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Twenty questions to Donald Knuth posed by computer scientists, contemporaries, colleagues, and well-wishers. Here are his answers. 
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How humankind unwittingly joined an experiment on antibiotics and weight gain.
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Esto se suma al mal uso e indiscriminado de antibióticos recetados por el dependiente de la farmacia o la comadre.
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Y muchisimos nativos tambien, ja!
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Consciousness as a State of Matter

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1401.1219v1.pdf
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Benjamin Bratton: Science, philosophy and technology run on the model of American Idol – as embodied by TED talks – is a recipe for civilisational disaster
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Ouch!
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Adding fluorine atoms (yellow) to a single layer of tin atoms (grsy) should allow a predicted new material, stanene, to conduct electricity perfectly along its
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Want to know when you will die?

Apparently this guys have a method to predict if you are likely to die within five years, very accurately.
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It’s been hard to miss the recent surge of cathartic “Why I’m Leaving Academia” columns. Why are scholars so quick to explain themselves?
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Second set of tidbits: "It is required to be the bastion of tradition and culture, an engine of innovation and discovery, a lean and efficient bureaucracy and a corporate success."; "so many people feel they cannot do enough, or get it right, or get on top of it all."; " But we continue to try, animated in many cases by a sense of vocation."
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The talk that kicked off the personal computing revolution looks a lot like today's tech presentations ... and much, much different.
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