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11 Posts


The Fermi Paradox
April 03, 2018
Exploring the Fermi Paradox and the question of why we haven't encountered aliens yet.
Why It Seems Like Everyone is Doing that Thing
January 03, 2016
Exploring the illusion of everyone doing the same thing created by networks.
On Context, Imagination, and STEM vs. ART
January 14, 2014
John Seely Brown's insights on context, imagination, and the importance of art in education.
The Science of Trolls
January 12, 2013
The impact of negative online comments on public perception of science.
The Humming Timestamp
December 12, 2012
The unique hum of electrical outlets can be used as a timestamp for recordings.
What if everyone on earth jumped at once?
September 07, 2012
What would happen if everyone on earth jumped at once.
February 26, 2012
Small doses of distraction can prompt the mind to work at a more creative level.
Big Data
February 06, 2012
Facebook's massive study reveals the impact of weak ties on information consumption.
Bad Psychology
January 09, 2012
People are better at predicting others' behavior than their own, due to overlooking the influence of circumstances.
Short Words, Short Data
November 27, 2011
Research from MIT suggests that word length is more associated with the amount of information it contains than its frequency.
Frozen Coffee
November 06, 2011
Freezing coffee may not be as bad as you think, according to an experiment.
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