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From electronic configurations to the nature of science

One of the central concepts in chemistry consists in the electronic configuration of atoms. This is equally true of chemical education as it is in …

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …

The truth about free will: Does it actually exist?

<b>(Warner Bros.)</b><p>Acclaimed philosopher Daniel Dennett explains why free will is much more complicated than many people believe<p>David Edmonds • Nigel Warburton<p>December 28, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>The following interview is excerpted from “Philosophy Bites Again”<p><b>David Edmonds: One way to exercise my freedom</b> …

Leo Tolstoy’s theory of everything

<b>Leo Tolstoy (Wikimedia)</b><p>Before writing some of the greatest novels in history, Tolstoy asked some of philosophy’s hardest questions<p>Irina Paperno<p>January 11, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “’Who, What Am I?': Tolstoy Struggles to Narrate the Self”<p>Tolstoy’s first diary, started on March 17, 1847, at …

Literature

Why We Procrastinate - Issue 16: Nothingness

The British philosopher Derek Parfit espoused a severely reductionist view of personal identity in his seminal book, <i>Reasons and Persons</i>: It does not …

Einstein, Gödel, and Our Strange Experience of Time: Rebecca Goldstein on How Relativity Rattled the Flow of Existence

“Is there anything we know more intimately than the fleetingness of time, the transience of each and every moment?”<p><i>“An hour, once it lodges in the queer element of the human spirit, may be stretched to fifty or a hundred times its clock length,”</i> Virginia Woolf marveled at the extraordinary …

Art forgery: Better than the real thing?

Art forgers not only turn themselves in, they have lucrative careers even after conviction. Just ask Michelangelo.<p>Are you an artist, a struggling, …

A Qatari sheikh, Picasso's censored breasts and the west’s confusion over Islam

The media were horrified that Picasso’s nudes might be locked away by a conservative Middle Eastern collector – but the unfounded story only serves to highlight our hypocrisy<p>Picasso’s Women of Algiers (Version O) is the painting that just keeps on giving to news outlets. The world record sale of …

Glimpse these fleeting moments of male intimacy

“When I first started taking pictures I immediately realised that the camera helped me see things more clearly,” riffs photographer and ex Dazed Fashion Editor Tyler Udall. A new generation of American photographers exploring the blurred lines between gender and identity. With his debut show …

Jokes

Auction of rare Cassady-Kerouac letter canceled

A long-lost letter from Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac will not be auctioned as planned, due to disagreements between the estates of both men.<p>The nine-page, 16,000-word letter, thought to be a seminal moment in Beat history, was penned by Cassady in 1950 and sent to Kerouac. In it, Cassady …

Literature

Pull Quote

War threatens a site in Iraq where biblical prophet Nahum is said to rest.<p>The 800-year-old synagogue believed to house the tomb of the biblical prophet Nahum could become the next victim of Iraq's ancient and modern conflicts.<p>The crumbling stone walls, weakened by weeds sprouting from cracks, tilt …

Archaeologists Stumble Across a Hoard of Gold

A cache of medieval Arab gold coins may already be the largest in the eastern Mediterranean, and there's probably more to come.<p>An unprecedented discovery of more than 2,000 gold coins off the north-central coast of Israel might be part of the largest gold hoard ever found in the eastern …

The Science of Superstition

No one is immune to magical thinking.<p>A visitor once asked the Nobel Prize–winning physicist Niels Bohr whether he really believed that the horseshoe he’d hung at his country home was lucky. “Of course not,” Bohr said. “But I understand it’s lucky whether you believe in it or not.”<p>If Bohr couldn’t …

Atheism

[math/9404236] On proof and progress in mathematics

Abstract: In response to Jaffe and Quinn [math.HO/9307227], the author discusses forms of progress in mathematics that are not captured by formal …

Moral Relativism, Conscience, and G.E.M. Anscombe

What should we make of the proposal that there's no such thing as objective morality, that morals are just determined by cultures or by individuals? …

Why not both true and false?

Why can't some mathematical statement (or whatever is the correct term) be both true and false?<p>For example we can prove (e.g. by induction) that …

Mathematics

The causal value of Big Data. Two views on causation

Not everything should be approached quantitatively. Is causation perhaps one of them?<p>Scientific research relies on data, and preferably lots of it. …

How to commit Moore's paradox

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The Man Who Tried to Redeem the World with Logic - Issue 21: Information

Walter Pitts was used to being bullied. He’d been born into a tough family in Prohibition-era Detroit, where his father, a boiler-maker, had no …

Hannah Arendt: thinking versus evil

Source: Alamy<p>Universities are – if nothing else – places where people meet to think together. Hannah Arendt passed through many such places in the …

6 Tips for Building Landing Pages That Increase Your Sales

Landing pages can be an effective way to deliver tailored messages to existing and potential customers. Just make sure you follow these methods when you're building them.<p>Landing pages--individual web pages that are separate from a company's main website--are a way to target specific audiences and …

Creating a Product vs Building a Business

The difference between single product startups and sustainable brand businesses - which companies win in the end?<p>Kickstarter's an incredible launch platform. Every day hundreds if not thousands of inventors and entrepreneurs are using crowdfunding to bring their ideas and creations forward to the …

Business Strategy

The Best Big Data And Business Analytics Companies To Work For In 2015

InsightSquared, Paxata, Trifacta, Cloudera, Birst, Sumo Logic, Gainsight, Google, Ayasdi and Visier are the most recommended big data and business analytics companies by employees to friends.<p>These and other insights are from an analysis completed today comparing Glassdoor ratings by the companies …

Big Data

How I Got 60 Leads in 24 Hours with Just a Landing Page

<i>Dmitry Dragilev runs a growth hacking consultancy helping startups grow and acquire customers through unconventional ways. He also runs a service called JustReachOut helping startups get featured in press. This blog first appeared on Kissmetrics.</i><p>A few weeks ago a startup asked me to figure out the …

Billion-dollar startups everywhere — but no billion-dollar entrepreneurs (yet)

Over the weekend Heidi Roizen wrote a post that was extensively shared across the tech industry: “How to Build a Unicorn From Scratch — and Walk Away with Nothing.” Go read it right now if you haven’t already, it’s well worth your time; I can wait for a moment… will make an espresso in the meantime.<p>…

Venture Capital

The Dangers of Dirty, Duplicate Data

We all know what bad marketing data looks like. We’ve seen it. We’ve bought it (though we’ll never admit it). We’ve uploaded it into our CRMs. …

Is your organisation throwing big data down the drain?

Big data has undoubtedly been one of the technology world’s best-known buzz phrases for many years. Organisations are finally realising that the …

Data Scientists Don’t Scale

Big data is about to get a big reality check. Our ongoing obsession with data and analytics technology, and our reverence for the rare data scientist who reigns supreme over this world, has disillusioned many of us. Executives are taking a hard look at their depleted budgets — drained by a mess of …