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What would Machiavelli do? Emotional intelligence and automatization

In the Atlantic yesterday, Adam Grant, professor of management and psychology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, wrote about our increasing interest and understanding of emotional…

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The first to fly: The true story of two eccentric 18th century inventors

The story of the first humans to fly involves two eccentric French brothers, lots of taffeta, a race against the French Academy of Science, King Louis XIV, Marie Antoinette, Benjamin Franklin, a scheming scientist…

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Team Omidyar, World Police: eBay puts user data on a 'silver platter' for law enforcement

“We don’t believe the NSA has come near our data… We have a tremendous amount of thought and procedures and security around customer data.” – Devin Wenig, president, eBay Marketplace 
“Unlike other e-commerce…

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Global food supply threatened by climate change, says leaked UN document

A leaked UN document says that climate change will threaten the world’s food supply in coming years. The document comes from the assessments of a scientific panel the UN appointed to research the impacts of climate change.

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90 percent of Wikipedia editors are men

This week, Tom Simonite wrote a fantastic piece in the MIT Technology Review asking if Wikipedia was in decline. One tidbit of that story identified by the Atlantic is that 90% of Wikipedia’s editors are male. That said, the gender…

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I challenged hackers to investigate me and what they found out is chilling

It’s my first class of the semester at New York University. I’m discussing the evils of plagiarism and falsifying sources with 11 graduate journalism students when, without warning, my computer freezes. I…

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