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Billionaire Charlie Munger's favorite life hack can help anyone be more successful

Surprisingly few have been written about his business partner of over 40 years, Charlie Munger.<p>Munger has stayed out of the public eye, giving only a small number public talks, and he's rarely been covered in the media.<p>At Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder's meetings, he lets Buffett answer …

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The ultimate guide to debunking right-wingers’ insane persecution fantasies

<b>(Reuters/Chris Keane/A&E/Karolina Wojtasik/AP/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>Conservatives love to pretend they’re being denied their religious liberty. Here’s how to prove them wrong<p>Robert Boston<p>March 16, 2014 10:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Taking Liberties: Why Religious Freedom Doesn’t Give You the Right to Tell …

Quotes from Einstein the socialist, civil rights activist, and suspected communist:

Quotes from Einstein the socialist, civil rights activist, and suspected communist:<p><i>My trip to this institution was in behalf of a worthwhile cause. There is a separation of colored people from white people in the United States. That separation is not a disease of colored people. It is a disease of white people. I do not intend to be quiet about it.</i><p><i>The economic anarchy of capitalist society as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of the evil. We see before us a huge community of</i> …

Synthetic Muscle Made of Fishing Line is 100 Times Stronger Than the Real Thing

Or, how synthetic muscle can be like a Chinese finger-trap.<p><b>The newest material used to make artificial</b> muscle can lift more than 100 times more than the meaty stuff you have stuck to your skeleton. It forms a sinewy band that's flexible, dynamic, and can be reused millions of times. No, we're not …

3 Simple DIY Gadget Fixes

Don't toss a device because of a shattered screen or broken headphone jack. A few easy repairs will keep your gadgets running longer.<p>Don't toss a device because of a shattered screen or broken headphone jack. A few easy repairs will keep your gadgets running longer.

Massive Carl Sagan archive posted by Library of Congress

Nearly two years ago, the Library of Congress acquired some 800 boxes of books, letters, notes, videos, and other items that belonged to late American astronomer and author Carl Sagan. Now much that massive collection — which was donated by <i>Family Guy</i> creator Seth MacFarlane — can be found online as …

Bill Nye, the Essential Guy

As a primetime TV host? Maybe. As a Congressman? Potentially. But do we need him around, in some way, to advance the human cause? Desperately.<p><b>Bill Nye debated creationist Ken Ham</b>at the Creation Museum about the viability of evolution last night. It was a nice, singular moment for pop culture for a …

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The Varieties of Scientific Experience: Carl Sagan on Science and Spirituality

I was recently on NPR’s Science Friday to discuss my favorite science books of the year and a listener called in, asking for a recommendation for a good book on science and religion — an excellent question, given the long history of this polarization, which occupied great minds from Galileo to …

Letters From Charles Darwin

From the Popular Science archives. Happy Darwin Day!<p><i>These letters originally appeared in the March 1903 issue of</i> Popular Science. <i>The "Hitherto Unpublished Letters of Charles Darwin" were compiled and edited by Darwin's son, Francis Darwin, and the British botanist Albert Charles Seward. Today would</i> …

Square Tapped By Whole Foods In Its Second Big In-Store Payments Deal

A year and a half after debuting a massive partnership with Starbucks, payments company Square is announcing its next big, in-store retail deal: Whole Foods. When Square debuted Stand last year, the assumption was that this high-powered hardware and software play would help attract large retailers. …

New York-Style Crumb Cake

12 Servings<p>This recipe was originally developed in 2010 but when re-tested in 2015, we realized not only was it great, but it also warranted inclusion in our "BA's Best" series.<p>April 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>topping<p>1 cup (packed) dark brown sugar<p>1/2 cup sugar<p>1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon<p>1/2 teaspoon …

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Three Cancer Drugs Don’t Work Properly Without Gut Bacteria

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>Your gut is home to tens of trillions of bacteria. Collectively, they act as another organ, one with many different roles. They influence your body weight, your ability to digest your food, your risk of catching infectious diseases, your chances of …