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Jan 04

TED: A.J. Jacobs: How healthy living nearly killed me - A.J. Jacobs (2011) -

For a full year, A.J. Jacobs followed every piece of health advice he could — from applying sunscreen by the shot glass to wearing a bicycle helmet while shopping. Onstage at TEDMED, he shares the…

The Spoiler: Ron Paul and the Democracy that Sets Us Up to Fail -


Continuing the primary pattern of 2012, Ron Paul has taken his turn basking in the GOP spotlight with a third-place finish at the Iowa caucus. Still, most pundits agree it’s unlikely…

the99percent: The Joy of Quiet - http://t.co/ZLLEmIzj via @thebrowser -

the99percent: The Joy of Quiet - http://t.co/ZLLEmIzj via @thebrowser

Jan 03

The Curious Case of Richard Muller, Former Climate Change Critic -

Author James Lawrence Powell explains the case of the physicist Richard Muller, who used to be critical about the science behind global warming. Muller conducted a study funded by the Koch brothers…

Jan 02

the99percent: How Smart-phones are changing photography - http://t.co/Egj7Ds4g -

the99percent: How Smart-phones are changing photography - http://t.co/Egj7Ds4g

Jan 01

Have You Already Broken Your New Year's Resolution? Here's Why -

In the video below, author Gretchen Rubin describes two frequent mistakes people make in setting goals for themselves. Watch the video here:

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Protesters Are Awesome: A 14-Year-Old Occupier Gets Arrested in Iowa—and Her Dad Approves -


The Iowa caucus is three days away, and protesters have been bringing some Occupy Wall Street spirit to the heartland’s political circus. The occupiers aren’t partisan; they’ve been targeting…

the99percent: 18 ideas from TED that will change the world in 2012 - http://t.co/Vshhk6tF -

the99percent: 18 ideas from TED that will change the world in 2012 - http://t.co/Vshhk6tF

Dec 31

To Cure Cancer, Industrialize Genome Research -

What’s the Latest Development? A new cancer center in Houston, Texas, is ready to spend $3 billion to scale new research methods in hopes of finding the cause of five yet-to-be-determined cancers….

Dec 30

The Dizzying Science of Hangovers -

Before you ingest enough alcohol to make your head spin this New Year’s, fill your head with scientific knowledge about what booze actually does to your body. Apparently, that stuff…