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How Does Instinct Work?

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

Personal Portrait: Vera Rubin

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, a flagship astronomy and astrophysics project currently under construction on a mountaintop in Chile, will be named...

Crows could be the smartest animal other than primates

Crows have long been considered cunning. But their intelligence may be far more advanced than we ever thought possible.

Dating Rocks and Fossils Using Geologic Methods

Using relative and radiometric dating methods, geologists are able to answer the question: how old is this fossil?

What is the Riemann Hypothesis?

The simple explanation for non-math people will have to be very general and will miss out on a lot of what makes...

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...

The Strange Triumph of “The Little Prince”

Of all the books written in French over the past century, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s “Le Petit Prince” is surely the best loved...

Google Maps has now photographed 10 million miles in Street View

Exclusive: The search giant has also mapped out the parts of the world where 98% of people live, through satellite photos on...

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The thud, thud, thud of techno music leaves no space for bad thoughts

They say routine is good for mental health, and techno is nothing if not routine

What is Economics?

What is economics? What do economists do? This video answers these questions, and more.

Bitcoin SV (BSV) now stands head and shoulders above the rest

Click here to read in Russian.Click here to read in Korean.Click here to read in Japanese. What Bitcoin SV (BSV) can do today, no other...

The History of Silk

Early silk in China The history of sericulture in China is a long one....

Philosophy of Money and Finance

Finance and philosophy may seem to be worlds apart. But they share at least one common ancestor: Thales of Miletus. Thales is...

Scientists develop ‘artificial tongue’ to detect fake whiskies

The technology can also be used to identify poisons as well as to monitor rivers

The World War of the Ants – The Army Ant

Every day billions of soldiers fight a merciless war on thousands of fronts, that has been going on for over one hundred...