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Will the rise of Big Data be the death of politics?

Resistance means exchanging the risks from expansive government for the risks of an ungoverned life.
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Russian emigration soars

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If love is all that matters, why is incest still taboo?

An Australian Judge is in hot water after comparing incest with homosexual relationships.
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Scientific truth and its real enemies today

The scramble for funds and the pursuit of relevance make us all losers.
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Of astrophysics and atheism

Why we need religion in the space age.
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Father-daughter bonding time

You're going to love these two cute videos.
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Young vs Old is not the way politics has to be

Have current demographical challenges piqued young against old in a battle for resources, pensions or lower tax rates?
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The grass is always greener on the other side of the moat

A royal family learns the meaning of service.
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An African woman’s “Thank-you” letter to Meriam Ibrahim

The Nigerian woman who made news two years ago with an open letter to Melinda Gates has written another, this…
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Here’s a sticky IVF situation

IVF after one of the parents has passed away - how do you feel about that?
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Terrified Christians driven out of Mosul

The Islamic State is expelling Christians from its newly-won territory.
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Can Putin survive?

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When will the rivers of hatred run dry?

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The muddled iconography of women bishops

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We could get beyond passwords. But do we want to?

One problem with bioscanning is that unique identifiers can change (still unique but different).
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New Zealand among most ethnically diverse countries

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Do you bribe your kids?

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Official advice from doctors: read to your kids!

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends reading to children.
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The desperate dream of the Islamic Caliphate

Most Muslims look upon the proclamation of a caliphate as preposterous.
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Some passwords are actually worse than just using “password”

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Reflections on an unforgiving day

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Medical homicide: telling it as it is

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