Magazine

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TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary and expertise on the most compelling events in news, society, and culture. We welcome outside contributions. To submit a piece, email ideas@time.com.

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Women’s Soccer Is a Feminist Issue

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C.

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This week we’re presenting some of the most interesting ideas from the past year.

1. Women’s soccer is a feminist issue. (From June 16, 2015)

By Maggie Mertens in the Atlantic

2. Time for open-source tractors. (From February 12, 2015)

By Kyle Wiens in Wired

3. America is more afraid of peace than war. (From June 11, 2015)

By Gregory A. Daddis in the National Interest

4. Is it time to start shutting down law schools? (From July 6, 2015)

By Natalie Kitroeff in Bloomberg Business

5. Stop buying food in bulk. (From June 30, 2015)

By Eric Holthaus in Slate

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C.

TIME Ideas hosts the world's leading voices, providing commentary and expertise on the most compelling events in news, society, and culture. We welcome outside contributions. To submit a piece, email ideas@time.com.

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