In 1968, the average American was just 28 years old. Fast forward to today – and the U.S. has grown a few gray hairs. Over the last half-century, baby boomers reshaped the demographic landscape of the U.S., writes SUNY Buffalo’s Peter Rogerson. Not only is the nation’s average age nearly 40, but cities are shrinking, the coasts are getting more crowded, and the number of births is on the decline.
Efforts to tighten job requirements for SNAP benefits have faltered, along with the latest version of the farm bill. As debate continues, North Carolina State University’s Lindsey Haynes-Maslow looks at the benefits offered by the program commonly known as food stamps, compared to the true costs of healthy eating.
When will we have self-driving cars? Huei Peng from University of Michigan’s Mcity research center explains the different levels of autonomous vehicles, ranging from cars with features we have today to ones that could – perhaps, someday – completely take over.
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