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3 must-reads about the vote against Scottish independence: #ScotlandDecides
"We need to know what surveillance the goverment is doing and debate it, or we can’t have a functioning democracy."
"When you’re given a voice, you need to use it, and you need to use it responsibly."
The Long, Scary Journey From A 'Terrorist's Son' To A Peace Activist @ZakEbrahim
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"Education is what people do to you, and learning is what you do to yourself."
This is Taft, Louisiana, a town whose population in the 2000 Census was zero -- an actual ghost town. Here, phosphate-mining rigs loom behind an abandoned church cemetery. Photographer Robert Leslie (@leslieimage) traveled across the country documenting 10,000 miles of the American Sunbelt, a region
"I wouldn't wish this gift for you. I'm not sure you'd want it. But I wouldn't change my experience."
"Our future depends on getting more excellent STEM teachers in the classroom today." How you can help:
Ever wonder where all the baby dinosaur bones are?
"Soon my business really started to take off. Then one day, Forbes magazine contacted me. I was 10 years old."
How humor can empower women to change the rules:
"Our creativity comes from without, not from within." How creative thinkers steal their best ideas:
Everything that was missing from your high school math class:
A funny, fascinating talk on sex in the animal kingdom:
"We’ve lived through it. Maybe we can be instruments of change."
What ants can teach us about the brain, cancer and the Internet:
How your brain senses what other people are feeling:
"Real equality means creating a much wider range of equally respected choices for women and for men."
"I want a book to be a secret door that opens and lets the stories out into reality."
"We live in a world stuck in fast-forward." Why we need to slow down:
At just 15-years old, Jack Andraka developed a new, better way to detect pancreatic cancer. Most people are diagnosed late, when they have less than a two percent chance of survival. And the typical test that doctors use misses 30 percent of pancreatic cancers. Driven by the death of a close family
"Art can remake one's identity and transform preconceptions."
Is our universe the only universe? An exhilarating case for the multiverse:
"The greater our proficiency, the more clearly we see that we don't know all we thought we did."
"Mathematics is not just solving for x; it's also figuring out why."
"Jealousy is exhausting. It's a hungry emotion. It must be fed."
Your productivity reading list:
"Where you come from now is much less important than where you're going."
How to make your own happiness, no matter the circumstances:
How a new generation of wider telescopes is changing the way we see the sky:
“The circumstances of our lives matter less to our happiness than the sense of control we feel over our lives.”
How a casino surveillance program represents the future of business:
"Those who fail get another opportunity. We always get another opportunity."
9 talks about the web's most mysterious figures—hackers:
"'Olé!' to you, just for having the sheer human love and stubbornness to keep showing up."
"Art is a deception that creates real emotions -- a lie that creates a truth."
For Russian photographer, Uldus Bakhtiozina (@uldusss), the pressure that society puts on Russian women to marry early in life is at odds with her goals as an artist. Uldus creates portraits that challenge common stereotypes about gender and culture—all with a playful dose of irony. Her aesthetic is
"Hard choices are precious opportunities to become the distinctive people that we are."
If you're raised to believe in dogma and hate, can you choose peace? A terrorist's son shares his powerful story:
"The media have to decide: Do they see their role as being to inflame or to inform?"
"In health care we often treat symptoms without addressing the conditions that make you sick in the first place.”
Want to love your job? 8 inspiring talks on how to be happy at work:
A @NewYorker cartoon editor shares his all-time favorites:
The real reason why humans have brains:
“You don’t need to be brilliant to be wise. But without wisdom, brilliance isn’t enough.”
Jaw-dropping footage of amazing sea creatures:
"There's plenty of room for moral passion once we've got the facts."
"Bionics are beginning to bridge the gap between human limitation and human potential."
"Home, we know, is not just the place where you happen to be born. It's the place where you become yourself."
"It's a terrible simplification that there's one Africa and things go on in one way in Africa. We have to stop that."