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Ben Wilson is an English artist best known for his unique brand of chewing gum art. That's what he's up to in that photo above; Wilson paints the dried chewing gum stuck to the ground. He's has been doing this for about ten years now and has even been...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Monday, September 1, 2014
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It's one of the unwritten laws of the internet: kids just seem to be better at it than everyone else. Teenagers are able to maneuver through the web with cunning and ease. A recent article in Reason offered some info on the subject, as well as how kids...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Monday, September 1, 2014
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George Washington Carver (1861 or 1864-1943), who most people know for discovering 100 different uses for the peanut, was an American scientist and inventor. Born into slavery during the Civil War, Carver was able to secure a good education in the years...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Monday, September 1, 2014
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William Craig has an interesting piece up on Forbes detailing the benefits of telecommuting. In it, he discusses how working from home has risen in popularity and why it's likely to become more of a norm in the near future. He also explains that, despite...
From: Big Think | By: Jason Mayfield | Monday, September 1, 2014
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How often do you check your work e-mail at home? If the answer is not "never," chances are you're more stressed that you ought to be. Luckily, relief may be on the way... just as long as you work in Germany. Per The Guardian: German employment minister...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Monday, September 1, 2014
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We're now 20 months since the Sandy Hook shooting and many schools across the country are putting the final touches on advanced security measures to keep campuses safe from violent threats. Schools in Loudon County, Virginia are joining the Department...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Monday, September 1, 2014
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On Veteran's Day we think of those who served. On Memorial Day we remember those who fell in battle. Heck, Columbus Day at least invigorates debate about whether or not the guy was a jerk. But come Labor Day we seemingly spend most of our time wondering...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Monday, September 1, 2014
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This photo was snapped by Marco Belluci in Kalabougu, Mali.  His description: Kalabougou is a village located across the Niger river from Ségou (Mali). The village is known for its craftsmanship, particularly pottery of which the women of the village...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Open-plan workspaces with minimalistic designs have become the standard for companies looking to avoid distraction and increase productivity. Yet these kinds of offices can actually reduce productivity by stifling creativity. As researchers from Exeter...
From: Big Think | By: Orion D. Jones | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Bill Nye, everyone's favorite Science Guy, recently visited Big Think to talk SpaceX, NASA, and the budding space tourism industry.  Would Bill jump at the chance to visit space? You bet he would. He predicts that space exploration will soon carry the...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Born out of the Great Recession, when people needed new ways to make and save money, the sharing economy has expanded from DVD rentals to include dresses, handbags, cars, pets, drones, children's toys, etc. More than an economic reality, the sharing...
From: Big Think | By: Orion D. Jones | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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In a field in Illinois sits a shed. In that shed sits a machine that is gathering data to determine whether the universe is a hologram. Created by physicists at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago, a machine called the Holometer will...
From: Big Think | By: Orion D. Jones | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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If you're feeling a bit sleepy, a coffee nap could be just the thing. Half coffee, half nap, having a caffeine drink just before a nap gives you a little shuteye followed by the full benefits of caffeine. By happy coincidence, the amount of time it takes...
From: Big Think | By: Orion D. Jones | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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After following 634 couples over nine years, researchers at the University of Buffalo found that partners who smoked marijuana together were consistently less violent toward each other. In fact, husbands and wives who smoked together had the lowest rate...
From: Big Think | By: Orion D. Jones | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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A bill requiring colleges and universities to adopt categorical standards with regard to sexual consent is on its way to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown to be signed into law. Stacy Teicher Khadaroo of Christian Science Monitor reports on what the proposed...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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"Companies that model best practices, that model the most upstanding principles, end up as the most profitable. It’s not a trade of profits versus principles." -Philip Zimbardo, Professor Emeritus at Stanford University and Founder of the Heroic...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Should homeless Americans be entitled to 24/7 access to restrooms? An increasing number of advocates are pushing the issue to the forefront of homeless-rights discussions. A recent article by Renee Lewis of Al-Jazeera America investigated the cause:...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Data matters. It's vitally important for a business to harness it to find more efficient ways of operating. But making data a higher priority than your workforce is an extremely unwise leadership decision, says Forbes' Meghan M. Biro: "Regardless of...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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America's oldest university has a penchant for trying new and innovating things. One example: HarvardX, the university's fancy new online learning and research platform. Jonah Newman of Marketplace talks about HarvardX as if it were an ambitious new...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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August 30, 1984: the Space Shuttle Discovery launches from Kennedy Space Center on its maiden voyage. STS-41-D was NASA's 12th Space Shuttle mission. One mission's crew members was Judith Resnik, who became the second American woman in space. Tragically,...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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