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How Companies Can Draft and Develop Franchise Players

February to May is talent season for NFL teams. Once the Super Bowl is over, the focus turns to replenishing and upgrading the roster, filling gaps and compensating for weaknesses with new and better players who can improve and sharpen a franchise’s ... [Published Big Think - 1 hour ago]
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In the Netflix Era, Who Pays for the Original Series That We Love?

With Amazon, YouTube, and Netflix disrupting traditional television with their hit original series, it’s critical for us binge-watching viewers for them to keep these hits coming. So how are the digitally-driven, nascent production companies paying for ... [Published Big Think - 9 hours ago]
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It's Not 'Demonizing' If I Sincerely Think You're A Demon

I've spent a lot of time thinking about both the means and consequences of demonization. And like most Americans of my generation I generally think it's a terrible thing. To portray a fellow citizen as if he were too wicked and monstrous for a seat at ... [Published Big Think - 11 hours ago]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Waiting Totally Sucks. Here's How to Do It Better

Editor's Note: This article was provided by our partner, RealClearScience. The original is  here.Cue Jeopardy music.Waiting. We've all done it, and pretty much all of us hate it. Can science help us do it better?Sadly, when it comes to waiting in line ... [Published Big Think - Apr 16 2014]
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End the Hype over Epigenetics & Lamarckian Evolution

Editor's Note: This article was provided by our partner, RealClearScience. The original is  here.You might recall from high school biology a scientist by the name of  Jean-Baptiste Lamarck . He proposed a mechanism of evolution in which organisms pass ... [Published Big Think - 21 hours ago]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

My Take on What Small Businesses Should Know About the Affordable Care Act

The noise in our nation is deafening as the Affordable Care Act, takes hold.This loud back-and-forth may ultimately require us to wear ear-plugs, but I’m fine with the debate, because we live in America, and it’s a democracy. That said, I’m not okay if ... [Published Big Think - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Are Robonauts Better Than Astronauts?

One of the biggest problems with sending humans into space is that they're needy. Their frail bodies have a hard time living in zero gravity and require years of training and specialization just to go up into space. What if instead we could send robots? ... [Published Big Think - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Stephen Colbert and the End of “Stephen Colbert”

On October 17 th , 2005, comedian Stephen Colbert introduced the persona “ Stephen Colbert ” on the first episode of The Colbert Report by also introducing to the world the concept of “ Truthiness .” That bit (the full video’s here ) not only resulted ... [Published Big Think - Apr 16 2014]
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Ibn al-Haytham: The Muslim Scientist Who Birthed the Scientific Method

Editor's Note: This article was provided by our partner, RealClearScience. The original is here.If asked who gave birth to the modern scientific method, how might you respond? Isaac Newton, maybe? Galileo? Aristotle?A great many students of science history ... [Published Big Think - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Online Tools That Make Writing Fun and Easy

According to the new Common Core State Standards, all students must devote a large portion of their time to writing an endless number of papers their professors expect by impossible deadlines. Before these standards were adopted, students had to study, ... [Published Big Think - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Quantum Mechanics Could Yield Ultimate Privacy

Editor's Note: This article was provided by our partner, RealClearScience. The original is here.Code-makers and code-breakers are locked in an eternal conflict. Thus far, they've matched each other pretty much blow for blow, with triumphs by one side ... [Published Big Think - Apr 15 2014]
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The Hidden Wonders of the Natural World

You're never alone. All around you are hidden wonders of nature. Award-winning filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg brings them to life in his new 3D film  Mysteries of the Unseen World.Watch his recent TED Talk below to understand why we are giants, oblivious ... [Published Big Think - Apr 14 2014]

Quotes

..."White supremacy does not contradict American democracy—it birthed it, nurtured it, and financed it," Coates wrote . He quoted Malcolm X: "You don't stick a knife in a man's back nine inches and then pull it out six inches and say you're making progress."
...Design new study habits, or begin searching for tutors. Sweeny hypothesizes that these costs and efforts are worthwhile. "Consequence mitigation serves not only to prepare for the future, but also to manage anxiety in the present."
...Moon, and you the astronaut can just take a breather and go into your living room and mentally communicate with a robot on the Moon," says Kaku. "This would be by far the cheapest way to have a permanent Moon base."
...attack it from every side," he wrote. "He should also suspect himself as he performs his critical examination of it, so that he may avoid falling into either prejudice or leniency."

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How Companies Can Draft and Develop Franchise P... [Published Big Think - 1 hour ago]
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End the Hype over Epigenetics & Lamarckian Evol... [Published Big Think - 21 hours ago]
Waiting Totally Sucks. Here's How to Do It Better [Published Big Think - Apr 16 2014]
Stephen Colbert and the End of “Stephen Colbert” [Published Big Think - Apr 16 2014]
Are Robonauts Better Than Astronauts? [Published Big Think - Apr 16 2014]
Online Tools That Make Writing Fun and Easy [Published Big Think - Apr 16 2014]
Ibn al-Haytham: The Muslim Scientist Who Birthe... [Published Big Think - Apr 16 2014]
My Take on What Small Businesses Should Know Ab... [Published Big Think - Apr 16 2014]
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