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Would there be birds without gravity?

In the series A world without gravity it became very obvious that we all need gravity because...

What would Earth be without gravity?

Gravity is one of those things we take completely for granted. And there...

The origin of Things

DNA-barcoded microbial spores can trace origin of objects, agricultural products. Every year, an estimated 48 million Americans get sick from foodborne illnesses,...

GENETICS VS. GENOMICS

https://youtu.be/C9aykwOpxns Genetics vs. genomicsThe terms sound alike, and they are often used interchangeably. But there are some...

Is the education market ripe for disruption?

Tectonic shifts in society and business occur when unexpected events force widespread experimentation around a new idea. During World War II, for...

Humanity’s next virus killer, is it CRISPR?

On February 19, Tim Abbott, a PhD candidate at Stanford University's Bioengineering Department, checked the results of an experiment that he was...

The Website Diet

In times like this where we have to stay home we are rapidly moving our daily offline life to online. Networks are...

Nietzsche’s three steps to a meaningful life

Friedrich Nietzsche will accompany you in your own search for meaning (Painting: ‘Sunset’ by Caspar David Friedrich) In...

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Personal Portrait: LUDWIG VON MISES

In my humble opinion, Mises was the greatest social thinker of the twentieth century. In a series of breakthrough contributions like The...

How Does Instinct Work?

Instinct involves inherited behavior. How can behaviors be inherited? How exactly does a...

Researchers Are Looking to Biology to Create the Next Generation of Computers

Computing is advancing at such a rate that researchers are looking to nature to tackle the new age of computing.

What Is Quantum Entanglement?

In quantum physics, the entanglement of particles describes a relationship between their fundamental properties that can't have happened by chance. This could refer to states...

Philosophy jokes that will actually teach you something

Jokes so cheesy even French philosophers will love them. Philosophy can be difficult to understand, but humor can be...

BIC: The Company Behind the Pen

BIC is a corporation based in France best known for making ballpoint pens. It was founded in 1945...

Histomap: Visualizing the 4,000 Year History of Global Power

Imagine creating a timeline of your country’s whole history stretching back to its inception.  It would be no small...