Asteroid collisions aren't always bad.
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Many first-hand accounts from the golden age of piracy were grossly embellished, meaning it's extremely difficult to separate Blackbeard the legend from Edward Thatch the person.
The value of art does not lie in the artwork itself but is instead determined by curators, collectors, critics, and other participants in the modern-day art market.
The "Clovis First" hypothesis for human settlement of North and South America has just been debunked. Where do we go from here?
How worried should we be about bacteria with an alcohol tolerance? Be afraid, be very afraid.
A new study of 155 regions found that the more women are represented in local and national governments, the less corruption there is.
An astronaut looked out the window of the Cupola—an observation nook on the International Space Station (ISS)—and saw a crack in the glass. Imagine floating in space in a pressurized spacecraft and seeing a crack in the thing keeping you safe from the empty void outside.
The power (and peril) of habit.
If you ever loved something most people didn’t understand, you’ll get it. “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a […]
Americans have always disagreed, about a lot. Somehow though, we’ve managed to get along with each other while we do. Why, then, has disagreeing become so nasty, so fierce, […]
Entrepreneurship is booming: we can see it in all the startup accelerators, incubators, and hackathons filling up and expanding around the world. But for every success story there are hundreds […]
Does killing Osama bin Laden guarantee President Obama’s reelection? It’s hard to imagine—short of the unemployment rate magically dropping several points—a single better piece of news for Obama. It’s certainly […]
A few final notes about the TIES conference … The highlight of the conference for me was the hour I got to spend hanging out with Dr. Jim Hirsch , […]
When I think about the edubloggers that I most look forward to reading every day, their posts are very high in this ratio: Or, put more succinctly: This is just […]
On Monday I published the final list of Leadership Day 2010 posts. Today I’m going to highlight a few that, for one reason or another, particularly resonated with me. This is […]
Well, after sorting through all of the Leadership Day 2010 posts, tracking down incorrect URLs, deleting a few nonexistent items, and reviewing some attempts to recycle old posts, I believe […]
Yesterday I wrote that Sen. Chris Dodd’s (D-CT) retirement may actually improve the Democrats’ chance of retaining his seat in the fall. Indeed, as Greg Sargent reports, an early poll […]
It’s startling to think that a six-foot one-inch, 230-pound football star can be undone by 140 little characters, but that’s exactly what happened to Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry […]