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Is God a mathematician? I answer with my friend Professor Menas Kafatos in this new episode of Ask Deepak.

3D Printing Is The Future, But What Kind Of Future?

The crescendo of media reports about the advent of a DIY printable firearm has caused an understandable uproar. In the wake of so many high-profile, mass-casualty incidents involving firearms — and a lot of impotent rage by our elected officials — it seems counterintuitive that, as we circle the …

Why Microsoft is willing to pay $1 billion for Nook: E-readers are dying, but publishing is forever

Microsoft has poured a lot of money into Nook Media, the publishing company that Barnes and Noble spun out in October, 2012—$300 million. Now Microsoft is rumored to be buying the entire company, for $1 billion.<p>In light of the decline in interest in e-book readers—and right now most people know …

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New Zealand isn’t exactly outlawing software patents—it’s doing something more interesting

Despite what you may have read, New Zealand is not “banning” software patents. Indeed, the country has never explicitly allowed the patenting of software in the first place, and excluding software from patentability would violate New Zealand’s international patent obligations. Instead, today’s …

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