Trial by social media has ruled that the accused be reprimanded swiftly in 140 characters, with lazy and possibly sexist swipes, threats and sentences probably worse than the initial Tweet itself.
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Last spring, I wrote about the Secular Coalition for America’s new executive director, Edwina Rogers, a Republican lobbyist whose selection raised more than a few eyebrows. While I had (and […]
Female Olympians are rightly angry that their bodies have been criticized in petty ways. The Brazilian soccer team was called “a bit chubby,” and weightlifters have been called “fat” and […]
One of the interesting developments in the Asian start-up scene over the last year has been the invasion of Western venture capital firms. Someone has obviously predicted that Asian tech […]
University of Pennsylvania economist Justin Wolfers, whose work with Betsey Stevenson I cited in my recent post on why economic growth is a moral imperative, sat down recently to talk […]
Rick Field left a successful career in television to become a pickle entrepreneur. Seven years later, his Rick's Picks are carving out a mini cultural niche of their own in the American culinary landscape.
Wow. Greg Cruey sparked a lot of conversation and set a high bar for my guest bloggers in 2008 . Nice work, Greg! Stepping up to the plate next is […]
50 years of widespread use of the pill may have changed the preferences of young women away from masculine-looking men to those with feminine features.
What makes a great software developer? Legendary programmer and designer Justin Frankel says the most productive programmers have an ability to cut through to what’s really important, focus on that, […]
The developer still writes code on a Microsoft Natural keyboard from the mid-’90s, usually with one big monitor. He also reveals what he’s got against llamas.
A conversation with the software developer and designer.
Justin Frankel, the software developer behind Winamp and Gnutella, stopped by Big Think today for an interview. In advance of the interview, we solicited questions on Reddit, and one of […]
Justin Fox, business columnist and Curious Capitalist for Time magazine as well as author of the bestseller The Myth of the Rational Market, stopped by Big Think recently to talk […]
A conversation with the business and economics columnist at Time Magazine.
But there are resources, tips, and telltale signs to keep you from being duped. “Some people think that the truth can be hidden with a little cover-up and decoration. But as […]
The simple truths revealed by the sky throughout the night give us a perspective unlike any other. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you […]
Isn’t the Universe wondrous enough without having to cheat? “Some people think that the truth can be hidden with a little cover-up and decoration. But as time goes by, what is […]
One might think that men would have to pay prostitutes a premium to have sex without a condom. But a new study of the sex trade in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez suggests the opposite.
Of the world's 300 honey varieties, none is stranger and more dangerous than mad honey.
Fathers’ brains adjust their structure and function to parenthood.
Recent discoveries about bodily awareness have changed how scientists think about the nature of consciousness.
Questioning isn't just a way to get the right answer — it's also a means for sustaining relationships and creative thinking.
"The digital HQ - the digital infrastructure that supports productivity and collaboration - actually became more important than the physical HQ."
Meaningful pictures are assembled from meaningless noise.
"Our risk-benefit analysis showed that benefits exceeded procedural risks... by up to 200 to 1."
Many people lived long enough to grow old in the olden days, too.
He couldn't identify the numbers 2 through 9. But strangely, he could still see ones and zeros.
NASA was dangerously cavalier about the dangers of the shuttle launches.
Reframing life in terms of death reveals some of the biggest philosophical problems with how we think about living systems.
Nietzsche both wished he was as stupid as a cow so he wouldn’t have to contemplate existence, and pitied cows for being so stupid that they couldn’t contemplate existence.