Curiosity Killed the Cat

…But Satisfaction Brought It Back

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  • Is data the doctor of the future?

  • The real inventions solve real world problems and not only give you chance to update your status in Facebook. What about buying something through SMS in Africa? Not a problem, really.

  • Imagine a circle that contains all of human knowledge.

  • Science is fun!

  • What is pride from a biological perspective?

  • Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

  • Academic freedom was a recurring theme during Gerhard Casper's eight years at the helm of Stanford.

  • Why good people do bad things.

  • Dynamic new platform to protect forests worldwide.

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  • Free online course by one of the worlds most reknown psychologist, Dan Ariely, starts March 11. Behavioral economics couples scientific research on the psychology of decision making with economic theory to better understand what motivates financial decisions.

  • How do you investigate hypotheses? Do you seek to confirm your theory - looking for white swans? Or do you try to find black swans? I was startled at how hard it was for people to investigate number sets that didn't follow their hypotheses, even when their method wasn't getting them anywhere.

  • Whats going on in your body when you're anticipating a big win? By Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown at ScienceSays.

  • Automated construction crew, inspired by termite colonies, needs no foreman


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