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How Blockchain Will Change Your Life

The technology’s potential goes way beyond finance.<p>Until the mid-1990s, the internet was little more than an arcane set of technical standards used by academics. Few predicted the profound effect it would have on society. Today, blockchain—the technology behind the digital currency bitcoin—might …

Blockchain

This Is How Steve Jobs Overcame His Weaknesses

Forget about strengths and weaknesses; you should work on whatever is holding you back.<p><i>Is it better to focus on your strengths or on your weaknesses? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by</b> …

Business Strategy

Richard Dawkins: Religion Is a Meme and Religious Beliefs Are "Mind-Parasites"

We are used to the idea that diseases can be passed down from person to person. One gets ill and gives the sickness to everyone he meets, and so on …

Religion

Donald Trump Supporters are Calling to #Repealthe19th?

The hashtag #Repealthe19th began trending on 11 October 2016, after statistician Nate Silver tweeted two electoral maps prognosticating election …

Donald Trump

FACT CHECK: Did a European Scientific Journal Conclude 9/11 Was a Controlled Demolition?

CLAIM<p>The European Scientific Journal, a peer-reviewed academic publication, concluded that the collapse of the Twin Towers and World Trade Center …

How Some Plants Evolved To Make Caffeine

Caffeine. You know it, you love it. And thanks to new research, we now have a better idea of how some plants evolved to make it.<p>Caffeine, a two-ringed, carbon- and nitrogen-based molecule, shows up in just a handful of plant species, including coffee, tea, cacao (which we make into chocolate) and …

Why psychology lost its soul: Everything comes from the brain

What happens to your soul after you die? Nothing, as it does not exist.<p>George Paxinos, <i>Neuroscience Research Australia</i><p>Many people today believe they …

A Former Muslim Shares the Story of Why He No Longer Accepts Islam

September 17, 2016 by Hemant Mehta<p>In a very personal video, <b>Abdullah Sameer</b> talks about why he finally stopped believing in God and left Islam:<p>More …

Sharing Netflix Passwords Hasn't Become a Felony

‘Trump Baby’ Balloon May Fly Over London During President’s UK Visit 8 July 2018 The diaper-clad 'Trump Baby' stands nearly 20 feet high, sports the …

Fact Checking

Bill Nye Explains How Creationism Is Holding Children Back

The <b>school boards</b> around the U.S. who who’ve decided to <b>teach</b> children <b>creationism</b>, <b>intelligent design</b>, or whatever you choose to call it, are poking <b>a</b> …

In This Lovely Short Film, a 90-Year-Old Atheist Eats Bacon for the First Time

June 15, 2016 by Hemant Mehta<p>In a delightful 9-minute film by <b>Sol Friedman</b>, we meet a 90-year-old woman named <b>Razie</b> who happens to be an atheist. She …

Penn Jillette: Time for atheists to stand up and be counted

<b>(CNN) —</b> This weekend on the Mall in Washington, a bunch of atheists — tens of thousands, including me -- will get together just to be counted as not having a personal god.<p>Why? Whether the pollsters bemoan it or celebrate it, the percentage of Americans who are losing their religion is rising. And …

Religion

Like Ebay For Oilfields, EnergyNet Booms As Oil Busts

<i>This story appears in the June 21, 2016 issue of Forbes Magazine.</i><p><i>How online auctioneer EnergyNet helps bring liquidity, and recovery, to America’s busted oil patch.</i><p>In the first 18 months of the oil bust, 70 companies have gone bankrupt, defaulting on $40 billion in debt. A trillion dollars of oil …

Oil & Gas Industry

Donald Trump Is An Ayn Rand Villain

So Donald Trump says he’s an Ayn Rand fan. That has about as much credibility as every other claim Trump makes about himself.<p>This comes by way of an …

Dennis Prager’s False Alternative and Ayn Rand’s Philosophy of Life

Dennis Prager does harm by ignoring Ayn Rand’s ideas and pushing the false alternative of religious conservatism vs. secular leftism.The post Dennis …

PBS Columnist vs. Ayn Rand: Is Altruism Biological?

A recent review of Ayn Rand and Objectivism attempted to debunk Rand’s philosophy. The article, “This Is What Happens When You Take Ayn Rand …

Atheists Will Assemble Outside GOP Presidential Debate to Protest and Make This Key Demand

Atheist activists are planning a demonstration outside of the Republican presidential debate in Iowa on Thursday evening, where they will publicly demand “a separation of religion from government,” according to a press release announcing secularists’ intentions.<p>Photo credit: Shutterstock<p>The …