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BOOK REVIEW

Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life, Author: William Deresiewicz.

By Nathan Heller – Élite higher education today makes two promises. 96 more words

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Is Voyager In Interstellar Space? Confusing Signals From Little Craft That Could

GE – Is the Voyager 1 spacecraft in interstellar space? NASA says yes, but a small but respected community of researchers isn’t convinced. 102 more words

Economy

Is Everyone a Little Bit Racist?

By Nicholas Kristof – Joshua Correll of the University of Colorado at Boulder has used an online shooter video game to try to measure these unconscious attitudes ( 72 more words

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Here’s what it will take to trigger the next stock market correction

By Anatole Kaletsky – Sometime in the not-too-distant future, investors are certain to suffer some big and painful losses — even if I am right in expecting equity prices to continue rising in the long term. 105 more words

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How Watson Changed IBM

By Brad Power – IBM, a company with a long and successful tradition of internally-focused R&D activities, is adapting to this new world of creating… 123 more words

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Will Your Next Hard Drive Be Liquid?

By Cabe Atwell – Two material scientists, Sharon Glotzer and David Pine, are on a mission to create the world’s first liquid hard drive. Their current calculations estimate that one teaspoon of this liquid data would be able to store 1 TB of data. 59 more words

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Argentina's Exchange Offer May Not Be Clever Enough Yet

By Matt Levine – And the other day Argentina’s government introduced a bill in parliament to do a debt exchange to get around Judge Griesa’s orders, which he specifically told it not to do. 66 more words

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