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Speedgate, the sport invented by artificial intelligence

A design team’s collaboration with an advanced neural network produces a surprise success story.

By Glenn McDonald

Ideas

The truth behind those glorious #VanLife images

The wanderlust was real. So was the lack of a bathroom.

Stories in I Tried It

I Tried It: Ghost hunting

By Alison Stevenson

I Tried It: Sensory deprivation tank

By Allen Strickland Williams

Career Day

She went from fire-eating to running the ring

Big Apple Circus ringmaster Stephanie Monseu on whip-cracking practice, animal accidents, and the act that leaves her breathless

By Alix Strauss

Stories in Ideas

Stories in Career Day

I Tried It

I Tried It: Food cooked by robots

Three minutes to prepare a delicious, healthy meal: there’s a robot for that. So what’s missing?

By Heather Kapplow

Ideas

Jealous of your Facebook friends? You’re not alone.

A new Experience survey reveals how much online envy is hurting our psyches — and fraying our real-life relationships

By Alexandra Samuel

Ideas

What would you do? Take an immigrant’s journey.

Here are eight immigrant stories, told through composite characters but based on real laws and historically documented scenarios. Follow their paths, and see how you would respond to the choices they faced.