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How the location of the famous Ebbets Field facade appears today in Brooklyn, NY. (h/t @DugoutLegends)Read More
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Social media swashbucklers have been hurling loads of "aarghs" and "mateys" today in celebration of the silliest made-up holiday of them all, International Talk Like a Pirate Day. The only problem: that sort of pirate talk is nothing more than the stuff...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Friday, September 19, 2014
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"In the information age, you don't teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he'd have a talk show." -Timothy LearyRead More...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Friday, September 19, 2014
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As the importance of interpersonal interaction grew, so did variations in our ancestors' facial appearance. This why the face and it features are the most diverse parts of the human body.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Friday, September 19, 2014
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With limited land space and widespread public distrust in nuclear power, the Japanese have taken to the seas to cull energy by installing sprawling solar power plants that float right on the water.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Friday, September 19, 2014
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There are some industries in which a company that embraces quirkiness can thrive and succeed on the strength of its authenticity. Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Kant’s proposal may seem implausible, but it’s good advice: give up the search. Read More
From: Big Think | By: Steven Mazie | Friday, September 19, 2014
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"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."  - Maya Angelou, from Wouldn't Take...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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The above photo, taken by Greg Varinot, is part of a larger album you can peruse here.  For all things ocean-related check out our collection of interviews with renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle. Below, Earle explains that environmental threats to...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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A recent Annenberg survey reveals what we already know: Americans, by and large, are ignorant of their country's constitutional framework. The predictable calls for tougher high school civics standards ignore the fact that people don't have much of a...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Today I want to share the most powerful and useful model of behavior that I’ve ever encountered: The Fogg Behavior Model. There have been few other ideas that have impacted the way I think and see the world as much as this simple, yet devilishly useful,...
From: Big Think | By: Jason Hreha | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Everyone's come across a real-life Michael Scott at some point. Bosses who try way too hard to keep their workers happy run a risk of ultimately alienating employees and losing their respect. The important thing to remember is to not smother anyone in...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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If our key political freedom is choosing for ourselves, what do we need to do that in a mature fashion? How much longer can kidults kid themselves about life’s uncool, unavoidable constraints?Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Jag Bhalla | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Framing influences our choices every day.  Why are we willing to pay $10 for a glass of wine at a fancy restaurant when we could buy a bottle of the same wine for $12?  The reputation and décor of a restaurant are forms of framing – cues for judging...
From: Big Think | By: Kathleen Kelley Reardon | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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An Inspector General report has determined that poor leadership and a lacking organizational structure contributed to lackluster performance by NASA's Near Earth Object Program.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Facebook's algorithm is designed to push parenting articles on people who declare to be moms or dads. Many of the pieces targeting these audiences are clickbaity poppycock.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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As Scots go to the polls to determine their future, one oracle has already decreed that independence is inevitable: Englishman Terry O'Neil discovered this piece of chicken in his KFC meal, and was struck by its resemblance to the contours of Britain...
From: Big Think | By: Frank Jacobs | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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The last decade or so has seen a massive shift in the way we watch television. Flatscreens have effectively vanquished the old cathode ray tube (CRT) TVs, as well as other large and unwieldy sets. The image above is hardly a rare sight, as day by day...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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The English writer Mary Wollstonecraft (1759 - 1797) is best known for her early feminist treatise A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, published in 1792. Two years earlier, Wollstonecraft published A Vindication of the Rights of Man (are you sensing...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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The Foldscope is an ingenious creation from Stanford’s PrakashLab. It's a microscope that can be assembled by folding a single printed sheet of paper, a process similar to making origami, and one that costs less than a dollar. Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Teodora Zareva | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Our current age calls for more and more snap decisions that don't allow for a proper and pragmatic assessment. The only way to deal with this is to adapt by training yourself to make better snap decisions.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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They're taboo for newsreaders and other public speakers, but the rest of us use filler words whenever our brain needs to catch up with whatever we're saying. Which at least in my case is, uh, fairly frequently. Although we use these words thoughtlessly,...
From: Big Think | By: Frank Jacobs | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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You have two choices when raising your kids in the internet age: shield them from the online bad or actively prepare them to be good e-citizens. While the former is easier and feels more safe, the latter will better serve the child through adulthood.Read...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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According to a new study, people living in more liberal countries are happier than people in more conservative countries; but paradoxically, people who consider themselves to be liberal are less happy than people who think of themselves as conservative,...
From: Big Think | By: Neurobonkers | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Over half of Americans are unmarried, a huge change since 1979 when the percentage of single people was in the 30s. This means shifts in the ways people live and operate within society.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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