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Our Friend the Atom:  A Walt Disney Story Promoting Nuclear Energy

Our Friend the Atom: A Walt Disney Story Promoting Nuclear Energy

June 24, 2016 0

Roughly ten years after the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and during the early part of the Cold War, the fear of nuclear war permeated the nation.  At the same time,

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Bitcoin And The Blockchain Explained

Bitcoin And The Blockchain Explained

June 22, 2016 0

Twenty five years ago if you wanted to send someone information from far away you had to put that information in an envelope, and send it with a stamp to prove postage was paid.

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Top ten biggest poker losses

Top ten biggest poker losses

June 22, 2016 0

Amateur players are always dreaming of winning a life-changing sum of money and often watch clips of their idols taking home millions in major events, but what a lot of people don’t hear about

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Watch 6,000 years of urbanization in 3 minutes

Watch 6,000 years of urbanization in 3 minutes

June 17, 2016 0

Citilab recently wrote about new research led by Yale University that mapped urban settlements from 3700 B.C. to 2000 A.D.   Using the digitized and geocoded dataset, Max Galka at Metrocosm created an incredibly interesting video where you

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The Mistrust of Science

The Mistrust of Science

June 14, 2016 0

The following was delivered as the commencement address at the California Institute of Technology, on Friday, June 10th, by Atul Gawande, a surgeon and public-health researcher, who became a New Yorker staff writer in 1998.  In it,

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Personal beliefs VS scientific innovation: getting past a flat Earth mentality

Personal beliefs VS scientific innovation: getting past a flat Earth mentality

June 14, 2016 2

Personal beliefs versus scientific innovation: getting past a flat Earth mentality Igor Juricevic, Indiana University South Bend The history of science is also a history of people resisting new discoveries that conflict with conventional

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24 Logical Fallacies You Should Understand and Avoid

24 Logical Fallacies You Should Understand and Avoid

June 12, 2016 2

A logical fallacy is a error in reasoning due to a misconception or presumption, which makes the argument invalid. If, for example, the assumptions of an argument are true, the argument can still be rendered

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Visualizing the Death Tolls of Events on Earth

Visualizing the Death Tolls of Events on Earth

June 3, 2016 0

Understanding Large Numbers:  Looking at Death Toll Comparison Breakdown Humans are inherently poor at deciphering statistics and large numbers.  “Scale” is difficult to visualize in the human mind.  On paper or on a screen, visual

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The Danger of Homeopathy and why it must not gain a foothold in the UK (or anywhere else)

The Danger of Homeopathy and why it must not gain a foothold in the UK (or anywhere else)

June 1, 2016 0

Why homeopathy must not gain a foothold in the UK Keir Liddle, University of Stirling Despite the NHS stating that “homeopathy performs no better than placebos”, support for the practice still prevails. The reason

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What’s the meaning behind place names?

What’s the meaning behind place names?

May 30, 2016 0

Have you ever wondered about the origin of a place’s name?  Why is Toronto named “Toronto”, or Dubai, “Dubai”?  Across the globe, cities are named for a number of reasons – some descriptive, others

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