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The website for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary features an terrific interactive exploration of the region's many wrecks.Read More
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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"It is a curious fact that people are never so trivial as when they take themselves seriously."Read More
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Oslo became the fourth city to drop its bid for the 2022 Olympic games after Norway's government, echoing the voices of a majority of citizens, chose not to provide financial backing.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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In a textbook example of "any publicity is good publicity," rival brands that engage in social media banter can each see a boost in their social ROI.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Ayn Rand almost called her last novel The Strike, but felt that her magnum opus deserved a more symbolic, less descriptive title. She settled on Atlas Shrugged, as explained by this conversation between two of the book's characters: "Mr. Rearden," said...
From: Big Think | By: Frank Jacobs | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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It's not a surprise that making the most out of your college investment means choosing an optimal field of study. What may be surprising is that smoe seemingly successful majors don't actually pay that well.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Needing to sneak into a packed venue for a 1963 concert, the Beatles got in with a little help from their friends: the Birmingham City Police.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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"You have to make more noise than anybody else, you have to make yourself more obtrusive than anybody else, you have to fill all the papers more than anybody else, in fact you have to be there all the time and see that they do not snow you under, if...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Only very rarely are artists able to pay their bills through their craft. But that doesn't mean that they're relegated to desk jobs. In fact, many are able to use their skills to earn a living.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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We've talked about food waste before, but let's do it again. Nearly 30% of the food produced globally is wasted. In the meantime, 6 million children under the age of five, die each year as a result of hunger. The problem is so serious that 2014 was...
From: Big Think | By: Teodora Zareva | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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When Edward Jenner proposed to the parents of 8 year-old James Phipps the risky idea that rubbing some stuff from sick cows onto the young lad might protect him from small pox, James’ parents faced a choice. It was 1794 and smallpox was ravaging the...
From: Big Think | By: David Ropeik | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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A well-planned international move can help you get the most out of your Social Security benefits and other savings. Just be prepared to give up some typical comforts.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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"The ecstasy of abstract beauty," artist Richard Pousette-Dart scrawled in 1981 in a notebook on a page across from a Georges Braque-looking abstract pencil drawing. Although included in Nina Leen’s iconic 1951 Life magazine photo "The Irascibles"...
From: Big Think | By: Bob Duggan | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, speaking yesterday at an urban solutions summit, shared visions of various tech transit projects he'd like to see instituted in his city before 2020.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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A massive occupy movement has shut down commerce in Hong Kong's Central business district as pro-democracy advocates protest for universal suffrage.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Companies are spending billions on digital and much of it is wasted because they're actually missing three big things in terms of how they're approaching it.  One is they really don't have a clear strategy. They're trying to take a journey without a...
From: Big Think | By: Christopher A.H. Vollmer | Monday, September 29, 2014
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If you haven't gotten a single call from a prospective employer, it's possible your résumé is rubbing hiring managers the wrong way. Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Monday, September 29, 2014
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"To be liberated, woman must feel free to be herself, not in rivalry to man but in the context of her own capacity and her personality."  Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Swedish scientists have created a smart, eco-friendly battery that runs on alfalfa and pine resin. The recyclable power source provides about as much power as a regular lithium battery.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Monday, September 29, 2014
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It’s hard to imagine empathy being anything but beneficial. It has become one of the most championed mental states in the neuroscience age: the ability to feel what someone else is feeling and, if all goes well, extend a hand altruistically or compassionately.Read...
From: Big Think | By: Derek Beres | Monday, September 29, 2014
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A little bit of history was made on Nantucket on Sunday.   Julian Assange, the co-founder of Wikileaks, has been holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for over two years in order to avoid extradition to Sweden on sex crimes charges. Assange is...
From: Big Think | By: Big Think Editors | Monday, September 29, 2014
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Chronic anger is a legitimate condition that can cause long-term health effects. Temper your rage now so you can feel a lot better later on.Read More...
From: Big Think | By: Robert Montenegro | Monday, September 29, 2014
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"Nudge" policies are spreading across the globe because they supposedly offer a less expensive and more effective way to get people to make the "right" decisions. In the original formulation, such decisions are defined as those that people would like...
From: Big Think | By: David Berreby | Monday, September 29, 2014
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