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The Man Who Disobeyed His Boss And Opened The Berlin Wall

To many Germans, Harald Jaeger is the man who opened the Berlin Wall.<p>It's a legacy that still makes the former East German border officer uncomfortable 25 years after he defied his superiors' orders and let thousands of East Berliners pour across his checkpoint into the West.<p>"I didn't open the …

Data Literacy -- What It Is And Why None of Us Have It

With all the talk about big data, one thing is very clear: the vast majority of us have very little insight into how to actually find insight in it. We have neither strategies nor experience, mostly because the use of data at scale is relatively new. Sure, humans have been using data for thousands …

The Stradivarius Affair

It isn’t every day that a street criminal—a high-school dropout with two felony convictions—is accused of stealing a centuries-old violin worth as much as $6 million. But nothing about the heist of the Lipinski Stradivarius, which galvanized the music world last winter, was normal, or even …

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What Are Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance?<p>Grit, tenacity, and perseverance are multifaceted concepts encompassing goals, challenges, and ways of …

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd launches passionate gay marriage defence

In a televised Q&A session ahead of the upcoming Australian elections, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd mounts a spirited defence of same-sex marriage.<p>Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was questioned on Monday about his new stance at a nationally broadcast forum by New Hope Church Pastor Matt Prater in …