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12 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and other larger-than-life tech companies, somehow also seems to find time to read.<p>Musk has said that reading a variety of books — from epic works of fantasy like the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy to complex how-to books on building rockets — is crucial to his …

Elon Musk

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analyzing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

Setting the Record Straight on Medicare for All: An Open Letter From 560 Physicians and Medical Students

<i>Physicians-in-training voice their support for single-payer reform. Photo: Al Nowakowski.</i><p><i>The following statement has been signed by more than 560 physicians and medical students. It was crafted by Andrea Christopher, M.D., Fellow in General Internal Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Adam Gaffney,</i> …

Health Care

12 Famous Scientists On The Possibility Of God

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the Mysterious."<p>When President Barack Obama nominated the Christian geneticist Francis Collins to head the National Institutes of Health in 2009, some American scientists questioned whether someone who professed a strong belief in God was qualified to …

Stephen Hawking

Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert discuss religion on Late Show

Bill Maher mocked people who believe in God during an interview with Stephen Colbert on Monday.<p>“We’re very opposite. You’re married and religious,” …

Richard Dawkins: The GOP candidates can’t possibly be as ignorant as they proudly claim to be

“They’ve just got to be anti-scientific in order to appeal to their constituency,” he said<p>Scott Eric Kaufman<p>November 2, 2015 1:43pm (UTC)<p>Acclaimed evolutionary theorist Richard Dawkins discussed the disdain for basic scientific facts among the Republican Party presidential hopefuls with CNN's …

Sanders Destroys NoLabels Talking Points On Social Safety Net

Bernie Sanders was the sole 2016 Democratic candidate to appear at today's Cut The Safety Net No Labels Presidential Forum, and he absolutely …

Salon’s Richard Dawkins peace summit: “I am against all religion … I think I’d call myself a lover of truth. I’m intolerant of bullsh*t”

<b>(AP/Fiona Hanson)</b><p>Exclusive: We talk with sparring partner Richard Dawkins about New Atheism, Twitter & why he sees Ahmed as a fraud<p>Michael Schulson<p>October 12, 2015 4:13pm (UTC)<p>A while back, I was having some beers with the founder of a small atheist publishing house. I’d recently savaged one of his …

Religion

Democratic congressman explodes at 'misogynist' Republicans during tense Planned Parenthood hearing

The popular-but-divisive organization has found itself at the center of a political firestorm after an anti-abortion group posted a series of undercover videos featuring Planned Parenthood executives and affiliates discussing the use of aborted fetuses for research.<p>Planned Parenthood has repeatedly …

Planned Parenthood

How to deal with Wall Street and income inequality in one fell swoop

<b>David Koch, Jamie Dimon (AP/Evan Agostini/Reuters/Yuri Gripas/Jezper via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>If we want to curb the worst Wall Street abuses, and also make America a more equitable place, here’s what to do<p>Sean McElwee<p>November 30, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>The financial industry is a behemoth. Over the past …

These Biased Ideas Are Presented As Fact In Texas Curriculum Standards

The Texas School Board of Education is under renewed scrutiny as kids gear up to go back to classrooms that will use flawed textbooks.<p>Starting this school year, millions of students across the Lone Star State will use social studies textbooks based on state standards that gloss over slavery and …

Antonin Scalia’s bad law, bad history: How the Supreme Court legalized corruption

<b>Antonin Scalia, Zephyr Teachout (AP/Dave Tulis/Mark Lennihan)</b><p>Citizens United sparked a political revolution that would have left the Founders revolted<p>Zephyr Teachout<p>September 20, 2014 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United”<p>The gift …

Don’t Do As the Romans Did…

It's not just the Islamic State. Obama must wage a two-front war for civilization, just like Ancient Rome.<p>For many years, the world’s greatest power faced two grave external threats: from irregular groups of non-state actors and from large, newly empowered, rising states that wanted to displace it. …

Netflix to Join ‘Internet Slowdown’ Protest Over Net Neutrality

FCC Chair­man Tom Wheel­er’s pro­pos­al for new rules has sparked a ma­jor back­lash be­cause it would al­low pro­viders to charge sites for spe­cial …

Robert Reich: College is a ludicrous waste of money

The former secretary of labor on our broken higher ed model and how we can open more gateways to the middle class<p>Robert Reich<p>September 3, 2014 11:15am (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Robert Reich’s blog.<p>This week, millions of young people head to college and universities, aiming for a four-year …

Inside The World’s Most Intriguing (And Probably Only) Futurist Bar

By Ariel Schwartz4 minute Read<p>The Long Now Foundation supports a 10,000-year clock project, a digital library of human languages, and research to …

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