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The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), an odious right-wing organization dedicated to spreading offensive messages about Muslims, won a federal court battle this week against the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) in New York City. In 2014,...
From: Big Think | By: Steven Mazie | Friday, April 24, 2015
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What if Tesla isn't actually an auto company? Industry speculators believe a major announcement teased by CEO Elon Musk could be a game changer for Tesla's future.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Words of wisdom from public intellectual Noam Chomsky: "One of the problems of organizing... is that people tend to think - even the activists - that instant gratification is required. You constantly hear: 'Look I went to a demonstration, and...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Is Pepsi male or female? How about Craftsman? Victoria's Secret? Nickelodeon? This is of course a silly question on the surface. How could a brand have a gender? Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Is ruthless selfishness natural and rational? The idea that that’s just how “selfish genes” and evolution work is unnaturally selective. Without certain kinds of cooperation, no gene can survive (that's using the term cooperative in a similar metaphoric...
From: Big Think | By: Jag Bhalla | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Many authors have dwelled on the benefits and possible pitfalls of invisibility on the human mind. Researchers focused more on the former, finding fear of public speaking lessens when people feel they are invisible.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Natalie Shoemaker | Friday, April 24, 2015
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More and more people are reaching old age unmarried and without kids. This cultural shift presents unique problems for medical professionals, especially since we may soon be facing an Alzheimer's epidemic.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Words of Wisdom from the legendary Chrysler executive: "Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people."Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Dan Price, CEO of Seattle-based Gravity Payments, made headlines last week with his announcement of a bold new salary structure that will see all of his staffers make at least $70,000 annually in the next three years.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Friday, April 24, 2015
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Dr. Julie Holland's new book addresses common societal myths society about women, mood, and emotional control. "Moods are not an annoyance to be stuffed away," says Holland. They're "one of the biggest strengths and assets that women have."Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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We like to think we perceive the world just as everyone else does. That's what makes communication possible, and without a baseline reality, how would science proceed?Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Orion Jones | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Robert Downey Jr.’s interview this week with reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy of Channel 4 in the United Kingdom is drawing much attention there. Downey stood up and left the interview, ostensibly intended to promote “Avengers:  Age of Ultron.” Questions...
From: Big Think | By: Kathleen Kelley Reardon | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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The value locked away inside asteroids is enough to raise the world economic ceiling to unbelievable heights.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Orion Jones | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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There is an interdependent relationship between making money, having sex, and being physically healthy, according to new research published in the International Journal of Manpower.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Orion Jones | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Hide this study from your parents. Recent research suggests that the connection between video games and enhancing cognitive abilities is “weak to nonexistent.”Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Natalie Shoemaker | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Money doesn't make the world go round, it's just a stand-in for value, and an arbitrary one at that.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg recently implied that the company's success with providing marketing tools for small-to-medium businesses could precede an eventual shift toward competition with TV advertising.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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A new study suggests people who play wind instruments possess an advantage over the rest of the population in avoiding obstructive sleep apnea. Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Author Lily Tuck wrote last week in The New York Times that she hopes her readers read her work with imagination. Is it vital that good literature stokes the flames of imagination?Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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Forums and their members get a bad rap. It isn't the outdated, troll-happy online cesspool you think it is. It's a place to find community and support. You may even walk away feeling like a more productive member of society. Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Natalie Shoemaker | Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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There is no direct evidence about what proceeds humans consciousness, but there are stories from people who have been pronounced clinically dead.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Orion Jones | Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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How a liberal community recently voted for reason over emotion and values-based decision making on two hot-button environmental issuesRead More...
From: Big Think | By: David Ropeik | Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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In the United States the FDA has the power to fine drugs companies $10,000 a day for failing to publish clinical trials, yet most clinical trials still never see the light of day.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Simon Oxenham | Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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Professor Michio Kaku delivers a glimpse of where science will take us in the next hundred years, as warp drives, teleportation, and time travel converge with our scientific understanding.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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