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Ted Cruz’s Presidential Campaign Launch: Good and Bad

Senator Ted Cruz—who may prove to be the best (or least-bad) candidate America will see in the 2016 presidential race—just launched his campaign for …

The trouble with Google defining ‘truth’

<i>Google thinks we’re only entitled to seeing Google’s “facts,” especially on climate change</i><p><b>Guest essay by Ron Arnold</b><p>With its $385 billion share value, …

How to convince a climate skeptic he’s wrong

<b>By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley</b><p>“<i>What Evidence,</i>” asks Ronald Bailey’s headline (www.reason.com, April 3, 2015), “<i>Would Convince You That Man-Made</i> …

My French habits that foreigners just don't get

<b>4. Speaking my mind</b><p><b></b> <i><br>Photo: Shutterstock</i><p>No faffing. Straight to the point. Frankness is welcomed by the French as a valuable quality, whereas in the UK …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

The revolution that’s changing the way your child is taught

Doug Lemov believes great teachers are made, not born – and his ideas are transforming education<p>The video does not seem remarkable on first viewing. A title informs us that we are watching Ashley Hinton, a teacher at Vailsburg Elementary, a school in Newark, New Jersey. Hinton, a blonde woman in a …

Teaching

The End May Be Nigh For Keyboard, Mouse And Monitor, Thanks To Microsoft

Yesterday, Microsoft was still a sad sack desperately trying to make up for missing out on the mobile hoopla. Today, the formerly boring office tech supplier got its innovation mojo back in one of the most exciting ways possible.<p>The change is enough to induce whiplash. Just the same, at its Windows …