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The SS Central America, a steamer carrying a cache of gold, sank off the southeast coast of the United States in 1857. Part mystery, part adventure story, "In Deep Water," directed by Steven Leckar...
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"They catch our eyes with the possibility of entering into a hidden interior, of coming home."
The spaces we never occupy haunt us the most
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We're thrilled to be bringing The Floating University to Big Think. Here's number two on <a href="http://bigthink.com/playlists/floating-university-a-moveable-education-feast">our list</a>, featuring Harvard linguist <a href="http://bigthink.com/experts/stevenpinker">Steven Pinker</a>.
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"A life with books is a life of pleasure, yes, but also a life of work. Not just the work of lugging their heft each time you move, but the work of reading them, the work of discernment, of accepting the loquacity of the world’s bliss and hurt and boredom, of welcoming both small and seismic shifts to your selfhood, of attempting to earn those intimations of insight that force the world briefly into focus. That’s the reason the cop was wrong in thinking that readers are smart by default: Dedicated readers are precisely those who understand the Socratic inkling that they aren’t smart enough, will never be smart enough—the wise are wise only insofar as they know that they know nothing. In other words: Someone with all the answers has no use for books."
Why we need physical books.
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Millions of Americans get tests, drugs, and operations that won’t make them better, may cause harm, and cost billions. Credit Illustration by Anna Parini
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Modern science has given us a vaccine against Lyme disease. But we don't use it.
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As the web becomes a more visual medium, there are finally tools for searching by image.
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The long read: The case for cuts was a lie. Why does Britain still believe it?
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America’s Epidemic of Unnecessary Care
www.newyorker.com

Millions of people get tests, drugs, and operations that won’t make them better, may cause harm, and cost billions.

Seize the day
www.economist.com

MOST of the time, economic policymaking is about tinkering at the edges. Politicians argue furiously about modest changes to taxes or spendi

Pointers to the future
www.economist.com

PROGNOSTICATORS have a bad record when it comes to new technologies. Safety razors were supposed to produce a clean-shaven future. Cars were

'In 1976 I discovered Ebola, now I fear an unimaginable tragedy'
www.theguardian.com

Peter Piot was a researcher at a lab in Antwerp when a pilot brought him a blood sample from a Belgian nun who had fallen mysteriously ill i

Why India Went to Mars
www.newyorker.com

Beyond prestige, the Indian space program is looking for publicity for its for-profit satellite business.

The Cardinal Sin of Software Engineering
www.theeffectiveengineer.com

A few weeks ago, a young startup engineer reached out to me for advice. Her CEO had given her team 4 weeks to rewrite the web product from s

The myths (and realities) of synthetic bioweapons
thebulletin.org

The dominant narrative permeating scientific and policy discussions on the security threat posed by synthetic biology can be summarized in f

The Fasinatng … Frustrating … Fascinating History of Autocorrect | Gadge...
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David Sparshott Invoke the word autocorrect and most people will think immediately of its hiccups—the sort of hysterical, impossible errors

Oh! You pretty things
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GÖRLITZER PARK, a patch of grass and concrete, has a seedy air. Its tall walls are covered in graffiti. Near the entrances, young African me

The incorporated woman
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FACEBOOK, Amazon, Twitter and a host of other big companies in today’s “data-driven economy” share one thing in common: they make a living f

Jill Lepore: What the Theory of “Disruptive Innovation” Gets Wrong
www.newyorker.com

Clayton Christensen’s theory of “disruptive innovation” is founded on anxiety, fear, and shaky evidence.

What surprising discoveries come from the exabytes of data from electron...
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The rise of electronic health records helps researchers aid doctors in making a better diagnosis.

The white tourist’s burden | Al Jazeera America
america.aljazeera.com

Growing Western demand for altruistic vacations is feeding the white-savior industrial complex

Why the Smart Reading Device of the Future May Be … Paper | Science | WIRED
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Why do traditional paper books remain so popular, especially for deep, immersive reading? Are some people simply too stubborn and nostalgic

Lizzie Widdicombe: Could Soylent Replace Food?
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Soylent, a synthetic food product, is made from raw chemical components; its formula accounts for all the major food groups. Rob Rhinehart,

Annals of Hollywood: Comedy First
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Online version of the weekly magazine, with current articles, cartoons, blogs, audio, video, slide shows, an archive of articles and abstrac

George Packer: Is Amazon Bad for Books?
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To many book professionals, Amazon is a ruthless predator; recently, the company has even started publishing books. A monopoly is dangerous

I Hope You Enjoy This Artisanal Knuckle Sandwich.
www.mcsweeneys.net

I thought we were friends. I thought that our mutual love of Wes Anderson films and This American Life meant something. Apparently not. Inst

DYNAMITE!
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Audiences across the globe have heard and been enchanted by the golden voice of Tami Neilson. Singing her heart out across endless roads and

Making Sense of Data - Course
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Making Sense of Data. Do you work with surveys, demographic information, evaluation data, test scores, or observation data? Are you interest