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The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Vice Meets Up with Superstar Communist Cultural Theorist Slavoj Žižek

I can pop open a copy of Slavoj Žižek’s <i>Interrogating the Real</i> to a random page and I am suddenly ping-ponging from critique of Kant, to a high-five …

RIP, the middle class: 1946-2013

<b>(sturti via iStock)</b><p>The 1 percent hollowed out the middle class and our industrial base. And Washington just let it happen<p>Edward McClelland<p>September 20, 2013 11:45am (UTC)<p>I know I’m dating myself by writing this, but I remember the middle class.<p>I grew up in an automaking town in the 1970s, when it …

Watch Audio Ammunition: Google’s New Documentary Series on The Clash and Their Five Classic Albums

The Clash are big in music news again with the arrival of their box set <i>Sound System</i>, which Mick Jones promises will be their final official release …

Disruptive Innovation vs. Harvard: Who Will Win?

When I was in business school, I was taught that Coca-Cola was the world’s most powerful brand. But that’s plain wrong: elite universities are the …

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

Richard Dawkins: 'I don't think I am strident or aggressive'

Richard Dawkins,Evolution,Autobiography and memoir,Culture,Douglas Adams,Peter Kay,Ayaan Hirsi Ali,Christopher Hitchens,Books,Charles Darwin<p>Richard Dawkins is outspoken in denouncing religion. But what really drives him, he says, is the wonder, and truth, of Darwinism<p>On the top floor of Random …