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"You Are Already an Astronaut," Say Sam Harris and David Deutsch
May 24th, 2017, 07:08 PM

Sam Harris talks with David Deutsch about modern people are already living like astronauts.



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There are 7 Edges of Science We’ll Never Surpass, Oxford Mathematician States
May 24th, 2017, 07:08 PM

Marcus du Sautoy says that all of the greatest discoveries are behind us. Others are not so sure. 

 



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The Household Chemical That Might Be Killing Cats
May 23rd, 2017, 07:08 PM

Forty years ago cat hyperthyroidism didn't exist. Now 10 percent of senior cats suffer from it.



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Scientists Propose the Existence of a Giant New Space Object
May 23rd, 2017, 07:08 PM

A new study by planetary scientists proposes a giant new space object which could have formed the Earth and the moon.



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New Theory Explains Why the Universe Expands at an Accelerating Rate
May 23rd, 2017, 07:08 PM

"Space-time is not as static as it appears, it's constantly moving," one researcher said. 

 



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How a Quick Lesson About Vaccination Can Help Stop Fake News
May 23rd, 2017, 07:08 PM

Is misinformation causing outbreaks of diseases long thought curable? A recent study found that just a simple "heads up" about fake news can help save thousands of lives. 



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Budapest's Brain Bar Will Gather Top Scientists, Artists and Entrepreneurs
May 23rd, 2017, 07:08 PM

Europe’s best and brightest minds converge upon Budapest to solve the problems of today's Europe. Topics will include AI, the job market, emerging technology, and more. 



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MDMA and Psilocybin: The Future of Anxiety Medication?
May 22nd, 2017, 07:08 PM

Two addiction specialists believe we need to reframe the conversation around psychedelics. 



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When Netflix Is Attacked at Cannes, Will Smith Steps Up
May 22nd, 2017, 07:08 PM

Will Smith defends entry of non-theatrical Netflix movies at Cannes.



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Gruesome New Fact Makes Being Eaten by a T-Rex Even More Frightening
May 22nd, 2017, 07:08 PM

Fewer predators were ever as formidable. 

 



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Wireless Charging Road for Electric Busses Will be Built in Israel
May 22nd, 2017, 07:08 PM
The technology behind wireless charging or inductive charging was discovered by Nicola Tesla in the 1890s and utilizes an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. In chargers, an induction coil is used to create an electromagnetic field, while a second induction coil in the ...

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Why Silicon Valley Titans Train Their Brains with Philosophy
May 22nd, 2017, 07:08 PM

Studying philosophy has had a major impact on the power players of Silicon Valley.



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Optimism Is a Skill That Can Be Learned
May 22nd, 2017, 07:08 PM

Pessimists see bad events in their life as part of a permanent negative state of the world. The optimist is ready to get over the disappointing outcome, often using mantras like "this too shall pass."



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What the World Will Look Like 4°C Warmer
May 22nd, 2017, 07:08 PM

Will your grandchildren live in cities on Antarctica?



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Human-Like Thinking Is up to 1.8 Million Years-Old, Study Finds
May 21st, 2017, 07:08 PM

How do you even study thinking from that long ago?

 



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Meet Antifa, the Violent Anti-Fascist Movement That Fights the Alt-Right in the Streets
May 21st, 2017, 07:08 PM

Clashes between "antifa" on the far left and the alt-right have intensified.



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Everybody Lies, But Google May Know the True You.
May 20th, 2017, 07:08 PM

Has Google become our modern confessional? Former Google data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz discusses how Google knows you better than your friends and family--maybe even yourself. He is the author of Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are. 



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Mary Gaitskill – Their Animal Being – Think Again Podcast #99
May 20th, 2017, 07:08 PM

Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Author Mary Gaitskill on vulnerability, alienation, and Cerebus the Aardvark. 



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What We Touch While Shopping Affects What We Buy, Study Shows
May 18th, 2017, 07:08 PM

Our hands lead us to certain choices, according to Zachary Estes of Bocconi University. 

 



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3 Techniques for Overcoming Anxiety
May 18th, 2017, 07:08 PM

Anxiety can be a force for good, writes Tibetan Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön.



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