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Most of what you think you know about human reasoning is wrong. Here’s why.

Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber are the authors of “The Enigma of Reason,” a new book from Harvard University Press. Their arguments about human reasoning have potentially profound implications for how we understand the ways human beings think and argue, and for the social sciences. I interviewed …

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Minimum Wages Will Rise in Nearly Two Dozen States in 2017

Millions of Americans are set to receive higher pay in the new year, despite the potential confirmation of a millionaire labor secretary who once opposed the Obama administration’s efforts to raise the federal minimum wage.<p>Twenty-two states, plus the District of Columbia, will see their minimum …

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Trump: It's time 'to move on' from claims of Russian interference in election

The president-elect also pledges to meet with leaders of the intelligence community 'to be updated on the facts.'<p>Insisting it's time "to move on," President-elect Donald Trump said Thursday he will nonetheless meet next week with leaders of the intelligence community "to be updated on the facts" of …

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LG has a levitating speaker because it's about time for gadgets to start flying

We're living in the future. Although they're not yet available to everyone, we do have jetpacks, self-driving cars and spaceships. So it's our right …

With electoral college vote, Trump’s win is official

Donald Trump clinched the presidency Monday as members of the electoral college cast ballots declaring him the victor, a perfunctory conclusion to the most stunning presidential contest in modern history.<p>Trump became the winner Monday afternoon after electors from Texas cast ballots and put him …

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‘Great Valley’ Found on Mercury

A newly-discovered “great valley” in the southern hemisphere of Mercury provides more evidence that the small planet closest to the sun is shrinking.

5 takeaways from Trump's first 5 days

The president-elect is learning what he's up against — and so is the country.<p>This is what winging it looks like, America.<p>Donald Trump is compulsively improvisational and ran the most successful back-of-the-napkin operation in American political history, but the challenge confronting him is, by his …

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EDUCATION – SHAPING CURIOUS, CRITICAL MINDS

The American School Hong Kong (ASHK) opened its doors in Tai Po last month under the stewardship of School Director John Jalsevac. Under its STEAM …

The NSA hack proves Apple was right to fight the FBI

"The component of the government that is supposed to be absolutely best at keeping secrets didn't manage to keep this secret effectively," Nate Cardozo, a senior staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told Business Insider.<p>In February, a judge ordered Apple to help the FBI unlock …

Couple Reunited With Wedding Ring Lost In Hawaii Thanks To GPS Coordinates

The numbers inscribed inside the ring helped it find its way back to Kansas.<p>They say love always finds a way.<p>In early July, while Brandon and Megan Schumacher were lounging on the beach during their honeymoon on the Hawaiian island of Maui, Brandon took off his brand-new wedding ring for …

Constance Wu Is Fighting Back Against Hollywood Whitewashing

"Our heroes don't look like Matt Damon."<p>Hollywood's race problem received a lot of attention during this year's Oscar season, and while bringing light to the issue is a great step in the right direction, we're not there yet. <i>Fresh Off The Boat</i> star Constance Wu perfectly reminded us of that fact …

New faces highlight roster of DC shows on The CW this fall

The CW will be practically poxy with DC Comics-based superhero shows this fall, and on Saturday at the 2016 Comic-Con International in San Diego, there was a quartet of panels to catch everyone up on what's going on when the shows return.<p>The four panels held in the Ballroom 20 venue at the …

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Google Fiber may never come to Portland

Google Fiber has hit a few roadblocks on its way to Portland, Oregon. Now, a source tells us that Google may not be as serious as many want them to be about bringing Fiber to the city and outlying areas.<p>Google Fiber and Oregon<p>When Google announced it was looking for a way to bring Fiber to …

Theresa May makes first visit to NI as PM

<b>Theresa May has said the UK's exit from the European Union "must work for Northern Ireland" ahead of her first visit since becoming prime minister.</b><p>Mrs May is meeting Stormont's first and deputy first ministers on Monday.<p>Speaking before she left London, she said she viewed Northern Ireland as a …

More Chinese buyers enquire about UK property after Brexit vote | Reuters

(Reuters) - Interest among Chinese buyers in buying UK property has surged since Britain voted to leave the European Union last month, as the pound’s slide has created opportunities to buy at a discount, real estate website juwai.com said on Monday.<p>Estate agents boards are lined up outside houses …

'Spare the Air' alert issued for Monday

A Spare the Air day will be in effect in the San Francisco Bay Area on Monday due to concentrations of ground-level ozone pollution, officials said.<p>On Spare the Air days, residents are encouraged to reduce energy consumption and find alternatives to their daily commute.<p>Some tips on helping reduce …

Class Valedictorian Treated Like a High School Failure; No Critical Thinking on The Part of School Officials

High school is tough enough on its own without any additional responsibilities. Now imagine for a moment you are a star athlete for your school, participating in football, basketball and track. You are also a young dad trying to raise a baby. And, oh yeah, you also have the highest grade point …