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Microsoft’s Lost Decade

Once upon a time, Microsoft dominated the tech industry; indeed, it was the wealthiest corporation in the world. But since 2000, as Apple, Google, and Facebook whizzed by, it has fallen flat in every arena it entered: e-books, music, search, social networking, etc., etc. Talking to former and …

Facebook study shows your racist aunt might just be bored

Racist, sexist, religious一 all forms of discrimination, prejudice, or hate speech could be attributed to boredom according to a study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology.<p>According to Wijnand A.P. Van Tilburg:<p>“Boredom puts people on edge: It makes them seek engagements that are …

Scientists Think They've Finally Found The Mechanism Behind Grey Hair And Baldness

This is where hair loss starts.<p>As we get older, many of us struggle with the harsh reality of our hair turning grey or falling out. But despite how …

This is what Pangea would look like with our current international borders

240 million years ago, Earth did not have seven continents (or eight if you count Zealandia), but one supercontinent called Pangea, which was …

Earth Science

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason.<p>In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one note had been composed by a random individual, the other …

Critical Thinking

Mark Zuckerberg’s theory of human history

Can Facebook help humanity take its “next step”?<p>Mark Zuckerberg’s 6,000-word manifesto on the future of Facebook begins with a capsule narration of human achievement. “History is the story of how we've learned to come together in ever greater numbers,” Zuckerberg writes, “from tribes to cities to …

Butter unlikely to harm health, but margarine could be deadly

Saturated fat found in butter, meat or cream is unlikely to kill you, but margarine just might, new research suggests.<p>Although traditionally dieticians have advised people to cut down on animal fats, the biggest ever study has shown that it does not increase the risk of stroke, heart disease or …