Will Polarization Lead to Changes in the American Political System


Removing obstacles to majority rule in the Senate, such as the filibuster, may be necessary as American politics continue to fracture into increasingly opposed parties according to Emory University political scientist Alan Abramowitz.

Why Simone de Beauvoir didn’t believe in being ‘a strong woman’

De Beauvoir finds that the ‘strong woman’ is actually just bound to housework

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Culture & Religion

In The Second Sex (1949), Simone de Beauvoir argued that women were at a disadvantage in a society where they grew up under 'a multiplicity of incompatible myths' about women.

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Strange magnetic pulses that happen at midnight detected on Mars

A NASA robot on Mars sends back unusual findings, including timed magnetic pulses.

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Surprising Science
  • Scientists reveal preliminary findings from NASA's Insight Lander on Mars.
  • The lander has been on Mars since November 2018.
  • The data includes detection of magnetic pulses, happening at local midnight.
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Why the Fourth Industrial Revolution could spell more jobs – not fewer

Is the pessimism about jobs totally unwarented?

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Technology & Innovation

Ever since Homo erectus carved a piece of stone into a tool, the welfare of humanity has been on the increase.

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