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The difference between science and philosophy is... • literary jukebox

The difference between science and philosophy is that the scientist learns more and more about less and less until she knows everything about nothing, whereas a philosopher learns less and less about more and more until he knows nothing about everything.<p><b>Song:</b> “Science vs. Romance” by <b>Rilo Kiley</b>

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Revealed: India is home to nearly half of world's 30 million modern-day slaves

There are close to 30 million slaves worldwide with India home to nearly half, a new report has claimed.<p>The Global Slavery Index 2013, the first of its kind, estimates there are 13.9 million people living as slaves in India.<p>China is a distant second with 2.9m slaves; followed by Pakistan with 2.1m; …

India, Russia to Collaborate on Energy, Education, Science and Technology

India and Russia inked five agreements to collaborate in the areas of energy, education, science and technology and prisoner exchange policy.<p>India …

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China-India reach border defence pact

China and India have signed a deal aimed at soothing tension on their contested border, as the two countries try to break a decades-old stalemate on overlapping claims to remote stretches of the Himalayas.<p>The agreement was signed in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Wednesday, following a …

Galaxy Gear compatibility comes to the Samsung Galaxy S 4, S3, Note 2 and more

If you wanted live out your <i>Inspector Gadget</i> fantasies, but lacked the Galaxy Note 3 needed to take full advantage of the possibilities, we've got good news. Samsung's bringing compatibility for its Galaxy Gear to the previously-mentioned Galaxy S 4 as well as the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II …

Saudi Arabia rejects Security Council seat, lashes U.N. as failure

A day after the<p>United Nationselected Saudi Arabia to a prestigious seat on the Security Council, the Saudi leadership refused to accept the position and lashed out at the world body for "double standards" and failure to protect peace.<p>It was a stunning and unprecedented rebuke of the U.N. Security …

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