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The Week in Review: Billions Cast Their Ballots

Inside Flipboard / May 2, 2014<p>This week saw the close of the most democratic month in human history. For India’s 815 million eligible voters, the …

GOP’s trifecta of doom: How candidates, issues and culture are building a 2016 calamity

To fully sense its crumbling apparatus, look not just at folks like Rubio and Cruz — but also Rush and Sterling<p>On Tuesday, I looked at Chris Christie's crumbling hopes for 2016, as reflected in recent scandal developments on three fronts. I followed up with a look at how Marco Rubio and Rand Paul …

Infographic: What The Hell Does Congress Do All Day?

This interactive visualization offers a revealing look at Congress’s priorities over the past 40 years.<p>What does Congress do all day? An interactive site called Legislative Explorer can show you. Researchers at the University of Washington’s Center for American Politics and Public Policy worked …

This Explains Everything: 192 Thinkers on the Most Elegant Theory of How the World Works

Every year since 1998, intellectual impresario and <i>Edge</i> editor <b>John Brockman</b> has been posing a single grand question to some of our time’s greatest thinkers across a wide spectrum of disciplines, then collecting the answers in an annual anthology. Last year’s answers to the question <b>“What scientific</b> …

Richard Dawkins: 'I am a secular Christian'

The prominent scientist and atheist Richard Dawkins admits his nostalgia for religion at the Hay Festival 2014<p>Richard Dawkins, the prominent atheist and scientist, has admitted that he is a “secular Christian” because he hankers after the nostalgia and traditions of the church.<p>Speaking at the Hay …

This is a GIF of a Vine of a Video of a Flipbook of a GIF of a Video of a Roller Coaster | Colossal

<p>Could this be the most meta thing on the entire internet? Just so we’re clear, the title isn’t a typo. This really is a GIF of a Vine of a video of …

Watch 'Game of Thrones' mysteries explained (or disproved) with science

Sure, works of fiction are hardly subject to the rules of science, but the folks behind <i>It's OK To Be Smart</i> set out to explain many of the enigmas surrounding <i>Game of Thrones.</i> In the PBS digital short that awaits after the break, topics like the plausibility of Daenerys' dragons, winters that last a …

How celebrity hacker 'Sabu' helped feds thwart 300 cyber-attacks

The celebrity hacker "Sabu" helped the FBI imprison his friends and stop more than 300 cyber-attacks in the three years since he betrayed several major hacking groups.<p>That's according to new U.S. government documents that for the first time provide extensive detail about what they call the …

Flemish separatists are big winners in Belgian election | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A party that wants to dissolve Belgium was the chief winner of a parliamentary election on Sunday, setting the scene for months of deadlock before a new government can be formed.<p>Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo of the Francophone Socialist party (PS) arrives for a party …

First Cox cable customers to get gigabit internet later this year

Cox is planning to become the first major residential cable operator to offer gigabit internet service. The third-place provider (behind Comcast and Time Warner Cable) announced this week that it will start to bring gigabit service to its first residential locations by the fourth quarter of this …

Thailand Coup: McDonald's Crowd Defies Junta Protest Ban

BANGKOK, Thailand — Hundreds of anti-coup protesters surrounded a downtown branch of McDonald’s Sunday, one of a number of small demonstrations taking place in defiance of a ban by the new military junta.<p>Bewildered soldiers and police with riot shields looked on as the angry crowd shouted and held …

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