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People hold placards to protest against claims made by speakers, discrediting theories of Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein, at the 106th Indian Science Congress in Kolkata, India, January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer MUMBAI (Reuters) – Indian scientists have protested about claims made at a local science conference that rubbish the work of some of the world’s
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There were a great many long-form technology articles of note in 2018 covering technology trends and companies and individuals who shaped them. Here are ten that caught my eye that i hope you will enjoy. Is the World Getting Better or Worse? A Look at the Numbers TED2018 Harvard psychologist and author, Steven Pinker, analyzes
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Every historical period has its “zombie myths” – ideas so ingrained into the popular imagination that they’re almost impossible to kill, ones that rear their ugly heads again and again, as if they’ve returned from the dead. The European Middle Ages have their own myths and so are no different from any other period in this
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Is stress objective or subjective? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by James Porter, Author of the book STOP STRESS THIS MINUTE and President of StressStop.com, on Quora: You could make a very good case for why stress is
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin More than 1,100 startups from over 40 different countries will be showcased next week at CES, the world’s largest annual consumer technology trade show, that runs through January 11. Over 4,400 exhibitors and 180,000 visitors are expected to attend. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Getty CES 2019
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This artistic rendering shows the distant view from a theoretical ‘Planet Nine’ or ‘Planet X’ back towards the sun. The planet is thought to be gaseous, but smaller than Uranus and Neptune. Hypothetical lightning lights up the night side.Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC) The history of astronomy has been a history of receding horizons. The invention of
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Pikas have interesting vocalizations.Getty Royalty Free Though 2018 has come and gone, it isn’t too late to relish some interesting findings about animals and math from last year. Here are some highlights. To find food, even worms do complicated calculations That’s according to a Nature Communications study published in August 2018. In a news release,
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While this year’s JPM healthcare conference promises to be similar to so many in the past – frenetic, overscheduled, gratuitously wet and miserable – one significant difference for me this year is that I’ll be arriving more than eighty pounds lighter than the year before. Especially in the context of New Year’s resolutions, I thought
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GettyGetty Do you believe workplace wellness is becoming a staple of the modern workforce? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by David Hauser, Entrepreneur, on Quora: There’s no doubt that a focus on wellness is gaining popularity in
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The sophomoric government shutdown offers the American public an illusion. Sadly, many people are tweeting or uttering statements like “there is no impact of the shutdown” or “so what?” This is because many federal workers are working without pay so that you don’t notice anything. They are still helping land planes, provide weather forecasts, service
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Sandra Bullock starred in the Netflix movie ‘Bird Box,’ which, guess what, has now inspired a social media challenge. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)Getty Can’t see yourself doing something stupid? That seems to have been Netflix’s concern when they sent out the following Tweet about the “Bird Box Challenge,” which has been making its way on social media:
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Renewable energy has become a viable part of the energy portfolio of many modern delivery services. Options for renewable energy now include solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, wind, biomass, and geothermal. The concept of solar energy is familiar to many people in the public, yet many people still cannot afford to or have the capacity to install
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