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20 Nerd Sayings and Jokes to Make Your Day

The term nerd is often used, but in varying ways depending on who’s saying it and in what context.<p>Officially, nerd has two meanings according to …

Jokes

'Fail fast, fail often' may be the stupidest business mantra of all time

Who in his or her right mind would build a philosophy around failure? Let's be real: there are few certainties in business. But I'm pretty sure that if you become too proficient at failure, you're going to go bankrupt.<p>'Fail fast, fail often' is cited by many startups and innovators as both the …

Genetically modified people

OPPONENTS of genetically modified crops often complain that moving genes between species is unnatural. Leaving aside the fact that the whole of …

Biology

Scientists Call For Moratorium On Human Genetic Experiments

Prominent scientists have called for a temporary halt on research aimed at editing the DNA of human embryos, fearing a real-life Gattaca. "Human beings are not lab rats,” said one.<p>Citing safety fears for babies, genetics researchers on Thursday called for a halt to experiments that would alter the …

My Father, the Philosopher

<i>by Emily Adler</i><p>If the bed was here, if I touched it, lay down in it, walked away and came back, then it existed.<p>If it existed, then when I left for …

Mickey Mouse

The Middle of Things: Advice for Young Writers

<i>The following is adapted from a speech the author gave at the Whiting Writers’ Awards on March 5th.</i><p>When I had just finished my schooling and was looking for a job, a friend put me in touch with an absurdly well-connected British biographer who, she assured me, would help me find the professional …

Literature

5 Books Helping You Master The Mind

Here is a list of 5 Books helping you master the mind. From mindfulness to neuroplasticity there is now a huge array of science and ancient …